• Pirates Sign Gerrit Cole and Josh Bell

    Photo Courtesy of UCLA Athletics The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first overall pick Gerrit Cole, and second round pick Josh Bell, according to Jon Heyman (Cole, Bell). Cole will get $8 M, and it's a minor league deal, per Dejan Kovacevic.  The bonus is the highest in draft history, topping the $7.5...

  • Pirates Sign Clay Holmes

    According to Jim Callis, the Pirates have signed 9th round pick Clay Holmes.  Callis mentions that the asking price for Holmes was $1.2 M, and he's believed to have gotten it.  That would be a record for a 9th round pick, and is equal to what Zack Von Rosenberg got in the...

  • Vincent Payne, Orlando Castro Promoted to West Virginia

    Right handed pitcher Vincent Payne and left handed pitcher Orlando Castro have been promoted from the State College Spikes to the West Virginia Power.  To make room on the West Virginia roster, Brooks Pounders and Kevin Decker have been placed on the disabled list. Payne threw 27.2 innings in State College this...

  • Rodarrick Jones Promoted to State College

    2011 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones has been promoted by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the GCL to State College.  Jones, a 20 year old outfielder, hit for a .500/.625/1.167 line in four games in the GCL.  He came from the college ranks, although he didn't get much playing time, missing the entire...

  • Duke Welker Promoted to Altoona

    Along with the promotion of Victor Black to high-A Bradenton, the Pittsburgh Pirates have also promoted right handed reliever Duke Welker from Bradenton to Altoona.  Welker has put up a strong season in Bradenton, with a 2.25 ERA in 52 innings, along with a 7.1 K/9 and a 4.3 BB/9 ratio.  In...

  • Victor Black Promoted to Bradenton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted relief pitcher Victor Black to high-A Bradenton.  Black was selected in the compensation portion of the first round in the 2009 draft.  He's dealt with injuries over the last two years, pitching just 4.2 innings in 2010.  In West Virginia this year he put up a 5.28...

  • Derrek Lee to the DL, Josh Harrison Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a bone fracture in his left wrist, and have recalled infielder Josh Harrison.  Lee's move is retroactive to August 10th, which means he can return no earlier than August 25th.  In just five games with the Pirates,...

  • Rehab Assignments for Presley and d’Arnaud Moved to AAA

    The rehab assignments for outfielder Alex Presley and infielder Chase d'Arnaud have been moved from Bradenton to Indianapolis, the team announced today.  That's good news for the Pirates, as the downfall of the 2011 team came right around the time these two players went on the disabled list.  It's hard to say...

  • Pirates Reinstate Ross Ohlendorf, Option Him to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf from the 60-day disabled list and have optioned him to AAA, the team announced today.  To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated relief pitcher Tim Wood for assignment.  Wood was signed as a minor league free agent in...

  • Jeff Locke Promoted to AAA

    Left handed pitching prospect Jeff Locke has been promoted to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates.  So far this season, Locke has a 4.03 ERA in 125 innings, along with an 8.2 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9 ratio.  Locke had a nice start on Wednesday, pitching 5.2 shutout innings, while striking out six....

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