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I know I write a lot about the Pittsburgh Pirates on this site but I find them really interesting. The Pirates have had a loosing record in each of the seasons I have been alive but they are starting to turn it around. Through savvy personnel decisions on a mostly small scale, Pittsburgh has positioned themselves, if a lot goes right, to actually win more than 81 games this season...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have tendered all of their arbitration eligible players, per a team press release. The team also announced that Pedro Ciriaco and Jason Jaramillo will officially become free agents at midnight after being non-tendered by the team. All of the remaining 0-3 players who weren’t under contract were tendered an offer.
The New York Mets have claimed right handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. Hefner was originally acquired by the Pirates off of waivers from the San Diego Padres on November 18th. He was waived last week to make room for Yamaico Navarro on the 40-man roster.
Rubin also notes that the Mets have signed left hander...
The Braves are among the teams interested in free agent shortstop Ronny Cedeno, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter). The Peter E. Greenberg & Associates client has been on Atlanta's backup shortstop and utility list all offseason, O'Brien reports.
The Pirates declined Cedeno's option earlier this offseason, after he...
Pirates, Jason Grilli agree to terms on a $1.1MM deal for 2011, I have learned.
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@mlbtrben) December 13, 2011
Sack is back.
Jason Grilli posted a 2.48 ERA over 32.2 innings last season. He struck out 37 and walked 15. This deal will avoid the Bucs taking Grilli to arbitration.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a somewhat busy day today. They swapped arbitration eligible players with the Milwaukee Brewers, reached a pre-arbitration deal with Jason Grilli, non-tendered Pedro Ciriaco and Jason Jaramillo, and tendered offers to the rest of the players who were without contracts in 2012.
In the biggest move of the day, the Pirates traded Jose Veras to the Milwaukee...
One of seven arbitration-eligible players to be tendered a contract before Monday's midnight ET deadline, Evan Meek stands in line to return to the setup role that he never settled into last season.
Jason Grilli will be back in the Pirates' bullpen next season, having secured his spot on the club by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Jose Veras to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for third baseman Casey McGehee, according to a team press release by the Brewers.
The Brewers agreed to a three-year deal with Aramis Ramirez earlier today. That move made McGehee expandable for Milwaukee.
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The Mets have signed 27-year-old C Lucas May and 28-year-old LHP Garrett Olson to minor league deals, while claiming RHP Jeremy Hefner off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Adam Rubin from ESPN New York.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for reliever Jose Veras on Monday night.