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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced via Twitter that they’ve claimed infielder Gustavo Nunez off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nunez was the Rule 5 selection by the Pirates last year, but missed the entire year on the 60-day disabled list with an injury that he suffered prior to the Rule 5 draft. The shortstop is regarded as a plus defender, but hasn’t done much with the bat, and has only played as high as Double-A.
Since Nunez spent the year on the 60-day disabled list, he would have still been subject to the Rule 5 restrictions in 2013. The Pirates would have had to keep him on the 25-man roster for 90 days before they’d be able to send him down to the minors. Had he cleared waivers, rather than being claimed by Arizona, they would have had to offer him back to Detroit or worked out a trade to keep him. Arizona will now be under those same requirements.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a few moves this afternoon. The team claimed right-hander Chad Beck off waivers from Toronto, and catcher Ali Solis off waivers from San Diego. To make room on the 40-man roster, they designated Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer for assignment.
Beck, who turns 28 in January, has just 18 innings in the majors, with a 5.50 ERA, a 6.0 K/9, and a 2.5 BB/9 ratio...
The Scottsdale Scorpions tied the Phoenix Desert Dogs 8-8 in 10 innings today. Here are the results for the Pirates prospects.
**Adalberto Santos went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a stolen base.
**Matt Curry went 0-for-5.
**Vic Black had a rough outing, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks, while getting one out. Black threw 25 pitches, with 13 strikes. He left the...
Here are the results for the Pirates prospects from the Arizona Fall League action today.
**Adalberto Santos went 0-for-2 with two walks. Santos started in left field.
**Gift Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
**Tyler Waldron pitched an inning, allowing two runs on two hits, with a walk, no strikeouts, and a home run. Waldron threw 23 pitches, with 13 strikes.
Warning: What you are about to read is different from what many others have written on this subject. If you are expecting this post to lay blame on twenty years of losing because of four days of training, or pander to the "I hate Bob Nutting just because its easy" crowd, please turn back now.There's a lot of things the Pirates have done wrong over the last two decades...
The Diamondbacks have already had an eventful offseason. They traded Chris Young for Heath Bell and Cliff Pennington, and exercised their option on JJ Putz's contract. But this Arizona team is actually set for next year with no major league free agents lined up.
At shortstop, the Diamondbacks didn't get a lot of production from the injured (and now traded) Stephen...
PHOENIX Mike Jacobs, who made an emotional return to the major leagues last season, was one of five players removed from the Diamondbacks 40-man roster during a general housecleaning on Thursday.
When Jacobs was promoted from Class AAA Reno on Sept. 19, the D-backs said he could be a candidate as a reserve first baseman and left-handed pinch-hitter in 2013. Jacobs hit .211 with...
The Pirates claimed pitcher Chad Beck and catcher Ali Solis off waivers on Thursday. Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer were designated for assignment to make room for Beck and Solis on the 40-man roster. Obviously, these are pretty minuscule moves in the grand scheme of things, but I’ll briefly break them down anyway.
Beck is a 27 year old reliever that was recently DFA by the Blue...
The Scottsdale Scorpions won 6-3 today. Here are the results from the Pirates prospects.
**Matt Curry went 0-for-3 with a walk.
**Brandon Cumpton pitched a shutout inning, giving up one hit and striking out one. Cumpton threw 16 pitches with eight strikes.
Former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and television analyst Mark Grace has been indicted in a DUI case and could face nearly four years in prison if he's convicted, authorities said Thursday.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said a grand jury indicted Grace on Oct. 3 on four felony counts of aggravated driving or actual physical control while under the influence...
Ex Arizona Diamondbacks announcer Mark Grace has been indicted in a DUI case, and faces up to four years in prison if he's convicted. It's really quite a sad situation, as it's his second DUI charge in the past 15 months. Grace faces four felony counts of "aggravated driving or actual physical control while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs."...