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.
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.
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.
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. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system...
The Pirates signed two draft picks today, Tyler Waldron (RHP - 5th round) and Vincent Payne (RHP - 12th round).
The 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...
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.
To make room for Pedro Alvarez, the Pirates designated Aki Iwamura for assignment today.
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.