Pittsburgh Pirates Transactions: April 24-30

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A Recap of  internal transactions in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from the past week

It was a pretty quiet week in the Pittsburgh Pirate organization with only a few transactions happening to close out the month of April. The biggest move is Jared Hughes being activated from the disabled list after completing his rehab assignment at AAA Indianapolis. His return should give the struggling Pirate bullpen a shot in the arm. Additionally, there were a couple of returns in the Minor Leagues with Pedro Florimon returning to the organization after clearing waivers and prospect Austin Meadows returning from an injury suffered in Spring Training and their corresponding roster moves.

4/25 – SS Pedro Florimon is assigned to Indianapolis (AAA). Florimon had previously accepted his outright assignment to Indianapolis on 4/16, but has been in extended spring training.

4/25 – OF Antoan Richardson was released. He had been playing in Indianapolis (AAA) after the Pirates had signed him to a minor league contract. He had gone 1 for 16 with 5 strikeouts in 6 games with the Indians. 

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4/25 – OF Austin Meadows is assigned to Altoona (AA). Meadows had previously been sidelined with an orbital bone fracture.

4/25 – OF Justin Maffei is assigned to Extended Spring Training from Altoona (AA). This was presumably done to make room for Austin Meadows on Altoona’s roster. 

4/30 – The Pirates activated RHP Jared Hughes from the Disabled List. Hughes had been on the Disabled List since the beginning of the season with a left lat strain he suffered in spring training. He had previously begun a rehab assignment in Indianapolis on 4/20.

4/30 – The Pirates optioned RHP Rob Scahill to Indianapolis (AAA). This move was made to make room for Jared Hughes on the Active Roster.

Next: Pirate Prospect: An Interview with Austin Meadows

Hopefully next week we will see Jung Ho Kang get activated from the disabled list in the transactions log. Especially since the Pittsburgh Pirates already have one of the best lineups in the Major Leagues without Kang.

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