• Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Tim Alderson Reviving His Prospect Status

    Over the off-season, Tim Alderson went back to an old throwing program he used in high school, long tossing from distances of 300-350 feet in order to rediscover the arm strength he lost in 2009. The Pirates were able to get him from the San Francisco Giants in 2009 after his velocity...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Alderson Dominates For Seven Shutout Innings

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  • Analysis
    The Indianapolis Roster is Getting Crowded

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added infielder Drew Sutton today, and will assign him to Indianapolis. The club acquired Jeff Larish last week, and at the time the bench was looking crowded. The addition of Sutton means that something has to give. Right now Indianapolis has 24 players on their roster. They have 13...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Acquire Drew Sutton from Atlanta

    The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired infielder Drew Sutton from the Atlanta Braves organization on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations. Sutton will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Sutton, 28, played in 38 games for Triple-A Gwinnett where he hit .270 with 19 runs, 10 doubles, two triples and 15 RBI. The infielder has spent...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Snap Losing Streak With Two-Hit Pitching

    Indianapolis Indians  4,  Buffalo Bison  1 (Box)   After losing 5 games in a row, the Indians snapped their losing streak this afternoon at Coca-Cola Park in Buffalo, NY, beating the Bison by a score of 4-1.  The Indians got a strong pitching effort by starter Rick VandenHurk as well as relievers...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Why are Teams Pitching to McCutchen?

    Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is having a huge month of May. Even after going 0-for-3 on Sunday, McCutchen is hitting for a .396 average (21-for-53) with a double, triple, seven home runs, 13 RBI, 12 runs scored and a .900 slugging percentage in his first 16 games this month. “I don’t know,”...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 20

    Two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, they were both teammates on the 1927-28 teams and they both played the same position. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look back at a memorable game, led by two Hall of Famers from the 1970’s. George Grantham (1900) First...

  • Analysis
    What Has Jeff Locke Been Working on Since We Last Saw Him?

    Jeff Locke got the call to the majors today, although it doesn't look like he will be replacing Kevin Correia in the rotation, which is disappointing. We saw Locke in the majors last September, when he put up a 6.48 ERA in 16.2 innings over four starts, along with a 5:10 K/BB...

  • Transactions
    Jeff Locke Called Up

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up left-hander Jeff Locke, Pirates Prospects has learned. Locke was scheduled to make his start today for the Indianapolis Indians. Rick VandenHurk will now be making that start with Locke getting the call. It's unknown right now what Locke's role will be, but the timing is interesting....

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates: World Series Champs

    As covered here yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates took game seven of the 1909 World Series, bringing home their first World Series title. They were dominating during the regular season, winning 110 games, a franchise record. During the postseason, they relied on the pitching of an unlikely hero, Babe Adams, who made just...

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