Game 26 Live Blog: Pirates vs Cubs

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B 2. Andy LaRoche, 3B 3. Ryan Doumit, C 4. Garrett Jones, RF 5. Ryan Church, CF 6. Lastings Milledge, LF 7. Jeff Clement, 1B 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Paul Maholm, P Cubs: 1. Ryan Theriot, SS 2. Jeff Baker, 2B 3. Derrek Lee, 1B 4. Marlon Byrd, CF 5. Aramis Ramirez, 3B 6. Alfonso Soriano, LF 7. Xavier Nady, RF 8. Geovany Soto, C 9. Ryan Dempster, P...

Read More

John Raynor returned to the Marlins

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates returned 2010 Rule 5 draft selection John Raynor to the Florida Marlins.  Raynor was designated for assignment last week in order to make room for extra pitching help.  He only saw 11 plate appearances with the Pirates, hitting for a .200/.273/.200 line, with his two hits being singles. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Marlins refused the trade offers made by the Pirates, and decided to keep...

Read More

Pirates call up Pearce, Donnelly to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up Steve Pearce, and have placed Brendan Donnelly on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.  Donnelly’s move was retroactive to April 28th, the day after he last pitched.  He will be eligible to come off the disabled list on May 13th. Pearce could take some playing time from Jeff Clement, especially with his hot hitting at AAA (.349/.452/.605 in 86 at-bats)...

Read More

Steve Pearce to be called up

Indianapolis Indians announcer Scott McCauley is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up Steve Pearce.  It was assumed that Neil Walker would be called up after being pulled in the fifth inning of yesterday’s Indians game, but McCauley reports that Walker was pulled for not running out a pop-up. There’s no word on the corresponding move yet.  Brian Bass is the most likely to be sent down, although...

Read More

April Prospects Rundown: Altoona Curve

Altoona is a very interesting team to watch for the 2010 season.  It is host to some of the top prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system.  The starting rotation includes top pitching prospects like Rudy Owens and Tim Alderson.  The infield has three of the top middle infield prospects in the Pirates system in Chase d’Arnaud, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  Even the bullpen has talent, with back of...

Read More