Tag: Jackson Williams

Eric Wood and Wyatt Mathisen are Among a Small Group of...

Minor league free agency officially kicked in on Friday evening and the Pittsburgh Pirates had a smaller group than usual. Just seven players were on the list, which was the second lowest total in baseball behind the four players for the Houston Astros. The key names on the list are infielders Eric Wood and Wyatt […]
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Pirates Release Johnny Hellweg, Who is Headed to Japan

The Pittsburgh Pirates released right-handed pitcher Johnny Hellweg so he can sign in Japan. Hellweg has been pitching for Indianapolis this season, where he had a 1.33 ERA in 27 innings over 24 appearances. He had 25 strikeouts, a 1.15 WHIP and 11 saves in 11 chances. The 29-year-old Hellweg pitched in the majors during […]
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Pirates Make 11 Cuts on Tuesday, Including Nick Kingham and Max...

The Pittsburgh Pirates made cuts to the Major League Spring Training roster on Tuesday morning, as they work towards getting the Opening Day roster set with nine more days before the seasons begins in Detroit on March 29th. Infielder Max Moroff, IF/OF Christopher Bostick and starter Nick Kingham were optioned to Indianapolis, while they also […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Re-Sign Catcher Jackson Williams, Add RHP John Stilson on...

Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed catcher Jackson Williams to a minor league deal on Tuesday and also signed minor league free agent pitcher John Stilson. Williams split 2017 between Indianapolis and Altoona, hitting .201/.276/.249 in 55 total games. He has two brief stints in the majors, seeing time with the San […]
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Minor Moves: Altoona’s Roster Goes Through Wholesale Changes

When we announced the shuffling of shortstops last night, we knew there had to be other moves coming up today. Kevin Newman, Cole Tucker and Stephen Alemais all moved up a level. Those moves meant that Indianapolis had to clear two roster spots. One for Newman and one for Phil Gosselin, who was sent down […]
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Minor Moves: Luis Heredia Added to Altoona Bullpen; John Kuchno Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates did some roster shuffling in Altoona today, adding Luis Heredia to the Altoona bullpen in place of RHP John Kuchno, who was released. They also swapped catchers, with Jackson Williams joining the roster and Zane Chavez was assigned to Morgantown. Heredia has been down in Extended Spring Training at Pirate City. He […]
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Pirates Sign Catcher Jackson Williams to Minor League Deal

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Jackson Williams to a minor league contract. The 30-year-old backstop has played parts of two seasons in the majors, getting seven games each with the 2014 Colorado Rockies and the 2015 San Francisco Giants. Williams split the 2016 season between Double-A and Triple-A for the […]
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