Pittsburgh Pirates Wiretap

Pirates, A's Complete Trade

Dec 2, 2018 3:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Wilkin Ramos from Oakland as the player to be named from the November 20 trade of right-handed pitcher Tanner Anderson to the A’s.

The 18-year-old Ramos went 3-3 with a 3.15 ERA (40.0ip/14er) and 38 strikeouts in 14 appearances (eight starts) during his first professional season in 2018 with the Dominican Summer League Athletics.  

Ramos was signed by Oakland as a non-drafted free agent on July 25, 2017.

Press Release

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Pirates To Sign Lonnie Chisenhall

Nov 27, 2018 8:02 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Lonnie Chisenhall.

The 30-year-old has played eight seasons with the Cleveland Indians.


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

A's Acquire Tanner Anderson From Pirates

Nov 21, 2018 7:53 AM

The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Tanner Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh will receive a player to be named later or cash.

Anderson, 25, made his Major League debut this past season. He went 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA in six outings spanning 11⅓ innings for the Pirates.

Associated Press

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Get David Freese To Fortify Bench

Sep 1, 2018 7:36 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.

Freese, who is hitting .283/.337/.447 this season, will serve as a right-handed hitting platoon option at first base. He may also occasionally play third.

"He's a veteran presence, offensive, great clubhouse guy," Dave Roberts said. "Our guys [in the front office] have done a great job supporting us, and I'm really excited to have him."

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Chris Archer Hurts Left Leg While Batting

Aug 21, 2018 7:47 AM

Chris Archer left Monday night's start with left leg discomfort.

Archer was removed after four innings against the Atlanta Braves. He appeared to be injured while batting in the third inning. He fell as he attempted to check his swing while striking out.

Clint Hurdle and a Pittsburgh Pirates trainer visited the mound after Archer warmed up before the fourth, and he remained in the game for one more inning.

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cubs, Pirates To Meet In 2019 Little League Classic

Aug 20, 2018 7:45 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates will face off against the Chicago Cubs in the 2019 Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Rob Manfred made the announcement during Sunday night's game in Williamsport between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.

The 2019 game will take place on Aug. 18, 2019, at Bowman Field.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor

Rays Land Another Top Prospect To Complete Chris Archer Deal

Aug 15, 2018 8:15 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have received another top-100 prospect as the player to be named later in last month's Chris Archer trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On Tuesday, the Rays received right-hander Shane Baz to complete the trade.

Baz, 19, was Pittsburgh's first-round pick in 2017.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Pirates Acquire Chris Archer From Rays

Jul 31, 2018 4:41 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for Chris Archer while sending back Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Archer is 3-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 17 starts this season. He will be a front-line starter in a Pirates rotation that already includes Jameson Taillon.

Archer is a two-time All-Star. 


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rays Have Asked Teams To Make Best, Final Offers For Chris Archer

Jul 31, 2018 8:04 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have asked interested teams to make their best and final offers for Chris Archer, according to a report.

The Rays have been in touch with as many as 12 teams about the right-hander.

Reports have varied regarding how serious the Rays are about moving Archer, who remains on a team-friendly contract.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres have been linked to Archer.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Pirates Land Keone Kela From Rangers

Jul 31, 2018 7:51 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired reliever Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for two players to be named later.

One player will be named Tuesday to allow the Pirates time to notify him of the deal, and the other will be named later in the season.

"It was a challenging trade," Jon Daniels said. "Keone has been awesome the last couple years, a dominant closer for us. Ultimately felt, where we are, it made sense to consider these kind of deals where we can get multiple players."

Kela has 24 saves and a 3.44 ERA this season.

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Pirates Would 'Love To Add' Before Deadline
The Pirates have been red-hot as of late, which has changed their stance heading into the trade deadline.

Stephen J. Nesbitt/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Michael Wacha Loses No-Hitter In 9th Inning
Michael Wacha was disappointed losing a no-hit bid in the 9th inning for the second time in his career.


Former Pitcher Bruce Kison Dies At Age 68
Bruce Kison helped the Pirates in winning World Series titles in 1971 and 1979.


Pirates Minor Leaguer Returns To Japan Amid Investigation
A minor league shortstop in the Pirates organization has returned home to South Korea because of a police investigation into allegations he physically assaulted his ex-girlfriend.


Nick Kingham Near Perfect In MLB Debut
Pirates rookie Nick Kingham carried a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Cardinals on Sunday.


Pirates Claim Enny Romero Off Waivers From Nationals
Enny Romero made two relief appearances before being designated for assignment by the Nationals on April 7.

Press Release

Felipe Rivero Changes Name To Felipe Vazquez
He legally changed his surname to match that of his sister, Prescilla.

Associated Press

Ivan Nova Gets Opening Day Nod For Pirates
Ivan Nova could be a trade candidate for the Pirates, who moved Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole this offseason.

Associated Press

MLBPA Files Grievance Against Four Teams Over Lack Of Spending
The Major League Baseball Players' Association is upset over the lack of spending this offseason.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Mets Still Discussing Josh Harrison With Pirates
The Mets still believe a free agent addition is still more likely.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Josh Harrison Would Prefer Trade If Pirates Won't Contend
Following the recent trades of Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison says he'd prefer a trade from the Pirates if they don't have plans to contend.


Giants Acquire Andrew McCutchen From Pirates
Andrew McCutchen has a slash of .291/.379/.487 for his career.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Yankees Were Willing To Deal Clint Frazier In Trade For Gerrit Cole
The Pirates dealt Gerrit Cole to the Astros on Saturday for a four-player package, but they reportedly valued Clint Frazier over everyone they received in the deal.

Connor Byrne/MLB Trade Rumors

Astros Swing Deal With Pirates To Land Gerrit Cole
The Astros have boosted their rotation by completing a trade with the Pirates for Gerrit Cole.


Astros Seek Top Starter, Targeting Gerrit Cole
The Astros are "actively pursuing a high-end starter," according to owner Jim Crane.

Alyson Footer/MLB

Mets, Pirates Again Discussing Andrew McCutchen Deal
The Giants have also been linked to McCutchen and are a much more likely destination.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Giants, Pirates Have Discussed Andrew McCutchen Deal
The Giants and Pirates have had recent contact regarding a trade centered around Andrew McCutchen, according to a source.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Pirates 'Motivated' To Move Gerrit Cole, Talks With Yankees Picking Up
The Pirates are now "motivated" to move the right-hander and the Yankees are currently the most likely landing spot.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Yankees, Pirates Discussing Gerrit Cole Trade
The Yankees and Pirates are discussing a trade that would send Gerrit Cole to the American League for a package centered around Clint Frazier, according to a report.

George A. King III/New York Post

If Giants Don't Land Giancarlo Stanton, Andrew McCutchen An Option
The Giants are heavily involved in trade talks with the Marlins regarding Giancarlo Stanton, but the slugger's no-trade clause and massive contract complicate things.

Jon Morosi/MLB