Potential Return Dates For Liriano and Morton

Rob Biertempfel and Michael Sanserino have the potential return dates for Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton. Potential return dates: Liriano May 11. Morton May 14. — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) May 1, 2013 #pirates hurdle: Liriano back on May 11, Morton around May 14 — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) May 1, 2013 As I wrote on Monday, the Pirates don’t need Francisco Liriano until May 11th. Due to the...

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Phil Irwin Returns to Indianapolis, Ready to Start

Phil Irwin has been out of action since his spot start with the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 14th. The right-hander has been dealing with a period of dead arm, and the Pirates decided to be cautious and rest him. He was stashed on the Altoona roster for a period of time, allowing Indianapolis to carry a full roster of pitchers. Today Irwin was added back to the Indianapolis roster. More importantly, Kris Johnson went one inning in...

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Adalberto Santos Activated off the Altoona DL

The Altoona Curve have activated Adalberto Santos off the disabled list. He is active for tonight’s game. Santos was placed on the DL exactly two weeks ago with a left hip strain. Prior to the injury he was hitting for a .417/.533/.625 line in 24 at-bats.

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Zack Von Rosenberg to the DL, Zack Dodson Set to Return This Weekend

A few notes from Bradenton this afternoon: **Zack Von Rosenberg has been placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. The placement was retroactive to April 26th, which means he shouldn’t miss much time. **Jhondaniel Medina has been added to the Bradenton roster to replace Von Rosenberg. **Zack Dodson, who has been on the inactive list, is currently with the team. His suspension ended yesterday, but he hasn’t...

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Francisco Liriano Continues to Look Good in Latest Rehab Start

Francisco Liriano had another strong rehab start today, giving up one run on four hits in six innings with Indianapolis, along with no walks and nine strikeouts. In his two starts with Indianapolis he has combined for two earned runs in 11 innings, with a 17:0 K/BB ratio and eight hits allowed. With the struggles of Jonathan Sanchez, and Jeanmar Gomez currently occupying a spot in the major league rotation, there will be a lot of...

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Phil Irwin Dealing With Arm Fatigue

Many of you may have noticed that Phil Irwin hasn’t pitched in the minors since his Major League debut. The Pirates optioned Irwin back down to Triple-A 11 days ago, but he has yet to appear in a game with Indianapolis. I checked on his status and learned that Irwin had some arm fatigue. The Pirates decided to give him some extra rest as a result. There’s no date for Irwin to return, but he’s also not on the Triple-A...

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