Marlins Win the Battle of the Young Aces; Wandy and Snider Updates
Jul28

Marlins Win the Battle of the Young Aces; Wandy and Snider Updates

Gerrit Cole vs Jose Fernandez. That was the matchup today. One was a first overall pick in the 2011 draft. The other was taken 13 picks later. Both have progressed to the point where they look like they could be future number one starters. Unfortunately for the Pirates, Fernandez looks like he might already be there. The young right-hander dominated the Pirates lineup for two runs on five hits in eight innings, setting a career high...

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Pirates Place Travis Snider on the DL; Recall Tony Sanchez
Jul28

Pirates Place Travis Snider on the DL; Recall Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Travis Snider on the 15-day disabled list due to discomfort in his left big toe. Tony Sanchez has been recalled to take Snider’s spot. The expectation was that Sanchez could have replaced McKenry or Martin, who both experienced left knee injuries this weekend. The announcement of Snider is a surprise. It gives the Pirates an extra catcher for the next few games with Martin and McKenry banged...

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Afternoon Notes: Jason Grilli update, Giancarlo Stanton news (sort of)

The Pittsburgh Pirates released a statement today regarding injured closer Jason Grilli, who met today with team doctors and Dr. James Andrews. Grilli was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right arm, and is not a surgical candidate. While not perceived to need surgery at the time, Grilli will need a period of rest before beginning a throwing program and will be re-evaluated in 10-14 days. In the meantime, Grilli will continue...

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Barrett Barnes Placed on the West Virginia DL
Jul25

Barrett Barnes Placed on the West Virginia DL

Barrett Barnes has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, retroactive July 24th. Barnes left game two of a double-header on Tuesday after one at-bat. The injury is a right hamstring strain, which is the same injury that sidelined him back in May. This is the third time this season that Barnes has been on the disabled list. He started the year on the DL with a back issue, then went back on the DL in May with a hamstring injury...

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Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates
Jul23

Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates

The Pirates placed closer Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list after he left Monday’s game from suffering a right forearm strain. The team recalled Neil Walker (right side soreness) from the DL on Tuesday to start at second base. Brandon Inge was designated for assignment Tuesday. The veteran infielder did not produce for the Pirates after joining the team this offseason, posting only a .204 on-base percentage and .442 OPS,...

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Pirates 3rd Round Pick JaCoby Jones Expected to Miss the Rest of the Year
Jul22

Pirates 3rd Round Pick JaCoby Jones Expected to Miss the Rest of the Year

Pittsburgh Pirates third round pick JaCoby Jones is expected to miss the rest of the year with a knee injury, Pirates Prospects has learned. The injury hasn’t been officially announced by the Pirates, and no word on the nature of the injury. Jones left Saturday’s game after getting a single in his first at-bat. In 15 games he had a .311/.358/.459 line in 61 at-bats, with one homer. Jones played ten games in center field,...

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