Pirates 2014 First Round Pick Cole Tucker Had Surgery to Repair a Torn UCL in His Hand
Jan20

Pirates 2014 First Round Pick Cole Tucker Had Surgery to Repair a Torn UCL in His Hand

Last July, Cole Tucker went down with a thumb injury in his 11th professional game. A day after the injury happened, I talked to Tucker, who described it as a minor thumb injury, and a minor sprain to his UCL. He suffered the injury after going for a ball up the middle, slipping on the wet field, and bending his thumb back on his glove hand while trying to brace himself. Three days later, after icing the thumb and wearing a splint, he...

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Jameson Taillon Throws His First Bullpen Since Tommy John Surgery (With Video)
Jan20

Jameson Taillon Throws His First Bullpen Since Tommy John Surgery (With Video)

Today at Pirate City, Jameson Taillon threw his first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. The right-hander threw 15 pitches, all fastballs, in the start of what will be about three or four weeks of him building up in bullpens for the season. Taillon said he felt good after the session. “I didn’t want to make too much of a big deal out of it, because it was my first one,” Taillon said....

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Charlie Morton Expects to be Ready on Opening Day
Dec12

Charlie Morton Expects to be Ready on Opening Day

In an article from Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette, Charlie Morton said that he expects to be ready to pitch on Opening Day. Morton had surgery on a torn labrum in his right hip. In the article, he looks back at the recovery timeline from when he had the same procedure on his left hip in 2011 and believes that they were “being pretty conservative” last time when he returned on April 14th after undergoing the surgery on...

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Good News on Alen Hanson’s Injured Hand
Nov02

Good News on Alen Hanson’s Injured Hand

After a report out of the Dominican said that Alen Hanson would undergo surgery in the United States for his injured right hand, Hanson’s agent took to Twitter with an update that had much better news. Hanson’s injury won’t require surgery and he will miss “at least three weeks”. From the sound of it, that means he will return to play winter ball this year. The injury occurred last Sunday when Hanson was...

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Update on Alen Hanson’s Hand Injury Doesn’t Sound Good
Oct27

Update on Alen Hanson’s Hand Injury Doesn’t Sound Good

Last night in the Dominican Winter League, Alen Hanson was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Daniel Cabrera and immediately left the game. It was reported that his hand was “pretty swollen” after the game and the extent of the injury was unknown. Reports from the Dominican today are that he is now in a cast and will probably be headed to Pittsburgh for further evaluations. It doesn’t sound like this is a minor...

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Russell Martin Expects to Play Tomorrow
Sep30

Russell Martin Expects to Play Tomorrow

Russell Martin has been dealing with a hamstring issue, and his status for the Wild Card game was in question. That was until he spoke with the media today. Then there was little doubt that the star catcher would play. Martin said that he felt good enough to play, and when asked what led to that decision, his answer was as simple as can be. “It’s the playoffs,” Martin said. He later addressed the same question and...

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