Russell Martin and Jason Grilli to the DL; Tony Sanchez and Jared Hughes Recalled
Apr26

Russell Martin and Jason Grilli to the DL; Tony Sanchez and Jared Hughes Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Jason Grilli and Russell Martin on the disabled list, and have recalled Tony Sanchez and Jared Hughes. The team attempted to place Grilli on the DL yesterday, and recall Hughes. Normally, Hughes would have been eligible to be recalled within ten days to replace an injured player. However, because Grilli’s time on the DL was backdated to April 21st, and because Hughes was on the Pirates’...

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Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco With An Outfield Assist
Apr26

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco With An Outfield Assist

During the first couple weeks of the season, we have seen Gregory Polanco hit for power, hit for average, show off his speed and make a fine defensive play. On Friday night, we got a glimpse of the fifth tool, picking up an outfield assist by throwing out a runner at home plate. It was his third outfield assist of this season and 39th of his career. One other highlight from Friday night’s Indianapolis game. While he isn’t...

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First Pitch: How Much Would Super Two Cost if a Player is Extended?
Apr26

First Pitch: How Much Would Super Two Cost if a Player is Extended?

I’ve written in the last few weeks about the cost of Super Two status, which can amount to an extra $10-15 M for a potential impact player like Gregory Polanco. This additional cost is a big factor in why pretty much every team, including the Pirates, will hold back a top prospect until the Super Two deadline passes. No team wants to pay an additional $10-15 M over the long-run, just for an extra six weeks of performance in the...

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Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Strikes Out Six in Five Shutout Innings in Debut
Apr26

Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Strikes Out Six in Five Shutout Innings in Debut

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ¬†Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Jason Grilli Placed on the Disabled List
Apr25

Jason Grilli Placed on the Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list, retro to April 21st, with a left oblique strain. Jared Hughes has been recalled from Indianapolis to replace Grilli on the roster. With Grilli on the disabled list, Mark Melancon should take over as the team’s closer. Grilli blew two saves over the weekend, and hasn’t pitched since the second blown save.

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Kyle McPherson Suffers Setback, Out Until 2015
Apr25

Kyle McPherson Suffers Setback, Out Until 2015

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson suffered a setback in his rehab this week, and was evaluated Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced. McPherson was diagnosed with a fracture of the right medial epicondyle and underwent surgery to repair the injured elbow Wednesday afternoon by Dr. Andrews. His estimated return to competition is spring training 2015. McPherson looked like a potential middle of the...

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