Minor League Opening Day Live Blog

Since the Pirates don’t have a game tonight, and since I’ll be watching the Indianapolis Indians game live via MiLB.tv, I figured it would be a great opportunity to set up a live blog to follow the events.  I’ll be providing play by play of the Indians game, along with updates from the Altoona, Bradenton, and West Virginia games. For a preview of all four games, check out my recap from this morning. FREE Audio...

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Tabata, Alderson, Grossman youngest players in their league

Baseball America took a look at the ten youngest players to start the season at each level in the minors, broken down by league.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players make the list: outfielder Jose Tabata, right handed pitcher Tim Alderson, and outfielder Robbie Grossman. Tabata is the fourth youngest player in the International League, and the sixth youngest player at the AAA level to start the season. Alderson is the ninth...

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Pirates release Ramon Vazquez

The Pittsburgh Pirates unconditionally released infielder Ramon Vazquez, who was designated for assignment on Sunday in order to set the Opening Day roster.  Vazquez is now a free agent, able to sign with any team.  The Pirates are on the hook for the full $2 M salary that Vazquez was owed in 2010, although they would be relieved of up to $400 K if another team signs him this season. On a related note, MLB Trade Rumors had a...

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Game 3 Live Blog: Pirates vs Dodgers

Lineups: Pirates: Aki Iwamura, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFGarrett Jones, 1BRyan Doumit, CRyan Church, LFDelwyn Young, RFAndy LaRoche, 3BPaul Maholm, PBobby Crosby, SS Dodgers: Rafael Furcal, SSReed Johnson, LFMatt Kemp, CFJames Loney, 1BRonnie Belliard, 3BGarret Anderson, RFJamey Carroll, 2BBrad Ausmus, CChad Billingsley, P <p><a...

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Minor League Opening Day

Today is the opening day for the full season minor league teams, with all four of the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates in action.  The schedule is as follows: Indianapolis Indians (AAA) at Columbus Clippers – 7:05 PM EST The Indians open their season on the road against the Clippers, the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Kevin Hart will take the mound for Indianapolis, with Pedro Alvarez making his AAA debut....

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