The Pirates have claimed pitcher Marlins’ Hayden Penn off waivers. Penn is out of options, so he must be placed on the 25-man roster. A corresponding roster move must be made to make room for him on the 40-man as well. [Link]
The Pirates will likely bat Akinori Iwamura first, Andrew McCutchen second, the pitcher eighth and Ronny Cedeno ninth often this season....
It is time to look at the final component of the 2009 vs. 2010 series: the pitching. Thus far, we have seen an improvement in the offense, but a defensive decline. Today, we examine how the pitching will affect the Bucs’ chances in 2010.
Jen Langosch reports that the Pirates have agreed to a long-term deal with Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. FSN will televise a minimum of 150 games per season in high definition, beginning in 2010. [Link]
Jen Langosch reports that Ryan Church suffered a minor broken finger on Saturday. He is expected to return sometime this weekend. [Link]