• Pirates Release Shelby Ford

    Ford has been released by the Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Shelby Ford, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  It was only two years ago that Ford was seen as the second baseman of the future in Pittsburgh, coming off a strong .285/.338/.458 line in 319 at-bats in Altoona....

  • Chase d’Arnaud to the DL, Chris Leroux Recalled

    Leroux has been recalled to the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed shortstop Chase d'Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured little finger, and have recalled right handed pitcher Chris Leroux.  Leroux was recently optioned to AAA, and was eligible for an early recall with the Pirates placing a player...

  • Pirates Call Up Alvarez, Presley to DL

    Alvarez is back in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up third baseman Pedro Alvarez, and have placed Alex Presley on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced this morning.  Alvarez was on a hot streak in AAA, with a .472/.548/.806 line in 36 at-bats in his last 10 games.  Meanwhile,...

  • Pirates Activate Cedeno and Pearce, Option Leroux

    Cedeno has been activated from the DL. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Ronny Cedeno and Steve Pearce from the disabled list, and have optioned relief pitcher Chris Leroux to AAA.  All three moves were expected, as they are the corresponding moves to yesterday's set of moves, when the Pirates optioned Josh Harrison,...

  • Pirates Moves: Grilli, Ciriaco, Harrison, Meek

    Harrison has been optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a lot of expected moves: -The team officially announced that they have signed relief pitcher Jason Grilli.  It was mentioned yesterday that they had acquired him after he was released by Philadelphia.  Philadelphia released him due to a clause in his...

  • Ronny Cedeno and Others Set to Return?

    Cedeno could return on Friday. Rob Biertempfel and Jenifer Langosch are both reporting that Pedro Ciriaco is packing his bags in the Pittsburgh Pirates' locker room, which means a move is expected.  That will most likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno, who is currently rehabbing in AAA.  Cedeno was pulled from...

  • Pirates Mulling Swap With Athletics?

    The Pirates are mulling a swap with Oakland. Rob Biertempfel of the Trib reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are mulling a swap with the Oakland Athletics that would include left handed pitcher Craig Breslow and outfielder Josh Willingham.  Biertempfel mentions that Garrett Jones would likely be out the door, although I'm not...

  • Jason Jaramillo Activated From AAA Disabled List

    The Indianapolis Indians have activated catcher Jason Jaramillo from the AAA disabled list, and have sent Wyatt Toregas to Altoona.  Jaramillo had been on the disabled list for over a month, recovering from an elbow injury.  In 26 rehab at-bats in the Gulf Coast League, Jaramillo had a .192/.323/.308 line.  With Jaramillo...

  • Pirates acquire Jason Grilli

    The Pirates have acquired Jason Grilli from the Phillies. Grilli has pitched for the AAA team of the Phillies all year.

  • Minor League Moves: Castro, Rodriguez

    Castro dominated the GCL. Two minor league transactions this morning: -Orlando Castro has been promoted from the GCL Pirates to the State College Spikes.  Castro was dominating the GCL, putting up a 0.72 ERA in 25 innings, with a 22:2 K/BB ratio.  He also pitched three shutout innings in West Virginia earlier...

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