• 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...

  • Injury Updates: Jeff Karstens, Russell Martin

    Clint Hurdle provided some updates on the injuries to Jeff Karstens and Russell Martin after today's game. Hurdle said that Karstens threw a bullpen of 26 pitches earlier this week, throwing only his fastball and changeup. Tomorrow he will throw a complete bullpen, mixing in his breaking ball. The team will evaluate...

  • Karstens Sidelined With Sore Shoulder

    According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, Jeff Karstens missed his scheduled bullpen session today due to sore right shoulder. He will still be able to play catch and soft toss. Karstens told him he is "just being smart" and not trying to get hurt by overdoing it early in Spring Training. Stolmy...

  • Josh Bell Underwent Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

    A look at the experimental procedure known as Platelet Rich Plasma injections used on Josh Bell.

  • Neil Walker Shut Down for the Season

    Neil Walker tried to help his team as much as he could in the final month of the season after suffering a low back injury. But after a difficult decision, Walker said that it would best serve himself and the Pirates for him to be shutdown the remainder of the season. "I wont play...

  • Hurdle Taking Day-by-Day Approach With Walker

    Neil Walker picked up two of the three hits that the Pirates were able to counter off the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo on Tuesday night at PNC Park. But it was towards the end of that nine inning game that Manager Clint Hurdle said that Walker, who felt strong in the middle of...

  • Chad Qualls Activated From the Disabled List

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-hander Chad Qualls from the disabled list. The move now gives the Pirates ten relievers in the bullpen, not counting Joel Hanrahan. Qualls made a rehab appearance for Indianapolis on September 3rd, striking out the side. Since then he's been throwing side sessions and sim games.... This...

  • Injury Updates: Barrett Barnes and Jake Burnette

    With the State College Spikes season ending last night, I took the opportunity to check in with the coaching staff on the status of #11 prospect Barrett Barnes and right-handed pitcher Jake Burnette. Barnes suffered a stress fracture in his leg earlier this season and hasn't played since August 1st. Manager Dave...

  • Injury Updates: Starling Marte, Chad Qualls, Neil Walker, Travis Snider

    Marte, Qualls, Walker Close to Getting Back With Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle can sigh in relief with several players getting close to coming back to playing with the Pirates. Marte (oblique) started his rehab assignment with State College tonight, and will have it transferred to Triple-A on Wednesday. Neil Walker (low back) continues to...

  • Starling Marte to Rehab in State College and Indianapolis

    Starling Marte, who has been out with an oblique injury, is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment tonight with the State College Spikes. From there he will transfer the assignment tomorrow to Indianapolis, as the Indians start the International League playoffs. Marte ran the bases successfully yesterday, which was the final step...

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