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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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 4/19

Here is a recap of how each player did this weekend.  You can click on their name to go to their draft tracker. BRYCE HARPER There has been some talk this past week that the Washington Nationals have settled on taking Harper with the first overall pick.  The report came from MASN’s Ben Goessling, although Nationals Director of Amateur Scouting Kris Kline denied that anything was etched in stone.  It would be hard...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 10-1 to Toledo, after the bullpen fell apart for seven runs in the final two innings, putting the game out of reach.  The Indians got a great start from Brad Lincoln, who went six innings, allowing three runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.  According to Indians broadcaster Scott McCauley (a must follow on Twitter, click the link to go to his account), Lincoln...

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Pirates Notebook: I Love the Bullpen

If there’s one thing I like about the 7-5 start to the season, it’s the bullpen.  I’m very comfortable with this bullpen when the Pirates are holding a lead, or when they’re trying to stay in the game.  That wasn’t exactly the case in years past.  There was Matt Capps bombing last year.  There have been guys like Tyler Yates and Denny Bautista blowing up in the middle innings. One of...

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