Weekly Transaction Analysis: Oneil Cruz Returns From the IL

Every week we will be recapping the transactions in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league system, looking at the trends and adding some context to some of the bigger moves.

At the Triple-A level last week, the Pirates shuffled down some of their fringe-MLB players. In the lower-levels, the Pirates saw some big prospects returning from injuries, including Oneil Cruz.

Below are all of the transactions from the week of 8/14-8/20.

Promotions

Indianapolis

LHP Dillon Peters promoted to Pittsburgh. (8/14) The Pirates added Peters in a trade for cash considerations with the Angels on July 19th. He’s already made two starts with the Pirates, combining to allow two earned runs in 9.2 innings of work, with six strikeouts and four walks.

Altoona

None

Greensboro

None

Bradenton

3B Jackson Glenn promoted to Bradenton from the FCL. (8/17) Glenn was taken in the fifth round by the Pirates in this year’s draft. He was a college senior, taken to save money for over-slot players, but also rated high as a college senior. In his first six games with Bradenton, he’s put up a 1.307 OPS.

Demotions

Indianapolis

RHP Cody Ponce optioned to Indianapolis from Pittsburgh. (8/19)

OF Ka’ai Tom outrighted to Indianapolis from Pittsburgh (8/19)

1B John Nogowski outrighted to Indianapolis from Pittsburgh. (8/19)

RHP Shea Spitzbarth optioned to Indianapolis from Pittsburgh. (8/15)

Altoona

None

Greensboro

RHP Alex Manasa transferred from Altoona to Greensboro. (8/17) Manasa continues to move around the system to where he is needed.

Bradenton

RHP Sergio Umana assigned to Bradenton from Greensboro. (8/17) Umana moved down to make room for Manasa.

IL Assignments

Indianapolis

RHP Miguel Yajure activated from 60-day IL. (8/19) Yajure gave up one run in four innings with a walk and six strikeouts in his first start back in Triple-A.

C Joe Hudson placed on 7-day IL. (8/16)

LHP Sam Howard begins a rehab assignment with Indianapolis. (8/17)

Altoona

SS Oneil Cruz activated from 7-day IL. (8/20) Cruz had a big night in his return, going 3-for-5 with two doubles.

RHP Noe Toribio activated from 7-day IL. (8/18) Toribio was previously a starter, but made his return in the bullpen, throwing two shutout innings.

LHP Cam Alldred reinstated from temporary inactive list. (8/15)

Greensboro

OF Matt Gorski activated from 7-day IL. (8/18) Gorski hit his 14th home run of the year last night.

RHP Carmen Mlodzinski activated from 7-day IL. (8/14) Mlodzinski threw two shutout innings in his return on 8/15, then gave up four runs in two innings on 8/21.

Bradenton

None

Added to the System

Indianapolis

None

Altoona

None

Greensboro

None

Bradenton

None

Released

RHP Steven Wright released from Indianapolis. (8/19)

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