Two More Rounds Of Reassignments, Plus Game Notes

Other roster notes:
RHP Eric Krebs, who was the Pirates’ 16th round pick in 2005 and who was traded to the Dodgers in 2009, has been listed as “voluntarily retired”.  (He’s 25 years old.)
RHP Steven Jackson, with the Pirates in 2009 and 2010, has signed with the Dodgers. 

In this afternoon’s game, the Orioles put up two 3-run innings to beat the Pirates 8 – 2.
The Pirates’ first run came in the 2nd inning, on doubles by RF Steve Pearce and C Jason Jaramillo.  Pearce got the 4th inning rally started with another double (ground-rule), then scored on SS Josh Rodriguez’s liner into center field.  Jaramillo pushed Rodriguez to third base with another single, but the Pirates couldn’t push any more runs across.  Pedro Ciriaco made the start at second base, and singled twice.  John Bowker started at first base and had a single.  C Wyatt Toregas also singled.  2B Corey Wimberly, PH/CF Brad Chalk, RF Miles Durham, LF Josh Fields, SS Jordy Mercer, and PH/1B Garrett Atkins also got into the game.  

Kevin Correia started on the mound for the Pirates.  He went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits.  Evan Meek pitched a scoreless 6th inning.  Joe Beimel came on to pitch the 7th for his spring debut, and the first pitch he threw was deposited over the left field fence by Indy-area native Jake Fox.  After an error, Beimel gave up a double and two singles, resulting in 2 unearned runs.  Scott Olsen also make his debut, and he also gave up a solo homer, then a triple.

The minor league spring training games begin tomorrow (Tuesday), with the AAA Indianapolis Indians facing the Las Vegas 51’s (Blue Jays) in Dunedin.  The Pirates have an off day on Tuesday.

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Nancy Zinni

Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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