• Starling Marte Placed on DL; Jose Tabata Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Jose Tabata has been recalled from Triple-A. Pirates Prospects learned late last night that Tabata was heading to St. Louis to Join the team. Tabata has hit for a .297 average with Triple-A Indianapolis since being...

  • A Second Pirates Prospect Fails a Test For a Drug of Abuse

    According to Baseball America, right-handed pitcher Vince Payne was suspended 50-games for failing two tests of drug abuse. The suspension was announced by the Commissioner's Office today. Payne is no longer in the organization, after being released by the Pirates a month ago. However, he was playing for the same West Virginia...

  • Snider Progressing Through Hamstring Injury

    Travis Snider continues to battle a right hamstring injury, which he suffered in Saturday night's game. The outfielder didn't start in the Pirates game on Thursday, but continues to have pinch-hit at-bats over the last two days. Snider connected for a pinch-hit double in the loss on Wednesday, then scored after Clint...

  • Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist

    Neil Walker saw hand specialist Dr. Tom Hughes at AGH on Thursday morning. After undergoing x-rays on his dislocated right pinky and being evaluated, Walker said that it was all good news. "I definitely feel like I came out on the upper end, if something were going to happen to me," Walker said....

  • Walker Exits Game with Dislocated Right Pinky

    Neil Walker was removed from the game in the top of the first inning on Wednesday after suffering a finger dislocation on his right hand. Walker suffered the injury when Mark Ellis hit a broken bat grounder up the middle. Walker fielded the ball, then ran to the bag to get the runner...

  • Rule 5 Pick Gustavo Nunez Begins His Rehab Work

    Remember Gustavo Nunez? It would be understandable if you didn't recognize the name. Nunez was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft. The shortstop was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury back in January. Nunez injured the ankle while with the Detroit Tigers,...

  • Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Injury Updates

    Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both left tonight's West Virginia game with injuries. I've confirmed that Polanco's injury was an ankle injury, while Hanson left with a hip flexor injury. Both players are considered day-to-day and were removed from the game for precautionary measures. They will each be reevaluated tomorrow.... This content...

  • Zack Dodson Suspended 50 Games For Substance Abuse

    Left-handed pitching prospect Zack Dodson has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for substance abuse, according to John Perrotto. Dodson was placed on the temporary inactive list recently, and now we know why. Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington issued the following statement about Dodson's suspension: "We are extremely disappointed in Zack's actions...

  • Barrett Barnes Injury Update

    State College center fielder Barrett Barnes, out since August 1 with a lower-leg stress-related injury, remains in limbo. He is currently traveling with the Spikes as they continue a road trip in Batavia. According to State College manager Dave Turgeon, Barnes, the Pirates' 2012 supplemental first round pick out of Texas Tech,...

  • Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL, Pirates Sign Erik Turgeon

    Catching up on some roster moves that took place yesterday in the farm system: **2012 compensation pick Barrett Barnes was placed on the 7-day disabled list. No reason was given in the press release, but I've learned that he's out with a lower leg stress related injury. He'll be out for a...

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