Eliecer Navarro will head to Puerto Rico next week

Minor League Schedule: Just Four Games On A Slow Tuesday

It’s a slow day for minor league ball as the Major League All-Star game takes center stage. Jamestown, West Virginia and Bradenton all have the day off and will resume play tomorrow. Indianapolis in now on their All-Star break and they resume play Thursday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here. The latest Dominican Summer League recap can be found here.

Eliecer Navarro will get the start for Altoona tonight

Eliecer Navarro will get the start for Altoona tonight

AAA: Indianapolis (61-38) @ Gwinnett (41-57) 6:05pm 7/18
Probable starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis was off yesterday

Indianapolis is now on their All-Star break. They will resume play on Thursday. Indianapolis is in first place in their division, with a 13 game lead. They have a 33-18 home record and their 28-20 road record is the best in the International League.

AA: Altoona (42-52) vs Bowie (49-45) 7:00pm
Probable starter: Eliecer Navarro (2-2, 4.82)
Yesterday’s Result: Bowie 4, Altoona 1

Eliecer Navarro will make his 17th start of the season tonight. He has also pitched twice in relief. Navarro went 1-9, 2.86 in 13 starts for Bradenton before being promoted to Altoona. In his five starts for the Curve, he has thrown 28 innings, allowing 30 hits, three homers and 11 walks. He has 17 strikeouts, an 0.63 GO/AO ratio and a .256 BAA. In his last start, Navarro threw six shutout innings.

High-A: Bradenton (32-60 overall, 6-18 2nd half) vs Clearwater (46-43) 6:30pm 7/17
Probable starter:  TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Tampa 3, Bradenton 2 in 19 innings

Bradenton is off today. They resume play on Wednesday, beginning an eight game homestand.

Low-A: West Virginia (49-44 overall, 12-11 2nd half) vs Savannah (52-38) 7:05pm 7/17
Probable starter: Tyler Glasnow (5-2, 2.48)
Yesterday’s Result: Asheville 10, West Virginia 7 (game one) Asheville 3, West Virginia 1 (game two)

West Virginia is off today. They resume play on Wednesday, beginning a seven game homestand. Tyler Glasnow will get the start.

Short-Season A: Jamestown (17-11) vs Connecticut (11-17) 7:05pm 7/17
Probable Starter: TBD
Yesterday’s Result: Lowell 4, Jamestown 3

Jamestown is off today. They resume play on Wednesday, beginning a six game homestand.

Rookie:  GCL Pirates (10-10) vs GCL Astros (11-8) 12:00pm
Probable Starter:  Wei-Chung Wang (0-2, 2.70)
Yesterday’s Result: Astros 9, Pirates 4

Wei-Chung Wang will make his fifth start of the season today. He has thrown a total of 16.2 innings, allowing 12 hits, two homers, one walk and he has 17 strikeouts. In his last start, he went four innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit and he issued his only walk during that game. This will be his fourth start on the road.

DSL: Pirates1 (19-16) vs Yankees2 (8-27) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Pirates1 3, Angels 2

DSL: Pirates2 (18-17) vs Cubs (24-11) 10:30am
Yesterday’s Result: Tigers 5, Pirates2 4

Recent Transactions

7/14 Jared Hughes assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. Atahualpa Severino placed on Temporary Inactive List

7/14 Zack Thornton promoted to Indianapolis. Oscar Tejeda assigned to Altoona.

7/14 Thomas Harlan promoted to Bradenton. Cesar Lopez added to West Virginia roster.

7/12 Russ Canzler acquired in trade for Tim Alderson. Canzler assigned to Indianapolis.

7/10 Brian Bocock acquired from Nationals and assigned to Indianapolis. Ivan De Jesus placed on Bereavement List

7/10 Oscar Tejeda promoted to Indianapolis

7/8 Chase d’Arnaud and Brett Carroll placed on Indianapolis DL. Jerry Sands activated from DL.

7/4 Released Eric Avila, Yhonathan Herrand, Chris Lashmet, Jesus Vasquez and Jodaneli Carvajal

7/4 DJ Crumlich, Ashley Ponce promoted to Bradenton. Jimmy Rider promoted to West Virginia.

7/4 Chris Diaz activated from West Virginia disabled list.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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