Notes: Jack Taschner returns, Barthmaier, Aguero, Moreno injury updates

A few notes before the game tonight…

-The Pirates activated Jack Taschner from the 15-day disabled list last night, and optioned Steven Jackson to AAA.

-Jimmy Barthmaier has been moved from Bradenton to Altoona in his rehab assignment.  Barthmaier made two appearances with Bradenton, combining for three innings, one run, one hit, no walks, and one strikeout.

-Ramon Aguero started his rehab assignment with Bradenton.  Aguero spent the 2009 season between West Virginia, Bradenton, and Altoona.  He should return to Altoona once he’s healthy.

-Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates are one of several teams pursuing top Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia.  Heredia can’t be signed until July 2nd.  He’s 6′ 4″, right handed, and has four “plus” pitches (fastball, changeup, curveball, slider).

-Kovacevic also reports that Diego Moreno should be back by this weekend, and that his shoulder injury isn’t serious.

Author: Tim Williams

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