Pirates Option Hague to Triple-A; Activate Morton

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis in order to make room on the 25-man roster for right-hander Charlie Morton. Morton, 28, will start for the Bucs against the San Francisco Giants tonight at 9:05 p.m. ET at AT&T Park. The right-hander will be making his 2012 debut after starting the season on the disabled list (off season left hip surgery). During Morton’s last rehab start with...

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Evans’ Walk Off Gives Indians The Home Opener Win

A soft liner into right field off the bat of DH Nick Evans gave the Indianapolis Indians the walk-off win tonight at Victory Field.  It was a great way to wrap up the Tribe’s home opener, which was played in front of a record Opening Day crowd.  Daniel McCutchen was the winning pitcher, earning his first win of the season. The Tribe was trailing the Mud Hens by a score of 2-1 going into the bottom of the 8th.  Former Indian (and...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/14/12

The top prospect in the Pirates system gets his second start of the season tonight. Gerrit Cole struck out seven batters in four innings during his first professional start on Monday night. All four minor league teams won on the same night for the first time last night. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (4-4) VS Toledo (4-4) 7:05pm Probable starter: Jo-Jo Reyes(0-0 54.00) Yesterday’s Result:...

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Prospect Watch: Taillon Has Strong Start, All Four Affiliates Win

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 2.25) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 3.12) - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0 HR 3. Starling Marte, CF (.286) - 1-for-4, BB 4. Josh Bell, RF (.290) - DNP 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training...

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