Tony Sanchez hit in the face with a pitch

Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez was hit in the face with a pitch in the first inning of today’s game between the Bradenton Marauders and St. Lucie.  This is the second time this month that Sanchez has been hit in the head with a pitch, with the first instance keeping him out of action for about a week. Sanchez is alert, and according to Dejan Kovacevic the injury is not thought to be serious.  This is...

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Game 70 Live Blog: Pirates at Rangers

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Ryan Church, DH 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Ryan Doumit, C8. Lastings Milledge, RF 9. Bobby Crosby, SS P. Ross Ohlendorf Rangers: 1. Elvis Andrus, SS2. Michael Young, 3B3. Ian Kinsler, 2B4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH5. Josh Hamilton, LF6. Nelson Cruz, RF7. Justin Smoak, 1B8. Matt Treanor, C9....

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Notes: Brock Holt, Jack Taschner, Matt McSwain, Catchers

Some afternoon notes… -First, a an update on the notes from over the weekend.  I mentioned that the Pirates were on the hook for the rest of Jack Taschner’s salary.  Since Taschner has less than five years of service time, he isn’t guaranteed the rest of his salary, which saves the Pirates a little less than $500 K. -Brock Holt does not have a torn MCL and will not require surgery. That might even mean he...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/21/10

The GCL Pirates started their season today. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 2-0 to Durham.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and a hit and striking out three. The Indianapolis offense was held to just one hit.  That...

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Pirates sign Bryce Weidman and Adalberto Santos

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two more draft picks, according to Jennifer Langosch.  The Pirates signed 14th round pick Bryce Weidman, and 22nd round pick Adalberto Santos.  The two signings bring the total up to ten from the 2010 draft class. Weidman pitched for Southwestern Oregon Community College last year, with a 2.20 ERA and an 82:15 K/BB ratio in 82 innings of work.  The 19-year old right handed pitcher hits...

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