Kyle McPherson Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitching prospect Kyle McPherson to Altoona, according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.  Giger notes that McPherson will make his debut on Friday. McPherson had a great year with the Bradenton Marauders, with a 2.89 ERA in 71.2 innings, along with a 60:6 K/BB ratio.  This follows a year where he posted a 3.59 ERA in 117.2 innings in West Virginia, with a 124:31 K/BB ratio....

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Tony Watson Recalled, Jose Ascanio DFAd

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled left handed pitcher Tony Watson, adding a second left hander to the bullpen.  To make room, the Pirates designated right hander Jose Ascanio for assignment. Watson was added to the 40-man roster over the off-season, after putting up a 2.67 ERA in 111.1 innings in Altoona last year, with a 105:24 K/BB ratio.  So far this year he has been pitching in relief for Indianapolis, with a 2.45 ERA in 29.1...

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Doumit, Pearce to DL, Harrison, Brown Called Up

As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contracts of Josh Harrison and Dusty Brown.  There was already an open spot on the 40-man roster, and to create an additional spot, the Pirates transferred Ross Ohlendorf to the 60-day disabled list.  Ohlendorf has been on the disabled list since April 9th, and the move isn’t going to set him back,...

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Pirates Promote Three to Indianapolis

A ton of transactions taking place on Memorial Day.  Last night we heard that Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce are likely to go on the disabled list today.  Josh Harrison is getting the call to the majors, as I mentioned last night, and Dusty Brown is expected to be the other player promoted, to replace Doumit.  Earlier today we reported that Matt Curry has been promoted from West Virginia to Altoona.  Here are all of the corresponding...

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Matt Curry Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Matt Curry to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned.  Curry, a left handed first baseman who was drafted in the 16th round of the 2010 draft, makes the jump from West Virginia, skipping over high-A Bradenton. So far this season, Curry has a .361/.477/.671 line in 155 at-bats in West Virginia, with nine homers, 15 doubles, and three triples.  His plate patience was amazing, with a 29:35 K/BB ratio....

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Josh Harrison To Be Called Up Tomorrow

Earlier today we heard that Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce would both be heading to the disabled list, which will require two additions to the 25-man roster. Pirates Prospects has learned that Josh Harrison is getting the call to the majors tomorrow for one of those spots. Harrison is currently hitting for a .321/.361/.455 line in 134 at-bats this year at the AAA level.  This follows a .300/.345/.398 campaign in 520 at-bats in 2010 at...

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