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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor league deal, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. We heard the Pirates were interested in Reyes back in December.
Reyes is 27 yeas old and had a career 6.05 ERA in 334.2 innings in the majors. In that time he has a 5.8 K/9, a 3.9 BB/9, and a 1.5 HR/9 ratio. He’s a good flier to take on a minor league deal. He was once a highly regarded prospect in Atlanta’s farm system, and is still young enough to put it all together. He has a career .736 OPS in the majors against left handers, so worst case he could be left handed relief depth. He will most likely pitch out of AAA in 2011.
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This is the first of a series covering the Pirates’ minor league depth position by position. The idea is to take a look at the players the system has available at a position, level by level. No organization has prospects at every position and every level. It’s interesting to see just how well the Pirates are covered at each spot by players who at least have some chance to turn...
The Mexican Pacific League playoffs began yesterday. This league uses a playoff format like we’re used to seeing in the US leagues. The top 6 teams are in the playoffs, with #1 Culiacan playing the #6 Navojoa, #2 Mexicali vs. #5 Mochis, and #3 Obregon vs. #4 Hermosillo in the best-of-7 first round. Los Venados de Mazatlan, with Pirates’ Rogelio Noris, finished in last...
Welcome to 2012, Pirate fans! Hopefully this year will be better than the last. I spent the last few days of 2011 and the first couple days of 2012 turning over post ideas and discussion points in my head, so the long holiday break here at WHYGAVS is over. Let's start with what's the Pirates' most pressing current need for what's left of the off-season: the starting...
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun has produced a good amount of Orioles information today; let's discuss the highlights.
The Orioles are fairly confident they will add another outfielder, though that wouldn't necessarily portend an Adam Jones trade. The Orioles were not overly intrigued by the Braves' offer of Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado, and a minor league...
The Rangers acquired infielder Brandon Snyder from the Orioles for cash considerations on Tuesday. Texas also re-signed left-handed-hitting first baseman Brad Nelson to a Minor League contract. He will be assigned to Minor League camp.
The Orioles acquired outfielder Jai Miller from the A's for cash considerations and traded infielder Brandon Snyder to the Rangers for cash considerations on Tuesday.
The Baltimore Orioles have obtained outfielder Jai Miller from the Oakland Athletics, who parted with the part-time player for cash considerations. Miller was designated for assignment by Oakland on Dec. 23 after the A's received four players for pitcher Gio Gonzalez. The 26-year-old Miller went 3 for 12 with a homer and two RBIs for Oakland last season after being called up in September.