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  • Analysis
    Alvarez Starts With GCL Pirates

    The Pirates have optioned SS Pedro Ciriaco to AAA Indianapolis.  This opens a roster spot for OF Alex Presley, who will be officially called up on Tuesday (the Pirates have a day off on Monday).  UPDATE:  Presley has officially been called up, and will join the Pirates in Toronto.

  • Analysis
    Three Hits For Hague And Presley Held Out Of Game


    Indianapolis Indians  7,  Pawtucket Red Sox  5


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    Curve Scoreless Again, Marauders Bomb Mets

    Some Sunday action in the Pirates' minor league organization... the GCL Pirates had the day off.

    Harrisburg Senators  6,  Altoona Curve  0

    The Curve were again held scoreless this afternoon.  That means that in the last 5 games (44 innings), the Curve have scored...

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    Tribe Rox PawSox With Wild Bottom Of The 9th


    Josh Harrison's throw to Brian Friday at second base was not in time to beat Pawtucket base runner Ryan Lavarnway.

    Indianapolis Indians...

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    Curve Finally Score; Spikes Lose in 12 Innings

    Saturday's action in the Pirates' lower minor league organization... being thrown out at the plate seemed to be a recurring theme....

    Harrisburg Senators  3,  Altoona Curve  1

    The Curve out-hit the Senators 8-4, but could only force one run across the plate, though that was...

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    PawSox Early And Late Rallies Crush Tribe


    Brad Lincoln made the start for the Indians, and was charged with his 7th loss.  

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    Leach’s First Win In Marauders’ Hit-Fest

    The Pirates have signed 23rd round draft pick RHP Jordan Cooper to a contract.  He had been a pitcher for Kentucky, and that experience might get him a start at State College.  Here is a list of all the 2011 draft picks, with notations for which ones have signed....

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    Hague’s Homers Power Indians

    Indianapolis Indians  5,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3 

    IMG_5113A sudden storm drove the Indians and the Iron Pigs from the field with one out and two runners on base in the bottom of the...

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    Marte In Futures Game; Marauders Win In The 14th

    Two Pirates' minor leaguers have been chosen to play in the MLB Futures game, which is held during the All-Star festivities.  OF Starling Marte will be on the World team, and INF Chase d'Arnaud was named to the USA team -- though that might change if d'Arnaud is indeed called...

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    Harrison Down, d’Arnaud Up


    The Pirates have optioned infielder Josh Harrison back to the Indianapolis Indians today.  Harrison has been with the Pirates for about 3.5 weeks, and has appeared in 16 games in that time, playing mostly...

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