40-Man Roster and Payroll Updates

With the signings of Erik Bedard and Nate McLouth being made official, the following updates have been made to the site: -The 2012 40-man roster/payroll page has been updated. The current projected salary is $43.2 M. -The Future Payroll Chart has been updated, adding Bedard and McLouth, and removing Pedro Ciriaco and Jason Jaramillo. -The off-season transaction page has been updated. -A note on Ciriaco and Jaramillo, who were both...

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Pirates Sign Nate McLouth, Pedro Ciriaco DFAd

Earlier today we heard that the Pirates reached an agreement with Nate McLouth. The move was just made official, per a team press release. To clear space for McLouth on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated infielder Pedro Ciriaco for assignment. The Pirates have ten days to waive, trade, or release Ciriaco. If he clears waivers, they can outright him to AAA. McLouth will make $1.75 M on a one year deal.

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Winter Leagues 12/4 — Marte, Ciriaco, And Brown Contributing, Noris Homers

Winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends on Sunday   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira 7,  Caribes de Anzoategui  6  (Game 1) In the first of two 7-inning games, Los Tiburones attacked for 6 runs in the bottom of the 7th, which included a grand slam.  Los Caribes caught up with 2 runs in the 4th and 3 runs in the 5th.  Los Tiburones answered with a run in the bottom of the 5th, on a single and a double,...

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Winter Leagues 12/3 — Win For Singh, Save For Beckman, Homer For Marte

Winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Saturday, including Australian games from Saturday morning….   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Estrellas de Oriente  7,  Tigres del Licey  5 Five runs in the 8th inning gave the come-from-behind win to Los Estrellas.  Los Tigres scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, aided by a wild pitch and three passed balls by C Dusty Brown, in his second game for Los Estrellas.  Los...

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Winter Leagues 11/30 — Fox’s Walk-Off RBI, Many Other Hits

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Toros del Este  13,  Gigantes del Cibao  4 Los Toros bulldozed Los Gigantes, beginning with a 7-run top of the 1st.  Three consecutive singles opened the game and drove in the first run.  After a throwing error, another single drove in two runs.  1B Matt Hague doubled, then scored on another double.  SS Pedro Ciriaco...

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