Pirates Release Ten Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates released ten players from minor league camp yesterday, Pirates Prospects has learned. The players released, and some brief information on each: Calvin Anderson - The 6′ 7″, 240 pound first baseman had the build of a defensive lineman, which is fitting because his dad was a defensive lineman for the Steelers. Anderson struggled with his hitting in high-A, and didn’t have a defensive position,...

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Minor Transactions: Pena, Sanchez, Verdugo

Matt Eddy of Baseball America has some minor league transactions.  The ones we haven’t heard about already: -The Pirates signed catcher Rodolfo Pena.  This isn’t actually a player signing.  Pena, also known as Rudy Pena, has been a coach in the Pirates’ system for the last three years, spending the 2008 season with Hickory, and the 2009-2010 seasons with the GCL Pirates. -Along with Craig Hansen, the Pirates released...

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Report from Pirate City – 3/18

The Pirates’ minor leaguers today went up against Toronto’s in two class A level exhibition games.  (The level designations mean little at this stage, as players haven’t gotten their assignments yet and much of the AAA teams are still in major league camp, forcing a lot of temporary upward movement.)  The main attraction was the Pirates’ hard-throwing 2010 second round draft pick, Stetson Allie, who started the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/13/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the International League All-Star break. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star break. BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+) Bradenton was off today. WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A) West Virginia was off today. STATE COLLEGE SPIKES (A, Short Season) State College lost 3-1 to Vermont.  Tyler Waldron got the start, allowing one run on four hits in five innings, with a walk...

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