A.J. Morris Gears to Return After the Indianapolis All-Star Break
Jul09

A.J. Morris Gears to Return After the Indianapolis All-Star Break

After a quick start at Triple-A, A.J. Morris found himself on the disabled list with a forearm strain on June 25. However, the stint on the shelf is expected to end soon, as Morris will begin throwing side work this week and is expected to return to action shortly after the Triple-A All-Star break next week. Morris was promoted June 7 after posting a 1.64 ERA in Altoona and he saw early success with Indianapolis. Despite a struggle in...

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Andrew Lambo Could Return to Indianapolis After the All-Star Break
Jul08

Andrew Lambo Could Return to Indianapolis After the All-Star Break

Andrew Lambo went down with a thumb injury in early May. Originally he thought it was a bruised thumb, and was scheduled to take a few weeks off. By the end of his three-week break it was determined that he would need surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. “I hate taking myself out of the lineup,” Lambo said on the initial evaluation and trying to return after a break. “It’s better to be aware of your...

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First Round Pick Cole Tucker Suffers a Minor Thumb Injury
Jul08

First Round Pick Cole Tucker Suffers a Minor Thumb Injury

Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick Cole Tucker has suffered a minor thumb injury, which will keep him out for a few days. The shortstop suffered the injury in Monday’s game against the GCL Yankees in Tampa. “The field was wet and there was a ground ball up the middle,” Tucker said, describing how the injury happened. “I ran for it, but I kind of slipped and put my glove down to brace myself, and my thumb just...

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Barrett Barnes Close to a Return From His Hamstring Injury
Jul08

Barrett Barnes Close to a Return From His Hamstring Injury

Barrett Barnes is getting closer to returning from his latest hamstring injury. The center fielder played seven innings today in a GCL game, marking the third straight game where he has played seven. The Pirates have him progressing on a rehab schedule where he will play three games at five innings, three at seven, and three full games. Barnes has played the first six games, and will progress to full games as the next part of his...

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Pirates to Place Gerrit Cole on the DL and Call Up Brandon Cumpton
Jul08

Pirates to Place Gerrit Cole on the DL and Call Up Brandon Cumpton

The Pittsburgh Pirates will place right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the disabled list and will call up Brandon Cumpton to start Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Cole left Friday’s start after five innings due to soreness in his right lat. Because of the upcoming All-Star break, Cole’s DL stint could be back-dated, and he might only miss one start. If he needs to miss more than one start, the...

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Francisco Liriano shines in rehab appearance
Jul08

Francisco Liriano shines in rehab appearance

After allowing three hard hits in a row, Francisco Liriano settled down and was dominant in Monday’s rehab appearance with Triple-A Indianapolis. In six shutout innings, Liriano allowed just three hits, while striking out eight, including six of the last seven to finish the outing. He also did not walk a batter. “Everything felt good,” Liriano said. “It is really good to be back.” His fastball was sitting between 93-95, while his...

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