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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. Between the AA and AAA levels he combined for 30 innings, putting up a 3.30 ERA along with a 7.5 K/9 and a 3.9 BB/9. He suffered a shoulder strain during the season. Cofield will likely be used as depth on the AAA pitching staff.
The Pirates have also given out non-roster invitees to Spring Training to Brandon Boggs, Jake Fox, and Shairon Martis.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Eric Fryer for assignment last week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for their Rule 5 additions. On the same day they claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Toronto Blue Jays, who they designated for assignment to clear a spot for Clint Barmes. Fryer cleared waivers today and was outrighted to AAA. Jeroloman, on the other hand, was claimed...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to pay Clint Barmes $10.5 million to play short stop for them for the next two seasons.
To top that off, the 33-year-old middle infielder gets to reunite with his old manager Clint Hurdle, who he played under during his first seven seasons in the big leagues with the Colorado Rockies, where he enjoyed a World Series title in 2007.
Happy Thanksgiving! Checking in with the Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Indios de Mayaguez 1, Criollos de Caguas 0
Los Indios posted 10 hits but left 8 runners on base, scoring only one run. A double and two singles brought in the lone run, but left the bases loaded and one out. Unfortunately, 3B Jeremy Farrell...
Less than a week after losing Brian Jeroloman on waivers, the Blue Jays have re-claimed him. The team announced that it has claimed the 26-year-old catcher from the Pirates. Toronto's 40-man roster now has one open spot.
The Pirates claimed Jeroloman off of waivers from Toronto on Friday but designated the catcher for assignment on Monday to make room for the newly-acquired...
Jake Fox and Shairon Martis are among six players the Pirates have signed to Minor League deals. Along with outfielder Brandon Boggs, the two receive non-roster invitations to Spring Training as part of their deals.
Alright so this one should be pretty easy as the Buccos have really addressed this position. The Pirates lost Ryan Doumit and it looks pretty unlikely that Chris Snyder will be back. Those two were supposed to be the catching tandem last season. Doumit had a good season, when he played. The oft-injured backstop (somewhat) [...]
The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a team press release. Pittsburgh designated the 26-year-old on November 21st, only a few days after they claimed him off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.
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Today's a pretty busy day for baseball news, but I'm leaving in a couple hours to make the Thanksgiving trek back to Western PA and so I don't have a whole lot of time to really write about some things I'd like to tackle today, like the new CBA. The new CBA is going to be announced within minutes here, and it's going to include some kind of strict luxury tax...
The Pirates signed catcher and outfielder Jake Fox and right-hander Shairon Martis to minor league contracts, according to Baseball America.