• Analysis
    Jeff Karstens Removed From Game With Shoulder Inflammation

    Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens was removed after one inning in tonight’s start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Karstens came up to the plate in the top of the second inning, but was replaced on the mound by Jared Hughes in the bottom half of the inning. The Pirates later announced that...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Dickerson Has Four Hit Night

    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, 5.14) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 3.12) – DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.239) – 0-for-4, 3 K 4. Josh...

  • Analysis
    McDonald Getting Hands on Experience from Veterans

    The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander James McDonald from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the summer of the 2010 season (along with prospect Andrew Lambo) for then closer Octavio Dotel. In his first full season as a starting pitcher in 2011, McDonald posted a 4.21 ERA over 171 innings. The 27-year-old is looking...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 17

    With just one former Pittsburgh Pirates player born on this date, and no significant transactions, we will focus on Opening Days that occurred on this date in Pirates History. First the one player. Bob Osborn(1903) Pitcher for the 1931 Pirates. He was born the day after Pirates all-time great, and his teammate...

  • Analysis
    Weekly Prospects Chat Transcript 4/17

    Below is the transcript from this week’s chat. Weekly Prospects Chat 4/17

  • Prospect Reports
    A.J. Burnett Crumples In Indy

      Toledo Mud Hens  9,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   Rehabbing starter AJ Burnett made his much-anticipated start for the Indianapolis Indians this evening, but it was not all that the Pirates had hoped it would be.   The Toledo Mud Hens beat the Indians at Victory Field, giving the teams a split...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Bats Fizzle in Loss to Dbacks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates lost game one of a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, at Chase Field on Monday. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead off the Diamondbacks. With two outs in the first, Andrew McCutchen singled into left and quickly swiped second base for his third of the season....

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/17/12

    Two top ranked Pirates pitchers make starts tonight. Justin Wilson, ranked 14th overall in the Pirates system, goes for Indianapolis, while Colton Cain (ranked 12th) gets the start for Bradenton. Indianapolis begins a four game series at home against Columbus tonight. Two of the games will be early starts, including a morning...

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