Matt Bandi

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    Donnie Veal to disabled list

    Triple-A starter Donnie Veal has been placed on the minor league disabled list.

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    Walker joining the Pirates?

    Apparently, 93.7 The Fan reported this morning that Neil Walker has been recalled from Triple-A, and that Steve Pearce would likely be placed on the DL with a sprained ankle. I haven’t seen this reported anywhere else, so take it with a grain of salt for now. it may have just been...

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    Pearce leaves game with ankle injury

    Steve Pearce left Monday's game with a sprained ankle. He will have an MRI on Tuesday.

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    When should the children arrive?

    Brad LincolnOn Monday, Dejan reported that we might start seeing some Triple-A players arriving in Pittsburgh. So when should each player be promoted? Click here to find out when Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, Brad Lincoln and Neil Walker should arrive in Pittsburgh.

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    LaRoche out again with back issues

    Third baseman Andy LaRoche will miss his third consecutive game with back stiffness tonight.

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    Diego Moreno promoted to Altoona

    The Pirates promoted Bradenton reliever Diego Moreno to Double-A Altoona today. The 23-year-old Moreno struck out 39 batters in 26.1 High-A innings, while handing out only two walks.

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    Versatility should provide benefits

    Andy LaRocheBetween Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pirates have a group of eight position players fighting for about five spots in the everyday lineup. Obviously, not all will pan out, but it is difficult to determine exactly which ones will succeed long-term. Luckily,...

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    Church stealing valuable playing time

    Lastings MilledgeRyan Church has started 12 of the past 14 games in which he has been available. Why would a rebuilding team give the majority of available playing time to a 31-year-old, well established 4th outfielder who is struggling,...

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    Donnelly activated; Taschner to DL

    The Pirates activated reliever Brendan Donnelly from the disabled list today. To make room on the roster, Jack Taschner was placed on the DL with a tight hamstring.

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    Is Charlie Morton addressing his pitch-tipping?

    MLB: Pirates vs Giants APR 14A couple weeks ago, I speculated that Charlie Morton was tipping his pitches from the stretch. My theory was that when he came set, he was moving his glove prior to fastballs and keeping his hands still when he...