• Roster Updates: Ciriaco, Presley, Tabata

    Ciriaco has been optioned to AAA. A few roster updates this morning... -Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to AAA Indianapolis.  The Pirates are expected to call up Alex Presley tomorrow.  Ciriaco had just six at-bats this year, with no hits.  He was in the majors for a combined 37 days this year....

  • Pirates Call Up Eric Fryer, DFA Dusty Brown

    Fryer has been called up to the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up catcher Eric Fryer from the Indianapolis Indians, and have designated Dusty Brown for assignment.  Fryer was originally acquired by the Pirates in June 2009, in exchange for Eric Hinske.  The Pirates paid the remainder of Hinske's 2009 salary...

  • Transactions Recap: Thompson, Rodriguez, Cooper, Jackson

    Thompson has been designated for assignment. Catching up on the daily roster moves, since I was on the road all day, and haven't figured out a way to clone myself yet: -To make room for Chase d'Arnaud on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson for assignment.  Thompson...

  • Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Bradenton

    Cumpton has been promoted to Bradenton. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to high-A Bradenton from West Virginia, according to a West Virginia press release.  Cumpton was a ninth round draft pick last year out of Georgia Tech, and had a 4.30 ERA in 67 innings with West...

  • Pirates to Call Up Chase d’Arnaud, Alex Presley, Brad Lincoln

    D'Arnaud will be called up on Friday. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they will be calling up Chase d'Arnaud on Friday.  To make room for the addition, Josh Harrison has been optioned to Indianapolis.  D'Arnaud is in the middle of a strong season at the AAA level, with a .280/.347/.418 line...

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With 23rd Round Pick Jordan Cooper

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 23rd round pick Jordan Cooper, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Cooper is a draft eligible sophomore out of Kentucky, and was selected by the Pirates for the second time in three years, after opting to attend Kentucky rather than signing as a 17th round pick...

  • Pirates Sign 18th Round Pick Josh Poytress

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signings of 18th round pick Josh Poytress and 32nd round pick David Jagoditsh.  We already knew about Jagoditsh, as we reported on Saturday that he had agreed to terms. Poytress, a left handed pitcher, was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 16th round out of...

  • Minor League Moves: Lambo, Trinidad

    Lambo has been demoted to AA. A few moves this afternoon in the minor league system: -Andrew Lambo has been demoted from Indianapolis to Altoona, in order to make room for Josh Rodriguez.  Lambo had been really struggling, with a .184/.257/.292 line in 185 at-bats at the AAA level.  He was just...

  • Pirates Re-Acquire Josh Rodriguez

    Rodriguez has been re-acquired by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired shortstop Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for cash considerations.  Rodriguez was drafted in the 2010 Rule 5 draft by the Pirates, and was designated for assignment back in April after going 1-for-12 at the plate.  Part of...

  • Pirates Sign Chris Lashmet, Joe Parsons

    Lashmet has signed with the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates today officially announced the signings of 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, 22nd round pick Mike Jefferson, and 33rd round pick Chris Lashmet.  They also announced the signing of right handed pitcher Joe Parsons, an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech. We already knew...

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