by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The Pirates continued trimming their roster Friday by optioning pitcher Bryan Morris to Triple-A Indianapolis. The team also reassigned infielders Ivan De Jesus and Jared Goedert to its minor-league camp.
Morris, ranked as the No. 14 overall prospect in the Pittsburgh organization by MLB.com, was considered a candidate for a spot in the bullpen but posted a 5.14 ERA over seven games during the spring.
De Jesus part of Hanrahan swap
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/26/2012) Infielder Ivan De Jesus was one of four players the Red Sox traded to the Pirates on Wednesday, as they acquired reliever Joel Hanrahan and second baseman Brock Holt. The Red Sox also included reliever Mark Melancon, outfielder Jerry Sands and pitching prospect Stolmy Pimentel in the deal. De Jesus appeared in 31 games with the Red Sox and Dodgers in 2012, hitting .220 in 41 at-bats.