Archive for the ‘Roster Moves’ Category

Pirates Option Justin Wilson, Kyle McPherson; Recall Daniel McCutchen, Reinstate Chad Qualls – Bucs Dugout

Pirates Option Justin Wilson, Kyle McPherson; Recall Daniel McCutchen, Reinstate Chad Qualls – Bucs Dugout.

Pirates Trade Away Jose Veras For Casey McGehee

  As part of a busy offseason so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates, their latest moved involved a trade between NL central rival Milwaukee Brewers. After the Brewers recently acquired third basemen Aramis Ramirez from the Chicago Cubs, there was little room for former Brewers third basemen Casey McGehee on the roster. Going into the […]

Right Hander Sent to Pittsburgh to Complete Matt Diaz Trade

Eliecer Cardenas was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Atlanta Braves, as the player to be named later from the Matt Diaz trade. The 23 year old righty reached Double A – the highest league he’s ever ¬†gotten to – just this year. However, his stats in Single A Advanced is where it shines. […]

Matt Pagnozzi Claimed, Pearce Moved to 60 Day-DL

Matt Pagnozzi has been claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. Pagnozzi, 28, has appeared in a few games in all his career, playing catcher and 1st base. He appeared in 2010 with the St. Louis Cardinals, when he hit .359 in 15 games, though he only posted a .242 average at Triple A that […]

Outfielders Diaz and Bowker Sent Elsewhere Before September 1; Give Credit to Neal Huntington

Before September 1st, the Pirates made some last minute moves, which were pretty reasonable on their side. Right handed hitting Matt Diaz returned to the Atlanta Braves to provide some bench depth for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Another outfielder, the 28 year old John Bowker, was sent to the Philadelphia […]

Joe Beimel Officially Released

After designating lefty Joe Beimel a few days ago, the Pirates have released him. Beimel, 34, posted a non-impressive 5.33 ERA this season, while allowing six homeruns in just 25.1 innings. He had been decent against lefties, though he was never claimed.

Ryan Ludwick Headed to DL

After just a couple of days pitcher Kevin Correia was placed on the DL with a strained left oblique, outfielder Ryan Ludwick was also placed on it with mid-back muscle spasms. Ludwick, 33, was a former go-to guy after Albert Pujols on the Cardinals lineup. However, with the San Diego Padres last season, he struggled […]

One Out and Another One In: Pirates Sign Nelson Figueroa After Designating Beimel For Assignment

Pittsburgh announced today that they have signed Nelson Figueroa, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review. Figueroa, 37, was released by the Houston Astros last week after he posted awful numbers at both the Major League and Triple A levels. In the Majors, he had an 8. 69 ERA, and then was sent down. […]