Minor Moves: Matt Curry Promoted to Indianapolis
Jul10

Minor Moves: Matt Curry Promoted to Indianapolis

The Altoona Curve have announced that first baseman Matt Curry has been promoted to Indianapolis. Curry had a .253/.324/.389 line in 162 at-bats for Altoona this year, spending part of his fourth season at the level. He had been bothered by hand injuries the last two years, missing most of last season with hamate surgery, and missing time this year with another hand surgery. Curry had been previously blocked at Indianapolis by Matt...

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Minor Moves: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios Promoted to Bradenton
Jul10

Minor Moves: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitchers Yhonathan Barrios and Shane Carle to Bradenton. Left-handed pitcher Andy Otamendi has been promoted to West Virginia from Jamestown. Right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland has been transferred to West Virginia from Bradenton. Carle, taken in the tenth round last year, had a 3.72 ERA in 82.1 innings for West Virginia this year, along with a 47:9 K/BB ratio and a 1.81 GO/AO...

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Pirates Call Up Jaff Decker, Option Brandon Cumpton
Jul10

Pirates Call Up Jaff Decker, Option Brandon Cumpton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up outfielder Jaff Decker and have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A. Cumpton started last night, but the Pirates won’t need a fifth starter until July 22nd, due to the All-Star break. If Gerrit Cole is able to return on that date, then he would fill out the rotation. If he’s not healthy by then, Cumpton would be eligible to return to the majors. Until that point,...

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Thoughts on Yesterday’s Pirates Roster Moves
Jul10

Thoughts on Yesterday’s Pirates Roster Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates made several roster moves yesterday, calling up Matt Hague, announcing plans to send Vance Worley to the bullpen, and designating Duke Welker for assignment. Here are some thoughts on each of those moves, and what they mean for the short and long-term for the Pirates. Matt Hague Joins the Pirates Hague has been having a strong year with Indianapolis. He originally broke in with the Pirates in 2012, after putting...

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JaCoby Jones: A Power Hitting Shortstop Prospect?
Jul09

JaCoby Jones: A Power Hitting Shortstop Prospect?

The West Virginia Power have been familiar with breakout seasons from prospects the last few years. Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson broke out at the level in 2012. Tyler Glasnow had a breakout season in 2013. The 2014 breakout player could be JaCoby Jones. The Pirates drafted Jones in the third round last year as an outfielder, but gave him some work at shortstop in his first pro season. This year they came into the season with the...

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