This is nice to see. Source: #Pirates, RHP Jeff Karstens agree to terms on one-year contract, pending physical — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) January 14, 2013 In an off season that has pretty much been the definition of “meh,” this is a move that makes some sense. Jeff Karstens, when healthy has been a very
Cleveland has traded RHP Jeanmar Gomez to Pittsburgh for minor league OF Quincy Latimore — keithlaw (@keithlaw) January 9, 2013 ESPN’s Keith Law reported today that the Pirates have acquired “staring pitcher” Jeanmar Gomez from Cleveland for ” OF prospect” Quincy Latimore. I put those positions in quotes because both players barely qualify as
Today, it was announced that the Pirates and Red Sox had, indeed finalized a deal that sends RHP Joel Hanrahan and 2B Brock Holt to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for RHP Mark Melancon, OF/1B Jerry Sands, 2B Ivan De Jesus, and RHP Stolmy Pimentel. Hanrahan, 31, was acquired by Pittsburgh in 2009 from
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Jason Grilli has (for real this time) re-signed with the Pirates for two years pending a physical. Terms have not yet been disclosed. Also, this might be a first: Grilli preferred Pirates. Turned down slightly bigger offers elsewhere to stay. — DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 10, 2012 Grilli has been
Both Evan Meek and Drew Sutton have chosen to become minor league free agents this offseason according to the International League. Meek, who is now 29 years old, is just two seasons removed from an All-Star appearance. However, arm injuries have weakened his effectiveness and velocity. He pitched just 12 innings in the Majors this
The #Pirates have acquired RHP Chad Qualls for INF Casey McGehee. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 31, 2012 News of the deal came just after the trade deadline as the Pirates and Yankees were able to squeak out a deal that will send corner infielder Casey McGehee to the Yankees for right-handed reliever Chad Qualls.