Tag: Jake Goebbert

Rays Claim Jake Goebbert From Pirates

According to Marc Tompkins of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Rays have claimed outfielder Jake Goebbert from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Goebbert was designated for assignment over the weekend when the Pirates needed to clear three spots on the 40-man roster to add Matt Joyce, Cory Luebke and Cole Figueroa. The Pirates have a […]
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Pirates Cut Seven From Major League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates made another round of cuts on Tuesday morning, getting the active roster down to 35 players ahead of Sunday’s opener. They will also need to make decisions about Matt Joyce and Cory Luebke today, as both players have opt outs in their contract. Players on the 40-man roster are optioned to the […]
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The Indianapolis Roster is About to Get More Crowded

BRADENTON, Fl. – The David Freese addition this weekend improved the Pirates’ situation at third base at the start of the year, and improved their depth throughout the season. The one fallout of this deal is that it will eventually make a crowded Indianapolis roster even more crowded. That’s not a “problem”, as there’s no […]
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Breaking Down the Pirates’ Crowded First Base Situation

BRADENTON, Fl. – The first base position for the Pirates has been a mess for a long time. In the last several years, they’ve tried to counter this with various platoons, and none of those work out. Usually, the platoons are geared to have two specific players, with no one else in the running beyond […]
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Huntington on Morton, Niese, Hanson, Taillon, Melancon, Nicasio, Goebbert, Cubs

Neal Huntington met with the media today at PirateFest, including our own Sean McCool, and discussed a lot of off-season topics, including today’s trade of Charlie Morton. The Pirates traded Morton for David Whitehead, who Huntington described as a big, physical right-hander who puts the ball on the ground and has the makings of a curveball […]
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Pirates Sign 1B/OF Jake Goebbert, Added to 40-Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of 1B/OF Jake Goebbert on Wednesday morning. He is a 28-year-old lefty/lefty, who spent the 2015 season in AAA with the San Diego Padres, where he hit .294/.392/.452 in 122 games, though it should be noted that it is a high-offense league and park in El Paso. Goebbert played […]
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