Minor Moves: Pirates Sign Three, Release One

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a few minor league transactions, according to Baseball America.  They have signed three minor league free agents, re-signing catcher Rudy Pena and outfielder Gerlis Rodriguez, and signing right handed pitcher Jose Diaz to a minor league deal.  The Pirates also released left hander Christopher Richardson. Rodriguez was released by the Pirates prior to the 2011 season.  In 2010 he played for the State...

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Pirates Release Seven Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released seven minor league players this week, Pirates Prospects has learned.  The players that have been released are Adenson Chourio, Christian Colonel, Casey Erickson, Pat Irvine, Gerlis Rodriguez, Jose Luis Solano, and Mike Williams.  Here is some information on each player: Adenson Chourio – Had good results in his second and third years in the VSL, along with his first year in the GCL.  After...

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State College at Aberdeen, August 13-14

Aberdeen 3, State College 2 (11 inn.) State College 1, Aberdeen 0 State College split the first two games of a weekend series at Aberdeen, home of Billy Ripken and his late father, Cal, Sr.  The Spikes lost the first game in 11 innings, 3-2, but came back the next night with a 1-0 win. A couple asides here before I start.  For one, the radar gun at Ripken Stadium sure seemed slow to me on Friday night.  Either the pitchers set an...

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Spikes Welcome Record Crowd to Park, Fall to ‘Cutters, 7-6

SPIKES WELCOME RECORD CROWD TO PARK, FALL TO ‘CUTTERS, 7-6 BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE – The State College Spikes welcomed a record standing-room-only sellout crowd of 5,807 to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Friday night, and the second record-smashing crowd of the year at the ballpark saw the Spikes fall to the Williamsport Crosscutters, 7-6. The crowd topped the previous high of 5,775, set earlier this season on June 19th when...

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