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The Pirates made some moves on Monday – not big ones, but still somewhat notable. They acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and reliever Miles Mikolas from the Padres, sending them prospect Clint Robinson in exchange. Decker and Mikolas were both added to the 40-man roster, so to make room, the Bucs designated Kyle McPherson and Garrett Jones for assignment.
The three guys in the trade are all minor leaguers, so the DFA of Jones is probably the biggest news here. It’s not as if the Pirates are upgrading from him with this particular move, but he was certain to be a goner this offseason. He was up for arbitration, meaning he’d get a decent raise from his 2013 salary of $4.5M despite a pretty brutal season — .233 average, .708 OPS, 15 HR’s in 440 plate appearances. He went in to a bad slump late in the year, forcing the Bucs to make a move and bring in Justin Morneau. And as I noted several times, the numbers are misleading – they came almost exclusively against right handed pitching. The ...
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Garrett Jones was designated for assignment on Monday (Photo Courtesy of Al Behrman)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded prospect Alex Dickerson to the San Diego Padres for Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment.
Decker was a first round draft pick in 2008...
The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment.
Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making.
The first baseman hit .233/.289/.419...
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated 1B/OF Garrett Jones for assignment on Monday morning to make room for minor league outfielder Jaff Decker, according to CBS Sports.
Jones, 32, should be in high demand this winter. Despite hitting .233/.289/.419 in 2013, the left-handed power hitter is only one year removed from an impressive .274/.317/.516 line that was a staple in the middle of...
I’ve never had any interaction with Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects, aside from him passive-aggressively claiming that “nobody reads” isportsweb after I questioned the accuracy of an article from one of his contributors on Twitter. And to Tim’s credit, he runs a regularly updated Pirates page with some useful player information, podcasts and interviews featuring personnel...
The #Pirates have acquired OF Jaff Decker & RHP Miles Mikolas from the #Padres in exchange for minor leaguer Alex Dickerson.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 25, 2013
To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the #Pirates designate for assignment Garrett Jones & RHP Kyle McPherson.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 25, 2013...
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Alex DickersonCredit: milb.com
In a move that shocked Pirate Nation, 2013 Eastern League Rookie of the Year Alex Dickerson was dealt to the Padres for prospects Jaff (not Jeff) Decker and Mikes Mikolas. Dickerson, 23, hit 288 with 17 homers and 68 RBIs for Double-A Altoona in 2013. Most Pirates fans believed that Dickerson figured...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Alex Dickerson.
Decker hit .286 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 105 games with Triple-A Tucson in 2013. He also went 4 for 26 with a homer and two RBI in 13 games with the Padres. Mikolas went 4-2 with 26 saves for Tucson this year and made...
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Born: October 8, 1985
Drafted: 43rd round, 1293rd overall, 2008 (Rangers)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Agent: Paragon Sports International
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#pirates sign minor league free agents C Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Epply. Both...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Nevin Ashley and right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley to minor league contracts, which include invitations to Major League spring training as non-roster players.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signings of Catcher Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Eppley to MiLB deals. The @Pirates have signed catcher Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Eppley to minor league contracts, which includes spring training invites. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 26, 2013 Ashley is depth. With Tony Sanchez potentially becoming the…
The Padres announced they have traded outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed reliever Miles Mikolas to the PIrates for first baseman/outfielder Alex Dickerson. Both Decker and Mikolas were designated for assignment last week.
Decker, 23, was taken with the 42nd overall pick in the 2008 draft. He ascended to Triple-A for the first time in 2013 and hit .286/.381/.443 in 105 games...
The Padres continued their flurry of roster moves on Monday as it was announced that two deals had been made with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates. Relief pitcher Brad Brach was traded to Baltimore in exchange for Minor-Leaguer Devin Jones, and reliever Miles Mikolas and outfielder Jaff Decker were traded to Pittsburgh in exchange for 1B/OF prospect Alex Dickerson. The...
The San Diego Padres have traded right-handers Brad Brach and Miles Mikolas, and outfielder Jaff Decker in separate deals for two prospects, including Eastern League Rookie of the Year Alex Dickerson.
The Padres sent Mikolas and Decker to Pittsburgh on Monday for Dickerson, a first baseman-outfielder who's from the San Diego suburb of Poway.
Dickerson spent all of 2013 with...