Matt Bandi

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    Huntington: Lincoln a candidate to make his debut on Wednesday

    A few minutes ago on his weekly radio show, Neal Huntington stated that Brad Lincoln is definitely a candidate to make his major league debut on Wednesday night. Huntington would not confirm either way.

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    Burres optioned to make room for Eveland

    The Pirates demoted pitcher Brian Burres to Triple-A Indianapolis today. The move makes room for the recently acquired Dana Eveland.

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    Tony Sanchez leaves game with head injury

    Top catching prospect Tony Sanchez left tonight's High-A Bradenton game after being hit in the head with a pitch. Dejan Kovacevic reports that the injury does not appear to be serious.

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    Tommy John for Veal

    Minor league pitcher Donnie Veal will undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday. He will miss the remainder of the season.

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    Tony Sanchez should pack his bags for Altoona

    Brett_Lorin_and_Tony_SanchezAfter a brief slump, Tony Sanchez recently resumed his domination over the Florida State League. Ryan Doumit is hitting well, with a .360 wOBA. He is 29-years-old, has an injury history and is lousy defensively. The Pirates have decent catching depth in...

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    Pirates deal Uviedo to Toronto for Eveland

    The Pirates traded minor league reliever Ronald Uviedo to the Blue Jays for starting pitcher Dana Eveland today. Eveland will join the Pirates rotation.

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    Eveland trade a head-scratcher

    Dana EvelandI find almost nothing even remotely interesting about Dana Eveland. He is essentially a poor-man’s Zach Duke, without the good control. I have no idea what Neal Huntington sees in him, other than a high ground ball rate. Giving up a prospect...

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    Are we rushing Tabata to Pittsburgh?

    Jose TabataWhile Jose Tabata is certainly having an encouraging year at Indy, a .786 OPS at Triple-A should not be considered big numbers. He is hitting .316, but it is mostly empty batting average. Many fans expect him to be called...

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    Walker to replace Iwamura at second base

    According to John Russell, Neil Walker will receive the majority of playing time at second base moving forward. This pushes Aki Iwamura to the bench. With Iwamura out of the lineup, Andrew McCutchen has moved back to the leadoff spot.

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    Morton to DL

    The Pirates placed Charlie Morton on the disabled list yesterday with a fatigued shoulder. Reliever Steven Jackson replaced him on the Pirates' roster.