• Pirates Sign Yunesky Sanchez, Release Jose Hernandez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Yunesky Sanchez, and have assigned him to Altoona.  Sanchez, who spent four years in the Arizona organization from 2007-2010, has yet to play a professional game this year, after being released by the Diamondbacks out of Spring Training.  He has played all four...

  • Pirates Sign Third Round Pick Alex Dickerson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third round pick Alex Dickerson, a first baseman out of Indiana University.  Dickerson was rated the 42nd best prospect overall in the 2011 draft by Baseball America.  He's a left hander who gets his value from his bat, with average to plus power, and the ability to...

  • Moskos Optioned to Indianapolis, Other Injury Updates

    Moskos has been optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Daniel Moskos to AAA Indianapolis.  The move was made with Joe Beimel expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow.  Beimel had recently pitched on back to back nights in Altoona, a sign that his rehab was nearing...

  • Pirates Sign 8th Round Pick Jason Creasy

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced two draft signings today.  The one we knew about was 4th round pick Colten Brewer.  I reported that Brewer had reached an agreement with the team back in June, and it's obviously an over-slot deal since it took this long to finalize.  The one we didn't know about was...

  • Alvarez reinstated from DL, optioned to Triple-A

    A healthy Alvarez remains at IndyThe Pirates announced today that third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been reinstated from the disabled list and assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Alvarez has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a right quad strain. He hit .208/.283/.304 in 138 plate appearances before suffering the injury,...

  • Exicardo Cayonez Demoted to the GCL

    Cayonez has been demoted to the GCL. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper to the State College Spikes, and to create space on the roster, they have demoted Exicardo Cayonez to the Gulf Coast League.  Cooper is expected to pitch tonight, with the probable starter listed as TBA,...

  • Pirates Trade Cesar Valdez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right handed pitcher Cesar Valdez to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team press release.  Valdez was acquired in the Zach Duke trade over the winter.  He had a 3.86 ERA in 42 innings, with a 36:17...

  • Pirates Sign Minor League FA Billy Nowlin, Other Moves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Billy Nowlin and have assigned him to the State College Spikes.  Nowlin, an outfielder, was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2008, and has played as high as the AA level, hitting for a .268/.309/.465 line in 142 at-bats...

  • Chris Leroux Up, Brad Lincoln Down

    Leroux has been called up. After making a somewhat successful spot start yesterday, Brad Lincoln has been sent down to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chris Leroux has been recalled.  I talked about Leroux in this morning's Daily Player Profile, and how he's basically a new pitcher, with a new arm...

  • Brad Lincoln Up, Tim Wood Down

    Lincoln will make his 2011 debut tonight. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up starting pitcher Brad Lincoln for game two of tonight's double header, and to make room on the 25-man roster they have optioned right hander Tim Wood to AAA Indianapolis.  The move was expected, as the Pirates needed a spot...

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