Minor Moves: Pirates Promote Tres Gonzalez to Greensboro; Owings and Triolo Return

There were a few moves on the Greensboro Grasshoppers roster prior to beginning their weekly schedule on Tuesday morning. Here’s a rundown. If anything else comes up today around the minors, we will add it here.

Outfielder Tres Gonzalez has been promoted to Greensboro. Last year’s fifth round pick was repeating Bradenton, which was not a good level for him, as I mentioned here this morning. An early round draft pick with major college experience shouldn’t be in Low-A, especially after doing well at the level over 24 games last year, but he proved he belonged higher and the Pirates made it happen.

Gonzalez hit .299/.427/.403 in 19 games for Bradenton, while going 6-for-6 in steals.

Outfielder Angel Basabe was placed on the Development List to make room for Gonzalez. Basabe wasn’t playing regularly, putting up a .461 OPS over six games so far this season. He was a higher profile international signing in 2017, who hasn’t developed over the years, though he’s still just 22 years old.

Infielder Brenden Dixon returned to Greensboro, after filling in at Indianapolis when they were short on players. He has put up a 1.189 OPS in seven games this season between the two stops, with a nearly identical OPS in both spots.

Pitcher Drew Irvine has been assigned to the FCL Pirates (paper move), after allowing ten runs and ten walks in 6.1 innings for Greensboro. The 23-year-old was a 19th round pick of the Pirates in 2021.


Infielder Chris Owings has rejoined Indianapolis, after spending 13 days on the Injured List. He was hitting .182/.289/.364 in ten games at the time of the injury.

Infielder Vinny Capra is active for Indianapolis. He was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend for Tyler Heineman.

Third baseman Jared Triolo has joined Bradenton on a rehab assignment. He has been out for the whole start of the season due to hamate surgery during Spring Training. He will play for Indianapolis this year once he is up to full speed.

Pitcher Miguel Fulgencio has joined Bradenton. The 24-year-old was a 13th round pick last year. He has not made his pro debut yet.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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