Matt Bandi

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    Gorkys Hernandez out 3-4 months with broken finger

    Double-A prospect Gorkys Hernandez has been placed on the disabled list with a broken finger. Hernandez was hit by a pitch while attempting to bunt.

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    Calculating trade value: Paul Maholm edition

    The July 31st trade deadline is just a few days away, yet things are mostly quiet on the Pittsburgh front. After wheeling and dealing at the past two deadlines, general manager Neal Huntington has few veterans left to unload in 2010. That being said, there...

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    Bucs recall Jackson and Ledezma

    The Pirates have recalled relievers Steven Jackson and Wil Ledezma from Triple-A Indianapolis.

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    Series Preview: Pirates vs. Rockies

    PNC ParkProbable Pitchers Tuesday, July 27th - 8:40 PM: LHP Zach Duke vs LHP Jorge de la Rosa Wednesday, July 28th - 8:40 PM: RHP Ross Ohlendorf vs. RHP Aaron Cook Thursday, July 29th - 3:10 PM: LHP Paul Maholm vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez

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    Donnelly departure not a surprise

    We have seen many shocked reactions from players, media and fans since the Pirates designated Brendan Donnelly for assignment following yesterday’s loss to the Padres. Apparently, he was very well liked in the clubhouse, particularly among his peers in the bullpen. I understand that it is tough...

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    Neil Walker, a poor walk rate and an inflated BABIP

    Neil Walker is having an encouraging 2010 season. He got off to a hot start in Triple-A, hitting .321/.392/.560 in 189 plate appearances. On May 25th, he was promoted to Pittsburgh and soon became the everyday second baseman. The 24-year-old has continued to hit at the major...

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    Lincoln to Indianapolis; Donnelly DFA’d

    The Pirates demoted rookie pitcher Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Indianapolis after his poor start this afternoon. They also designated veteran reliever Brendan Donnelly for assignment. The team is expected to announce corresponding roster moves before Tuesday's game in Colorado.

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    McCutchen back in the lineup

    Andrew McCutchen is returning to the lineup today, one week after injuring his shoulder making a diving catch.

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    Game 98: Lineups

    Padres: J. Hairston 2B, Denorfia CF, Gonzalez 1B, Headley 3B, Torrealba RF, Venable RF, S. Hairston LF, Cabrera SS, LeBlanc P Pirates: McCutchenCF, Tabata LF, Walker 2B, Jones 1B, Alvarez 3B, Milledge RF, Cedeno SS, Kratz C, Lincoln P

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    Game 97: Lineups

    Padres: J. Hairston 2B, Denorfia CF, Gonzalez 1B, Headley 3B, Stairs RF, Venable LF, Hundley C, Cabrera SS, Latos P Pirates: Tabata CF, Young RF, Walker 2B, Jones 1B, Alvarez 3B, Milledge LF, Cedeno SS, Jaramillo C, Karstens P