Matt Curry Close to Returning From Hamstring Injury

Pittsburgh Pirates first base prospect Matt Curry is currently out with a hamstring injury. Curry tweeted that he ran sprints today for the first time since the injury. He mentioned that everything went well and the leg felt great. The tweet also included a note that he will return on Tuesday. Prior to the injury, Curry was hitting for a .284/.342/.438 line in 176 at-bats on the season. He was on a hot streak, with a .333/.385/.528...

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Ryan Beckman Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitching prospect Ryan Beckman underwent successful Tommy John surgery today, Pirates Prospects has learned. Beckman left the mound during his first appearance in Altoona on April 6th after throwing a pitch in the eighth inning, and has been out of action ever since. Beckman had a strong season last year, with a 3.12 ERA in 52 innings in Bradenton, along with an 8.0 K/9 and a 3.1 BB/9 ratio. He spent most of...

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Karstens Day-to-Day with Hip Flexor Injury

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Jeff Karstens underwent an MRI on Friday and got some different results. After exiting from his rehab outing with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Karstens was originally diagnosed with tightness in his right groin. The righty later found out it was his hip flexor that he injured. “I thought it was my groin originally, but I come to find out its my hip flexor,” Karstens said....

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Karstens Removed from Rehab Outing with Injury

Right-hander Jeff Karstens was making his final rehab start on Thursday night with Triple-A Indy when he was forced to leave early due to an injury. Karstens exited the start after feeling tightness in his right groin. Karstens threw one practice pitch, felt pain and walked off the mound. He will be treated tonight reevaluated tomorrow. Prior to being pulled, Karstens threw 63 pitches over 4.1 innings. He allowed two runs on three...

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Matt Curry Placed on the DL with Hamstring Injury

Matt Curry has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a right hamstring injury, per an Altoona press release. The move is retroactive to May 31st. Altoona also officially announced the Tony Sanchez promotion, and added catcher Miguel Perez and infielder Greg Picart to the roster.

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Charlie Morton to DL, Juan Cruz Reinstated

The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, reinstating relief pitcher Juan Cruz, and placing Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Cruz was on the restricted list, dealing with some personal business in the Dominican Republic. He was expected to return for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton has struggled recently, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. The move is...

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