Pirates Notebook: Karstens Exits Outing With Injury; Hurdle Believes Team Can Finish

Jeff Karstens attempted to battle through a left groin strain on the mound on Friday in Milwaukee, but the decision proved to be costly to the club. During the five days of rest, Karstens worked with the Pirates staff and recreated game adrenaline to test out the injury. The right-hander shortened his side session in order to not aggravate it. He was also monitored and said he was fine to take the ball against the Brewers tonight....

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Chris Leroux to Join the Pirates

Chris Leroux will join the Pirates in Milwaukee Pirates Prospects has learned. The right-hander is not on the 40-man roster, but the club outrighted Jeff Clement earlier today, so a spot opened up. Leroux is the first confirmed of several September callups that are expected prior to tomorrow’s game. Leroux has recently been starting for Triple-A, posting a 3.00 ERA over seven outings, a 3.32 ERA over 21.2 frames in relief. He...

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McPherson, Presley Recalled; d’Arnaud Optioned, Clement Outrighted

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Kyle McPherson and Alex Prelsey from Triple-A Indianapolis. In order to make room, the club optioned Chase d’Arnaud to High-A Bradenton, and outrighted Jeff Clement to Bradenton. Both McPherson and Prelsey are now automatically eligible for the postseason roster. With the outright of Clement, it opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Clement went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts since being...

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Matt Curry Wraps Up a Good Year With a Promotion and the AFL

Matt Curry stepped out of Manager P.J. Forbes’ office after the Curve beat Akron 6-4 on their final home game on Thursday and received hugs and high fives from his teammates. The first baseman was told that he was being promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis. Although the move is not yet official, Curry will join up with the Indy Indians, who are at home today and are gearing up for the playoffs which kick off on September 5....

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Prospect Notebook: Cole Impressed In Short Time With Altoona

Gerrit Cole will not likely help the Pittsburgh Pirates in their playoff push, but the right-hander will get the experience of pitching in playoff baseball. On Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh promoted their top pitching prospect from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis. The move is to give Cole the taste of not only a higher level of competition, but to give him the chance to pitch in playoff baseball with Indianapolis. Triple-A...

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