August 2013 - Pittsburgh Pirates Wiretap

Pirates Acquire Morneau From Twins

Aug 31, 2013 3:26 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later.

Pittsburgh entered Saturday tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central.

Morneau, who is in the final year of his contract and has spent his entire 11-year career with the Twins, is hitting .259/.315/.426 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI.


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Pirates Send Vic Black To Mets To Complete Trade

Aug 29, 2013 4:44 PM

The Pirates today traded right-handed relief pitcher Vic Black as the player to be named to the Mets to complete Tuesday’s trade in which Pittsburgh acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck.

Press Release

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Pirates Still Looking At Morneau

Aug 28, 2013 8:05 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates added Marlon Byrd on Tuesday and they are now interested in acquiring Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins.

Morneau has cleared waivers and the Twins are reportedly willing to pay some of the $3 million he is owed over the remainder of the season depending on the prospect received in return.

He is hitting .261/.318/.420 with 15 home runs and 72 RBIs for Minnesota this season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Pirates Acquire Byrd, Buck From Mets

Aug 27, 2013 3:02 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Marlon Byrd and John Buck from the New York Mets, according to a source.

New York received infield prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named in the waiver trade.

Byrd is batting .285 with a career-high 21 home runs and 71 RBIs this season.


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Pirates Sign Kyle Farnsworth

Aug 17, 2013 9:26 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract.

Pittsburgh assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Farnsworth, 37, was 2-0 with a 5.76 ERA in 39 relief appearances with the Tampa Bay Rays this season before being designated for assignment and released Aug. 9.

Associated Press

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Cardinals Activate Yadier Molina, Shane Robinson

Aug 15, 2013 1:06 PM

The Cardinals activated catcher Yadier Molina from the 15-day DL after he was sidelined with a right knee sprain.

Molina was in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates in the finale of a 10-game homestand.

They also active outfielder Shane Robinson, who had a shoulder strain.

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Report: Dave Parker Battling Parkinson's

Aug 6, 2013 5:33 PM

Pittsburgh Pirates great Dave Parker is battling Parkinson's disease.

Parker told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he was first diagnosed in February 2012, but informed only a few friends. The 1978 National League MVP and two-time batting champ said the Parkinson's has not progressed rapidly.

"There's no fear," Parker said. "I've had a great life. I always dreamt of playing baseball, and I played. I'm 62 years old and fortunate to make it to this point. I have some beautiful kids that I got to watch grow up and become adults. My fingerprints are on the baseball industry. I feel good about that. I have nothing to feel bad about."


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