• by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Mets receive Zack Thornton, PTBNL for Ike Davis

    The Pirates have agreed to send minor-league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later back to the Mets in exchange for first baseman Ike Davis, the team announced Friday. Thornton has yet to appear in the majors, but has seen success as a reliever in the minors. He has a 3.31 ERA at Triple-A, and has struck out 285 batters to just 63 walks in 252 1/3 career innings in the minors.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Pirates get closer to finalizing opening day roster

    The Pirates made several roster moves Tuesday, including optioning Jaff Decker and Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates also reassigned Robert Andino, Chris Dickerson, Jay Jackson, Michael Martinez , Omir Santos, Daniel Schlereth, Zack Thornton and Adam Wilk to minor-league camp.

  • Thornton traded to Bucs

    The Pirates traded reliever Chris Resop to the A's on Friday in exchange for pitcher Zach Thornton.