Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 3-1 to Lehigh Valley.  Daniel McCutchen made the start, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings of work, with no walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched a perfect inning in relief, followed by a shutout inning by Steven Jackson, with Jackson allowing three walks. The Indianapolis offense was very quiet today.  Jose Tabata went 2-for-3 with a walk and the...

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Game 26 Live Blog: Pirates vs Cubs

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B 2. Andy LaRoche, 3B 3. Ryan Doumit, C 4. Garrett Jones, RF 5. Ryan Church, CF 6. Lastings Milledge, LF 7. Jeff Clement, 1B 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Paul Maholm, P Cubs: 1. Ryan Theriot, SS 2. Jeff Baker, 2B 3. Derrek Lee, 1B 4. Marlon Byrd, CF 5. Aramis Ramirez, 3B 6. Alfonso Soriano, LF 7. Xavier Nady, RF 8. Geovany Soto, C 9. Ryan Dempster, P...

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John Raynor returned to the Marlins

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates returned 2010 Rule 5 draft selection John Raynor to the Florida Marlins.  Raynor was designated for assignment last week in order to make room for extra pitching help.  He only saw 11 plate appearances with the Pirates, hitting for a .200/.273/.200 line, with his two hits being singles. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Marlins refused the trade offers made by the Pirates, and decided to keep...

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Pirates call up Pearce, Donnelly to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up Steve Pearce, and have placed Brendan Donnelly on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.  Donnelly’s move was retroactive to April 28th, the day after he last pitched.  He will be eligible to come off the disabled list on May 13th. Pearce could take some playing time from Jeff Clement, especially with his hot hitting at AAA (.349/.452/.605 in 86 at-bats)...

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Steve Pearce to be called up

Indianapolis Indians announcer Scott McCauley is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up Steve Pearce.  It was assumed that Neil Walker would be called up after being pulled in the fifth inning of yesterday’s Indians game, but McCauley reports that Walker was pulled for not running out a pop-up. There’s no word on the corresponding move yet.  Brian Bass is the most likely to be sent down, although...

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