Kristy Robinson

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Karstens, McKenry Playing Wiffle Ball; Tabata in Better Frame of Mind

    When Jeff Karstens takes the mound, Michael McKenry is usually the guy behind the plate. It’s been that way for the past two seasons more often than not, but the two work well and have fun together. “It’s a lot of fun because there’s a lot of trickery involved, different aspects of...

  • Injury Updates
    Karstens, Tabata Exit Game With Groin Injuries

    Both Jeff Karstens and Jose Tabata exited Saturday night's 4-0 win over Milwaukee due to groin injuries. Karstens injured his right groin after making a pitch to Norichika Aoki with two runners on and one out in the eighth inning. After being evaluated by the training staff, Manager Clint Hurdle elected to...

  • Analysis
    A Healthy Clement Ready for Opportunity with Pittsburgh

    It's been a long journey back to the big leagues for Jeff Clement. But on Friday, the first baseman was given the opportunity to battle his way back when the Pirates selected him from Triple-A Indianapolis to join the club in Pittsburgh. Clement, who was Pittsburgh’s Opening Day first baseman in 2010,...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Rodriguez Tosses Solid Outing; Plans With Wilson Haven’t Changed

    Wandy Rodriguez didn’t impress over his first four starts with Pittsburgh after being traded from Houston. The left-hander posted a 5.58 ERA over 24.2 innings, before taking the mound at PNC Park on Friday. Not having started since the 15th, Rodriguez did pitch two innings of relief in the Bucs 19-inning marathon...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Claim Hisanori Takahashi Off Waivers From Angels

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed left-handed relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Takahashi posted a a 4.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 42 relief appearances this year for the Angels. He was scored upon once in his last seven appearances (5.2ip) with Los Angeles...

  • Transactions
    Jeff Clement Selected From Triple-A; Yamaico Navarro Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A. In 112 games with Indianapolis this season, Clement hit .276 (115-for-416) with an International League-leading 35 doubles, 16 home runs and 57 RBI. Clement, who was Pittsburgh’s Opening Day first baseman in 2010, made...

  • Transactions
    Mercer Returns From Paternity Leave; McCutchen Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated infielder Jordy Mercer from Paternity leave and optioned Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis. Mercer was placed on paternity leave on Monday due to the birth of his first son with his wife Kasey. Mercer is hitting for a .212/.250/.404 line over 25 games this season with the Pirates....

  • Analysis
    Kingham’s Recent Success a Result of Increased Confidence

    In order to succeed in baseball, confidence is key. Whether you go through a rough stretch or a hot streak, belief in yourself when on the mound is huge. Right-handed prospect Nick Kingham said that confidence is the result of what has allowed him to post just a 1.50 ERA over his...

  • Transactions
    Juan Cruz Cleared Waivers and Released by Pirates

    Juan Cruz cleared outright waivers, and refused his assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander has been released by the organization. Cruz, 33, signed as a minor league free agent in February, and broke camp out of spring training with the club. The veteran posted a 2.78 ERA over 35.2 innings in relief this...

  • Analysis
    Zack Von Rosenberg Still Dealing With Fastball Inconsistency

    Von Rosenberg has struggled as of late, after a strong July. Instead of heading to the minors after spring training ended, the Pirates organization decided to keep Zack Von Rosenberg in extended Spring Training to focus on two things: keeping the ball down and repeating his delivery. The right-hander worked hard and...

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