Tyler Glasnow is Set to Make His 2014 Debut on Friday
Apr23

Tyler Glasnow is Set to Make His 2014 Debut on Friday

Top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow will be making his 2014 debut on Friday for Bradenton against St. Lucie. Glasnow missed the start of the season after having lower back tightness during Spring Training. He was recovered by the end of Spring Training, but needed time to build up his innings. In his final rehab start, Glasnow was hitting 100 MPH, hitting that number seven times, according to Jim Callis. The right-hander had hit 99...

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Brandon Cumpton Will Be Replacing Wandy Rodriguez
Apr23

Brandon Cumpton Will Be Replacing Wandy Rodriguez

This is nothing but speculation at this point, but it appears that Brandon Cumpton will be replacing Wandy Rodriguez for Thursday’s start in Pittsburgh. Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list this week, leaving the Pirates without a starter for Thursday. By process of elimination, Cumpton currently looks like the only option. Jeff Locke made his start on Monday. Casey Sadler started last night with Indianapolis. Stolmy...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Would Be Struggling Now, Even With Gregory Polanco
Apr23

First Pitch: The Pirates Would Be Struggling Now, Even With Gregory Polanco

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost again tonight, falling 4-1 to the Cincinnati Reds and Johnny Cueto, and dropping to 9-12 on the season. I wasn’t following the game closely tonight, since I was focusing on John Kuchno and Ryan Hafner in Bradenton. I was following along on Twitter, and in the process, was also following the big night that Gregory Polanco had. Polanco had three hits, including his third homer of the year. Predictably,...

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Prospect Watch: Three Hits and a Homer Each For Gregory Polanco and Stetson Allie
Apr22

Prospect Watch: Three Hits and a Homer Each For Gregory Polanco and Stetson Allie

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Minor Moves: Zack Dodson Placed on the Altoona DL
Apr22

Minor Moves: Zack Dodson Placed on the Altoona DL

Here are all of the latest moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. **Zack Dodson was placed on the disabled list with a left oblique injury. He was a late scratch from his start yesterday in Altoona, being replaced by Brandon Mann. Kenn Kasparek has been added to the Altoona roster. **Brent Morel has been placed on the bereavement list in Indianapolis. Cody Eppley has been added to the roster to take his spot. **Jay...

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