Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Josh Stinson
Oct23

Pirates Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Josh Stinson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson to a minor league contract. They have also given him an invitation to Spring Training. Stinson has pitched parts of four seasons in the majors, spending time with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. He made eight appearances for the Orioles this season, posting a 6.23 ERA in 13 innings. At AAA, he had a 5.48 ERA...

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Winter Leagues: A Couple Players See Time at Their Old Positions
Oct23

Winter Leagues: A Couple Players See Time at Their Old Positions

Wednesday night in winter ball was busy for Pittsburgh Pirates players. Ten of them saw action and we start with play in the Dominican. Alen Hanson went 0-for-4 with a walk. His team lost 4-1 in ten innings and Hanson split the game evenly between second base and shortstop, moving over after the fifth inning. Rafael Perez threw a shutout inning of relief, retiring the side in order. It was his second relief appearance. Willy Garcia...

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AFL: Thomas Harlan Struggles With Control in One-Sided Loss
Oct22

AFL: Thomas Harlan Struggles With Control in One-Sided Loss

On Wednesday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Thomas Harlan took the mound, with Josh Bell and Dan Gamache both in the lineup for Scottsdale. The Scorpions went down 6-0 early, as Harlan struggled and they ended up losing 9-3 to drop them to 7-7 on the season. Harlan allowed a single to the lead-off batter. After a fly out to center field, he gave up a stolen base, followed by an RBI single. Harlan got the clean-up hitter to fly...

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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Homers During Team’s 5-3 Victory
Oct22

Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Homers During Team’s 5-3 Victory

On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson batted lead-off and went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the ninth inning and an RBI single earlier in the game. He reached base four times and scored four runs in his season debut on Saturday. Hanson was the designated hitter, after playing second base in his first game. In that same game, Mel Rojas Jr. also batted lead-off and played left field. He went 0-for-3 with a walk. He had hits in...

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AFL: Josh Bell Picks Up Key Hit in Scottsdale’s Comeback Win
Oct21

AFL: Josh Bell Picks Up Key Hit in Scottsdale’s Comeback Win

On Tuesday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League, Josh Bell was the only Pirates player in the starting lineup for Scottsdale. On the road against Glendale, the Scorpions were getting no-hit through six innings, but ended up winning 7-6, with Adrian Sampson getting the save. Bell was in the designated hitter spot and walked on four pitches in his first plate appearance. The walk was his second of the season. In the fourth inning, he...

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