• Chase d’Arnaud Heading to Altoona For the Next Step of Rehab; Thumb Feeling Good

    Chase d'Arnaud is finished with his rehab in Bradenton. Photo by Mark Olson Chase d'Arnaud spent the last two days with the Bradenton Marauders, starting his rehab from a thumb injury in Spring Training. D'Arnaud torn the ligament in his thumb back in March, and underwent surgery in the middle of the...

  • Injury Update: Morton, Karstens and McDonald

    A quick update on some of the Pirates' pitchers recovering from injury: Jeff Karstens is scheduled to start for Altoona on Saturday. -- Charlie Morton pitched Thursday for Altoona, going four innings while allowing two hits (both home runs) and two runs (both earned) with one walk and one strikeout. Pittsburgh manager...

  • John McDonald to the DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

    Jordy Mercer is back with the Pirates. Photo Credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder John McDonald on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled Jordy Mercer from Indianapolis. There were a lot of words written last week about Jordy Mercer being sent down. A lot of those words came...

  • Jeff Karstens Goes Three Innings in a Rehab Start For Bradenton

    Jeff Karstens threw three innings in Bradenton tonight. Jeff Karstens made his first rehab start tonight for the Bradenton Marauders, going up against the Clearwater Thrashers. Karstens was scheduled to throw three innings or 50 pitches. He ended up going three innings, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and...

  • Injury Notes: Charlie Morton, Jeff Karstens, Chase d’Arnaud

    Charlie Morton will resume his rehab work on Thursday. A few injury updates this morning: **Rob Biertempfel has an update on Charlie Morton, who will be making a rehab start on Thursday for Altoona: https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/333604748311810049 https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/333613612209938433 The 26th would be Morton making two starts, and getting five days rest. That would give...

  • Tony Sanchez Could be Joining the Pirates Soon

    Tony Sanchez could be joining the Pirates soon. Russell Martin has missed the last few games with a sore neck, and could be a candidate to go on the disabled list. If that happens, the Pirates will need a catcher to replace Martin. Tony Sanchez could be that catcher, and according to...

  • Matt Curry Has Hamate Surgery

    Matt Curry had hamate surgery. Photo Credit: David Hague Altoona Curve first baseman Matt Curry had surgery to fix the fractured hamate bone in his right wrist yesterday.  Curry was our #34 prospect in the Pirates system entering 2013, and losing the middle-of-the-line up threat will likely hurt the already struggling Curve...

  • Walker goes 1-for-4 in first rehab start; injured hand feels good

    Neil Walker went 1-for-4 in a rehab assignment with Altoona tonight. Photo credit: David Hague Pirates second baseman Neil Walker saw his first game action in thirteen days, making a rehab start in Altoona tonight for the AA Curve.  The switch-hitter went 1-for-4 from the right side, registering a double in his...

  • Minor Moves: Jason Townsend Activated From DL, Cesar Lopez to Bradenton

    Jason Townsend has been activated from the Altoona DL. Here are the latest minor league transactions. **Altoona has placed Jeff Inman and Justin Howard on the disabled list. Jason Townsend has been activated from the disabled list and Zach Thornton has been promoted from Bradenton. **Bradenton added Cesar Lopez from extended Spring...

  • Injury Update: Kyle McPherson Receives PRP Injection

    Kyle McPherson received a PRP injection. Travis Sawchik of the Trib has an update on Kyle McPherson: https://twitter.com/Sawchik_Trib/status/332155196316733442 This is the second time that we've heard of a Pirates prospect receiving a PRP injection in the last year. Josh Bell had the procedure to speed up the healing in his knee last...

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