• Jeanmar Gomez to Start on Sunday

    Jeanmar Gomez will start on Sunday. Photo Credit: David Hague Jeanmar Gomez's start last night appears to have bought him an additional start. Michael Sanserino reports that the right-hander will also get the start on Sunday. https://twitter.com/msanserino/status/332141494628659202 I went over the options to replace James McDonald yesterday, and noted that Gomez and...

  • What To Do With Jordy Mercer When Neil Walker Returns?

    What should the Pirates do with Jordy Mercer when Neil Walker returns? Neil Walker is starting a rehab assignment with the Altoona Curve on Thursday, and could be in line to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend. Walker being out has created an opportunity for Jordy Mercer to get some playing...

  • Who Could Take James McDonald’s Spot in the Rotation?

    Andy Oliver could be an option to take over for James McDonald. The Pittsburgh Pirates had Jeanmar Gomez in the rotation after dropping Jonathan Sanchez last week. Gomez was expected to be replaced this weekend by Francisco Liriano. Today, James McDonald went on the 15-day disabled list, which put Gomez back in...

  • Neil Walker Starts Rehab Thursday in Altoona, Could Join Pirates Over Weekend

    Neil Walker could be back in the Pirates' lineup by Sunday. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker will begin his rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A Altoona. Walker will play two games in Altoona, according to 93.7 The Fan's Dan Zangrilli, starting with Thursday night's game against the Richmond Flying...

  • Orlando Castro Named the SAL Player of the Week

    Orlando Castro was named the SAL Player of the Week. Orlando Castro has been named the South Atlantic League player of the week for the week of April 29th through May 5th. Castro made one start on May 3rd, throwing six shutout innings with three hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts. On...

  • Video: Pirates Squander Early Opportunity; Wandy’s Pitch Count Soars

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  • Pirates Pregame: Update on Charlie Morton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates doctors have diagnosed pitcher Charlie Morton with "some shoulder tightness in the back" according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Charlie Morton has "some shoulder tightness in his back" according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Morton left his Friday start for Indianapolis in the third inning and returned to Pittsburgh...

  • Video: Hurdle Talks Locke, Bullpen; Strasburg More Efficient

    Three videos today from the after the Nationals' 5-4 win against the Pirates at PNC Park. Clint Hurdle's interview is broken up into two parts and I was even able to snag some of Stephen Strasburg's clubhouse interview. I'll have a recap of today's game up this evening but for now enjoy...

  • Pirates Pregame: Mercer’s Role and Hurdle on Strasburg

    Jordy Mercer will start at second base again today when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Washington Nationals. Mercer, as many of you probably know by now, was called up Friday afternoon when Neil Walker was placed on the disabled list and hit what proved to be the game-winning home run in the...

  • Video: Hurdle talks Mercer, Burnett After Pirates Beat Nats

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks about Jordy Mercer's big night in his return to Pittsburgh from Triple A Indianapolis and about A.J. Burnett's nine-strikeout performance in the Pirates' 3-1 win against the Washington Nationals.   ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our...

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