Matt Bandi

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    Penn, Chulk heading to Japan

    Triple-A pitchers Hayden Penn and Vinnie Chulk are close to signing deals with separate Japanese teams.

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    McCutchen day-to-day with shoulder injury

    Andrew McCutchen left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury that he sustained while making a diving catch. He was officially diagnosed with a mildly sprained AC joint, which will likely keep him out of action for a few days. McCutchen will be reevaluated today, and the Pirates have not yet...

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    Inman dealing with elbow discomfort

    Dejan reported this eveningthat pitching prospect and 2009 draftee Jeffrey Inman "has been slowed by elbow discomfort." I don't think that his mysterious absence from game action had been previously explained.

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    Kratz to join the Pirates

    As expected, the Pirates will promote Triple-A catcher Erik Kratz in time for Friday's game against the Astros. Chris Jakubauskas will likely be moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Kratz on the 40-man roster.

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    Pirates sign 3rd round draft pick Mel Rojas Jr.

    Chuck Finder reports that the Pirates have signed their third round draft pick, outfielder Mel Rojas Jr. He is expected to join the Bucs short-season affiliate in State College.

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    Nathan Baker promoted to Bradenton

    The Pirates have promoted pitching prospect Nathan Baker to High-A Bradenton.

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    The fall of Charlie Morton

    Charlie Morton was a polarizing figure among Pirates fans and Pittsburgh media members during the first month of the season. His ERA was in double-digits, but his peripheral stats indicated that he was among the unluckiest pitchers in baseball. Since then, he has simply been...

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    Bucs sign 16-year-old pitcher from Belarus

    The Pirates have signed 16-year-old Belarusian pitcher Aleksey Lukashevich. Lukashevich is the first player from Belarus to join a major league organization.

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    Tony Sanchez out for the year

    Rob Biertempfel tweeted moments ago that Pirates' catching prospect Tony Sanchez will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. Sanchez, out with a broken jaw, previously hoped to return later in the year.

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    Bucs reacquire Bixler

    The Pirates reacquired minor league shortstop Brian Bixler today for a player to be named later.