Bradenton Marauders to Host the 2014 FSL All-Star Game

The Bradenton Marauders will host the 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game at McKechnie Field next June, per a team press release. Bradenton, in its fourth season in the FSL, will be hosting its first All-Star Game. “The Marauders are thrilled to host the FSL All-Star Game in Bradenton,” Pittsburgh Pirates Senior Director of Florida Operations Trevor Gooby said. “Hosting this signature event will provide us with the opportunity to...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Pound Reds, Lose In Extras to Mets

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: Mets2 4, Pirates 3 in 10 innings Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (0-1, 7.45) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, DH (.385) – 2-for-5, 3B Other...

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Stolmy Pimentel Promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis

Right-handed pitcher Stolmy Pimentel was promoted to Indianapolis from Double-A Altoona on Saturday, as first reported by Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror. The move corresponds with pitcher Nick Kingham joining the Altoona Curve from Bradenton. Pimentel, 23, threw 243 innings between Double-A Portland and Altoona since 2011. This has been his best season at the level, maintaining a 3.61 ERA for Altoona striking out 61 hitters and...

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The Book on Brandon Cumpton

Earlier today we heard a report that Brandon Cumpton would be starting for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Later, Clint Hurdle confirmed the report, which means it’s time for another installment of “The Book”. Or “The Book on”. I don’t know, I’ve only done this twice, and after the first time Phil Irwin went down with an arm injury. I don’t even know the power this feature has, much...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Run Wild Over Yankees, Walk-Off Against Cubs

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: Pirates 5, Yankees2  4 Starting Pitcher: Dan Urbina, RHP (2-0, 3.07) – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Pablo Reyes, SS (.351) – 3-for-4, RBI, BB, 5 SB Other...

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Brandon Cumpton Will Start for Pirates on Saturday

[Update, 3:27 p.m. -- The Pirates confirmed Cumpton is in Pittsburgh, currently a part of the taxi squad but not yet added to the active roster.] Pitcher Brandon Cumpton will make Saturday’s start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Chelsa Messinger, Sports Anchor for the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Georgia. Congrats to Former @GT_Baseball Pitcher Brandon Cumpton will make his major league debut on Saturday for the #Pirates...

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