Sadly we are at the point where boring, nearly meaningless news like this warrants a post, as opposed to more postseason action. Oh well.
The Pirates acquired relief pitcher Preston Guilmet from Baltimore for cash considerations. Guilmet has had a few short, unimpressive major league stints but has impressive K/BB numbers in the minors. You never know who will come out of the scrum...
According to the transactions page on MiLB.com, pitcher Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Chris McGuiness have both elected to become free agents. McGuiness was recently dropped from the 40-man roster when the Pirates added John Holdzkom to the roster. Mazzaro has been back and forth between the Pirates and Indianapolis over the last two seasons.
McGuiness led all Pirates minor league...
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a logjam in the bullpen for the entire Spring. It was rumored the entire month that the Pirates might ship one of their relievers out if they got a good offer. Evidently, no offer came and the Pirates were forced to pick who would lose out when they finalized rosters the past Friday. The odd man out ended up being Vin Mazzaro. He was designated...
The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 27, 1986
Drafted: 3rd round, 101st overall, 2005 (Athletics)
How Acquired: Trade (from Athletics) with Clint Robinson for Luis Rico and Luis Sanchez
High School: Rutherford (NJ) HS
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When Mazzaro was drafted, he...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals optioned Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Mazzaro gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1-3 innings Tuesday.
The move was announced before a game with the Seattle Mariners. Rookie right-hander Will Smith was recalled from Omaha and started.
Mazzaro is 3-3 with a 6.12 ERA in three stints with the Royals this season, allowing...
Vin Mazzaro's bad inning turned into a real bad night.
Mazzaro gave up six runs and eight hits, including an Adam Lind three-run homer, in the fourth inning of the Royals' 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Mazzaro's final line in his spot start was 13 hits and six runs in 5 13 innings. In his previous start, June 22 against the Cardinals, Mazzaro was roughed up...