Gerrit Cole Placed on the DL, Jeff Locke Recalled
Jun08

Gerrit Cole Placed on the DL, Jeff Locke Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the 15-day DL and have recalled Jeff Locke. Cole’s placement is retro June 4th, and is due to right shoulder fatigue. We heard about this last night, with Clint Hurdle saying the Pirates intended to bring up Locke for today’s start. Charlie Morton was originally scheduled to start today, but was pushed back to...

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Gerrit Cole Has Shoulder Fatigue, Pirates Reshuffling Rotation
Jun07

Gerrit Cole Has Shoulder Fatigue, Pirates Reshuffling Rotation

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be reshuffling their rotation the next two days, as Gerrit Cole is dealing with what Clint Hurdle describes as “shoulder fatigue”. Nate Barnes had more details on Twitter: #Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says Gerrit Cole will miss his next start, "intention" is to bring up Locke for tomorrow and start Morton Mon. — Nate Barnes (@NateBarnes_) June 7, 2014 Hurdle said Cole has some...

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Mazzaro Accepts Assignment to Indianapolis, Welker Has Tommy John Surgery
Jun06

Mazzaro Accepts Assignment to Indianapolis, Welker Has Tommy John Surgery

Yesterday it was reported that Vin Mazzaro had been outrighted to Indianapolis, and that Duke Welker appeared to have Tommy John surgery. The Pirates just issued a press release saying that Mazzaro has accepted his assignment to Indianapolis, while confirming the surgery for Welker. This is the third time that Mazzaro has been outrighted to Triple-A, and the second time this year. He could have declined the assignment to become a free...

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Duke Welker Appears to Be Having Tommy John Surgery
Jun05

Duke Welker Appears to Be Having Tommy John Surgery

Duke Welker has been on the disabled list in Indianapolis since May 5th, and today he had this tweet: At Andrews institute ready for surgery for my new elbow. Probably wouldn’t be tweeting normally but these meds make everything sound great. — Duke Welker (@The5thWelker) June 5, 2014 James Andrews. New elbow. I haven’t received word that Welker was having Tommy John, but that appears to be the case. Welker will be the...

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Luis Heredia Activated From the West Virginia DL
Jun04

Luis Heredia Activated From the West Virginia DL

Luis Heredia has been activated from the West Virginia disabled list. Heredia will return to the rotation tonight after missing about two months with shoulder soreness. Heredia only has one real start this year, which he made on April 6th. He threw five innings, giving up four runs on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. In his next start, he threw one pitch, then left the game with soreness in his shoulder. That led to...

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Andrew Lambo Has Surgery on Right Thumb
May30

Andrew Lambo Has Surgery on Right Thumb

Andrew Lambo had surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament of his right thumb, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced. The surgery was performed on May 28th. Ryan Palencer reported a few days ago that Lambo was going to visit a specialist. Originally his injury was thought to be a bruised thumb, but obviously that’s not the case. The typical recovery time for this injury is six to eight weeks. That would at least put Lambo out through...

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