The Pirates Have Dropped One of Their DSL Teams; Basically Moved Team to Bristol
May30

The Pirates Have Dropped One of Their DSL Teams; Basically Moved Team to Bristol

For the first time since 2002, the Pittsburgh Pirates will only have one international rookie league team. The Pirates have had two teams for over a decade, either having a team in the Venezuelan Summer League, or two teams in the Dominican Summer League. In 2012, the Pirates dropped their VSL team, and added a second team in the DSL. This year, they will only have one DSL team. This change comes in the same year that the Pirates...

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Wandy Rodriguez Placed on Unconditional Release Waivers
May30

Wandy Rodriguez Placed on Unconditional Release Waivers

Wandy Rodriguez has been placed on unconditional release waivers, the Pittsburgh Pirates have announced. This essentially cuts ties with Rodriguez, who will be released after he clears waivers. The Pirates designated Rodriguez for assignment last week, replacing him in the rotation with Brandon Cumpton. His numbers were poor, with a 6.75 ERA, and his velocity was down. He also struggled during two rehab starts in Altoona. The Pirates...

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Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton
May30

Barrett Barnes Dealing With Third Hamstring Injury; Osuna, Inman Close to Bradenton

Barrett Barnes was drafted in the compensation portion of the first round in 2012 by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the pick they received for losing Ryan Doumit. So far in his pro career, the theme for the Texas Tech outfielder has been hamstring injuries. It has almost been two full years since Barnes was drafted, and he has seen just 374 plate appearances in pro ball, thanks to three different hamstring injuries. The third one...

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Austin Meadows Has Started Doing On-Field Work This Week
May30

Austin Meadows Has Started Doing On-Field Work This Week

During the first week of Spring Training, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows pulled his hamstring rounding first base. The initial expectation was that he would be out through the month of April, making the jump to West Virginia in early May. Meadows suffered a setback as he was starting to make his way back on the field. While running the arches of the bases, he injured his hamstring at a spot that was lower than the...

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Stolmy Pimentel Starts His Rehab Work at Pirate City
May30

Stolmy Pimentel Starts His Rehab Work at Pirate City

Stolmy Pimentel made a rehab appearance today at Pirate City, throwing a scoreless inning against the Yankees’ extended Spring Training team. Pimentel was sitting 90-93 MPH with his fastball, getting a strikeout, then a 5-4-3 double play after giving up a single to the second batter he faced. This was the first in-game appearance for Pimentel, who pitched a simulated game prior to this outing. His next rehab appearance is scheduled to...

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