Tag: Collin Balester

Minor Moves: Pirates Trade Collin Balester to the Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a minor trade, sending right-handed reliever Collin Balester to the Cincinnati Reds, per an Indianapolis press release. No word...

Minors Notes: An Over-Slot Prep Pitcher Showing Promise Now That He’s...

At the end of the 2014 season, things looked bad for right-handed pitcher Jake Burnette's future. He was a member of that strong 2011...

Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced ten minor league free agent signings. The following six players will receive an invitation to Spring Training. RHP Collin Balester LHP Jeremy Bleich RHP...

Winter Leagues: Allie Extends Hit Streak, Big Night For Dean Anna

Due to a light schedule each day, the Pirates highlights from Monday and Tuesday in winter ball are both recapped below. On Friday, the...

Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Makes Winter League Debut

There wasn't much going on Friday night in winter ball, but there was plenty of action on Saturday, so we recap the last two...

Pirates Re-Sign Four Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed four minor league free agents, according to Baseball America's transactions page. The players who will be returning to the...

Minor Moves: Hard-Throwing Lefty Promoted to United States From DSL

In addition to the roster moves for Altoona and the trade of Chris Dickerson today, the Pittsburgh Pirates made six moves in the lower...

Pirates Sign Five Minor League Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitchers Collin Balester, Jake Brigham, Jay Jackson, Josh Kinney and Seth McClung to minor league contracts. Brigham, Jackson,...

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Site Updates: The Pirates Prospects Player Pages Are a Useful Resource

This is just a reminder that we have a resource here that you may find useful from time to time.  We have pages for...