The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed four minor league free agents, according to Baseball America’s transactions page. The players who will be returning to the organization are RHP Collin Balester, RHP Marek Minarik, RHP Tyler Sample, and OF Junior Sosa.
Balester was signed by the Pirates last year as a minor league free agent as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Balester...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 6, 1986
Drafted: 4th round, 14th overall, 2004 (Expos)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: Huntington Beach (CA) HS
Agent: Reynolds Sports Management
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Balester quickly established himself as a good prospect during...
The Detroit Tigers designated right handed pitcher Collin Balester for assignment according to the team official Twitter account.
Balester, 25, went 2-0 with a 6.50 ERA, 2.5 HR/9, 5.5 BB/9 and 6.0 SO/9 in 18.0 innings with the Tigers in 2012.
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Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Collin Balester will be designated for assignment and Quintin Berry will be called up on Wednesday.
Manager Jim Leyland already had a good reason to like new reliever Collin Balester.
"He married a girl from Perrysburg, Ohio, my hometown," Leyland said. "So he can't be all bad."
Balester agreed it was unusual that his wife Ashley already had that connection with his new manager.
"She went to Ohio State and I met her when I was playing in Columbus...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers exchanged right-handed relievers with the Washington Nationals on Friday, acquiring Collin Balester for Ryan Perry.
(Up above, maybe the first photographic evidence of Collin Balester's mustache, circa February 2010. Photo courtesy of DC Sports Bog -- via CSN Washington's Kelli Johnson)
Godspeed, Collin Balester. Welcome, Ryan Perry.
So maybe Mike Rizzo's first move of the offseason really was all about roster flexibility. Or maybe, after a lost week in Dallas, it was...
The Washington Nationals have traded right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to the Detroit Tigers for right-handed pitcher Ryan Perry, the team announced via a press release.
Balester was orginally an Expo and had a 5-16 record with a 5.17 ERA in 62 games (22 starts) for the Nationals from 2008-2011. The 24-year-old Perry was 5-6 with a 4.07 ERA in 149 relief appearances for the...
The Tigers have acquired pitcher Collin Balester from the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-hander Ryan Perry.
The Detroit Tigers have exchanged arms with the Washington Nationals in a deal announced by the team Friday evening.
The Tigers sent former first-round draft pick Ryan Perry to the Nationals in exchange for right-hander Collin Balester.
Perry, drafted by the Tigers in 2008, spent the majority of 3 seasons with the club showing flashes of potential at times while appearing wild...