Matt Bandi

  • Analysis
    Series Preview: Rockies vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters LHP Jeff Francis vs. RHP James McDonald RHP Jason Hammel vs. LHP Zach Duke LHP Jorge De La Rosa vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf RHP Esmil Rogers vs. LHP Paul Maholm

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    Bucs claim Resop, Park

    The Pirates have claimed right-handed pitchers Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers in an attempt to bolster a depleted bullpen. Steven Jackson was designated for assignment and Steve Pearce was placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

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    Pirates sign 4th rounder Kingham

    Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects reports that the Pirates have signed fourth round draft pick Nick Kingham. No financial details are known at this time, but Kingham will surely receive an above-slot bonus.

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    McCutchen leaves game with bruised neck

    Andrew McCutchen left tonight's game after being hit in the neck with a fastball. McCutchen passed all preliminary tests and was officially listed as day-to-day.

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    Pearce to have season-ending knee surgery

    Steve Pearce will have surgery on his left knee Wednesday, ending his season.

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    Series Preview: Reds vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters LHP Travis Wood vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf RHP Mike Leake vs. LHP Paul Maholm RHP Johnny Cueto vs. RHP Jeff Karstens

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    Starling Marte returns to Marauders

    Starling Marte, previously rehabbing from hand surgery, has returned to High-A Bradenton.

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    How today’s trades affect the Pirates’ 2010 season

    The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco...

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    Bucs deal Lopez to Giants, Dotel to Dodgers

    The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield...

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    Diaz, Clement recalled from Triple-A

    Possibly in preparation for an approaching trade, the Pirates have recalled Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis.