Tons of Injury Updates

A ton of injured to update today… -Charlie Morton has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, and has been optioned to AAA.  Morton struggled big time in the majors this year, and hasn’t been much better at AAA during his rehab work, with a 4.33 ERA in 27 innings, and a 21:10 K/BB ratio during that time.  Those numbers look somewhat good, mostly due to a nine inning outing where Morton allowed one run on...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-3 to Columbus.  Hayden Penn pitched 7.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma allowed two inherited runners to score, picking up a blown save.  Jean Machi pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one. Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-5...

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Update on Quinton Miller

I receive a lot of questions these days on the status of Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching prospect Quinton Miller.  Miller started the season with the West Virginia Power, but was pulled from his second start after one inning on April 16th.  On April 18th, Miller was placed on the minor league disabled list with shoulder tendonitis. I spoke with Adam Marco, the Director of Media Relations for the West Virginia Power, and...

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Another Bradenton Catcher Hit in the Face

What is it about catching prospects in Bradenton getting hit in the face with pitches?  Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Eric Fryer was hit in the face with a pitch last night, fracturing his orbital bone and requiring surgery.  This all comes a little over a week after Tony Sanchez was hit in the face with a pitch, fracturing his jaw in two places, and requiring surgery which will put him out for 6-8 weeks. The orbital...

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2010 International Signing Period Preview

Last year at this time all of the talk was about Miguel Angel Sano, the top prospect on the international market, who was believed at the time to almost be a lock to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After a long summer filled with an age investigation, and a breakdown in communications between the Pirates and Sano’s agent, Rob Plummer, Sano ended up signing with the Minnesota Twins for about half a million more than what...

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