Tag: free agent signing

Pirates Sign Jose Veras

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed relief pitcher Jose Veras to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes (link in Spanish).  If Veras makes the majors, he will receive a $1 M salary, with $500 K in possible incentives.  He will make $15,000 a month in […]
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One Year Ago: January Bullpen Additions

In December 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, following a season where the closer put up a 5.80 ERA in 54.1 innings.  At the time of the move, the Pirates didn’t have much to work with in their bullpen.  Joel Hanrahan and Evan Meek were the only bullpen options that were locks to make […]
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Pirates Sign Garrett Atkins to a Minor League Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Garrett Atkins to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.  Atkins played for Colorado for seven years, combining for a .289/.354/.457 line in 2788 at-bats.  However, he’s been on the decline in recent years. Atkins had a career year in 2006, with a .329/.409/.556 line and 29 […]
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Pirates Re-Sign Tyler Yates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed reliever Tyler Yates, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  This is a minor league contract, and presumably includes an invite to Spring Training, similar to when the Pirates re-signed Yates last year. They first acquired the right handed reliever in 2008, in a trade with the Atlanta Braves prior […]
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Pirates Agree to Terms With Josh Fields

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with infielder Josh Fields on a minor league contract, with an invite to Spring Training.  Fields, who turned 28 last week, is a former top third base prospect, ranking in Baseball America’s top 50 as recently as the 2007 season.  So far he has yet to put things […]
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2010/2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Off-Season Tracker

The Off-Season tracker will keep a list of all of the additions the Pittsburgh Pirates have made during the 2010/2011 off-season. The 2011 Proj. Role is the projected role for the player in question, according to the opinion of this web site. The 2011 salary is the major league salary. Official salaries are in bold. […]
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Matt Diaz Signing Official and Contract Details

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Matt Diaz signing official, inking the outfielder to a two-year deal.  We learned Diaz’s role in 2011 after the Lyle Overbay signing earlier today, as he will be platooning in right field with Garrett Jones.  That’s a good combination, as Diaz is a career .335/.373/.533 hitter against left handers, […]
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Pirates Sign Lyle Overbay

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Lyle Overbay to a one year deal, according to the team twitter account.  I detailed the Overbay rumors in a post from earlier today. Overbay isn’t the most inspiring free agent addition.  He’s coming off a .243/.329/.433 line in 534 at-bats in 2010, with 20 homers during that span.  The […]
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Pirates Officially Sign Scott Olsen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially signed left hander Scott Olsen, according to the team’s Twitter feed.  We learned yesterday that Olsen received a one year deal for $500,000, with up to $3 M in performance bonuses.  We also learned that the deal includes a club option for $4 M for the 2012 season.  No word […]
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Matt Diaz Contract Information

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Matt Diaz to a two year deal last night, and today we learned that the deal is for $4.25 M, with no option years.  Still no word on the yearly breakdown, but my guess would be $2 M a year, and a $250 K signing bonus.  I’ll update this post when […]
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