According to FOX Sports MLB Reporter Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates have acquired Cleveland Indians Right-Handed Reliever John Axford.
After leaving Tuesday night’s 7-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs due to injury, the Pirates have placed Starter Francisco Liriano on the 15-day Disabled List with a strained left oblique.
The Pirates placed reliever Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, one of four roster moves Pittsburgh made Saturday.
Tab Douglas and Stacy Kauffman talked about Starling Marte and the Pirates with Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox completed a six-player trade Wednesday afternoon that will send Joel Hanrahan out of town.