Sunday is usually a slow day in winter ball, but five Pittsburgh Pirates players saw action.
In Venezuela, Ramon Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He is 4-for-14 in the first four games and has been the DH in each of the last three games after catching the opener.
Jose Osuna went 0-for-4 and is now 1-for-12 on the season. After being used as a DH in his first two games...
There wasn’t much going on Friday night in winter ball, but there was plenty of action on Saturday, so we recap the last two days below. On Thursday night, we posted the season preview for the Venezuelan League, along with a recap of Opening Day. The Mexican League started with one game Friday night, though no Pirates players were involved in the game. All but one Pirates player...
As the Winter Meetings came to close the Tigers made a relatively low-key move Wednesday night sending LHP Andy Oliver (a once coveted pitching prospect) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league catcher Ramon Cabrera.
The 23-year-old switching hitting Cabrera batted .276 in 2012, with three home runs, 50 RBIs, and 22 doubles in 112 games and offers some catching depth after losing...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers traded left-hander Andy Oliver to the Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher Ramon Cabrera.
The 25-year-old Oliver was 5-9 with a 4.88 ERA in 19 starts and nine relief appearances this year at Triple-A Toledo.
Cabrera, 23, hit .276 with 22 doubles, three homers and 50 RBIs at Double-A Altoona.
The swap was announced Wednesday.
The Pirates announced something not quite a blockbuster today. They have traded AAA catcher Ramon Cabrera to the Detroit Tigers for LHP Andy Oliver. Cabrera had a pretty good year as a 22 year old at Altoona this season, eventually being promoted for a backup stint in AAA. Year Tm G PA AB R H [...]
The Detroit Tigers have traded starting pitcher Andy Oliver to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for switch-hitting catcher prospect Ramon Cabrera.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed pitcher Andy Oliver from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for catcher Ramon Cabrera. More details to come.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Ramon Cabrera to Indianapolis. The catcher will move up in time for the final games of the season, plus the playoffs. Last night Tony Sanchez fouled a ball off his foot, so this move could be related to that injury.
Cabrera hit for a .276/.342/.367 line in 384 at-bats this year in Altoona. He started off slow in the first half, but was on fire...
GOES ALL OUT
You know what we like to see from AA-ball catchers? Effort. Only one to catch the eye of scouts, boys. Effort. So this week in Reading, the R-Phils were playing Altoona (used to be Pirates affiliate). Ramon Cabrera was working behind the plate. One thing led to another and a hitter bloops a foul ball towards the first base dugout. Cabrera, being ever the gamer, gives chase.
With today being the first official day of workouts for pitchers and catchers, I figured it was a good time to go over the players in camp who are not on the 40-man roster. Earlier today, I went over the pitchers. Here are the non-roster invitee catchers.
Cabrera is coming off a breakout season, where he won the Florida State League batting title with a batting average...