Ivan De Jesus is a minor league free agent. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Matt Eddy of Baseball America has the full list of Minor League Free Agents, including the following players from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
RHP: David Bromberg (AA), Brooks Brown (AAA), Erik Cordier (AAA), Jason Erickson (Hi A), Graham Godfrey (AAA), Doug Mathis (AAA), Luis Sanz (AA), Kyle Waldrop...
The Bradenton doubleheader yesterday was canceled due to weather. The two games will not be made up due to the fact Daytona and Bradenton do not meet up again during the first half of the season. West Virginia had their game rained out last night. They will make up the game on the road next week. Altoona was also rained out. That game will be made up in August when the two teams...
Altoona is the only night game today. All the other three teams have early afternoon start times. No starter has been named yet for West Virginia, but it is Orlando Castro’s day to pitch. He has to be added back to the roster before he can be announced as the starter. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have...
Light day on the schedule for prospects as three veteran pitchers take the mound, but down for West Virginia, 21-year-old lefty Joely Rodriguez has been pitching well of late. He has an ERA of 1.00 in May, with a 2/16 BB/K ratio in 18 innings. Despite the one-sided loss yesterday, Indianapolis still has the best record in the International League. For a look at the possible starters...
Both Bradenton and West Virginia have morning start times today. Indianapolis has an early afternoon game, while Altoona plays the only night game. Stolmy Pimentel will be on the mound for the Curve, looking to bounce back from his only bad start of the season. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have added...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be...
Yesterday was a busy day for transactions in Altoona, among them the addition of Neil Walker to the roster on a rehab assignment. He continues that assignment tonight. Indianapolis leads their division by 5.5 games over second place Columbus and by 14 games over their opponent tonight, the Toledo Mud Hens. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check...
Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility.
*Game Score is a stat created by Bill James...
Charlie Morton will get his third rehab start today as he pitches for Altoona, trying to work his way back from Tommy John Surgery. Indianapolis, Altoona and West Virginia all have early afternoon start times. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have added a Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this...
Kris Johnson had another good start tonight for the Indianapolis Indians.
A single pitch separated the Indianapolis Indians from twin shutouts at Columbus’ Huntington Park on Saturday evening: Kris Johnson’s sixth-inning offering to Clippers’ designated hitter Matt Carson in game one of the International League doubleheader.
Carson connected with Johnson’s middle-of-the-plate...
Gerrit Cole was cut from major league camp today.
The Pittsburgh Pirates cut six players from major league camp today. The team optioned RHP Phil Irwin to Indianapolis. They also reassigned RHP Brooks Brown, RHP Gerrit Cole, LHP Kris Johnson, C Ali Solis and RHP Kyle Waldrop to minor league camp. The Spring Training tracker has been updated. There are now 43 players left in camp.
Final: Pirates 3, Rays 2 (box)
WP: Jeff Locke (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: J.D. Martin (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
SV: Brooks Brown (1, 0.00 ERA)
Jeff Locke started for the Bucs and pitched three scoreless innings. He struck out one, walked one, and didn’t allow a hit.
Starling Marte went 1 for 2 with a single and a stolen base in the fourth inning. He eventually scored on an RBI groundout by Garrett...
The Pirates beat the Rays 3-2 this afternoon to open up Grapefruit League play…so for the first time in 2013, you can raise it! (Right?)
Jeff Locke pitched three strong scoreless innings. He allowed no hits and the Rays didn’t even get a ball out of the infield against him. Jeff had one strikeout and got seven ground ball outs. He allowed one walk, but picked off the runner...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have invited the following non-roster players to Spring Training, according to a list given to me today.
Brooks Brown, RHP
Erik Cordier, RHP
Ryan Reid, RHP
Kris Johnson, LHP
Mike Zagurski, LHP
Ali Solis, C
Jared Goedert, 3B
Matt Hague, 1B
Anderson Hernandez, 2B
Darren Ford, OF
Felix Pie, OF
A few of these guys we’ve already heard about at the time of their...
The hot-stove isn’t even lukewarm yet for the Pirates, but here’s a quick rundown of the past week:
Pirates 2013 single-game tickets are on sale now.
The Bucs signed six minor leaguers: Felix Pie, Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, Luis Sanz, and Alex Valdez. None of them seem particularly interesting, although Pie has played a fair amount in the majors (but not well...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown and Erik Cordier and outfielder
Felix Pie (pronounced P-a) on minor league contracts with invitations to spring training as non-roster players. The club
also agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers David Bromberg and Luis Sanz, along with infielder Alex Valdez on
minor league deals.
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 20, 1985
Drafted: 1st round, 34th overall, 2006 (Diamondbacks)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: University of Georgia
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Brown was a supplemental first round pick of Arizona in 2006 on the strength of a fastball...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of six minor league free agents, via a team press release. The six players are right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, and Luis Sanz, outfielder Felix Pie, and infielder Alex Valdez. All are minor league deals, and from that group, Brown, Cordier, and Pie received invites to Spring Training. We already heard...