Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/18/11

Robbie Grossman reaches a milestone, Jameson Taillon has a strong outing, and good starts from Nathan Baker and Aaron Pribanic.

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Robbie Grossman Reaches Rare Milestone

Bradenton Marauders outfielder Robbie Grossman reached a rare milestone tonight when he drew a walk in the bottom of the 8th inning.  Grossman’s walk was his 100th of the year.  When paired with his 110 runs this season, Grossman becomes the first minor leaguer to draw 100 walks and score 100 runs since Nick Swisher in 2004. Coming in to tonight, Grossman led the Florida State League in walks, runs, and was ranked second in the...

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Pirates Trade Tim Wood to Rangers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded relief pitcher Tim Wood to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Wood was recently designated for assignment by the Pirates to make room for Ross Ohlendorf, who was coming off of the 60-day disabled list.  Wood struggled in his limited innings with the Pirates this year, with a 5.63 ERA and a 2:8 K/BB ratio in eight innings in the majors.  However, he dominated the...

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Pirates Prospects on TribLIVE Radio Today

I will be on TribLIVE radio today at 2:40 PM with Michael Grau.  You can listen to the interview by going to the TribLIVE web site.

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Previewing the September Call-Ups

As the calendar turns to September 1st each year, Major League Baseball teams get up to 15 additional active roster spots, with the active rosters expanding from a maximum of 25 to a maximum of 40 players.  During the month of September, and until the end of the regular season, teams can call up additional players to the majors, commonly referred to as “September call-ups”.  A few rules and notes on September call-ups: -In...

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