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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Chase d’Arnaud Heading to Altoona For the Next Step of Rehab; Thumb Feeling Good

Chase d’Arnaud spent the last two days with the Bradenton Marauders, starting his rehab from a thumb injury in Spring Training. D’Arnaud torn the ligament in his thumb back in March, and underwent surgery in the middle of the month. At the time it was recommended that he have surgery to make sure everything was put back in place. “It’s a good thing that [the surgery] happened, because it ended up being...

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Injury Update: Morton, Karstens and McDonald

A quick update on some of the Pirates’ pitchers recovering from injury: – Charlie Morton pitched Thursday for Altoona, going four innings while allowing two hits (both home runs) and two runs (both earned) with one walk and one strikeout. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said Morton is on a five-day rotation with three more rehab starts scheduled and that his next start will be for Triple-A Indianapolis. – Jeff...

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John McDonald to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled Jordy Mercer from Indianapolis. There were a lot of words written last week about Jordy Mercer being sent down. A lot of those words came on this site, and from me. It’s great to see Mercer back and McDonald out. However, it’s kind of a strange situation. This obviously shows that the Pirates were more concerned with...

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