Injury Notes: Barrett Barnes, Alex Dickerson, Ryan Beckman

Here are a few Pittsburgh Pirates minor league injury updates. **Alex Dickerson has been activated from the Altoona disabled list and is in tonight’s game batting third. Dickerson has been on the DL for about a week with a concussion after being involved in a collision at first base. **Barrett Barnes, who has been on the West Virginia DL with a hamstring injury, played a game at Pirate City this afternoon. Barnes had two hits...

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Karstens Feels Pain While Rehabbing Shoulder

Jeff Karstens is coming back to Pittsburgh for an evaluation after feeling pain in his right shoulder while throwing Friday, according to a report by Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Karstens had been rehabbing the injured shoulder with Triple-A Indianapolis when the setback occurred. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told Pirates Prospects he would have a decision to make about what role Karstens would have when...

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Vic Black Placed on the DL With a Left Oblique Injury

The other day Vic Black left the Indianapolis Indians game after getting one out. Today Black was placed on the Triple-A disabled list with a left-oblique injury. The move was backdated to May 22nd. No word yet on when Black will return, or how serious the injury is.

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Vic Black Leaves Game With Unknown Injury

Vic Black left today’s Indianapolis Indians game with an unknown injury today. Al Skorupa of Bullpen Banter has the details. So Victor Black came in. Looked pretty sharp. 93-97. SL mid 80s. Left after two batters with an injury (unclear what. Maybe groin?) #Pirates — Al Skorupa (@alskor) May 21, 2013 Black came on in relief in the eighth inning and got a quick out. He was then removed for Erik Cordier. Black has dealt with...

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Minor Moves: Alex Dickerson Placed on the Altoona DL With a Concussion

Last night Alex Dickerson was involved in a collision at first base, and was removed from the field on an ambulance. He was conscious when he left the field, waving to fans. Today he was placed on the Altoona disabled list with a concussion. To take his place on the roster, Justin Howard has been activated off the disabled list.

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Huntington: Decision To Be Made on Karstens; McDonald and Morton Updates

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington made a rare appearance in Charleston, W.Va. for Sunday’s game between the Lexington Legends and the West Virginia Power and I (along with the Charleston Daily Mail’s Derek Redd, who covers the Power in addition to Marshall University sports) got the chance to ask him a few questions. Huntington gave me an update on the Pirates’ rehabbing pitchers as well as John McDonald. In...

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