• 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...

  • 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) -...

  • 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...

  • Francisco Liriano’s 2014 Option Details

      Francisco Liriano should make $3.125 M this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague) 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....

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

    Andrew McCutchen has the 7th-most votes among outfielders, but can he get in as a reserve? (Photo Credit: David Hague) 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...

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

    Gregory Polanco was named to the 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...

  • Six West Virginia Power Players Named To SAL All-Star Team

    Stetson Allie was named to the SAL All-Star team. On Tuesday morning, the South Atlantic League named six West Virginia Power players to the All-Star game, which will be played on June 18th in Lakewood. Getting the honors for the Power are, Stetson Allie, Josh Bell, Walker Gourley, Dilson Herrera, Tyler Glasnow...

  • DSL Prospect Watch: Agrazal With Impressive Pro Debut

    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 10, Pirates 7 Starting Pitcher: Dan Urbina, RHP (0-0, 9.64)...

  • Pirates Playoff Odds: Hovering Above 50 Percent

    Andrew McCutchen is projected to proved 3.6 wins above replacement for the rest of the season. (Photo by: David Hague) Let's escape from the forest and look at the trees. We are still four months away from the MLB Playoffs, but want to make sure to keep one eye on the postseason...

  • Has Russell Martin been the Best Free Agent Signing?

    You get the sense with this Pirates team that something is different. Russell Martin has been a vital part of the Pirates success so far in 2013. (Photo by: David Hague) Sure, Pittsburgh has been rattling off wins at a near-record pace and appears poised to battle with St. Louis and Cincinnati...

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