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  • Garcia is a toolsy player, but history isn't on his side. (Photo credit: David Hague)

    Prospect Watch: Altoona Bats Wake Up, As Zack Dodson Throws a Gem

    4 hours ago

    TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If ...

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    Prospect Watch: Three Hits For Tito Polo, Big Day For Edwin Espinal

    22 hours ago

    TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If ...

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    Prospect Watch: Glasnow Impresses With Great Command, Sadler Pitches Well in Return to Indy

    2 days ago

    TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If ...

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    Prospect Watch: JaCoby Jones Homers, Jordan Luplow Makes Season Debut

    3 days ago

    TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If ...

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    Prospect Watch: Four Hits For Barrett Barnes, West Virginia Loses a No-Hitter

    4 days ago

    TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If ...

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    Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Update, Pat Ludwig Retires

    7 hours ago

    Yesterday, we announced that Barrett Barnes has been assigned to Extended Spring Training. Today we get word that he has lower body soreness and the move is ...

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    Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Assigned to Extended Spring Training, Brad Lincoln to Indianapolis

    1 day ago

    Besides Jaff Decker getting activated and assigned to Indianapolis today, there have been other moves around the minors in the last two days. To make room on ...

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    Pirates Activate Jaff Decker Off DL, Option Him to Indianapolis

    1 day ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Jaff Decker off the disabled list, and have optioned him to Indianapolis. There won’t be any change for Decker, who was ...

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    Chris Stewart Reinstated From Disabled List, Tony Sanchez Sent to Indianapolis

    2 days ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the roster move that we knew was coming with the announcement yesterday that Chris Stewart completed his rehab assignment. Stewart has ...

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    Minor Moves: Chris Stewart Completes His Rehab Assignment

    3 days ago

    Indianapolis has announced that catcher Chris Stewart has completed his rehab assignment. With that announcement, we should expect Stewart to be back in Pittsburgh tomorrow. He caught ...

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    Injury News

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    Injury Updates: Charlie Morton and Jameson Taillon

    4 hours ago

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-handers Charlie Morton and Jameson Taillon both began the regular season in extended Spring Training after the rest of the organization broke camp last month. Morton remained ...

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  • Pat Ludwig

    Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Update, Pat Ludwig Retires

    7 hours ago

    Yesterday, we announced that Barrett Barnes has been assigned to Extended Spring Training. Today we get word that he has lower body soreness and the move is ...

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  • Barnes made a brief appearance with Bradenton this year

    Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Assigned to Extended Spring Training, Brad Lincoln to Indianapolis

    1 day ago

    Besides Jaff Decker getting activated and assigned to Indianapolis today, there have been other moves around the minors in the last two days. To make room on ...

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    Injury Updates: Chris Stewart Close to a Return, Morton Pitching on Saturday

    4 days ago

    It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Chris Stewart back with the Pirates on Friday. Stewart has played two full games the last two days while rehabbing ...

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    Stephen Tarpley Building Back Up After Shoulder Soreness

    4 days ago

    At the end of Spring Training, it looked like Stephen Tarpley was on pace to begin the year in West Virginia. Then, before one of his final ...

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    The Pirates Solved Jimmy Nelson’s Curveball in the Second Matchup

    1 day ago

    Jimmy Nelson shut the Pirates down in Milwaukee on April 11th. He scattered only two hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out nine batters. ...

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    There Was a Different Tyler Glasnow on the Mound on Friday Night in Altoona

    1 day ago

    After Tyler Glasnow went four innings without giving up a walk last night, my initial thought was to point out how great his control looked. But then ...

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    Francisco Cervelli Gives His Thoughts on the “New” A.J. Burnett

    2 days ago

    For most of the second half of Spring Training, A.J. Burnett seemed to have a personal catcher in Tony Sanchez. They worked together at McKechnie Field. They ...

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    Elias Diaz’s Value Doesn’t End With His Excellent Defense and Improving Bat

    6 days ago

    While everyone knows about Elias Diaz’s throwing arm by now, the Indianapolis pitchers have been raving early in the season about the work that he puts in ...

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    A Review of Steven Brault’s Sinker; Updates on Eppler, Heredia, and Holmes

    7 days ago

    There’s nothing flashy about Steven Brault. The last three times I’ve seen the left-hander, including today’s debut in Bradenton, he has been working heavily with the sinker. ...

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  • Gorkys Hernandez

    What Do the Pirates See in Gorkys Hernandez, Beyond His Outstanding Defense?

    1 week ago

    Gorkys Hernandez has been searching for something throughout his career that he thinks that he has finally located after a solid Spring Training: Consistency. “One thing is ...

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    This Year’s Projected Super Two Cutoff Should Have No Impact on the Pirates

    1 week ago

    Every year at the start of the season, an early projection for the Super Two cutoff date gets released. This year the number has been released by ...

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    What Does Josh Harrison Need to Do to Justify His Contract?

    2 weeks ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Josh Harrison to an extension today, buying out control of three free agent years, while also guaranteeing his contract through the 2018 season. ...

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