Clay Holmes Scheduled to Visit Dr. James Andrews With Elbow Tightness
Mar12

Clay Holmes Scheduled to Visit Dr. James Andrews With Elbow Tightness

Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Clay Holmes is experiencing elbow tightness, and is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews next Wednesday for further evaluation. Holmes had issues with his elbow last year during the Fall Instructional Leagues, and was shut down for rest and rehab over the off-season. The elbow started bothering him again recently, and the Pirates shut him down and scheduled him for a visit to get the...

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Austin Meadows Dealing With a Hamstring Injury
Mar05

Austin Meadows Dealing With a Hamstring Injury

Austin Meadows has been dealing with a hamstring injury, which has kept him out of practice for the last few days. Meadows told me he hurt the hamstring rounding first base while doing running drills. The outfielder was sitting out of practice today, and there is no timetable for his return. As of right now he is being held back as a precaution early in camp. Meadows is one of the big breakout candidates in the Pirates’ system....

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Injury Notes: Gaby Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Travis Ishikawa
Mar01

Injury Notes: Gaby Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Travis Ishikawa

A few injury updates from this morning. **Gaby Sanchez was scratched from the lineup today with discomfort in his right knee and is day to day. **Phil Irwin has been experiencing some discomfort in his right elbow.  Irwin will work through a throwing program before returning to game activity. **Travis Ishikawa remains day to day due to discomfort in his right hamstring.

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Injury Notes: Jones, Inman, Burnette, Brewer, Mathisen
Jan08

Injury Notes: Jones, Inman, Burnette, Brewer, Mathisen

Providing a few updates on some injuries that occurred last season… **JaCoby Jones went down with a knee injury in July, and missed the rest of the season. He didn’t return from instructs, but I’ve been told that he should be good to go for Spring Training. I’ve also been told that there isn’t any long-term concern with his injury that should restrict where he plays on the field. Jones split time between...

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Wandy Rodriguez Shut Down the Rest of the Season
Sep14

Wandy Rodriguez Shut Down the Rest of the Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be shutting down Wandy Rodriguez for the rest of the season, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle said that Rodriguez continues to pitch with “pain and discomfort”. I’ve written recently about how the playoff rotation could look if Rodriguez was able to come back. He threw a sim game on Thursday, throwing about 67 pitches. Obviously he’s not fully healthy, and there’s no...

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Injury Update: Wandy takes another step forward
Sep12

Injury Update: Wandy takes another step forward

Prior to today’s game, left-handed starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez completed a simulated game that saw him throw five innings and 67 pitches. It’s another step for the lefty, who hasn’t pitched in a game since he left a start on June 5 with tightness in his forearm. Rodriguez’s initial diagnosis was simply inflammation in his elbow, which he has had before and spent time on the 15-day disabled list previously...

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