Andrew McCutchen Expected to Go on the 15-Day DL
Aug04

Andrew McCutchen Expected to Go on the 15-Day DL

Andrew McCutchen is expected to go on the 15-day disabled list, according to Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Cook says that McCutchen could be out for three weeks or a month, and says he might have a serious oblique injury, which he suffered on Sunday. The injury is a big blow to the Pirates, who are in the thick of a playoff race. They’re currently 1.5 games back and in third place in the NL Central, and half a game...

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Gerrit Cole scratched from Saturday rehab start
Aug01

Gerrit Cole scratched from Saturday rehab start

The Indianapolis Indians have announced that Gerrit Cole has been scratched from his scheduled rehab start on Saturday. Originally, Cole was supposed to make his second start with the Indians, and was expected to throw around 100 pitches. There has been no indication of the reason, but updates will be posted when they are received. UPDATE 8:46 PM: From Tim Williams… I just received the following quote from Neal Huntington on why...

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Jameson Taillon Completes His First Day of Catch
Jul30

Jameson Taillon Completes His First Day of Catch

Jameson Taillon just tweeted that he had his first day of catch today, throwing from 45 feet. First day of catch in the books. May have been only 45 ft, but life just feels right with a baseball in my hand! — Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon19) July 30, 2014 The normal progression for Tommy John surgery is to take four months off from throwing for rest and rehab purposes. We’re now about four months beyond when Taillon had his...

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Gerrit Cole looks strong in first Triple-A rehab start
Jul29

Gerrit Cole looks strong in first Triple-A rehab start

It’s not often you want to make things harder for a pitcher, but that’s exactly what Indianapolis Indians catcher Tony Sanchez said he did for right-hander Gerrit Cole during Monday’s International League baseball game at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y. “I want him to work for the out. I want him to make sure he can throw his fastball to his arm side and get the fastball in to righties,” said Sanchez after Cole made his first of two...

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Injury Updates: Harold Ramirez, Connor Joe, Barrett Barnes, Austin Coley
Jul24

Injury Updates: Harold Ramirez, Connor Joe, Barrett Barnes, Austin Coley

The 2014 season has been the year of the injury for the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. Here are the latest updates on four notable prospects who have gone down this month with injuries. **Harold Ramirez has been out with a stress reaction in his shin. He has been out since July 1st. Earlier in the year he missed a little over a month with a hamstring injury. **Connor Joe, who was taken with the number 39 pick this year, has...

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Minor Moves: Orlando Castro Placed on the Altoona DL
Jul24

Minor Moves: Orlando Castro Placed on the Altoona DL

The Altoona Curve and West Virginia Power have announced the following moves over the last day: Altoona **Orlando Castro placed on the DL, retro July 21st, with left shoulder fatigue. Castro was promoted to Altoona in the last month, but has struggled at the new level. This has been standard for him at a new level, and each time he returns the next year to have success in the rotation. Castro was dealing with some dead arm around...

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