Matt Bandi

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    Tony Sanchez out indefinitely with fractured jaw

    Tony Sanchez will have surgery to repair two fractures in his jaw. He will be out indefinitely, and is expected to miss much of the season.

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    Duke to DL

    The Pirates have placed Zach Duke on the 15-day disabled list with "a strained flexor pronator muscle in the left elbow," retroactive to June 17th. He is expected to miss two additional starts. The Pirates have not yet determined a replacement for Duke's start on Saturday.

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    Brock Holt out for season with torn meniscus

    UPDATE (6/22/2010, 9:20 PM): Dejan reports that Holt's MCL is sprained but his meniscus is torn. He will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the season.

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    Duke to skip start

    Zach Duke will skip his scheduled start Tuesday due to mild elbow stiffness. The injury is considered to be minor. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already...

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    Bucs ink 5th and 12th round draft picks

    The Pirates signed two draft picks today, Tyler Waldron (RHP - 5th round) and Vincent Payne (RHP - 12th round).

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    Criticism of Alvarez promotion bizarre

    Pedro AlvarezThe Pirates' front office has received a tremendous amount of criticism for its handling of the Pedro Alvarez promotion. The franchise that is often bashed for over-hyping prospects and giving its fans false hope is now being bashed for placing too little emphasis...

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    Coonelly: Huntington and Russell were extended through 2011

    Pirates' president Frank Coonelly announced today that general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell had their contracts extended through 2011 this past offseason. This information had not been made public previously.

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    Iwamura designated for assignment

    To make room for Pedro Alvarez, the Pirates designated Aki Iwamura for assignment today.

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    Pedro Alvarez coming to Pittsburgh

    The Pirates recalled top prospect Pedro Alvarez immediately following tonight's game. Alvarez is expected to make his major league debut tomorrow night at PNC Park.

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    Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

    Jack WilsonI am not going to spend much time talking about Ron Cook’s article in this morning's Post-Gazette. There are plenty of misguided thoughts in the article, but I just wanted to make a single point.

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