• Francisco Liriano Continues to Look Good in Latest Rehab Start

    Francisco Liriano has a 17:0 K/BB ratio and two earned runs in 11 innings while rehabbing in Indianapolis. Francisco Liriano had another strong rehab start today, giving up one run on four hits in six innings with Indianapolis, along with no walks and nine strikeouts. In his two starts with Indianapolis he...

  • Phil Irwin Dealing With Arm Fatigue

    Phil Irwin has been dealing with arm fatigue. Photo by: David Hague Many of you may have noticed that Phil Irwin hasn't pitched in the minors since his Major League debut. The Pirates optioned Irwin back down to Triple-A 11 days ago, but he has yet to appear in a game with...

  • Minor Moves: Waldron, Townsend to the DL

    Tyler Waldron was placed on the Altoona DL. The Altoona Curve have placed two pitchers on the disabled list in the last two days. Here are some other minor moves around the system. **Tyler Waldron was placed on the disabled list yesterday, retroactive April 21st, with a right shoulder injury. Waldron had...

  • Morton Shows Good Stuff in Rehab Start; Still Has Things to Iron Out

    Charlie Morton went three innings tonight in a rehab start with the Marauders. Charlie Morton threw three innings in a rehab start tonight for the Bradenton Marauders, starting his journey back to the majors. Morton has been out since late May last year due to Tommy John surgery, and is now at-most...

  • Charlie Morton Making a Rehab Start Tonight for Bradenton

    Charlie Morton will make a rehab start for Bradenton. Charlie Morton will make a rehab start tonight for the Bradenton Marauders. Morton is expected to go three innings in his start, and will be monitored after each inning. Matt Benedict will follow Morton, making his normal start a few innings into the...

  • Adalberto Santos Placed on the Altoona DL

    Adalberto Santos has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a left hip strain. Kelson Brown has been added to the Altoona roster to replace Santos.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than...

  • Francisco Liriano Looks Sharp in Rehab Start; Contreras Shows Good Stuff

    Francisco Liriano and Jose Contreras made rehab starts for the Bradenton Marauders tonight, combining for five innings on the road against Jupiter. Below are the recaps for each pitcher. Francisco Liriano looked sharp in all three innings tonight. Francisco Liriano When I saw Liriano last week in a simulated game his stuff...

  • Pirates Pregame: Irwin’s Debut, Inge Update, Phillips Returns for Reds

    Phil Irwin will make his major league debut today for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the club announced this morning. Irwin won 29 games in five seasons of minor league competition, and while wins and losses are not necessarily a good barometer for the developmental process in the minors, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Irwin's presence...

  • Tim Alderson Promoted to Indianapolis, McPherson to the DL

    Kyle McPherson has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson to Indianapolis. They've also placed Kyle McPherson on the Triple-A disabled list. McPherson had a pretty rough outing last night, giving up seven runs in 1.2 innings. It's unclear what his injury is...

  • Wandy Rodriguez Has Hamstring Strain, Not Likely to Make Next Start

    Wandy Rodriguez isn't likely to make his next start. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Wandy Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain, and that it is not likely he will make his next scheduled start. That start was originally scheduled for Sunday. The Pirates haven't...

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