Former Stone Crabs catcher Nevin Ashley has been signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the signing, he was also given an invitation to Pirates spring training camp in Bradenton. Ashley spent the 2013 season with the Louisville Bats, Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, where he hit .235 with 56 doubles, 13 triples and a home run in 80 games.
Ashley was the Stone Crabs starting catcher for the inaugural season in 2009. He spent much of the season with the Stone Crabs where he was named an FSL All-Star. Ashley was drafted by the Rays in 6th round of the 2006 draft.