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. ┬áNote 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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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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