• 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...

  • Starling Marte Placed on DL; Jose Tabata Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Jose Tabata has been recalled from Triple-A. Pirates Prospects learned late last night that Tabata was heading to St. Louis to Join the team. Tabata has hit for a .297 average with Triple-A Indianapolis since being...

  • A Second Pirates Prospect Fails a Test For a Drug of Abuse

    According to Baseball America, right-handed pitcher Vince Payne was suspended 50-games for failing two tests of drug abuse. The suspension was announced by the Commissioner's Office today. Payne is no longer in the organization, after being released by the Pirates a month ago. However, he was playing for the same West Virginia...

  • Snider Progressing Through Hamstring Injury

    Travis Snider continues to battle a right hamstring injury, which he suffered in Saturday night's game. The outfielder didn't start in the Pirates game on Thursday, but continues to have pinch-hit at-bats over the last two days. Snider connected for a pinch-hit double in the loss on Wednesday, then scored after Clint...

  • Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist

    Neil Walker saw hand specialist Dr. Tom Hughes at AGH on Thursday morning. After undergoing x-rays on his dislocated right pinky and being evaluated, Walker said that it was all good news. "I definitely feel like I came out on the upper end, if something were going to happen to me," Walker said....

  • Walker Exits Game with Dislocated Right Pinky

    Neil Walker was removed from the game in the top of the first inning on Wednesday after suffering a finger dislocation on his right hand. Walker suffered the injury when Mark Ellis hit a broken bat grounder up the middle. Walker fielded the ball, then ran to the bag to get the runner...

  • Rule 5 Pick Gustavo Nunez Begins His Rehab Work

    Remember Gustavo Nunez? It would be understandable if you didn't recognize the name. Nunez was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft. The shortstop was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a right ankle injury back in January. Nunez injured the ankle while with the Detroit Tigers,...

  • Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Injury Updates

    Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson both left tonight's West Virginia game with injuries. I've confirmed that Polanco's injury was an ankle injury, while Hanson left with a hip flexor injury. Both players are considered day-to-day and were removed from the game for precautionary measures. They will each be reevaluated tomorrow.... This content...

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