Joely Rodriguez Moving to the Bullpen in Altoona
Jul17

Joely Rodriguez Moving to the Bullpen in Altoona

Joely Rodriguez came out of the bullpen in Altoona tonight after starting pitcher Orlando Castro went five innings. Altoona is just coming off their All-Star break, so I wanted to confirm that the move wasn’t due to the time off. According to Pirates’ farm director Larry Broadway, Rodriguez will be coming out of the bullpen “for the time being.” Rodriguez has a 4.44 ERA in 99.1 innings this year with Altoona,...

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Minor Moves: Andrew Lambo Returns to Indianapolis
Jul17

Minor Moves: Andrew Lambo Returns to Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Indians and Altoona Curve have announced the following moves. **Matt Curry has been placed on the disabled list, retro July 15th, with a left ankle injury. **Andrew Lambo has been activated from the DL. **Jhonathan Ramos was assigned to Altoona. **Ralph Henriquez has been placed on the Altoona DL to make room for Josh Bell, who was officially promoted today.

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Starling Marte Reinstated From the Bereavement List
Jul17

Starling Marte Reinstated From the Bereavement List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Starling Marte has been activated from the bereavement list, and Jaff Decker has been optioned to Triple-A. The move to option Decker came a few days ago. This means that Marte will be back and ready to join the team for the start of the second half tomorrow.

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Pirates Still Playoff Contenders, But Need to Beat Their Own Division
Jul17

Pirates Still Playoff Contenders, But Need to Beat Their Own Division

The second half of the MLB season begins tomorrow, and the latest playoff projections have the Pittsburgh Pirates still listed as contenders. Last week they were moving up the list, but this week they were bumped back down after struggling against the Reds and Cardinals. Winning against their own division has been an issue, which I’ll go into below. Each week we will break down the playoff odds and projections from the top three...

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Pirates Have Four in Keith Law’s Mid-Season Top 50
Jul17

Pirates Have Four in Keith Law’s Mid-Season Top 50

Keith Law has released his mid-season top 50 prospects, and has four Pittsburgh Pirates prospects on the list. This is consistent with the previous prospect lists, which had 4-5 prospects listed. Law has Tyler Glasnow as the top guy in the system, coming in ranked at number 20. That’s the same as his pre-season ranking. Law says that Glasnow has two above-average secondary offerings now, which shows the improvements he has made...

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