Analysis

Pirates Considering Spot Starters in the Month of August

Pirates Considering Spot Starters in the Month of August

Jeff Locke is one of the arms being considered for spots starts in August.

With a tough stretch coming up for Pittsburgh in the month of August, the Pirates are considering several options in order to keep their starting staff fresh. After an off day on August 2nd, they will play 20 straight games without a day off. Nine of those 20 games are on the road, finishing with three games on the West Coast.

Both General Manager Neal Huntington and Skipper Clint Hurdle said that they are considering on using several spot starts during that stretch in order to give the Pirates starting staff an extra day of rest to stay fresh during the stretch. While it wouldn't be a six-man rotation, it would push the rotation back a day giving them ample rest as they continue to battle in contention in the...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

More in Analysis

Pirates Beat the Mets After Late Heroics From John Jaso

Alan SaundersMay 28, 2017

Pirates Notebook: The Outfield is Taking Shape Again, Pushing John Jaso to the Bench

Alan SaundersMay 27, 2017

Jason Rogers is Looking More Like the Player the Pirates Traded For Prior to 2016

Brian PelozaMay 27, 2017

Chad Kuhl Has His Worst Case Scenario in Pirates Loss to the Mets

Alan SaundersMay 27, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Andrew McCutchen Moved Down in the Lineup

Alan SaundersMay 26, 2017

Williams: Does Andrew McCutchen Have Any Value Remaining?

Tim WilliamsMay 26, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects