Interview with 6th Round Pick Jason Hursh

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Jason Hursh in the sixth round of the 2010 draft, continuing their trend of taking prep pitchers in the middle rounds.  Hursh was rated the #173 prospect in the draft by Baseball America, and has a commitment to Oklahoma State, which means he will likely command an over-slot bonus.  Pirates Prospects recently had a chance to interview Jason on being drafted, his history of pitching, and how the...

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Pirates International Prospect Suspended

Pittsburgh Pirates international prospect Jose Acosta has been suspended 50 games for using Stanozolol, a steroid.  Acosta was signed by the Pirates on May 18th out of Venezuela, and has been pitching in the Venezuelan Summer League, where he has thrown 2.1 shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out two in his only appearance.

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WV Power Game Notes- 7/27/10

West Virginia Power (13-18, 44-57) at Hagerstown Suns (11-20, 47-54) Game 102 | July 27, 2010 | Municipal Stadium | Hagerstown, MD Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Jason Erickson (5-5, 3.81) vs. RH Paul Demny (6-3, 3.43) Erickson- Allowed 3 R on 5 H with 1 BB and 6 K over 6.0 IP in 7/22 ND vs. SAV (7-6 WVP in 15 innings) Demny- Surrendered 6 R on 5 H with 3 BB and 1 K over 3.2 IP in 7/22 ND @ ASH (13-10...

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Spikes’ Waldron Named NYPL Pitcher of the Week

SPIKES’ WALDRON NAMED NYPL PITCHER OF THE WEEK State College Right-Hander Becomes Third Straight Spike to Earn Weekly League Honors STATE COLLEGE – Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday that State College Spikes right-hander Tyler Waldron has been named the New York-Penn League’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 19-25, 2010. Waldron, the fifth-round choice of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2010 MLB...

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Pirates call up Ledezma and Jackson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up relief pitcher Steven Jackson, and have purchased the contract of 29 year old left handed reliever Wilfredo Ledezma, filling their two open spots on the 25-man roster.  Ledezma takes the open spot on the 40-man roster which was opened when the Pirates designated Brendan Donnelly for assignment. Jackson will only be up for a few days, and will likely be sent back down after Friday’s game, so...

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