Pirates Option Slaten, Hague to Triple-A; Add Sutton, Fryer; DFA Moskos

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves on Tuesday. They optioned left-handed reliever Doug Slaten and infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis. The club added infielder Drew Sutton to the active roster and selected the contract of catcher Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indy. They also designated left-hander Daniel Moskos for assignment to add Fryer to the 40-man roster. Slaten posted a 2.77 ERA over 13.0 innings of relief...

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Jake Fox Released by the Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates released infielder Jake Fox today in order to add infielder Jordy Mercer to the Triple-A roster. Mercer was optioned from Pittsburgh on Sunday when they recalled reliever Bryan Morris. Fox signed a minor league deal with Pittsburgh on November 22, 2011. He hit for a .236/.309/.366 line over 123 at-bats at Triple-A Indianapolis this season.

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Karstens Activated for Start; Morris Optioned to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-hander Jeff Karstens from the disabled list and optioned reliever Bryan Morris to Triple-A Indianapolis. Karstens will make his first start for Pittsburgh tonight since April 17 when he exited after just one inning. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day with right shoulder inflammation. He had his rehab pushed back due a groin injury as well. Morris was recalled on Sunday for an...

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Bryan Morris Promoted; Drew Sutton Claimed off Waivers

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pirates announced several roster moves prior to the club’s game today. Right-handed reliever Bryan Morris was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and infielder Drew Sutton was claimed from Tampa Bay. In order to make room on the 25-man roster for Morris, infielder Jordy Mercer was optioned to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster for Sutton, pitcher Charlie Morton (Tommy John Surgery)...

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Pirates Release Three Minor Leaguers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America’s latest transactions update. The three players were right-hander Eliecer Cardenas, infielder Greg Picart, and outfielder Anthony Norman. The most notable was Cardenas. He was acquired as the player to be named later in the Matt Diaz trade last year. He put up strong numbers last year in high-A, but dealt with an elbow issue this...

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Daniel McCutchen Activated, Optioned to AAA

Right-handed pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, per a team press release. The right-hander has been pitching out of Indianapolis on a rehab assignment. He suffered an oblique injury while taking batting practice back in May.

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