News: Lindblom was released by the Pirates on Friday.
Impact: The Pirates claimed Lindblom off waivers earlier this month, but his stay on the 40-man lasted just a few days, as the team bumped him when Radhames Liz's signing became official. Lindblom already has a new gig lined up; he will pitch for the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization, having signed one-year, $850,000 deal.
News: The Pirates designated Guilmet for assignment Friday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Impact: Guilmet was removed from the 40-man roster to open up a spot for free agent acquisition Corey Hart. He has struggled at the big league level but owns a 2.76 ERA and 9.83 K/9 rate at the minor league level, so he could garner some interest on the waiver wire.
News: Hart and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. The deal, which includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses, gives the Pirates a right-handed option at first base to join left-handed slugger Pedro Alvarez, who is moving from third to first.
Impact: The 32-year-old Hart hit .203 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 68 games for the Seattle Mariners in 2014, most of them as a designated hitter, and became a free agent in October when he refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues. He missed the 2013 season due to surgeries on both knees.