Found November 22, 2011 on PRO Rumors:
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher, first baseman Jake Fox and right handed pitcher Shairon Martis according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Fox hit .246/.313/.443 with 2 HR's and 6 RBI's in 61 AB's for the Orioles in 2011. Martis last pitched in the Majors in 2009 with the Nationales. That season he went 5-3 with a 5.25 ERA in 85.2 innings throughout 15 starts. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License.

MLB’s new CBA and how it affects the Pirates

This afternoon, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA announced a new collective bargaining agreement that will extend labor peace through the 2016 season. Not like it was ever in question, but the good news is that us baseball fans won’t have to suffer through any kinds of work stoppages in the near future. But let’s take a look at some of the changes to the new CBA and how those...

Pirates Announce Scouting Department Changes

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the following changes within the Scouting Department. The announcement was made by Pirates Assistant General Manager Greg Smith. On the Professional Scouting side, Dave Jauss has been named Major League Scout and Alvin Rittman, Jim Dedrick and Rob Guzik have been named Pro Scouts. Within the International Scouting department, Juan Mercado...

Pirates Sign Kyle Cofield, Issue Spring Training Invites

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of six minor league free agents via a team press release.  Five of the six we’ve already heard about (Jose Diaz, Brandon Boggs, Jake Fox, Shairon Martis, Stefan Welch).  The one name we haven’t heard is Kyle Cofield. Cofield is a 6′ 5″, 220 pound right hander who pitched in the Chicago White Sox system last year...

Barmes To The Buccos

Shortstop is one of the deepest positions on the market this winter. The Pittsburgh Pirates made an early splash in the free agent waters and signed shortstop Clint Barmes to a two-year, $10.5M deal. Pittsburgh chose to explore other shortstop options outside of Ronny Cedeno this winter. While Cedeno was statistically the best defender on the team in 2011 (5.9 UZR), he has historically...

Orioles agree to terms with RHP Chong Tae-Hyon

According to a baseball source close to Brittany Ghiroli of, the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with right handed pitcher Chong Tae-Hyon. The details of the deal are still unknown. Orioles' executive VP of baseball operations, Dan Duquette said the team is “very interested” in acquiring the 33-year old submarine pitcher. “He has a lifetime ERA under two...

Report: Orioles agree to terms with Korean P Chong

The Baltimore Orioles hae agreed to terms with Korean reliever Chong Tae-Hyon., citing a baseball source, said the sides still have to agree on the exact length and money for the deal. The 33-year-old Chong closed out the gold medal game of the 2008 Olympics, when South Korea toppled Cuba. A submarine-style pitcher, Chong reportedly relies on sharp control.

Pirates Designate Brian Jeroloman For Assignment

The Pirates designated catcher Brian Jeroloman for assignment to open a 40-man roster spot for Clint Barmes, according to the team.

Jeroloman Is Back & KJ Talks To MLB Radio

It's a pretty good crowd for the Blue Jays.And the manager gives me a smile.'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see To forget about the Leafs for awhile.;DAs pointed out by Bauxite PeteMoss in this thread, the Blue Jays have re-claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman on waivers.  That comes after he was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates five days ago.Brian...

Baseball's new CBA: making things worse for small markets

Jane: That's not fair, daddy. Lilly got a mango pop and I didn't get one.Louie: Yup.Jane: Well that's not fair.Louie: I don't even know what that means.Jane: Why does she get one and not me?Louie: 'Cuz she's a separate person from you. You're never gonna get the same things as other people. It's never gonna be equal. It's not gonna happen ever...

Pittsburgh Pirates make a bad decision in signing Clint Barmes

Time to catch up on a few deals from the last few days. The Pittsburgh Pirates giving two years and $10.5 million to Clint Barmes was the head-scratc...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.