The Pirates announced Friday they cut 12 players from major-league camp. They optioned Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A, while reassigning Deolis Guerra, Gorkys Hernandez, Charlie Leesman, Brad Lincoln, Steve Lombardozzi, Brent Morel, Gustavo Nunez , Deibinson Romero, Jose Tabata, Sebastian Valle and Josh Wall to minor-league camp.
The Pirates signed veteran pitcher Brad Lincoln to a minor-league contract, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. He received an invite to spring training. Lincoln is 9-11 with a 4.74 ERA in five major-league seasons. He spent the 2014 season as part of the Phillies' organization.
The Phillies outrighted reliever Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Lehigh Saturday, removing him from the 40-man roster. According to MLB.com, Lincoln will go down to Lehigh to work on his fastball, after allowed three earned runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings with the Phillies.
The Phillies have sent right-hander Brad Lincoln back to Triple-A Lehigh to make room for Jonathan Pettibone, who is set to start Saturday night against Miami. Lincoln yielded three earned runs on four hits in two innings in his last outing. Pettibone has not pitched in a major league game since July 28.
The Toronto Blue Jays announced Tuesday they have traded right-hander Brad Lincoln to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen on Tuesday.Lincoln went 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and 25:22 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings in the majors last season with Toronto.Kratz played a career-high 68 games last season and batted .213/.280/.386 with nine home runs and 26 RBI. Rasmussen was acquired in the trade earlier in the month that sent Michael Young to Los Angeles. He went 3-11 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 113:60 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque.