January 2013 - Pittsburgh Pirates Wiretap

MLB.com Names Profar 2013's Top Prospect

Jan 30, 2013 8:33 AM

Jurickson Profar is Major League Baseball's top prospect heading into the 2013 season, according to MLB.com.

The shortstop played nine games for the Rangers in the second half of last season.

The rest of the top ten is as follows:

2. Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore

3. Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis

4. Wil Myers, OF, Tampa Bay

5. Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle

6. Travis d'Arnaud, C, New York Mets

7. Jose Fernandez, RHP, Miami

8. Zach Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets

9. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pittsburgh

10. Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Arizona

Jonathan Mayo/MLB.com

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White Sox Acquire Stewart From Pirates

Jan 25, 2013 11:07 AM

The White Sox have acquired Zach Stewart off waivers from the Pirates.

Stewart was 1-4 with an 8.58 ERA in 20 games last season for the White Sox and Boston.

Associated Press

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Liriano, Pirates Agree To Revised Contract

Jan 21, 2013 4:02 PM

The Pirates have agreed to a revisited contract with Francisco Liriano.

Pittsburgh agreed to a two-year contract with Liriano in December, but he broke his arm over the holiday season.

Liriano reached a preliminary agreement with the Pirates on a two-year, $12.75 million contract shortly before Christmas.

He still could earn that entire sum but will assume more risk under the revised terms, sources said.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

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133 Players File For Arbitration

Jan 16, 2013 8:27 AM

133 players have filed for salary arbitration, including stars Buster Posey, Jason Heyward and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Matt Garza and Hunter Pence also filed.

Players and teams are scheduled to swap proposed salaries Friday, with hearings before three-arbitrator panels next month in Phoenix. Most cases settle before they go to hearings.

Associated Press

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Pirates, Jeff Karstens Agree To Terms

Jan 15, 2013 8:37 AM

The Pirates have agreed to terms with Jeff Karstens on a one-year deal.

Reports have indicated that the contract is worth about $2.5 million.

Charlie Wilmoth/Bucs Dugout

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Pirates Reportedly Interested In Shaun Marcum

Jan 14, 2013 4:16 PM

The Pirates are among the teams interested in Shaun Marcum, who is also a potential target of the Rangers and Padres.

Pittsburgh is in the market for a starter as long as Francisco Liriano remains unsigned. Something came up in Liriano's physical that has delayed the contract agreement.

Charlie Wilmoth/Bucs Dugout

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Pirates Send Prospect To Indians For Jeanmar Gomez

Jan 10, 2013 12:49 AM

The Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from the Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore, according to an Associated Press report on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Gomez is 14-16 with a 5.18 ERA in 42 major league appearances, including 38 starts. Gomez went 5-8 with a 5.96 ERA in 2012 with Cleveland. 

AP

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, Official Trade

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Indians, Pirates Swap Gomez, Latimore

Jan 9, 2013 4:29 PM

The Indians have traded right-hander Jeanmar Gomez to the Pirates in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore.

Keith Law/ESPN (via Twitter)

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Liriano's Contract With Pirates In Limbo After Injury

Jan 9, 2013 8:34 AM

Francisco Liriano has suffered an injury to his right, non-throwing arm, which has put his recent two-year contract agreement with the Pirates in limbo.

According to a Major League source, Liriano suffered the unspecified injury in late December. It came shortly after he reached a $12.75 million agreement with Pittsburgh.

The Pirates are believed to be in continuing talks with the Liriano camp, likely trying to negotiate new terms.

Tom Singer/MLB.com

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Injury

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Blue Jays Claim Beck Off Waivers

Jan 6, 2013 4:34 PM

The Blue Jays have claimed pitcher Chad Beck off waivers from the Pirates.

Beck, 27, returns to Toronto after being claimed by the Pirates at the end of last season. He appeared in 14 games for the Blue Jays in 2012, posting a 6.32 ERA.

Associated Press

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Waiver

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