• Karstens Scratched With Soreness – How Does This Impact the Roster?

    Jeff Karstens was scratched today with soreness. Jeff Karstens was originally scheduled to make a start today against the Baltimore Orioles. Instead he was scratched and will be replaced by Chris Leroux. Prior to this, Karstens had yet to throw more than two innings in a start, and the season is a...

  • Minor League Injury Updates: Chambers, Pribanic, Fuesser, Hornback

    Evan Chambers is out eight weeks with a broken foot. Here are some injury updates from minor league camp. **Evan Chambers broke his foot and will be out for eight weeks. The 2009 third round pick had successful surgery last week, and had his cast removed this week. He has been walking...

  • Injury Updates: Tony Watson, Charlie Morton, Ali Solis

    Yesterday the Pirates had several players rehabbing over at Pirate City. Tony Watson threw an inning in one of the minor league games, while Charlie Morton threw a bullpen and live batting practice, and Ali Solis took live batting practice. I spoke with all three players after their work. I've been under...

  • Garrett Jones Says He’s Back to 100 Percent

    Garrett Jones took some swings today at Pirate City. Garrett Jones took some swings at Pirate City this afternoon, rotating between the Triple-A and Double-A minor league games. The first baseman went 2-for-6 on the day, but most importantly hasn't been feeling any pain from his oblique injury last week. After his...

  • Chase d’Arnaud Has Torn Thumb Ligament

    According to a tweet from Rob Biertempfel, infielder Chase d'Arnaud's left thumb injury, which has kept him out of action since late last week, is a torn ligament that may require surgery.  This could keep d'Arnaud out for a considerably longer stretch at an inopportune time for him.  He's trying to regain prospect...

  • Injury Notes: D’Arnaud, Garrett Jones, Tony Watson

    Here are a few injury updates from major league camp, along with a non-injury update. **Chase d'Arnaud, who is dealing with a sprained thumb, is going to have an appointment for an MRI soon. He has been looked at here in Bradenton, but the Pirates and d'Arnaud wanted to get a second opinion. **Garrett...

  • Jeff Karstens Throws Two Easy Innings at Pirate City

    Karstens threw two shutout innings today at Pirate City. Jeff Karstens took the mound today at Pirate City to throw two innings in a minor league game against the Philadelphia Triple-A squad. Karstens threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. The only base runner reached on a lead...

  • Injury Update: Charlie Morton Throws His First Bullpen

    Charlie Morton threw a bullpen today at Pirate City. Charlie Morton threw a bullpen session today at Pirate City, his first return to the mound in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has been throwing since he was cleared by Dr. James Andrews a few months ago, and today was...

  • 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...

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