Wandy Rodriguez Placed on the Disabled List
Apr21

Wandy Rodriguez Placed on the Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation, and have recalled Jared Hughes from Triple-A. Considering the struggles from Rodriguez, it would be fair to speculate whether this injury is a phantom move, giving him a break. So far he has a 7.65 ERA in 20 innings, but the bigger concern is that his average velocity is down over a full MPH. Hughes is...

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Injury Updates: Tyler Glasnow, Harold Ramirez, Barrett Barnes
Apr14

Injury Updates: Tyler Glasnow, Harold Ramirez, Barrett Barnes

I don’t know if it’s due to all of the injuries this year, but I can’t remember a time while running this site when I’ve been swarmed by so many “is there an update on Player A?” questions. Generally, if you have to ask if there’s an update, that means there’s no update. That’s true even if a week or two has passed since the previous update. With that said, here are a few updates...

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Luis Heredia Placed on the West Virginia DL
Apr14

Luis Heredia Placed on the West Virginia DL

Luis Heredia has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, per a West Virginia press release. Heredia left his last start after throwing one pitch, leaving with right shoulder discomfort. Last night a West Virginia coach said that it wasn’t major, and that he was experiencing soreness. Elbow injuries and Tommy John surgery get the most attention, but those are pretty standard, and not a big deal in the long-term. Shoulder...

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Update on Luis Heredia’s Shoulder
Apr13

Update on Luis Heredia’s Shoulder

Yesterday, Luis Heredia left his scheduled start after throwing one pitch, leaving with what was described as right shoulder discomfort. Today, Tom Bragg of the Charleston Daily Mail reports that Heredia’s shoulder isn’t major. W.Va. pitching coach re: Heredia – “There’s nothing major that we’re worried about. Something just got sore." #MiLB #Pirates — Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) April 13, 2014 Shoulder...

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Andrew McCutchen Back in the Lineup Tonight After Leaving Early Last Night
Apr12

Andrew McCutchen Back in the Lineup Tonight After Leaving Early Last Night

Last night Andrew McCutchen left in the bottom of the eighth inning with discomfort in his left ankle. He seemed to be walking fine on the ankle after lining out to end the top of the eighth inning. Tonight, McCutchen is back in the lineup, batting third and playing center field as usual. So it appears that it wasn’t anything major last night, which despite McCutchen’s early season struggles, is a great sign.

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Luis Heredia Pulled From His Start With Shoulder Discomfort
Apr12

Luis Heredia Pulled From His Start With Shoulder Discomfort

According to multiple people in attendance at today’s West Virginia game, Luis Heredia was pulled from his start after throwing one pitch. It’s unknown why he was pulled from the game, but this isn’t usually a good sign. UPDATE 5:08 PM: Jake Seiner of MiLB.com says that Heredia left with right shoulder discomfort and will be re-evaluated in the coming days. Pirates confirm RHP Luis Heredia left his @wv_power start...

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