McDonald to the DL, Martin Day-to-Day

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed James McDonald on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 1st, with discomfort in his right shoulder. Jeanmar Gomez will make the start tonight. I wrote a few weeks ago about how there were warning signs of a James McDonald injury. Russell Martin has been scratched from the lineup due neck stiffness and Michael McKenry will now catch and bat fifth.  Martin’s status is day-to-day. Josh Harrison...

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Phil Irwin Goes on the Indianapolis DL

Phil Irwin went a few weeks without pitching after making his major league debut. He was out with arm fatigue, but returned to the Indianapolis rotation this weekend and threw four shutout innings. Apparently the problem isn’t over, as Irwin was placed on the Indianapolis disabled list today with arm fatigue. Rob Biertempfel has an update, noting that the injury isn’t serious. #pirates sp prospect phil irwin on dl @...

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Pirates Pregame: Update on Charlie Morton

The Pittsburgh Pirates doctors have diagnosed pitcher Charlie Morton with “some shoulder tightness in the back” according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Morton left his Friday start for Indianapolis in the third inning and returned to Pittsburgh on Saturday to be examined by the team’s medical staff. “Nothing more significant or serious than that so we’re going to slow him down, have him play some...

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Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to 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 the majors, Jeff Larish was added to the Indianapolis...

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Charlie Morton Removed From Start With Right 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 one unearned run on two walks and no hits, with one strikeout. He threw 49 pitches and 23 strikes.

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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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