Alen Hanson Placed on the Altoona DL
Aug25

Alen Hanson Placed on the Altoona DL

Alen Hanson has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a hamstring injury. The injury was suffered last week, and will almost certainly end Hanson’s season, since the season only has a week remaining. Drew Maggi has been activated off the Altoona DL as a corresponding move. Assuming this does end Hanson’s season, he finishes with a .280/.326/.442 line in 482 at-bats. He also made the switch to second base recently,...

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Clint Barmes Activated From the DL, Jayson Nix DFAd, Polanco and Tabata Official
Aug25

Clint Barmes Activated From the DL, Jayson Nix DFAd, Polanco and Tabata Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Clint Barmes from the 15-day disabled list, and have designated Jayson Nix for assignment. They have also confirmed the moves we heard about this morning, with Gregory Polanco being optioned to Triple-A and Jose Tabata being recalled. The swap of Barmes for Nix means the Pirates are getting a much better defender for the infield, especially at the shortstop position. This also ends the Jayson...

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Pirates Expected to Recall Jose Tabata
Aug25

Pirates Expected to Recall Jose Tabata

The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to recall Jose Tabata to replace Gregory Polanco, according to Ken Rosenthal. #Pirates expected to recall Tabata to replace Polanco. Tabata 13-for-30 last 8 games. Would be choice over Lambo, who has 4 HRs last 4. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 25, 2014 I saw a few comments on Twitter today, saying that Tabata was going up to the majors, although they were unconfirmed. It seems that...

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Gregory Polanco Sent to AAA
Aug25

Gregory Polanco Sent to AAA

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have sent Gregory Polanco to Triple-A. The move will be short-term, as the minor league season only has a week left. As he says in the tweet below, no corresponding move has been announced. Source: #Pirates send Polanco to AAA. No word yet on corresponding move. Figures to be short-term demotion; rosters expand Monday. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 25, 2014 Polanco...

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Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2012 DSL Top Ten Prospect List
Aug25

Morning Report: Checking the Progress of the 2012 DSL Top Ten Prospect List

Back in 2012, we posted a top ten prospect list for the Pirates players in the Dominican Summer League. With the DSL season ending last Saturday, it’s time to see how these players have progressed in the last two years. This list was based of a combination of scouting reports, stats, player’s size and age, as well as their signing bonus. Each of the last two seasons, we have been able to get a lot more first-hand scouting...

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First Pitch: A Positive Trend For Luis Heredia, Buddy Borden, and Cody Dickson
Aug25

First Pitch: A Positive Trend For Luis Heredia, Buddy Borden, and Cody Dickson

Tonight, Buddy Borden had another good start with West Virginia, continuing an impressive run lately for the right-handed pitcher. Borden has been dominating since the start of July, looking like a pitcher with a lot of upside. The dominant results have quietly been hidden in a season that looks good, but not great. The same situation exists for Luis Heredia and Cody Dickson. Neither player has strong overall numbers this year....

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