• Pirates Sign Undrafted Free Agent Pitcher

    Kilcrease has signed with the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed undrafted free agent Robbie Kilcrease, a left handed pitcher from Texas Tech, according to Rob Biertempfel.  The signing was announced yesterday on the Texas Tech official site.  Kilcrease was a redshirt junior, and will report to Bradenton, where he likely will...

  • Jose Ascanio Clears Waivers

    Ascanio has cleared waivers and was assigned to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted pitcher Jose Ascanio to Indianapolis after the right hander cleared waivers, David Todd first reported.  Ascanio was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates recalled Tony Watson from AAA, adding a second left hander to the bullpen....

  • Pirates Agree to Terms With 10th Round Pick Taylor Lewis

    Lewis has agreed to terms with the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 10th round pick Taylor Lewis, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Lewis, a center fielder out of the University of Maine, put up a .287/.367/.412 line in 216 at-bats this year, with 20 stolen bases.  He was rated...

  • Pirates Sign Four More Draft Picks

    Benedict will start off with the State College Spikes. The State College Spikes will be starting their season on Friday, and several players from the 2011 draft will make their way on to the State College roster this season.  Guy Cipriano of the Centre Daily Times mentions that four 2011 draft picks...

  • Pirates Sign Two From Taiwan

    Chang is one of two Pirates additions out of Taiwan. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two players from Taiwan, according to Taiwan Baseball.  The Pirates added catcher Chin-De Chang and left handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang. Chang is 5' 10", 154 pounds, and is a left handed hitter.  He's one of the top prospects in Taiwan, with excellent...

  • Pirates Acquire Mike McKenry, DFA Wyatt Toregas

      The Pirates have reportedly acquired Mike McKenry from the Red Sox. Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Boston Red Sox catcher Mike McKenry, although he mentions that the deal is unconfirmed.  The deal would make sense, as the Pirates are looking for catching.  McKenry only has eight...

  • Pirates Sign Dan Gamache

    Gamache has been signed for $125 K. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 6th round pick Dan Gamache for $125,000, according to Baseball America.  Gamache was a third baseman out of Auburn, hitting for a .299/.414/.464 line in 194 at-bats in 2011.  He hits to all fields, but doesn't have much power.  A...

  • Evan Meek to the DL, Tim Wood Called Up

    Wood has been called up to the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed pitcher Evan Meek on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Tim Wood from Indianapolis.  To make room for Wood on the roster, the Pirates have transferred Chris Snyder to the...

  • Chris Snyder to the DL, Wyatt Toregas Called Up

    Snyder hits the DL with a back injury. As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Chris Snyder on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contract of catcher Wyatt Toregas from AAA.  Earlier today we heard that Toregas had been removed from the Indianapolis roster, replaced by Kris Watts. The presence...

  • Kyle McPherson Promoted to Altoona

    McPherson has been promoted to Altoona. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitching prospect Kyle McPherson to Altoona, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Giger notes that McPherson will make his debut on Friday. McPherson had a great year with the Bradenton Marauders, with a 2.89 ERA in 71.2...

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