• Gerrit Cole Shows No Signs of Concussion

    Top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole was struck with a line drive last night in Altoona's game against Harrisburg. The right-hander was hit in the jaw, but went on to finish out the inning. He was pulled after one inning due to his pitch count, but the Pirates sent him for a CT...

  • Karstens and Leroux On Pace to Return at the End of the Month

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates CLEVELAND, OH -- The starting rotation and bullpen could both shake up towards the end of this month. Both Jeff Karstens and Chris Leroux should return from their rehab assignments, which will shuffle things around. Karstens threw a 35 pitch bullpen session on Saturday afternoon without issue. The...

  • Kyle McPherson Returns to the Mound

    As originally reported by Rumbunter this morning, right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson will return to the mound tonight, making a start for the Altoona Curve. McPherson will replace Shairon Martis, the previously scheduled starter. McPherson has been out all season with shoulder inflammation. He went down with the injury in the final weeks of...

  • Charlie Morton Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    Right-hander Charlie Morton underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow today. The surgery, most commonly known as Tommy John, was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL. The recovery period for this type of surgery is typically 12-18 months. Chris Mueller of 93.7 the fan was the first to...

  • Matt Curry Close to Returning From Hamstring Injury

    Pittsburgh Pirates first base prospect Matt Curry is currently out with a hamstring injury. Curry tweeted that he ran sprints today for the first time since the injury. He mentioned that everything went well and the leg felt great. The tweet also included a note that he will return on Tuesday. Prior...

  • Ryan Beckman Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

    Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitching prospect Ryan Beckman underwent successful Tommy John surgery today, Pirates Prospects has learned. Beckman left the mound during his first appearance in Altoona on April 6th after throwing a pitch in the eighth inning, and has been out of action ever since. Beckman had a strong season last...

  • Karstens Day-to-Day with Hip Flexor Injury

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Jeff Karstens underwent an MRI on Friday and got some different results. After exiting from his rehab outing with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Karstens was originally diagnosed with tightness in his right groin. The righty later found out it was his hip flexor that he injured....

  • Karstens Removed from Rehab Outing with Injury

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens was making his final rehab start on Thursday night with Triple-A Indy when he was forced to leave early due to an injury. Karstens exited the start after feeling tightness in his right groin. Karstens threw one practice pitch, felt pain and walked off the mound. He will be treated...

  • Matt Curry Placed on the DL with Hamstring Injury

    Matt Curry has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a right hamstring injury, per an Altoona press release. The move is retroactive to May 31st. Altoona also officially announced the Tony Sanchez promotion, and added catcher Miguel Perez and infielder Greg Picart to the roster.... This content is for Pirates...

  • Charlie Morton to DL, Juan Cruz Reinstated

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, reinstating relief pitcher Juan Cruz, and placing Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Cruz was on the restricted list, dealing with some personal business in the Dominican Republic. He was expected to return for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton has...

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