Clint Barmes Gearing Up For a Return to Pittsburgh
Aug22

Clint Barmes Gearing Up For a Return to Pittsburgh

After playing two games with Altoona, Clint Barmes had his rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Indianapolis on August 18, as he looks to recover from a strained left groin. Barmes was placed on the DL retroactive to June 30. After five games between the two levels, Barmes is pleased with the progress and reports that he has seen “no setbacks at all.” He is also pleased to have played in back to back games Wednesday and Thursday. “It...

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Stolmy Pimentel Begins His Minor League Rehab Assignment Tonight
Aug21

Stolmy Pimentel Begins His Minor League Rehab Assignment Tonight

Stolmy Pimentel, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury, will make his first rehab appearance tonight in Altoona. Pimentel will start the game and throw one inning. Pimentel was placed on the disabled list last Friday, and threw a bullpen on Sunday. The Pirates don’t have to rush him back, and my guess is that they will wait for rosters to expand before bringing him back up.

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Charlie Morton Has a Sports Hernia
Aug20

Charlie Morton Has a Sports Hernia

Charlie Morton recently went on the 15-day disabled list with what was believed to be hip inflammation. However, according to Tom Singer and others, Morton was diagnosed with a sports hernia. Morton says his injury been diagnosed as sports hernia, not hip inflammation as originally described when DL-ed. #pirates #MLB — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) August 20, 2014 The updated diagnosis means that Morton could require surgery in the...

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Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A
Aug20

Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A

Gerrit Cole has been activated from the disabled list, as expected since he will be making the start tonight. To make room on the active roster, Brent Morel has been optioned to Triple-A. Morel was brought up as an extra bench bat when Charlie Morton went on the disabled list. Yesterday, Michael Martinez went down to Triple-A after Andrew McCutchen was activated from the DL. The Martinez/Morel/Nix trio is almost completely off the...

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Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL
Aug20

Minor Moves: JaCoby Jones Placed on the West Virginia DL

JaCoby Jones has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, per a West Virginia press release. No word yet on the injury that led to the placement. Jones last played on Sunday, and West Virginia hasn’t played since then. We’ll have more updates when we get them. UPDATE: I’m being told the placement is illness related. Minor League DL trips are 7 days, so it must be something that is expected to keep him out for...

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Josh Bell Placed on the Altoona DL
Aug19

Josh Bell Placed on the Altoona DL

Josh Bell has been placed on the Altoona disabled list, per an Altoona press release. He was placed on the DL with a left knee contusion. As I mentioned over the weekend, Bell has been missing time with a bruised knee, and has been out since last Tuesday. Ralph Henriquez has been activated off the DL in Altoona to replace him. Also, in Indianapolis, Adam Wilk has been placed on the DL with a left ankle injury, and A.J. Morris has been...

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