• 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. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system,...

  • 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...

  • Charlie Morton and Francisco Liriano Hoping to Return in May

    Charlie Morton and Francisco Liriano both threw at Pirate City this afternoon. Morton threw a 35-40 pitch bullpen session, which came two days after he threw two innings in an extended Spring Training game. Liriano threw two innings of a simulated game, throwing about 30 pitches total. I spoke with both pitchers...

  • Injury Updates: Liriano, Karstens, Morton

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle addressed the status of several of the team's injured pitchers prior to today's game against the Chicago Cubs. Francisco Liriano threw off a mound yesterday and Charlie Morton threw a simulated game today, Hurdle said. "All our guys are making progress," he said. Jeff Karstens is still nursing...

  • Inge, Morton, Liriano and Karstens to DL

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially placed third baseman Brandon Inge and pitchers Jeff Karstens, Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. With these moves the 25 man rosters is officially set for Opening Day tomorrow. The Karstens move is retroactive to March 22nd, while Inge is retroactive to March...

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