Pirates Notebook: Pirates are right to stick with Morton

The overwhelming reaction I noticed tonight, following another horrible start from Charlie Morton, was a call for him to be sent down.  Yes, Morton has one option remaining.  That’s irrelevant though, as Neal Huntington already said he wouldn’t be demoted.  And that’s the right call to make. It’s clear that Morton has been bad to start the season.    He allowed eight runs in 3.1 innings...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-4 against Columbus, thanks to a big seven run fourth inning that saw three Indians home runs.  Brian Myrow got things started with a solo shot, giving Indianapolis a 1-0 lead.  Brian Friday knocked in two more runs with a two RBI single.  Jose Tabata then broke things open with a three run homer, his first of the season.  Neil Walker followed that up with a solo homer....

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Game 13 Live Blog: Pirates vs Brewers

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B2. Andrew McCutchen, CF3. Lastings Milledge, LF4. Garrett Jones, RF5. Ryan Doumit, C6. Jeff Clement, 1B7. Delwyn Young, 3B8. Charlie Morton, P9. Ronny Cedeno, SS Brewers: 1. Rickie Weeks, 2B2. Jim Edmonds, CF3. Ryan Braun, LF4. Prince Fielder, 1B5. Casey McGehee, 3B6. Corey Hart, RF7. Gregg Zaun, C8. Alcides Escobar, SS9. Dave Bush, P...

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Chulk placed on Indianapolis DL

According to Dejan Kovacevic, Vinnie Chulk has been placed on the Indianapolis Indians’ disabled list due to a recurring tight right biceps.  Chulk has been getting hammered, allowing 16 earned runs in just four innings this year.  Chulk was one of the last relievers cut from Spring Training, and was close to making the list.  He probably lost his spot when the Pirates took a flier on Hayden Penn. Coincidentally,...

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Notes: Hayden Penn, Ramon Vazquez, Impact Prospects, Links

A few notes from today… -Hayden Penn accepted his outright assignment to AAA.  He will remain with the Pirates.  Penn could have elected to become a free agent, since this was the second time he has been outrighted off a 40-man roster.  Penn can become a minor league free agent at the end of the 2010 season if he’s not on the Pirates 40-man roster.  This will give them some time to evaluate him, and see...

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