Pirates Notebook: Final Roster Moves Remain

Lefty Tony Watson will make the Pirates Opening Day roster for the first time in his professional career. After the club decided to option fellow southpaw Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Watson will be the club’s only lefty in the ‘pen. Moskos, 24, had a solid spring with the Pirates. He allowed one earned run on six hits over 9.0 innings with five walks and nine strikeouts over nine appearances. He will...

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Pirates Lose Final Spring Game, 7-2, to Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost, 7-2, to the Philadelphia Phillies in their final game during Grapefruit League action this spring. Right-hander James McDonald allowed one run on two hits over three innings against the Phillies in his sixth start. He walked one and struck out three in his final start during Grapefruit League action this spring. McDonald finished with a 8.31 ERA. The lone run that McDonald gave up came in the bottom of the...

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Pirates Option lefty reliever Moskos to Triple-A

Rosters don’t have to be set until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, but the Pirates trimmed down theirs to 27 on Tuesday after optioning left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis. Moskos, 24,allowed one earned run on six hits over 9.0 innings during Grapefruit League action this spring. He walked five and struck out nine over nine appearances. Moskos, the Pirates first round pick in the 1st round of the 2007 draft, made...

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2012 Altoona Curve Season Preview

I’ve already previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power and the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Altoona Curve. Altoona will feature a lot of players returning from the 2011 team. Tony Sanchez, Matt Curry, Brock Holt, Jeremy Farrell, Quincy Latimore, and Andrew Lambo were all in the lineup for Altoona last year. Michael Colla, Aaron Pribanic, and Phil Irwin will all return to the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen was strong for the club during the 2011 season posting a ‘pen 3.76 ERA over 526.0 innings. Only one reliever did not return for the 2012 season, right-hander Jose Veras, who was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for infielder Casey McGehee. Like Veras, right-hander Juan Cruz signed a minor league contract and will make the club as a non-roster player this season. Locks in the ‘pen: Juan Cruz,...

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