Pirates Re-Sign Burres

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left handed pitcher Brian Burres to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, according to Jennifer Langosch.  Burres was non-tendered by the Pirates last month, although the Pirates expressed interest in bringing him back.  Burres is out of options, and if he had been tendered a contract, he would have had to make the opening day roster, or be designated for assignment. Burres...

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Pirates Sign Garrett Atkins to a Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Garrett Atkins to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.  Atkins played for Colorado for seven years, combining for a .289/.354/.457 line in 2788 at-bats.  However, he’s been on the decline in recent years. Atkins had a career year in 2006, with a .329/.409/.556 line and 29 homers in 602 at-bats.  In 2007 he was strong, with a .301/.367/.486 line, and 25 homers in 605...

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Pirates Re-Sign Tyler Yates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed reliever Tyler Yates, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  This is a minor league contract, and presumably includes an invite to Spring Training, similar to when the Pirates re-signed Yates last year. They first acquired the right handed reliever in 2008, in a trade with the Atlanta Braves prior to the season.  Yates went down with an elbow injury in May 2009, and underwent Tommy John...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Josh Fields

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with infielder Josh Fields on a minor league contract, with an invite to Spring Training.  Fields, who turned 28 last week, is a former top third base prospect, ranking in Baseball America’s top 50 as recently as the 2007 season.  So far he has yet to put things together at the Major League level, with a career .234/.303/.421 line in 713 at-bats. Fields missed most of the 2010 season...

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2010/2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Off-Season Tracker

The Off-Season tracker will keep a list of all of the additions the Pittsburgh Pirates have made during the 2010/2011 off-season. The 2011 Proj. Role is the projected role for the player in question, according to the opinion of this web site. The 2011 salary is the major league salary. Official salaries are in bold.  Salaries in italics are only if the player makes the active roster.  Salary totals don’t include potential...

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