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Jeff Locke and Jared Hughes earn first ML call up

Daniel Moskos tweeted that the Pirates have called up both Jeff Locke and Jared Hughes following Indianapolis’ season finale. Locke was looked at as perhaps the main piece in the Nate McLouth trade which also brought Charlie Morton and Gorkys Hernandez into the Pirates’ organization. The 23-year old lefty was 7-8 with a 4.03 ERA

 
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Full details of Jose Tabata contract

Friday, it became known that the Pirates and Jose Tabata had agreed to an extension that could keep Tabata in Pittsburgh until 2019. The Pirates finally made the deal official today and the full terms of the deal are now disclosed: 2011: $500,000 plus a $1 million signing bonus 2012: $750,000 2013: $1 million 2014:

 
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Tony Watson recalled from AAA

Kristy Robinson has reported that LHP Tony Watson has just arrived in the Pirates’ clubhouse and will take Paul Maholm’s spot on the 25-man roster after Maholm was placed on the disabled list last night with a shoulder strain. Watson has pitched in 26 1/3 innings thus far out of the bullpen for the Pirates

 
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Pirates sign Jose Tabata to extension

Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportes.com broke some news that came out of nowhere today. According to Rojas, Tabata and the Pirates agreed to an extension that could keep Jose Tabata in Pittsburgh until 2019. The breakdown of the contract goes like this: 2011: $500,000 plus a $1 million signing bonus 2012: $750,000 2013: $1 million 2014:

 
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Tim Wood traded to Rangers

The Pirates traded reliever Tim Wood to the Texas Rangers today for cash or a player to be named later. Wood was designated for assignment this past week in order to make room for Ross Ohlendorf. In 8 innings with the Pirates, Wood walked 8 and struck out 2 with a 5.63 ERA. I wouldn’t

 
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Brad Lincoln recalled; Tony Watson optioned to AAA

In a surprise move, Tony Watson was optioned to AAA-Indianapolis today and starter Brad Lincoln was recalled to take his spot on the roster. Watson had a 2.73 ERA in 26 1/3 innings where he struck out 23 and walked 12. He had given up runs in each of his last 3 outings, but has

 
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