Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates
Jul23

Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates

The Pirates placed closer Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list after he left Monday’s game from suffering a right forearm strain. The team recalled Neil Walker (right side soreness) from the DL on Tuesday to start at second base. Brandon Inge was designated for assignment Tuesday. The veteran infielder did not produce for the Pirates after joining the team this offseason, posting only a .204 on-base percentage and .442 OPS,...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Shutout Orioles, Get Shutout By Rockies
Jul23

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Shutout Orioles, Get Shutout By Rockies

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Rockies 3, Pirates 0 Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (5-3, 2.84) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, 2B (.310) – 2-for-4 Other Notable Performers:...

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Taking a Look at the Pirates’ Bullpen Depth
Jul22

Taking a Look at the Pirates’ Bullpen Depth

Jason Grilli left tonight’s game with right forearm discomfort. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow, at which point we will hopefully learn more about his situation and whether he will miss any time. Forearm discomfort and a pitcher walking off the mound and leaving the game after throwing a pitch usually don’t result in just a few days off. It’s very possible the Pirates will need a replacement on the roster for Grilli...

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Ryan Braun Suspended For the Rest of the Season
Jul22

Ryan Braun Suspended For the Rest of the Season

Milwaukee Brewers hitter Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season due to his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. There won’t be any appeal process, since this appears to be a settlement between Braun and MLB. This move really doesn’t hurt the Brewers that much, since they’re not contenders this year, and will get Braun back next year. The Pirates play the Brewers six more times this season, and...

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DSL Prospect Watch: All-Star Game Results
Jul22

DSL Prospect Watch: All-Star Game Results

The Dominican Summer League held their annual All-Star game yesterday and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent three players to the game. The American League team won the game 3-1, as the pitchers dominated most of the game. The two teams combined for just one extra base hit and only one of the runs scored was earned.  The Pirates representatives were first baseman Carlos Munoz, outfielder Tito Polo and pitcher Dario Agrazal Jr. Both Munoz and...

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Looking at the Pirates Starting Pitching Depth For the Rest of the Season
Jul21

Looking at the Pirates Starting Pitching Depth For the Rest of the Season

The first half of the season saw the Pittsburgh Pirates use 11 starting pitchers. The reason the number was so high was largely due to injuries. Out of the 11 pitchers who have made starts this year for the Pirates, 7 have missed time due to injuries. The guys who have stayed healthy are Jeff Locke (not counting his recent lower back tightness which caused him to miss his last start and the All-Star game), Gerrit Cole, Brandon...

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