Pirates Release Eight Players, Including Matt Curry; Michael Martinez Elects Free Agency
Oct06

Pirates Release Eight Players, Including Matt Curry; Michael Martinez Elects Free Agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight minor league players and utility player Michael Martinez has elected free agency, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The released players are Matt Curry, Nathan Sopena, Christian Henriquez, Carlos Marquez, Francisco Aponte, Adam Landecker, Candon Myles and Nathan Tomaszewski. First baseman Matt Curry is the biggest player among the group and the only one...

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JaCoby Jones Named Best Shortstop in the SAL, Returns From Disabled List
Aug28

JaCoby Jones Named Best Shortstop in the SAL, Returns From Disabled List

The West Virginia Power have activated shortstop JaCoby Jones from the disabled list, placing infielder Adam Landecker on the disabled list to open up a roster spot. This comes at the same time that Jones was named by MiLB.com as the best shortstop in the South Atlantic League for the 2014 season. Jones returns to the lineup with five games left and still has a chance to become the first Pittsburgh Pirates minor league player to reach...

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Minor Moves: Jake Brigham Returns, Carlos Paulino on Rehab
Jun20

Minor Moves: Jake Brigham Returns, Carlos Paulino on Rehab

A few minor league moves from the last two days. On Friday, the Indianapolis Indians activated starting pitcher Jake Brigham from the disabled list. Brigham will make the start tonight, his first since June 3rd. He has a 3.32 ERA over 62.1 innings this season and is holding batters to a .231 BAA. Catcher Carlos Paulino is on rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates today. He caught one inning in the GCL opener this afternoon. Paulino...

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Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released
May30

Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a bunch of minor moves in the farm system, with the biggest one occurring today when they released pitcher Brandon Mann and assigned reliever Ryan Beckman to the Altoona Curve. Mann was a free agent signing over the off-season. He had pitched well, but he is already 30 years old and pitching in AA, so he was mostly just being used as an innings eater. In 14 appearances, he had a 2.91 ERA over 34...

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Minor Moves: Three Catchers on the Move, Edwin Espinal to Disabled List
May18

Minor Moves: Three Catchers on the Move, Edwin Espinal to Disabled List

With Nevin Ashley on call for the majors, it seems like there was a chain-reaction with catcher moves in the minors. Kawika Emsley-Pai moves from the West Virginia Power to the Altoona Curve. Francisco Diaz moved from the Jamestown roster to West Virginia. Diaz started the year with the Power and was joined by Emsley-Pai when Reese McGuire went on the disabled list. When McGuire returned, Diaz was the one removed from the active...

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