Found February 16, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf made just nine starts with Pittsburgh in 2011. PITTSBURGH — Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf signed with the Boston Red Sox today, according to Scott Bradley (via Peter Gammons). The deal is reported to be a minor league contract. Ohlendorf was released by the Pirates in December after an injury plagued 2011 season. The move was to open up a roster spot for Rule 5 pick infielder Gustavo Nunez. Ohlendorf made just nine starts due to shoulder injuries, and went 1-3 with a 8.15 ERA over 38.2 innings with Pittsburgh. Ohlendorf was acquired from the New York Yankees in 2008 along with pitchers Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen and Outfielder Jose Tabata for outfielder Xavier Nady and pitcher Damaso Marte. Over four seasons with the Pirates, Ohlendorf went 13-27 with a 4.60 ERA over 64 starts.

Pirates president Coonelly optimistic about 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly believes his club can take another step toward contending this season, and not just because the rest of the NL Central appears to have taken a step back. While the top teams in the division underwent major overhauls on the field and in the front office during the offseason - or both - the Pirates were relatively quiet during the winter...

Thie Date in Pirates History: February 16

There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates who were born on this date. Combined they played just 60 games in a Pirates uniform, 51 coming from just one of the players and one of the others played their entire career in just one day. Luis Figueroa(1974) second baseman for the 2001 Pirates. The Pirates signed him to his first pro contract out of Puerto Rico at the age of 23 in...

Andrew McCutchen Player Projection No 57

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Burnett designated for assignment, Yanks trade him to Pirates

Major League Baseball players spend the first few years (or more) of their career fighting to make it to the big leagues. The unfortunate ones then spend 2-3 years proving themselves on teams like the Marlins, Royals, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the event that they become a breakout star, teams like the Red Sox, White Sox, and Yankees usually sidn them to a fat contract and make them stars.

Speaking of Spring Training….

The Pittsburgh Pirates held their spring training in the town of Dawson Springs, Kentucky from 1914-1917 playing at Riverside Park. The original stadium was washed away in a flood but the field was still there and the town rebuilt the stadium in 1999 to the original specifications from back in 1914 which meant building an all-wood stadium. Years ago online I found a group of photos...

McCutchen chats on Intentional Talk

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Garrett Jones' contract in arbitration with Pirates

Garrett Jones and the Pirates argued their case in a salary arbitration hearing today, according to The Associated Press.

Pirates win arbitration case against Jones

An MLB arbitration panel today sided with the Pirates in their arbitration case against first baseman Garrett Jones. The team also came to terms with infielder Casey McGehee, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for today.

Pirates pass on Young

The Pittsburgh Pirates will not offer veteran Dmitri Young a contract.

Olney: Burnett trade headed to Commissioner

Sources: Yankees and Pirates hope to take their proposed Burnett deal to the Commissioner later today, for approval. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 17, 2012 It looks like this ridiculous saga might finally be coming to a close with the resolution that we've all been expecting for a week and a half now. The reason the deal has to go to Selig's office is that...

Pirates OF Jones loses arbitration, gets $2.25M

Outfielder Garrett Jones has lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in salary arbitration.
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