Rob Biertempfel tweets that the Pirates will option seldom-used infielder Pedro Ciriaco to AAA-Indianapolis. This probably is just to open the doorway and make room for SS Ronny Cedeno to come off the disabled list in time for this weekend’s series against the Cardinals. Nothing has been made official yet about the corresponding, move, though.
Rob Biertempfel of the Trib tweets that the Pirates have optioned LHP Daniel Moskos to AAA-Indianapolis. Joe Beimel will be activated from the disabled list and take his spot on the roster for Friday’s game. Moskos is currently 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA, however he really has not done a good job against left handers
The Pirates made another splash in the International market today as they signed Venzuelan OF Elvis Escobar for a reported $570,000. Here’s what Baseball America has to say on Escobar: Escobar, 16, is a 5-foot-9, 165-pound lefty with advanced baseball instincts and feel for hitting. Escobar comes from one of baseball’s biggest families. He is the
We already knew this, but the Pirates have made it official. RHP Brad Lincoln has been recalled from AAA-Indianapolis to start the 2nd game of the double header in Washington today. To make room for him on the roster, reliever Tim Wood has been optioned to AAA-Indianapolis. Lincoln, who was the club’s 1st round pick
Rob Biertempfel is reporting that the Pirates have placed Ronny Cedeno on the new 7-day disabled list due to concussion-like symptoms. Pedro Ciriaco has been recalled and is available for both games of the double header today. I have no idea how Cedeno has concussion-like symptoms as I do not recall any moments where he
Ben Badler from Baseball America reported earlier today that the Pirates have singed Colombian outfielder Harold Ramirez for $1.05 million. That is the 2nd highest bonus given out by the Pirates for an International player ever behind only Luis Heredia last year. Here’s what Tim at Pirates Prospects has on Ramirez: Ramirez is 16 years