Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA
Aug19

Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Michael Martinez to Indianapolis. Today was the first day that McCutchen was eligible to come off the disabled list, and it was expected over the last two days that he would be activated tonight. He is in the lineup, batting third and playing center field. As an added bonus, Jordy Mercer is back in the...

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Toronto Blue Jays Claim Matt Hague
Aug18

Toronto Blue Jays Claim Matt Hague

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Matt Hague off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hague has been in the Pirates system since being drafted in the ninth round in 2008. He has appeared with the Pirates twice in the Majors, most recent being last month when he went 0-for-2 in three games. Hague was put on waivers when the Pirates claimed John Axford from the Cleveland Indians on...

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Charlie Morton Placed on DL, Brent Morel Recalled
Aug17

Charlie Morton Placed on DL, Brent Morel Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and third baseman Brent Morel has been promoted from Indianapolis and added to the active roster. The move with Morton was made retroactive to August 16th and it was called right hip inflammation. The addition of Morel is likely just temporary as Gerrit Cole is scheduled to return to the Pirates rotation after...

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Elias Diaz Promoted to Indianapolis
Aug15

Elias Diaz Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted catcher Elias Diaz from Altoona to Indianapolis. Ramon Cabrera, who was recently claimed off waivers, replaces Diaz on the Altoona roster. Diaz has a .328/.378/.445 line in 326 at-bats with Altoona this year. Earlier today I wrote about his progression, looking back at the scouting report on him coming into the season. He’s always had the strong defense, but the hitting this year has come...

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Stolmy Pimentel Placed on the 15-Day DL
Aug15

Stolmy Pimentel Placed on the 15-Day DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Bill Brink says that he hurt the ankle on Wednesday when throwing a pitch. Stolmy Pimentel goes on the 15-day DL because of a sprained right ankle. He said he hurt ankle throwing a pitch Wednesday. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) August 15, 2014 The move was expected, as we heard yesterday he was injured. This also clears a spot...

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Matt Hague Designated For Assignment to Create Room for John Axford
Aug14

Matt Hague Designated For Assignment to Create Room for John Axford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Matt Hague for assignment, creating room on the 40-man roster for today’s waiver claim of John Axford. Previously it was assumed that Stolmy Pimentel would be DFAd, as he was seen leaving Clint Hurdle’s office after the game. The Pirates will need to create a 25-man spot when Axford reports to the team. Rob Biertempfel says that Pimentel has been bothered by lower body soreness, and...

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