Minor League Moves: Cole Officially Promoted, Curry Activated

A few minor league moves this afternoon. **The Pirates officially promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona today, in time for his debut tonight. They also activated Matt Curry off the disabled list. Curry has been out with a hamstring injury. **To make room on the Altoona roster, Elevys Gonzalez was transferred to the Bradenton Marauders, and right-handed pitcher Kris Harvey was placed on the Altoona disabled list with a...

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Rounds 11-15: A Contingency Plan For Appel?

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement punishes teams with harsh penalties if they go over their total bonus pool. The bonus pool is made up of picks in rounds 1-10. However, that doesn’t mean teams are free to spend after the tenth round. Picks in rounds 11-40 are capped off at $100,000. Any amount over $100,000 counts against the bonus pool. The Pirates made an interesting move in rounds 11-15 when they took prep pitcher...

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