• Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL

    Barrett Barnes has been placed on the DL. Catching up on some minor league moves: **The West Virginia Power have placed Barrett Barnes on the 7-day disabled list. As Tom Bragg reported on Wednesday, Barnes had a hamstring injury. The DL placement was retroactive May 2nd. **After Jordy Mercer was promoted to...

  • Charlie Morton Removed From Start With Right Shoulder Tightness

    Charlie Morton was removed from his start with shoulder tightness. Charlie Morton was making a rehab start tonight with the Indianapolis Indians, but was removed after three innings and 49 pitches. The Pirates announced that he was removed due to right shoulder tightness. No other word on the injury. Morton gave up...

  • Potential Return Dates For Liriano and Morton

    Charlie Morton could return on May 14th. Rob Biertempfel and Michael Sanserino have the potential return dates for Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton. https://twitter.com/msanserino/status/329622073720856576 https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/329622215391866880 As I wrote on Monday, the Pirates don't need Francisco Liriano until May 11th. Due to the off-days in the next week, they can move A.J. Burnett,...

  • Phil Irwin Returns to Indianapolis, Ready to Start

    Phil Irwin is active and 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...

  • Adalberto Santos Activated off the Altoona DL

    Adalberto Santos has been 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...

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

    Zack Dodson is 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...

  • Francisco Liriano Continues to Look Good in Latest Rehab Start

    Francisco Liriano has a 17:0 K/BB ratio and two earned runs in 11 innings while rehabbing in Indianapolis. 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...

  • Phil Irwin Dealing With Arm Fatigue

    Phil Irwin has been dealing with arm fatigue. Photo by: David Hague 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...

  • Minor Moves: Waldron, Townsend to the DL

    Tyler Waldron was placed on the Altoona DL. The Altoona Curve have placed two pitchers on the disabled list in the last two days. Here are some other minor moves around the system. **Tyler Waldron was placed on the disabled list yesterday, retroactive April 21st, with a right shoulder injury. Waldron had...

  • Morton Shows Good Stuff in Rehab Start; Still Has Things to Iron Out

    Charlie Morton went three innings tonight in a rehab start with the Marauders. Charlie Morton threw three innings in a rehab start tonight for the Bradenton Marauders, starting his journey back to the majors. Morton has been out since late May last year due to Tommy John surgery, and is now at-most...

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