Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Dominican Summer League Preview

The 2012 Dominican Summer League rosters have been released as the teams kick off their 72 game season this weekend. This year the Pirates will have two affiliates in the league for the first time, as they decided to end their association with the Venezuelan Summer League after last season. New players will likely join this team as the season goes on and because the two teams are playing at the same complex, we will likely see players...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/3/12

Gerrit Cole will get the start today for Bradenton. He was recently named to the Florida State League All-Star team along with Jameson Taillon. Both Bradenton and Altoona played doubleheaders yesterday. The Dominican Summer League schedule started yesterday, although both teams are off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (32-23) VS Syracuse (26-29) 1:15pm Probable starter: Daniel Cabrera...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/2/12

Both Altoona and Bradenton were rained out yesterday. Each team will play a doubleheader today with each game consisting of seven innings apiece. The Dominican Summer League starts up today with both Pirates affiliates in action. The league doesn’t announce starting pitchers ahead of time, so the posts for them will be limited to schedule/record/team notes.  Including the two double-headers, there are eight games on the schedule...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/1/12

Number 2 prospect Jameson Taillon gets the start tonight from Bradenton. In his last start on 5/27, he allowed five runs in just 3.2 innings. He will face Brevard County for the first time this year. Jeff Karstens was scheduled to make his rehab start yesterday but a two hour rain delay forced a change of plans, with Rick VandenHurk starting in his place. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis...

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Minor League Schedule: 5/31/12

Jeff Karstens will make a rehab start for Indianapolis tonight. He is on a limit of either five innings or eighty pitches, whichever he reaches first. In other games, Tim Alderson makes his fourth start since switching from relief and Hunter Strickland makes his fifth start since being injured by a line drive in April. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (30-22) VS Durham (23-31) 7:05pm Probable...

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