Locke Will Serve as Long Man After Correia’s Start

Jeff Locke was promoted to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to provide the club with a volume of innings if the team needs him. With Correia making the spot start against Arizona, and Jason Grilli deemed unavailable in relief due to pitching on back-to-back nights, the bullpen was short arms. The left-hander has been a starter his entire career, so Manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage both told Locke that they would be careful...

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Exploring the Arsenal – Joe Saunders

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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Exploring the Arsenal – Ian Kennedy

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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One Day FREE Fantasy Contest – $350 in cash prizes

One Day FREE Fantasy Contest – $350 in cash prizes If you missed it last time, there’s a new way to play fantasy baseball that turns the season long grind into quick one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us a great...

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Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke Could Fill Roles in Pittsburgh

Both Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke could fill a role with the Pirates to some capacity in the near future. While the Major League club’s pitching staff had an impressive first half to the season, the second half has seen their shares of ups and downs. With the long stretch of games with no days off and no longer a long man in the ‘pen, Leroux and/or Locke could be promoted to Pittsburgh at some point to help the big league...

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Pirates Move Lefty Justin Wilson to the Bullpen

Manager Clint Hurdle said on Tuesday afternoon that the organization has decided to move left-handed starter Justin Wilson into the bullpen. “We are right now transferring Justin Wilson into the bullpen for maybe an opportunity to be more impactful at the Major League level,” Hurdle said. Wilson has had mixed results with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. Over 23 starts so far, he has posted a 4.14 ERA, holding the...

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