• Tabata Exits Game Early With Leg Cramp

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Outfielder Jose Tabata was removed from the Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on Sunday in the top of the sixth inning due to tightness and cramping in his left leg. The left fielder was examined by trainers after running from first to third base on...

  • Indians Leave Buffalo With A Win; D’Arnaud and Reyes Injured

    Indianapolis Indians  6,  Buffalo Bison  3 (Box)   Starling Marte singled and stole second base three times. 3B Matt Hague hit his first home run of the season, Kris Johnson earned his first win, and reliever Tim Wood picked up  his first Save in over a month, as the Indians defeated the...

  • Karstens Tosses Three Scoreless in First Rehab Outing

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates Right-hander Jeff Karstens made his first rehab start on Monday for the Double-A Curve in Altoona. Karstens allowed one hit over three scoreless frames. He didn't walk a batter and struck out one while throwing 37 pitches, 25 for strikes. "I felt good," Karstens said afterwards. "I was...

  • Justin Wilson Leaves Start With Injury

    Indianapolis Indians left-hander Justin Wilson left his start this afternoon with an unknown injury. Wilson threw three shutout innings to start off his day, giving up one hit, no walks, and striking out one. He came off the mound during his warm ups prior to the fourth inning, and was replaced with...

  • Lincoln Gets Nod Monday, Bedard Bumped to Wednesday

    Bedard will be bumped from his start due to back spasms. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said on Saturday that lefty Erik Bedard (back spams) is not feeling healthy enough for his regular scheduled start for Monday in Miami. Instead, right-hander Brad Lincoln will make the start and...

  • Pirates Notebook: Presley Working to Regain Last Seasons Swing

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- After starting the season off hot -- hitting for a .303/.321/.395 line in 76 at-bats over his first 19 games of the season, Alex Presley has since fizzled off. The left fielder spent the majority of the season batting leadoff, but was bumped to the two spot in place...

  • Bedard Feeling Better Today After Exiting Wednesday’s Game With Back Spasms

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Lefty Erik Bedard, who was removed from the Pirates 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at PNC Park in the top of the second inning with back spasms, is feeling better today. Although his status is still day-to-day, Pirates Manger Clint Hurdle...

  • Bedard Removed from Outing With Injury

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Left-hander Erik Bedard was removed from the Pirates game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park in the top of the second inning due to back spasms. The lefty needed just five pitches to retire the side in the first inning. The injury occurred after throwing a...

  • Starling Marte: Bruised But Not Broken

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Starling Marte, who was hit on the hand by a pitch in the 2nd inning of last night's game, has had X-rays that turned out negative.  His right hand is bruised and swollen, but there was no sign of a fracture.  It will still be a few days...

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