Catching up on some roster moves that took place yesterday in the farm system:
**2012 compensation pick Barrett Barnes was placed on the 7-day disabled list. No reason was given in the press release, but I've learned that he's out with a lower leg stress related injury. He'll be out for a few days, and then the Pirates will reevaluate him and determine what type of return to play progression is in order.
**The Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Erik Turgeon and have assigned him to the Bradenton Marauders. Erik is the nephew of State College Spikes manager Dave Turgeon. He was recently in the Mets' organization, posting a 7.40 ERA in 24.1 innings, with an 8.1 K/9 and a 4.4 BB/9 at the Double-A level. He usually sits 90-92 MPH in relief, and throws a curveball and a changeup.
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