Wandy Rodriguez to Start For the Pirates on Thursday
May10

Wandy Rodriguez to Start For the Pirates on Thursday

Clint Hurdle announced today that Wandy Rodriguez would be starting for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Rodriguez is currently on the disabled list with a knee injury. He has made two rehab starts, and neither outing went well. Rodriguez gave up ten earned runs on 11 hits in 8.2 innings of work, with a 7:6 K/BB ratio and three home runs. All of that came at the Double-A level. It’s not like...

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First Pitch: Are the Pirates Turning Things Around?
May10

First Pitch: Are the Pirates Turning Things Around?

A week ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates won 6-5 against the Toronto Blue Jays in dramatic comeback fashion. I asked at the time if that was the spark they needed to turn things around. It was too early to tell that at the time, and one week later it is probably still too early to call that win a turning point. But quietly, the Pirates have put together a nice run, going 5-2 in the last week. That would have been 6-1 had it not been for a...

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Prospect Watch: Sadler Has Rough Return to Indianapolis; Mathisen Stays Hot
May09

Prospect Watch: Sadler Has Rough Return to Indianapolis; Mathisen Stays Hot

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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Travis Snider and Russell Martin Suspensions Upheld
May09

Travis Snider and Russell Martin Suspensions Upheld

The suspensions for Travis Snider and Russell Martin have been upheld by Major League Baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates have announced. Both players received suspensions for their involvement in a brawl against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 20th. Snider’s suspension was for two games, and begins tonight. Martin’s suspension was for one game, and will take place when he returns from the disabled...

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Pirates Add Brent Morel to the Active Roster
May09

Pirates Add Brent Morel to the Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added infielder Brent Morel to the active roster, replacing Phil Irwin, who was optioned yesterday. The move to add Morel is a surprise, since he’s done nothing in Triple-A to deserve a promotion. He currently has a .215/.279/.312 line in 93 at-bats with Indianapolis. He also hasn’t been hot in his last ten games, with a .333 OPS in 37 at-bats. It’s not like this could be chalked up to a...

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