Injury Updates: McDonald, Wandy, Tabata, Gomez, and More

Along with the A.J. Burnett injury news today, here are some other rehab updates for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with their DL almost looking like an additional 25-man roster these days. RHP Jeanmar Gomez (right forearm strain/inflammation) will start a rehab assignment tonight with Indianapolis, throwing four innings or 60-65 pitches. RHP Jared Hughes (right shoulder inflammation) isn’t currently throwing, and is currently...

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A.J. Burnett Won’t Make His Next Start

[Update: A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9. More information can be found here.] The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t made a decision on who will go down to make room for Charlie Morton on the 25-man and 40-man roster. One issue is that A.J. Burnett has been scratched from his start tomorrow with a right calf injury. Burnett made the team aware of his injury yesterday. If Burnett goes on...

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Injury Update: Karstens Has Surgery

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Michael Sanserino tweeted earlier this afternoon that Jeff Karstens had surgery yesterday in Los Angeles. Jeff Karstens had rotator cuff and labrum surgery yesterday in Los Angeles. He can’t pitch for 10-12 weeks. #Pirates — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) June 8, 2013 That means Karstens can not begin rehabilitation until late August or early September and could possibly miss the rest of the...

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Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes Activated From the West Virginia DL

Keeping track of the minor league moves in the system today: **Barrett Barnes has been activated from the West Virginia disabled list. He had missed time with a hamstring issue. **Junior Sosa has been promoted to Bradenton. **Jhondaniel Medina has been transferred from Bradenton to West Virginia.

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Rodriguez Leaves With Forearm Tightness; Who Could Replace Him?

Wandy Rodriguez left today’s game in the first inning after recording one out, pointing to his left elbow. The Pirates later announced that Rodriguez left the game with tightness in his left forearm. That’s the same injury that Jeanmar Gomez had earlier in the week (although the right arm, obviously), and Gomez went on the disabled list. It seems likely that Rodriguez will go on the disabled list, although nothing is...

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Injury Update: Herrera Back Wednesday for West Virginia

Dilson Herrera was not in the West Virginia Power lineup on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch during the team’s recent road trip to Lakewood (N.J.), however he is not expected to miss any more time. “Dilson got hit in the shoulder in Lakewood so we gave him an extra day after the day off,” West Virginia manager Mike Ryan said. “He’ll be in there tomorrow.” Ashley Ponce took Herrera’s usual...

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