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...
Barrett Barnes is back with West Virginia.
Keeping track of the minor league moves in the system today:
**Barrett Barnes has been activated from the West Virginia disabled list. He had missed time with a hamstring issue.
**Junior Sosa has been promoted to Bradenton.
**Jhondaniel Medina has been transferred from Bradenton to West Virginia.
West Virginia beat the Lakewood BlueClaws in the first game of the four game series in Lakewood tonight, by an 8-3 score. Joely Rodriguez wasn’t as sharp as he has been recently on the mound, but he still looked pretty good and his relievers picked him up. Stetson Allie had just one hit on the night, but it created quite a buzz in the stadium. Junior Sosa had three of the Power’s...
Barrett Barnes has been promoted to West Virginia.
The Pirates have promoted Barrett Barnes to West Virginia. Barnes was previously in extended Spring Training getting extra at-bats and recovering from an oblique injury that he had at the end of Spring Training. The at-bats were meant to make up for the lost time from the end of camp, and get him ready for the season.