Polanco returns to lineup, Morton to start on Tuesday
Sep14

Polanco returns to lineup, Morton to start on Tuesday

Gregory Polanco will get the start today in right field, hitting 8th in the lineup in the series finale against the Cubs. Jacob Turner — who has given up an .808 OPS against lefties — will start with the Cubs. “We keep having optimism that he’s getting closer,” Clint Hurdle said. “We’ll give him a couple more opportunities to put some at bats today.” After a hot start following his call up, opposing pitchers made...

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Starling Marte still out of the Lineup
Sep13

Starling Marte still out of the Lineup

Starling Marte will remain out of the lineup as he continues to deal with discomfort from being hit in an arm by a pitch against the Phillies on Thursday. “He’s improving to some degree, but not where he’s going to be able to start,” Clint Hurdle said. “The level of competing is still minimal at best.” Though he’s not extremely hampered by the injury, the discomfort hasn’t subsided enough for him to take...

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Pedro Alvarez Out 4-6 Weeks With Foot Injury
Sep10

Pedro Alvarez Out 4-6 Weeks With Foot Injury

According to the Pittsburgh Pirates, third baseman Pedro Alvarez will miss 4-6 weeks with a stress reaction of the fourth metatarsal on his left foot. The recovery time for that particular injury guarantees that he will be out for the rest of the regular season and the team would need to advance well into the playoffs for him to be an option. Effectively, the injury ends his season as he hasn’t played since August 26th, except...

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Josh Harrison Out of the Lineup Today After Being a Gametime Decision
Sep07

Josh Harrison Out of the Lineup Today After Being a Gametime Decision

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle listed Josh Harrison as a game time decision for today’s tilt with the Cubs. Harrison left yesterday’s suspended game with the Cubs after injuring his ankle. He didn’t play in the second game. Hurdle said he has a lineup with Harrison in it and one with him out. He said that Harrison’s pre-game response to the ankle will determine if he plays. While there is a delay with the lineup...

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A Good Sign in Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John Rehab
Sep03

A Good Sign in Jameson Taillon’s Tommy John Rehab

Jameson Taillon has been recovering from Tommy John surgery this year, after undergoing the procedure at the start of April. The typical timeline for recovery is four months of rest before a pitcher can resume throwing. Taillon resumed throwing about a month ago. Today he posted an update to Instagram, showing that he had moved his throwing to 75 feet. I’ve mentioned before that Taillon could possibly be ready for the start of...

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Injury Updates on Charlie Morton and Travis Snider
Aug29

Injury Updates on Charlie Morton and Travis Snider

Yesterday, Charlie Morton made his first rehab start in Double-A Altoona for his sports hernia injury. Morton pitched four innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and one walk. He struck out six. Morton was fairly pleased with his performance. “He felt like he was able to execute pitches,” Hurdle said. Though he was able to execute pitches, Morton still isn’t pleased with his recovery from the injury “Didn’t feel significantly...

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