Stolmy Pimentel Begins His Minor League Rehab Assignment Tonight
Aug21

Stolmy Pimentel Begins His Minor League Rehab Assignment Tonight

Stolmy Pimentel, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury, will make his first rehab appearance tonight in Altoona. Pimentel will start the game and throw one inning. Pimentel was placed on the disabled list last Friday, and threw a bullpen on Sunday. The Pirates don’t have to rush him back, and my guess is that they will wait for rosters to expand before bringing him back up.

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First Pitch: Should the Pirates Move Pitchers Through the Minors Faster?
Aug21

First Pitch: Should the Pirates Move Pitchers Through the Minors Faster?

I had an interesting question in the comments the other day from jalcorn427. I started to respond, then thought about the topic some more, and decided to expand on it with an article. The comment can be seen in its original form here, and the text of the comment is blow, with my thoughts to follow. Tim, could you comment on the value of slow tracking elite SP prospects? In another organization (Toronto, Miami, etc) [Glasnow] would...

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Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson With Much Better Stuff in His Second Triple-A Start
Aug21

Prospect Watch: Adrian Sampson With Much Better Stuff in His Second Triple-A Start

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Charlie Morton Has a Sports Hernia
Aug20

Charlie Morton Has a Sports Hernia

Charlie Morton recently went on the 15-day disabled list with what was believed to be hip inflammation. However, according to Tom Singer and others, Morton was diagnosed with a sports hernia. Morton says his injury been diagnosed as sports hernia, not hip inflammation as originally described when DL-ed. #pirates #MLB — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) August 20, 2014 The updated diagnosis means that Morton could require surgery in the...

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Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A
Aug20

Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A

Gerrit Cole has been activated from the disabled list, as expected since he will be making the start tonight. To make room on the active roster, Brent Morel has been optioned to Triple-A. Morel was brought up as an extra bench bat when Charlie Morton went on the disabled list. Yesterday, Michael Martinez went down to Triple-A after Andrew McCutchen was activated from the DL. The Martinez/Morel/Nix trio is almost completely off the...

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