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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Dominican third baseman Johan Herrera for $300,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Herrera is a 17-year old who is 6′ 1″, 190 pounds. Badler notes that he stands out for his left handed power. He also notes that he has an average arm, and that his bat is ahead of his defense, which could cause a position change down the line.
The international tracker has been updated with the signing. The Pirates have spent just over $2 M on four players, and have $850,000 remaining in their international bonus pool this year.
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According to the MLB.com transactions page, the Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted catcher Ali Solis to Triple-A. Solis was claimed off of waivers last week from the Padres, apparently for the sole purpose of the Pirates trying to put him through waivers and send him to Indianapolis.
He didn’t look like much more than catching depth when he was claimed, and this move isn’t much...
Today the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up the option year for Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez has a unique contract which usually brings some confusion about how long the Pirates have him under control. As a refresher, I thought I’d break down his deal.
Alvarez is still under the deal he signed out of the draft (or to be more accurate, the second deal he signed out of the draft). That deal...
The Scottsdale Scorpions won 9-2 today. Here are the individual results for the Pirates prospects.
**Adalberto Santos went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Santos started at second base and hit third.
**Matt Curry went 1-for-3 with two walks.
**Tyler Waldron pitched two shutout innings in relief. He gave up one hit and struck out two.
The Scottsdale Scorpions lost 6-1 to Surprise. Here is how the Pirates prospects did tonight.
**Vic Black pitched a perfect inning in relief. He only needed seven pitches, with four of those strikes.
**Adalberto Santos went 0-for-4.
**Gift Ngoepe went 1-for-3.
MLB’s free agency period began at 12:01 AM EST, which means that players are now free to sign with other teams. For the Pirates, that means that Jason Grilli, Kevin Correia, and Chad Qualls are now free agents. Here are some other notes on free agency this year.
**The process for draft pick compensation has changed. There are no more Type A or Type B free agents. There are only...