Matt Bandi

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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.

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    Alderson demoted to High-A Bradenton

    According to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror, the Pirates demoted Tim Alderson to High-A Bradenton after his start this afternoon. The move frees up a spot in the Altoona rotation for recently promoted pitcher Jeff Locke.

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    Locke promoted to Altoona

    Jeff Locke tweeted this afternoon that he is "heading north." Tim Williams of BuccoFans.com confirms that Locke has been promoted to Double-A Altoona.

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    Jaramillo, Thomas optioned to Indy

    The Pirates optioned Jason Jaramillo and Justin Thomas to Triple-A Indianapolis after today's game. Zach Duke will return from the disabled list to start Friday's game. Indianapolis catcher Erik Kratz will likely take Jaramillo's spot on the major league roster. [Link... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to...

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    Daniel McCutchen demoted to Triple-A

    Immediately following his start Wednesday night, Daniel McCutchen was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The move opens a roster spot for newly acquired Sean Gallagher.

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    Jose Tabata, lineup construction and double plays

    After a brief exchange on Twitter this afternoon, my interest was piqued. Jose Tabata has a history of producing ground balls on close to 60% of his balls in play. How many times would he hit into a double play over a full season if...

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    A quick look at Brad Lincoln’s pitch location

    Unfortunately, due to real life responsibilities, I have been unable to watch either of Brad Lincoln's past two starts. However, I wanted to share a quick nugget of Pitch f/x data that I noticed this morning. Click here to see a pitch location comparison between...

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    Bucs ink 27th rounder

    According to Tim Williams at BuccoFans.com, the Pirates have signed 27th round draft pick Kevin Kleis.

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