Robby Rowland hit 17 batters this year

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Robby Rowland

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland. Outfielder Jeff Roy was activated from the disabled list and took Rowland’s place on the West Virginia Power roster.

Rowland started the year in the bullpen for Bradenton, posting a 6.05 ERA in 38.2 innings. He was recently demoted to West Virginia, where he struggled in six appearances. He was a starter for Bradenton last year and pitched in West Virginia in 2012 after the Pirates acquired him in exchange for Brett Lorin.

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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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  • John Lease

    Where is Lorin now?

    • John Dreker

      Released and out of baseball

      • freddylang

        Only 5 years ago and everyone in that deal out of baseball except Adcock and of course Ronny Cedeno. Ronny Cedeno still only 31. Seems like he should be 38 by now.

    • freddylang

      Hangin’ with Pribanic.

      • John Dreker

        Pribanic is still around in the Pirates system last we heard. Injured, but around still.

        • freddylang

          Thanks John. 27 ip since 2011 and soon to 28. I am guessing the only reason he is still around is because he is a big sinkerballer. Lorin is in Indy ball…pitching well…but he always did. It is strange no one would want him to fill out a AA or AAA roster.

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