Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents
Dec06

Pirates Sign Two Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two minor league free agents, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The first player that is new to the list is actually a former player, Francisco Diaz. Diaz is a catcher who was eligible for minor league free agency this off-season. He has mostly played the lower levels, and profiles as an organizational player. It’s possible that he’s returning as a...

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Winter Leagues: Two More Leagues Start With a Handful of Pirates on the Rosters
Oct31

Winter Leagues: Two More Leagues Start With a Handful of Pirates on the Rosters

There are two days of winter ball action summarized below. The Australian Baseball League started on Thursday, but there weren’t any Pittsburgh Pirates players in action. So far, only Sam Kennelly and Nick Hutchings are slated to play in Australia. The league in Puerto Rico started Thursday night as well. The rosters that have been announced so far have three Pirates minor league players, Yhonathan Barrios, Bryton Trepagnier and...

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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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Reese McGuire Returns to West Virginia Roster
May03

Reese McGuire Returns to West Virginia Roster

The West Virginia Power have activated catcher Reese McGuire off the disabled list today. To make room on the roster, catcher Francisco Diaz was transferred to the Jamestown roster. McGuire has been out for the last week with a groin contusion, but it only caused him to miss the minimum seven days for a disabled list stay. McGuire last played on April 25th and he spent his last two games before going on the DL, in the designated...

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