• Minor Move: Pirates Sign Minor League FA Doug Salinas

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Doug Salinas to a minor league deal, per Baseball America's weekly transaction report. Salinas was released by the Texas Rangers after signing with them over the off-season, but failing to make any of their affiliates. He will likely serve as organizational depth in the lower...

  • Kris Watts Traded to Washington

    The Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Kris Watts to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Thursday. Watts, 27, appeared in nine games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season where he hit for a .250/.357/.292 line over 24 at-bats. He was drafted by the Pirates in 2006 and split the 2011 season at Double-A...

  • Alex Presley Recalled; Gorkys Hernandez Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley will bat lead off for the Bucs tonight in the first game of a three game series against the Reds in Cincinnati. After being demoted to Triple-A on May 16, Presley hit for a .277/.385/.631 line over 65 at-bats. The outfielder connected...

  • Zack Von Rosenberg Joins West Virginia

    Pittsburgh Pirates 2009 sixth round pick Zack Von Rosenberg has been added to the West Virginia roster today. Von Rosenberg had been in extended Spring Training working on his fastball command, with a specific focus of keeping the ball down. The right-hander was hit hard last season in West Virginia, with a...

  • Matt Curry Placed on the DL with Hamstring Injury

    Matt Curry has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a right hamstring injury, per an Altoona press release. The move is retroactive to May 31st. Altoona also officially announced the Tony Sanchez promotion, and added catcher Miguel Perez and infielder Greg Picart to the roster.... This content is for Pirates...

  • Pirates Promote Tony Sanchez to Indianapolis

    According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A, following a 1-for-4 performance tonight for Altoona. Sanchez had a .277/.373/.387 line coming in to today's game, and hit his 14th double of the year with his only hit. The catcher struggled in April, hitting for a .259...

  • Charlie Morton to DL, Juan Cruz Reinstated

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, reinstating relief pitcher Juan Cruz, and placing Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Cruz was on the restricted list, dealing with some personal business in the Dominican Republic. He was expected to return for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton has...

  • Pirates Release Nate McLouth

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have requested outright release waivers on Nate McLouth. That means that McLouth has been released from the Pirates' organization. Another team can claim him on waivers, and assume the remainder of his contract. If no team claims him, he will be released and will become a free agent. If...

  • Pirates Sign Pitcher Kenn Kasparek to Minor League Deal

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league pitcher Kenn Kasparek out of the Independent leagues, and have assigned him to the Bradenton Marauders. The addition comes after a series of moves today that sent Porfirio Lopez from West Virginia to Bradenton and Jhonathan Ramos from Bradenton to Altoona. Kasparek was originally drafted...

  • Pirates Sign Minor Leaguer Nathan Kilcrease

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Nathan Kilcrease as a minor league free agent, and assigned him to West Virginia today. The right-hander was selected in the 30th round of the 2011 draft by the Oakland Athletics, and was released after putting up a 1.46 ERA in 12.1 innings this year...

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