• VSL/DSL Pirates Transactions

    The Pirates have recently released five players from the VSL/DSL rosters and added five new players in their place. Earlier this year they needed help filling out innings while they awaited approval on contracts that were on hold due to age verification issues. They signed veterans of the DSL in the interim...

  • Ryan Doumit Reinstated, Eric Fryer Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated catcher Ryan Doumit from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced today.  To make room on the active roster, the Pirates have optioned Eric Fryer to AAA.  No roster move is needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, as there was an open spot from...

  • Pirates Sign Tyler Glasnow on Over-Slot Deal

    According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed fifth round pick Tyler Glasnow.  Glasnow receives a $600 K over-slot deal, which currently is the highest bonus given out by the Pirates this year, as well as the biggest known deal outside of the top 65 picks in the...

  • Pirates Sign 37th Round Pick Rodarrick Jones

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 37th round pick Rodarrick Jones, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Jones was drafted as a left fielder out of Southern University.  Baseball America chose him as the #3 prospect in the New York Collegiate League in the summer of 2009, following his strong season at the University of...

  • Minor League Trade: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired shortstop Brian Bocock from the Philadelphia Phillies in a minor league trade, according to the AAA minor league transactions page.  There is no known return, so it's assumed to be cash considerations going the other way.  Bocock will join the Indianapolis Indians.  He has a .224/.290/.298 line...

  • Pedro Ciriaco Optioned to AAA

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned infielder Pedro Ciriaco to AAA to make room for Ryan Ludwick on the 25-man roster.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a...

  • Pirates Reach Agreement With 7th Round Pick

    Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with 2011 7th round pick Jake Burnette, a right handed pitcher out of Buford High School in Georgia.  Burnette's deal is pending a physical. Burnett is a 6' 4", 177 pound right handed pitcher who had a commitment to Georgia...

  • Lyle Overbay Designated for Assignment

    Dejan Kovacevic reports on Twitter that he hears the Pittsburgh Pirates have told Lyle Overbay that he will be designated for assignment.  The move wouldn't be a huge surprise, as the Pirates just acquired Derrek Lee, and need to open roster spots today for Lee and Ryan Ludwick.  By designating Overbay for...

  • Minor League Moves For 8/1

    Bencsko has been promoted to West Virginia. A few minor league transactions have been made early today, and I expect more to be announced later today: -Cole White has been promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton.  White has been hitting for a .288/.347/.485 line in West Virginia this year.  He's 26 years...

  • Michael Crotta Designated for Assignment

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Michael Crotta for assignment, in order to make room for newly added outfielder Ryan Ludwick.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If...

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