Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/8/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 2-1 against Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.-Argenis Diaz went 2 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Neil Walker hit his 11th homer of the year, going 1 for 3. Jeff Clement went 0 for 3. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks to get the win. AA...

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Pirates Notebook: Another reason why I hate Bud Selig

The Atlanta Braves and seventh overall pick Mike Minor have agreed to terms on a $2.42 M contract, with Minor expected to sign today. The deal signed by Minor was $242 K over the MLB recommended slot price. Baseball America’s Jim Callis says that two sources claim that the Braves and Minor agreed in principle to the $2.42 M deal before the draft, but the MLB commissioner’s office put pressure on Atlanta not to announce the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/22/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 3-1 to Durham. -Argenis Diaz has been added to the Prospect Tracker. He has been assigned to AAA. Other Game Notes: Neil Walker went 1 for 4 with a homer. Tom Gorzelanny pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run, with four hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 7-2 to Reading. -Jose Tabata went 0 for 4. -Gorkys...

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Pirates Notebook: Could Garrett Jones be part of the future?

One thing that always frustrates me as a Pittsburgh Pirates fan is the fact that we never seem to stumble on to the “where did that come from” major league players. I’m talking about guys like Jorge Cantu with Florida last year, or Kyle Lohse with St. Louis. Even when we try, like adding Eric Hinske, who hit 20 homers for Tampa Bay last year, it doesn’t work out. Maybe Garrett Jones could be that guy for us....

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Pirates cut three, Jaramillo and Ohlendorf win jobs

According to DK at the PBC Blog, the Pittsburgh Pirates have cut Steve Pearce, Robinzon Diaz, and Anderson Machado. The Diaz move means that Jason Jaramillo is now a lock for the backup catcher job, something that has been confirmed by Neal Huntington. Check out the Spring Training Tracker and the 25 Man Roster Projection to see how the moves impact the Pirates, and who is left in camp fighting for a job. Huntington also announced...

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