Pirates claim Chan Ho Park and Chris Resop

The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, claiming relief pitchers Chan Ho Park and Chris Resop.  To make room for the two players, the Pirates designated Steven Jackson for assignment, and moved Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Park was acquired from the Yankees, who designated him for assignment on July 31st.  The Pirates acquired Park to help out their bullpen, although the move is...

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Pirates claim Hayden Penn

UPDATE 3:10 PM: The Pirates have designated Brandon Moss for assignment, according to Jennifer Langosch.  The Pirates now have ten days to trade, waive, or release Moss.  Moss will most likely be claimed via waivers, although there’s a chance the Pirates work out a trade with someone who wouldn’t normally get him through the waiver process.  The 40-man roster/payroll projection is updated with the addition...

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Pirates claim Brandon Jones off of waivers

UPDATE 4:46 PM: Kind of a vague comment by Rob Biertempfel on Twitter suggesting that Pirates fans shouldn’t get too attached to Jones.  The Pirates had the second waiver claim, which means only the Nationals had a chance to claim him.  Jones probably has some trade value, and I’d imagine someone from the 28 remaining teams would be interested.  Is this a claim and trade move by the Pirates?  Or am I...

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Non-Tender and Waiver Claim Possibilities

There are several rumors going around about players who could be possible non-tender options by the Friday deadline, as well as a few players who were placed on waivers today that would be interesting options for the Pirates.  Here are a few that caught my eye, with some analysis on each player.  I’ll go through the waiver options first: Ryan Church - Rafael Soriano accepted arbitration, which meant the Atlanta Braves...

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Adam Everett, Willie Eyre, Left Handed Relief, Waivers, Luis Cruz, Rule 5

A few Winter Meetings news and rumors: -Jennifer Langosch tweets that Luis Cruz was claimed off of waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.  That clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Pirates.  The 40-man roster/payroll projection is updated with the move (I’m leaving the space as a potential Rule 5 pick for now). -Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pirates are interested in shortstop Adam Everett.  Everett is like...

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