Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL
Aug20

Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL

JaCoby Jones has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, per a West Virginia press release. No word yet on the injury that led to the placement. Jones last played on Sunday, and West Virginia hasn’t played since then. We’ll have more updates when we get them. UPDATE: I’m being told the placement is illness related. Minor League DL trips are 7 days, so it must be something that is expected to keep him out for...

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First Pitch: The Start of a Collapse, or the End of Some Bad Luck?
Aug20

First Pitch: The Start of a Collapse, or the End of Some Bad Luck?

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their seventh game in a row tonight. Call off the rest of the season. The collapse is starting. And all of the other things that are said any time the Pirates go in a slump. Of course we could also look at how the Milwaukee Brewers lost seven in a row in early July. One month later, the Brewers find themselves in first place in the NL Central, sitting 2.5 games ahead of the Cardinals, and currently riding a...

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Prospect Watch: Big Night For Keon Broxton, Alen Hanson and Mel Rojas Homer
Aug20

Prospect Watch: Big Night For Keon Broxton, Alen Hanson and Mel Rojas Homer

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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Josh Bell Placed on the Altoona DL
Aug19

Josh Bell Placed on the Altoona DL

Josh Bell has been placed on the Altoona disabled list, per an Altoona press release. He was placed on the DL with a left knee contusion. As I mentioned over the weekend, Bell has been missing time with a bruised knee, and has been out since last Tuesday. Ralph Henriquez has been activated off the DL in Altoona to replace him. Also, in Indianapolis, Adam Wilk has been placed on the DL with a left ankle injury, and A.J. Morris has been...

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Pirates Losing Scout and Former Pitching Coach Mike Steele
Aug19

Pirates Losing Scout and Former Pitching Coach Mike Steele

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be losing Mike Steele, a scout that played a big role in the drafting of 2014 first round pick Cole Tucker. Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game reports that Steele will be going to Long Beach State University to be an assistant coach. .@LBDirtbags will officially announce the addition of @Pirates four-corners scout Mike Steele as assistant coach later today. #BigWest #LBSU — Kendall Rogers...

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