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Here's a list of players that signed Minor League deals recently:
– Outfielder Felix Pie signed a Minor League deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The deal includes invitation for Spring Training adds Connolly. Pie hit .285/.338/.459 with 6 HR's, 51 RBI's and a .355 wOBA in 364 plate appearances with the Braves' Triple-A team in 2012.
– Matt Carson agreed to a Minor League deal with the Cleveland Indians according to the Associated Press. The veteran outfielder hit .227/.246/.242 with 4 RBI's and a .218 wOBA in 69 plate appearances for the Twins in 2012.
– Outfielder Cedric Hunter also signed a Minor League deal with the Indians according to the Associated Press. The 24-year old Hunter hit .268/.355/.375 with 5 HR's, 44 RBI's and a .331 wOBA in 412 plate appearances for the Cardinals' Triple-A team in 2012.
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BEST OF MAXIM
The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding five players and protecting those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft on December 6th. The list below includes the players who were left unprotected for the draft.
Before I get to the list, I want to point out a mistake on Gift Ngoepe’s eligibility. Ngoepe signed with the Pirates in late-2008 at the age of 18. This...
The Pirates have signed outfielder Felix Pie to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invite to spring training and incentives based on plate appearances if he makes the major league club.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent outfielders Matt Carson and Cedric Hunter to minor league contracts.
Both deals include invitations to major league spring training camp.
Carson spent most of last season with Minnesota's Triple-A Rochester affiliate. The 31-year-old batted .282 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs in 115 games. He appeared in 26 games in two...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of six minor league free agents, via a team press release. The six players are right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, and Luis Sanz, outfielder Felix Pie, and infielder Alex Valdez. All are minor league deals, and from that group, Brown, Cordier, and Pie received invites to Spring Training. We already heard...
Before coming to the Pittsburgh Pirates near the end of Spring Training this year, Robby Rowland spent two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. A third round draft pick out of high school, with a strong bonus to match, he had some struggles during his two seasons in the Pioneer League. Things changed for him this season in a big way. He went from a thrower that posted...
Tomorrow is the day for teams to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Teams have until midnight to add players to the 40-man roster, or risk those players being exposed in the draft this December. The first time eligible players this year are high school players from the 2008 draft and college players from the 2009 draft. The Pirates currently have six open spots on the...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians outrighted disappointing Matt LaPorta to Triple-A Columbus and added four players to their 40-man roster. LaPorta hasn't lived up to expectations since he was acquired in 2008 from Milwaukee as part of the trade for ace CC Sabathia.
LaPorta began last season in the minors after undergoing hip surgery. He batted .241 with one homer and...
Born: February 8, 1985
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2001 (Cubs)
How acquired: Minor League Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
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come a long way since livin here…Thank you God for all youve done n my life. #Ameninstagr.am/p/SOUy9djt_X/
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown and Erik Cordier and outfielder
Felix Pie (pronounced P-a) on minor league contracts with invitations to spring training as non-roster players. The club
also agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers David Bromberg and Luis Sanz, along with infielder Alex Valdez on
minor league deals.