Garrett Jones Says He’s Back to 100 Percent

Garrett Jones took some swings at Pirate City this afternoon, rotating between the Triple-A and Double-A minor league games. The first baseman went 2-for-6 on the day, but most importantly hasn’t been feeling any pain from his oblique injury last week. After his six at-bats, Jones went to the batting cages where he took some batting practice with Travis Snider, who was also over in camp today. “I feel good,” Jones...

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Chase d’Arnaud Has Torn Thumb Ligament

According to a tweet from Rob Biertempfel, infielder Chase d’Arnaud’s left thumb injury, which has kept him out of action since late last week, is a torn ligament that may require surgery.  This could keep d’Arnaud out for a considerably longer stretch at an inopportune time for him.  He’s trying to regain prospect status after struggling to a 252/325/383 line in AAA last year.  He’s currently competing...

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Injury Notes: D’Arnaud, Garrett Jones, Tony Watson

Here are a few injury updates from major league camp, along with a non-injury update. **Chase d’Arnaud, who is dealing with a sprained thumb, is going to have an appointment for an MRI soon. He has been looked at here in Bradenton, but the Pirates and d’Arnaud wanted to get a second opinion. **Garrett Jones (oblique) took some swings in the cage today and played catch. He will try to take live batting practice tomorrow,...

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Jeff Karstens Throws Two Easy Innings at Pirate City

Jeff Karstens took the mound today at Pirate City to throw two innings in a minor league game against the Philadelphia Triple-A squad. Karstens threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. The only base runner reached on a lead off single, but was erased on a caught stealing two batters later. “I thought it was going to be a long day after the first guy got a hit,” Karstens said. “I was like...

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Injury Update: Charlie Morton Throws His First Bullpen

Charlie Morton threw a bullpen session today at Pirate City, his first return to the mound in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has been throwing since he was cleared by Dr. James Andrews a few months ago, and today was the biggest volume of pitches he’s thrown in his recovery. Morton threw 29-30 pitches in his bullpen session, then threw 12 more to hitters. After the bullpen, Morton talked about how his arm...

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Injury Notes: Chase D’Arnaud, Anderson Hernandez

Two injury updates from McKechnie Field this morning: **Chase d’Arnaud injured his left thumb during rundown drills this morning. He will be replaced today in the lineup by Ivan De Jesus Jr. D’Arnaud said it was too early to tell how serious the injury was, but that he didn’t think it was going to be serious. **Anderson Hernandez hurt his right shoulder last night. There’s no timetable for his...

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