• 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...

  • Walker Feels Encouraged Low Back Isn’t Long-Term

    Neil Walker was out of the starting lineup again on Wednesday, after being scratched from the lineup after batting practice on Monday. Walker arrived to the ballpark  today, where he underwent treatment and stretching with the training staff to get back full from tightness in his lower back. "Today is much better than the...

  • Karstens, Tabata Exit Game With Groin Injuries

    Both Jeff Karstens and Jose Tabata exited Saturday night's 4-0 win over Milwaukee due to groin injuries. Karstens injured his right groin after making a pitch to Norichika Aoki with two runners on and one out in the eighth inning. After being evaluated by the training staff, Manager Clint Hurdle elected to...

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