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MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins signed infielder Jeff Clement, a former No. 3 overall pick, to a minor league contract Monday. The contract includes an invite to major league spring training.
Clement, 29, was the third overall pick in the 2005 draft when the Seattle Mariners took him after Justin Upton and Alex Gordon. But since then, Clement has played in just 152 major league...
This one should be easy as the Pirates already made the right decision with Jeff Clement. Clement has been a flop at the major league level. Not that the Pirates gave up much for him. Really have to think the Pirates made out in that deal just by acquiring Ronny Cedeno. Clement was a longshot [...]
The following players have elected minor league free agency, per Baseball America.
RHP: Mike Crotta (AAA), Jose Diaz (AAA), Kris Harvey (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), Doug Salinas (HiA), Tim Wood (AAA)
LHP: Jo-Jo Reyes (AAA)
C: Jose Morales (AAA), Miguel Perez (AAA)
1B: Jeff Clement (AAA), Nick Evans (AAA), Jeff Larish (AAA), Christian Marrero (AAA), Gerlis...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted Daniel McCutchen, Jeff Clement, and Eric Fryer to Triple-A Indianapolis. We previously heard that Clement and Fryer had been designated for assignment when the team created room for the waiver claims of Chad Beck and Ali Solis. This is the first we’ve heard that McCutchen was removed from the 40-man roster.
Fryer has already elected free agency...
The Pirates claimed pitcher Chad Beck and catcher Ali Solis off waivers on Thursday. Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer were designated for assignment to make room for Beck and Solis on the 40-man roster. Obviously, these are pretty minuscule moves in the grand scheme of things, but I’ll briefly break them down anyway.
Beck is a 27 year old reliever that was recently DFA by the Blue...
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a few moves this afternoon. The team claimed right-hander Chad Beck off waivers from Toronto, and catcher Ali Solis off waivers from San Diego. To make room on the 40-man roster, they designated Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer for assignment.
Beck, who turns 28 in January, has just 18 innings in the majors, with a 5.50 ERA, a 6.0 K/9, and a 2.5 BB/9 ratio...
The Pirates weren’t a sloppy embarrassment on Saturday night like they were on Friday, but they were outpitched and dropped a 4-3 battle to lose this weekend’s series against the lowly Cubs.
James McDonald wasn’t too bad. He wasn’t good, but he at least managed to hold things together and not throw the game away. The Cubs put up a run in the second, third, and fifth innings...
Jeff Clement hit .276 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI in 112 games with Indianapolis this season. He ranked second in the International League with 35 doubles and seventh with a .486 slugging percentage. The first baseman is hitless in seven at bats since his promotion from Triple-A on 8/24. Clement spoke with PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko about being back in the big leagues.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from High-A Bradenton, and will be active for the game today. In order to make room for Clement on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Oscar Tejeda for assignment. The Pirates also transferred infielder Chase d’Arnaud from Bradenton to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Both Clement and d’Arnaud...
According to a source, the following five players will join the Pirates in Milwaukee on Saturday when the rosters expand for September 1st. Pitchers Chris Leroux, Jeff Locke and Justin Wilson, catcher Eric Fryer and infielder Brock Holt.
Both Leroux and Holt are not currently on the club’s 40-man roster, but the roster was at 39 and a second spot opened on Friday when the Pirates...
Chris Leroux will join the Pirates in Milwaukee Pirates Prospects has learned.
The right-hander is not on the 40-man roster, but the club outrighted Jeff Clement earlier today, so a spot opened up. Leroux is the first confirmed of several September callups that are expected prior to tomorrow’s game.
Leroux has recently been starting for Triple-A, posting a 3.00 ERA over seven outings...
Pirates (70-60) at Brewers (62-68)
8:10 PM EST–Miller Park, Milwaukee
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The Pirates are in Milwaukee for a weekend series against the Brewers. Since the Cardinals lost again yesterday, the Bucs enter the action just a half-game out of a playoff spot. St. Louis is at Washington this weekend and just lost SS Rafael Furcal for the season....
The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Kyle McPherson and Alex Prelsey from Triple-A Indianapolis. In order to make room, the club optioned Chase d’Arnaud to High-A Bradenton, and outrighted Jeff Clement to Bradenton.
Both McPherson and Prelsey are now automatically eligible for the postseason roster. With the outright of Clement, it opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Clement...
The Indianapolis Indians clinched the playoffs a while ago, and next week they will start their post-season run. The only problem is that their playoff-bound roster will be raided when rosters expand in September.
That’s not a problem. The purpose of a minor league system is to provide players for the big league clubs. Development and providing the big league club with help are...
Whattaya know? The Pirates losing to the Brewers? Other contenders making moves while the Pirates are calling up guys like Jeff Clement. Some people are kind of getting on the Dodgers for caring enough. For doing what it takes to win. The Pirates could have made bigger moves, they didn’t. They obviously didn’t deem it [...]
It’s been a long journey back to the big leagues for Jeff Clement. But on Friday, the first baseman was given the opportunity to battle his way back when the Pirates selected him from Triple-A Indianapolis to join the club in Pittsburgh.
Clement, who was Pittsburgh’s Opening Day first baseman in 2010, made his last appearance in a Major League game with the Pirates on August...
The Pirates were pretty busy for a Friday afternoon in August today; they sent Daniel McCutchen back down to Triple-A and brought Jordy Mercer back from paternity leave (this brings the roster back to 13 position players and 12 pitchers, which makes sense given that the Pirates were both off yesterday and will be off again next Thursday), they sent Yamaico Navarro down to Triple...
The Pirates have called up Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis and swapped Yamaico Navarro to Indy to clear his spot. Clement will be back in the majors for the first time since 2010.
This isn’t a very big move by any means; just a bench swap. Clement provides some power from the left side, and has had a pretty solid and consistent season in Indianapolis. He hit 16 homers with...
The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A.
In 112 games with Indianapolis this season, Clement hit .276 (115-for-416) with an International League-leading 35 doubles, 16 home runs and 57 RBI. Clement, who was Pittsburgh’s Opening Day first baseman in 2010, made his last appearance in...
There have been seven former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, of which, we start of with the starting right fielder for the first team in franchise history to win a World Series title. We also have one trade of note and in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a record-setting game from the 1963 season. Before we get to the former Pirates born on this date, we...
Indianapolis Indians 2, Syracuse Chiefs 0
Kris Johnson joined the Indians today and won his 5th AAA game.
Kris Johnson has become quite familiar with the road between Altoona, PA and Indianapolis, IN, since he’s been bouncing back and forth between the AA Curve and the AAA Indians this season. Today, with starters Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson called up to the...
Less than a month from now, on September 1st, Major League Baseball rosters will expand. Teams will be able to call up additional players, beyond the current 25-man restrictions. Only players who are on the 40-man roster will be eligible to be called up, which means teams can call up a maximum of 40 players.
The Pirates will be contending for the first time in a long time this year...
Buffalo Bisons 5, Indianapolis Indians 4
Chris Leroux gave up 2 runs in 6 innings, but did not figure into the decision.
A home run by Buffalo Bisons’ Zach Lutz in the top of the 11th gave Buffalo the win over the Indianapolis Indians tonight at Victory Field. After the Indians tied up the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th, the Indians could not score again...
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. Rankings are from the mid-season update.
1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 3.94) - 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.09) - DNP
3. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.311) - 1-for-3, SB