Minor Moves: Alex Fuselier, Erik Turgeon

Two roster updates from minor league camp today. Alex Fuselier and Erik Turgeon have both retired. Fuselier was a 21st round pick in 2011, and spent the last two years in short season A-ball. Turgeon was signed in the middle of the year last year to provide depth in Bradenton. He turns 26 later this month, and is the son of Jamestown Jammers manager Dave Turgeon.

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Minor Moves: Jason Townsend, Emmanuel De Leon, Pat Ludwig

Some minor league moves from today. **Jason Townsend has been promoted from Bradenton to Altoona. Kris Harvey has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Townsend had a 2.23 ERA in 68.2 innings in relief with Bradenton, with a 5.5 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9 ratio. **Emmanuel De Leon was promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton. **Junior Sosa was placed on the seven-day disabled list in West Virginia. Sosa...

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Pirates Sign Chris Lashmet, Joe Parsons

The Pittsburgh Pirates today officially announced the signings of 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, 22nd round pick Mike Jefferson, and 33rd round pick Chris Lashmet.  They also announced the signing of right handed pitcher Joe Parsons, an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech. We already knew about Fuselier and Jefferson, so the new announcements are Lashmet and Parsons.  Lashmet isn’t a surprise, as he was a college senior.  He...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With 21st Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 21st round pick Alex Fuselier, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Fuselier, a center fielder out of the University of Louisiana Lafayette, is expected to join the State College Spikes. Fuselier’s numbers in college weren’t as impressive as what you typically see, but his school seems to have played in a slightly low-offense environment.  He was the team’s second-best hitter in his junior...

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Rounds 21-25: Pirates Draft a Familiar Face

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a familiar face in the 23rd round when they took right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper.  Cooper was originally selected in the 17th round of the 2009 draft by the Pirates, but ended up honoring his commitment to the University of Kentucky.  Baseball America rated him as the 12th best prospect in Kentucky this year.  He struggled this year in the Kentucky rotation as a weekend starter, but saw his success...

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