Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:32:48 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered 1B Garrett Jones, C Mike McKenry and SP Kyle McPherson Monday, Dec. 2, making them free agents. C Chris Stewart signed an undisclosed one-year deal to avoid arbitration.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:50:14 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated OF Garrett Jones and P Kyle McPherson for assignment.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:38:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates P Kyle McPherson (elbow) continues to experience discomfort in his right elbow, and he will remain shut down for an undetermined period, according to general manager Neal Huntington.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:41:17 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned SP Kyle McPherson, SS Jordy Mercer and OF Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis and reassigned Cs Lucas May and Carlos Paulino, Ps Vin Mazzaro, Ryan Reid and Michael Zagurski and OF Felix Pie to minor league camp Wednesday, March 27.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:02:02 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kyle McPherson (shoulder) looked good during pitchers' fielding Tuesday, Feb. 12, after having problems with shoulder fatigue during winter ball. "He had some minor setbacks over the winter, but his rehab is in a very good place," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He's throwing his mounds and is on time with everything."
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:10:39 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates Ps Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson will compete for the final spot in the team's rotation while SP Francisco Liriano (arm) recovers from a broken arm.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:31:30 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Kyle McPherson and Jeff Locke are both expected to start the season with Triple-A Indianapolis with no room left for the starting rotation after the signing of SP Francisco Liriano.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:31:25 -0800
Between Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson, who will both be starting rotation insurance heading into spring training, Locke is more likely to transition to a relief role if the team needs it at any point. Locke could become the second lefty in the bullpen along with RP Tony Watson. Locke gave up only one hit in 4 1/3 relief innings last year, and hitters typically have much more success the second time they see him in the same game.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:44:36 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates will re-sign SP Jeff Karstens to a one-year deal to stabilize their rotation. The deal is worth roughly $2.5 million. SPs A.J. Burnett, Wandy Rodriguez and James McDonald will join Karstens in the rotation. SPs Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson will compete for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:34:06 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez could compete for a rotation spot in spring training with SP Francisco Liriano's (arm) contract in limbo following an offseason injury. SPs Kris Johnson, Jeff Locke, Kyle McPherson, Andrew Oliver and Vin Mazzaro could also compete for rotation slots.