Stolmy Pimentel To DL, Cumpton Sent Down, Mazzaro and Hughes Return
May03

Stolmy Pimentel To DL, Cumpton Sent Down, Mazzaro and Hughes Return

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and sent Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. They recalled Jared Hughes and selected Vin Mazzaro off the Indianapolis roster, adding him to the 40-man roster. The move with Pimentel is retroactive to Friday. He has pitched six times in relief, posting a 3.18 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings. Cumpton has made two...

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Reese McGuire Placed on the West Virginia Disabled List
Apr27

Reese McGuire Placed on the West Virginia Disabled List

The West Virginia Power have placed catcher Reese McGuire on the disabled list with an unknown injury. Kawika Emsley-Pai has replaced McGuire on the West Virginia roster. McGuire had been playing as the designated hitter this week, playing two games in a row before missing yesterday’s game. I’ll update this post with more information when it becomes available. UPDATE: The injury for McGuire is a groin contusion. It is...

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Francisco Liriano Leaves Today’s Start With Flu-Like Symptoms
Apr26

Francisco Liriano Leaves Today’s Start With Flu-Like Symptoms

Francisco Liriano left today’s start early in the bottom of the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. Liriano came out to pitch the third inning, and went to a 3-0 count to Tyler Lyons. That’s when Clint Hurdle and a trainer ran out to the mound to check on Liriano, followed by his removal from the game. The Cardinals announcers said they didn’t see anything wrong with Liriano, and speculated that it could be...

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Jason Grilli Placed on the Disabled List
Apr25

Jason Grilli Placed on the Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list, retro to April 21st, with a left oblique strain. Jared Hughes has been recalled from Indianapolis to replace Grilli on the roster. With Grilli on the disabled list, Mark Melancon should take over as the team’s closer. Grilli blew two saves over the weekend, and hasn’t pitched since the second blown save.

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Minor Moves: Zack Dodson Placed on the Altoona DL
Apr22

Minor Moves: Zack Dodson Placed on the Altoona DL

Here are all of the latest moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. **Zack Dodson was placed on the disabled list with a left oblique injury. He was a late scratch from his start yesterday in Altoona, being replaced by Brandon Mann. Kenn Kasparek has been added to the Altoona roster. **Brent Morel has been placed on the bereavement list in Indianapolis. Cody Eppley has been added to the roster to take his spot. **Jay...

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Injury Updates: Luis Heredia, Jameson Taillon, Austin Meadows
Apr22

Injury Updates: Luis Heredia, Jameson Taillon, Austin Meadows

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington spoke with the media, and gave a few updates on some of the injured prospects in the system. **Luis Heredia is currently on the disabled list with right shoulder discomfort. He was pulled from a start over a week ago after throwing one pitch, then was placed on the DL two days later. “We just worked through the inflammation in that shoulder and he’s making good...

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