Rodriguez Leaves With Forearm Tightness; Who Could Replace Him?

Wandy Rodriguez left today’s game in the first inning after recording one out, pointing to his left elbow. The Pirates later announced that Rodriguez left the game with tightness in his left forearm. That’s the same injury that Jeanmar Gomez had earlier in the week (although the right arm, obviously), and Gomez went on the disabled list. It seems likely that Rodriguez will go on the disabled list, although nothing is...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Lose Two, Adames Hits First Homer

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: Rangers 11, Pirates 9 Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (67.50) – 0.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Tito Polo, LF (.250) – 2-for-5, 3 RBI Other Notable...

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MLB Seeking to Suspend Ryan Braun For 100 Games

According to ESPN “Outside the Lines”, Major League Baseball will seek to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, about 20 players in the next few weeks due to their connection with Biogenesis. Tony Bosch has agreed to cooperate with MLB, and will swear an affidavit that he provided drugs to players. Accord to T.J. Quinn, MLB is seeking 100-game suspensions for Braun and Rodriguez. Sources tell @OTLonESPN Bosch will swear an...

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Francisco Liriano’s 2014 Option Details

  Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has the details on Francisco Liriano’s vesting option. Here are the highlights: **Liriano’s option will vest at $6 M if he is not on the DL for 120 days due to his arm injury. If he doesn’t re-injure his arm, that will give him 142 days on the season, since he came up on May 11th. I don’t see him re-injuring his non pitching arm at this point, so expect him to be under...

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Projecting NL All-Star Rosters: Grilli, Burnett Could Be Only Pirates

There is only one month left in the fan voting for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field. Today, MLB released updated ballot results for the National League. The full results can be found here, but below are the current vote leaders at each position. Starting Lineup Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants First Base: Joey Votto, Reds Second Base: Brandon Phillips, Reds Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies Third Base: Pablo...

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Polanco, Hanson, and Kingham Named to FSL All-Star Team

The Bradenton Marauders are sending three players to the Florida State League All-Star game. Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham have all been selected to the game, which will be played on Saturday, June 15th. Polanco and Hanson each made the South Atlantic League All-Star team last year. Polanco leads the Marauders in batting average (.321), home runs (6), RBI (30), and stolen bases (23). He is second in the league in...

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