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COLLIN BALESTER RUMORS

Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced ten minor league free agent signings. The following six players will receive an invitation to Spring Training. RHP Collin Balester LHP Jeremy Bleich RHP Deolis Guerra RHP Brad Lincoln INF Gustavo Nunez RHP Blake Wood We heard about Lincoln today, and Balester has been known for a while. He spent the 2014 season rehabbing in the Pirates’ farm system...
Via Pirates Prospects
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Re-Sign Four Minor League Free Agents

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...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Collin Balester

COLLIN BALESTER RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: June 6, 1986 Height: 6’5″ Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right 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...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Balester seeking fresh start with Tigers

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Plan C? Farewell to Collin Balester and his mustache.

(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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Tigers exchange relievers with Nationals

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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