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Pirates sign four more draftees


The Pirates have announced nine draft signings.  Five we already knew about:  Mitch Keller, Trey Supak, Frank Duncan, Michael Clemens and Eric Karch.  The four new ones: 7.  Nelson Jorge -- Prep...

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/13/14


Nick Kingham had a stellar AAA debut, while Taylor Gushue and Carl Anderson had strong pro debuts for Jamestown. West Virginia was rained out and Bradenton was off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/12/14


Josh Bell and Tyler Glasnow dominated as Bradenton won two, AJ Morris is looking interesting and Adrian Valerio had four hits. Altoona and West Virginia were washed out.

Nick Kingham headed to Indianapolis


Pirates Prospects is reporting that the Pirates will promote one of their top pitching prospects, RHP Nick Kingham, to Indianapolis.  Kingham is expected to make his first AAA start on Friday. U...

Pirates reportedly agree to terms with Trey Supak


Pirates Prospects is reporting that the Pirates have agreed to terms with RHP Trey Supak, whom they selected in Competitive Balance Round B.  The team drafted Supak out of a Texas prep school....

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/11/14


Altoona and Bradenton both had their games suspended due to rain, while West Virginia wishes they'd had worse weather.

Pirates reportedly to sign Mitch Keller


The Des Moines Register is reporting that the Pirates have agreed to terms with second-round pick Mitch Keller.  The paper states that he'll fly to Pittsburgh on Thursday.  Keller, a right-handed...

Pirates sign two more draft picks


Pirates Prospects is reporting that the Pirates have signed 12th-round pick Tyler Filliben and 17th-round pick Michael Clemens.  Both are college juniors.  Filliben played shortstop at Samford...

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/10/14


Indianapolis opened the post-Polanco era, while a couple of pitching prospects struggled.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/9/14


Indianapolis got some good pitching from some depth types, while a very young shortstop had a big day. Altoona was off.

Pirates reportedly agree to terms with top pick


Sixth-round pick Tyler Eppler, a RHP, and 18th-rounder Erik Lunde, a second baseman, have reportedly agreed to terms. The report at Pirates Prospects adds that other picks are expected to sign...

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/8/14


Vance Worley won a game almost single-handedly, while several notable prospects went deep in the other games. The DSL Pirates were off, not that their box score ever shows up anyway.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/7/14


An all-around bad day in Pittsburgh wasn't much better in the farm system, with rain cutting short about the only positive development.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/6/14


Gregory Polanco homered to start a game and Josh Bell homered to (sort of) end one, while the Pirates came one step closer to getting an injured reliever back.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/6/14


Josh Bell had five hits, Luis Heredia had a tough return to action. and Wirfin Obispo got slammed.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/4/14


Tony Sanchez went deep twice in an Indianapolis rout and the DSL Pirates got in the W column. West Virginia was rained out. And some guy who does or does not have a plane ticket in hand got three hits.

Report: Polanco coming on Friday


Tim at P2 reports that Gregory Polanco will be activated on Friday. UPDATE by Charlie: The Pirates deny that they will promote Polanco Friday, although other writers have confirmed Tim's report....

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/3/14


Chad Kuhl and Willy Garcia had big days, but not much else went well in the farm system, including a rain-shortened no-hitter inflicted upon West Virginia.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/2/14


Indianapolis had a long delay, Altoona was off, Bradenton got some help from a rehabbing Pirate, West Virginia lost a game and a hitting streak, and the DSL Pirates got more hitting than pitching.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/1/14


Bradenton got a good start and Indianapolis didn't, but both won. Altoona and West Virginia lost, and the DSL Pirates were off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/31/14


It was not a good day in Pirateland, as all of the team's US affiliates lost, mostly as the result of getting dominated by badly struggling pitchers.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/30/14


Indianapolis and West Virginia broke open tie games with big innings, while Altoona and Bradenton wasted great starts.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/29/14


Indianapolis and Bradenton got some good pitching, Altoona dropped a pair, and West Virginia imitated the parent ball club.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/28/14


Tyler Glasnow looked like it was 2013 again, while a veteran flier looked increasingly like a possible option as a starter and a top hitting prospect restored normalcy.

Rangers claim Phil Irwin


Didn't think this would happen.  Irwin struck me as very likely to clear waivers.  If you look at it as trading him for Josh Wall, it's a bad trade.

Gamethread: Morton takes on the Mets


It's Charlie Morton vs. 41-year-old Bartolo Colon, who inexplicably is not a Phillie.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/27/14


A couple starters were hurt by errors, while Jeff Locke continued to get good end results despite struggling with the strike zone.

Late rally pushes Pirates past Mets, 5-3


A solid start from Brandon Cumpton and late-inning heroics by Gaby Sanchez overcame some early non-clutchiness.

Gamethread: Cumpton takes on the Mets


Ike Davis returns to face his old team.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/25/14


Brent Morel and Stetson Allie had big days, but only one led to a win. Meanwhile, Bradenton and West Virginia both won with late rallies.

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