Tag: 40-man roster
At the start of the off-season, I decided to only do First Pitch on Monday-Thursday, unless there’s big news over the weekend. There just aren’t enough off-season topics to do one every night. So far the break on the weekends has been glorious. However, I felt the need for a short update tonight due to […]
Learn about how "flex spots" for injured players will allow the Pirates to get creative -- and use players like Tony Sanchez and Jeff Locke.
The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson. To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul and catcher Eric […]
The Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves today to re-instate players from the 60-day disabled list, and to clear up some sports on the 40-man roster: -The following players were outrighted off the 40-man roster to AAA: Sean Gallagher, Brandon Moss, Justin Thomas, Steven Jackson, and Jeff Clement, who was re-instated from the […]
NOTES: All salaries in bold are official. All ages are as of the start of the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates season. Players in the minor leagues make $32,500 in their first year on the 40-man roster, $67,300 in their second year, and $97,500 in their third year. Any player with major […]
The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them. Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players who’ve been around a while. What follows is a list […]
This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years. Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions. The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players, very few of whom have established themselves as solid major leaguers. Many of the […]