Austin Meadows and Buddy Borden Take Home Weekly Awards
Aug11

Austin Meadows and Buddy Borden Take Home Weekly Awards

The South Atlantic League named two Pittsburgh Pirates players as their weekly award winners, with Austin Meadows taking the top player award and Buddy Borden getting named as the top pitcher for the week ending on August 10th. It’s the first time that two West Virginia Power players have won the awards in the same week since they became a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate five years ago. Meadows hit .480 with four doubles and two...

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Prospect Highlights: Gerrit Cole Strikeout, Andrew Lambo Triple
Aug11

Prospect Highlights: Gerrit Cole Strikeout, Andrew Lambo Triple

Gerrit Cole threw six shutout innings on Sunday, retiring 18 of the 19 batters he faced in his third rehab start. He needed just 73 pitches to get through his outing, 49 went for strikes. Here, he picks up his third strikeout of the day. You’ll notice the pitch speeds are shown at the top corner of the screen. Your browser does not support iframes. Andrew Lambo went the other way on this two-run triple from Saturday night. He...

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Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Has More Success At Home
Aug10

Minor League Schedule: Luis Heredia Has More Success At Home

Today’s Starters: John Kuchno, Luis Heredia, Austin Coley, Hector Garcia, Jake Burnette

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Pirates Claim Infielder Tommy Field From Angels
Aug10

Pirates Claim Infielder Tommy Field From Angels

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a waiver claim, picking up infielder Tommy Field from the Los Angeles Angels on Anaheim. With the addition of Field, the 40-man roster in now full. He has been assigned to AAA Indianapolis. Field has spent parts of three seasons in the Majors, 2011-12 with the Colorado Rockies and 2013 with the Angels. He was a 24th round pick of the Rockies in 2008. He has played most of his games at shortstop, seeing...

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DSL Pirates Report: Key Injuries Leave Team Short-Handed, Plus Struggles From Big-Bonus Players
Aug10

DSL Pirates Report: Key Injuries Leave Team Short-Handed, Plus Struggles From Big-Bonus Players

Last week, we named our players of the month, picking All-Star second baseman Raul Siri as the top hitter and right-hander Richard Mitchell as the top pitcher. Mitchell threw five shutout innings in his only appearance, while Siri suffered a right hand injury on Monday and the only action he saw in the last five games of the week was a pinch-running appearance on Saturday. He wasn’t the only key player out though, as starting...

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