Kristy Robinson

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Karstens Looking Like the 2011 Version

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Jeff Karstens has been very sharp over his last two outings with Pittsburgh, showing a glimpse of what we saw from the right-hander during the 2011 season. After missing two months of this season due to right-shoulder inflammation, and a set back during a rehab outing with a hip...

  • Analysis
    Yamaico Navarro Arrested for DUI

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that infielder Yamaico Navarro was arrested for drinking and driving on Wednesday night while in Indianapolis. The Pirates had a joint statement from Indianapolis Indians  General Manager Cal Burleson  and Pirates GM Neal Huntington on the issue. “The Indianapolis Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates regret that Yamaico Navarro was arrested for driving...

  • Transactions
    Alex Presley to the 7-Day DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Alex Presley on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 4 with a concussion and recalled infielder Jordy Mercer from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley suffered the injury in the first inning on Tuesday after a diving play. With two outs, Jed Lowrie hit a single...

  • Analysis
    Jason Grilli Not Slowing Down After Reaching 300 Career Appearances

    Grilli has been the eighth inning guy for the Bucs this season. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When reliever Jason Grilli ran out from the bullpen and stepped on the mound at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon on the Fourth of July, it was a significant milestone. Grilli isn't one to pay attention to...

  • Injury Updates
    Jordy Mercer in Pittsburgh, But Who Will He Replace?

    After Wednesday's game, infielder Jordy Mercer was in the Pirates clubhouse. Mercer said he arrived to Pittsburgh this morning due to Alex Presley suffering from concussion-like symptoms. Presley was replaced by Gorkys Hernandez in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday. Presley suffered the injury after a diving play in the...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Playing With Confidence, Finishing the First Half Strong

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Today marked the halfway point of the season. If the first half is any indicator for what is in store in the second part of the season, Pittsburgh Pirate fans and the city better buckle up, because it’s going to be a fun team to watch. The club entered game...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Perhaps This Year IS Different

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Drew Sutton hasn’t been wearing Black and Yellow for very long, but he had quite the moment on Tuesday night. After Joel Hanrahan blew just his third save of the season to the Houston Astros on a two out, two-strike RBI double, the game went to the bottom of...

  • Analysis
    Tabata Sent to Triple-A to Reignite His Game, But It’s Not Quite Marte Time

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- There came a point in time that the Pirates organization had enough with outfielder Jose Tabata, and decided that a demotion to Triple-A Indianapolis would help him reignite his game. That move came on Tuesday, when Pittsburgh optioned him to Indianapolis and recalled outfielder Gorkys Hernandez. The move, however, was focused...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Option Jose Tabata to Triple-A, Gorkys Hernandez Recalled

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, and recalled Gorkys Hernandez from Triple-A Indy. Tabata is hitting just .230/.295/.341 on the season. Last week, Manager Clint Hurdle said sending the outfielder to Triple-A was an option, due to his lack of hustle and production...

  • Analysis
    Were the Pirates Snubbed on the All-Star Rosters?

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan were both named to the National League All-Star team on Sunday for their second straight season. Both players have posted numbers worthy of the nominations. McCutchen entered game action on Monday as the only player in the Majors with at least 15 home runs,...

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