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Just a quick note — via Ken Rosenthal, the Giants have expressed interest in bringing back Mark DeRosa. There isn’t much to expect from him at this point. Projections are hardly a be-all and end-all, but I think the ZiPS projection for DeRosa in 2012 tells the whole story: .244/.300/.277. He’ll probably get a minor-league contract with an invite to Spring Training, and I wouldn’t...
The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the minor league staff for the 2012 season. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. Here are the coaching assignments for each team.
Manager: Dean Treanor
Coach: Jeff Branson
Pitching Coach: Tom Filer
Athletic Trainer: Bryan Housand
The Indianapolis staff will stay the same...
The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues have the day off on Thursday, but the Venezuelans were busy, and the Australians had some early games going:
Aguilas de Zulia 7, Tiburones de La Guaira 1
New Pirate Shairon Martis lost his second game of the season, but it was not entirely his fault. Los Tiburones scored 4 unearned runs in the 2nd inning, then...
Winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends on Saturday, including Australian games from Saturday morning….
Estrellas de Oriente 7, Tigres del Licey 5
Five runs in the 8th inning gave the come-from-behind win to Los Estrellas. Los Tigres scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, aided by a wild pitch and three passed balls by C Dusty Brown...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been busy on December 3rd throughout the years, making many minor trades, signings and waiver claims. The most productive of all transactions made on this date was the amateur free agent signing of an 18 year old infielder out of Puerto Rico named Jose Lind on this date in 1982. Lind progressed through the Pirates minor league system slowly, moving up...
Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league action:
Gigantes del Cibao 6, Leones del Escogido 3
RF Starling Marte continued his happy return to the playing field after missing some time with muscle strain. Today he went 2-for-4 with a double and a single. That’s 5-for-15 in the past three games after going hitless in his first game back...
Rob Biertempfel has a few updates on some international free agents via Twitter:
-He mentions that the Pirates have interest in Yoenis Cespedes, but that they will quickly back away if the bidding gets crazy.
-The Pirates have interest in left handers Wei-Yin Chen and Tsuyoshi Wada, according to Biertempfel. This is the second time we’ve heard the team linked to Wada. About...
Matt PagnozziToday the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent catcher Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training.Pagnozzi, 29, is a journeyman catcher with nine years of pro experience and spent most of the 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies organization where he hit .275 (49-for-178) with 13...
Today, we release Episode 2 of Nats Talk On The Go, a Washington Natonals podcast featuring Craig MacHenry of Capitol Baseball and Joe Drugan. Listen here, or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Thanks for listening and for the suggestions for topics on Twitter. We'll be doing another podcast next week for the winter meetings, so hopefully there are some...