• Karstens Removed from Rehab Outing with Injury

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens was making his final rehab start on Thursday night with Triple-A Indy when he was forced to leave early due to an injury. Karstens exited the start after feeling tightness in his right groin. Karstens threw one practice pitch, felt pain and walked off the mound. He will be treated...

  • Matt Curry Placed on the DL with Hamstring Injury

    Matt Curry has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a right hamstring injury, per an Altoona press release. The move is retroactive to May 31st. Altoona also officially announced the Tony Sanchez promotion, and added catcher Miguel Perez and infielder Greg Picart to the roster.... This content is for Pirates...

  • Charlie Morton to DL, Juan Cruz Reinstated

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, reinstating relief pitcher Juan Cruz, and placing Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Cruz was on the restricted list, dealing with some personal business in the Dominican Republic. He was expected to return for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton has...

  • Pirates Notebook: Morton Not in the Same Place as Last Year

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton has been struggling with leaving the ball up during the month of May. After posting a 2.65 ERA over his first three starts in April, Morton has a posted a 5.70 ERA after his eighth start of the season on Tuesday at PNC Park against Cincinnati. "There were...

  • Tabata Exits Game Early With Leg Cramp

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Outfielder Jose Tabata was removed from the Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on Sunday in the top of the sixth inning due to tightness and cramping in his left leg. The left fielder was examined by trainers after running from first to third base on...

  • Indians Leave Buffalo With A Win; D’Arnaud and Reyes Injured

    Indianapolis Indians  6,  Buffalo Bison  3 (Box)   Starling Marte singled and stole second base three times. 3B Matt Hague hit his first home run of the season, Kris Johnson earned his first win, and reliever Tim Wood picked up  his first Save in over a month, as the Indians defeated the...

  • Karstens Tosses Three Scoreless in First Rehab Outing

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates Right-hander Jeff Karstens made his first rehab start on Monday for the Double-A Curve in Altoona. Karstens allowed one hit over three scoreless frames. He didn't walk a batter and struck out one while throwing 37 pitches, 25 for strikes. "I felt good," Karstens said afterwards. "I was...

  • Justin Wilson Leaves Start With Injury

    Indianapolis Indians left-hander Justin Wilson left his start this afternoon with an unknown injury. Wilson threw three shutout innings to start off his day, giving up one hit, no walks, and striking out one. He came off the mound during his warm ups prior to the fourth inning, and was replaced with...

  • Lincoln Gets Nod Monday, Bedard Bumped to Wednesday

    Bedard will be bumped from his start due to back spasms. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said on Saturday that lefty Erik Bedard (back spams) is not feeling healthy enough for his regular scheduled start for Monday in Miami. Instead, right-hander Brad Lincoln will make the start and...

  • Pirates Notebook: Presley Working to Regain Last Seasons Swing

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- After starting the season off hot -- hitting for a .303/.321/.395 line in 76 at-bats over his first 19 games of the season, Alex Presley has since fizzled off. The left fielder spent the majority of the season batting leadoff, but was bumped to the two spot in place...

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