Pirates Call Up Phil Irwin, Option Jeff Locke
May06

Pirates Call Up Phil Irwin, Option Jeff Locke

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up right-handed pitcher Phil Irwin, and have optioned Jeff Locke to Triple-A. Irwin started the year in the Indianapolis rotation, but moved to the bullpen after struggling in two starts. In his last three outings, he has given up one run on seven hits in 9.1 innings, with an 8:2 K/BB ratio. Locke was up for a spot start yesterday, and was only expected to be in the majors for that one start. The...

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Pirates Recall Jeff Locke, Option Casey Sadler
May05

Pirates Recall Jeff Locke, Option Casey Sadler

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Jeff Locke from Triple-A to make tonight’s start, and have optioned Casey Sadler to Indianapolis. It’s not a surprise that Sadler was optioned to Indianapolis. He just threw two innings in relief yesterday, and his best value to the Pirates is as starting depth. The last start he made was April 22nd, so he should go down and get stretched back out as a starter if the Pirates need him in...

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Minor Moves: Jose Osuna Goes on Disabled List, Paulino Injures Knee
May04

Minor Moves: Jose Osuna Goes on Disabled List, Paulino Injures Knee

Bradenton’s Jose Osuna went on the disabled list today with an oblique strain that occurred in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader. He left after playing defense in the top of the first inning. The Marauders added D.J. Crumlich to their roster to take his place. Osuna has been hitting better than last year, when he put up a .655 OPS for Bradenton. He is hitting .282 with a .726 OPS in 23 games this year. Crumlich...

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Jeff Locke Will Start For the Pirates on Monday
May04

Jeff Locke Will Start For the Pirates on Monday

Jeff Locke will be the starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, Clint Hurdle announced today to the media. Locke will most likely be recalled after today’s game, and probably will only be needed for a spot start. Locke got off to a late start this year with Indianapolis, after suffering an oblique injury in Spring Training. So far with the Indians, he has put up a 5.68 ERA in 19 innings. He does have an encouraging 17:5...

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Stolmy Pimentel To DL, Cumpton Sent Down, Mazzaro and Hughes Return
May03

Stolmy Pimentel To DL, Cumpton Sent Down, Mazzaro and Hughes Return

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and sent Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. They recalled Jared Hughes and selected Vin Mazzaro off the Indianapolis roster, adding him to the 40-man roster. The move with Pimentel is retroactive to Friday. He has pitched six times in relief, posting a 3.18 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings. Cumpton has made two...

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Reese McGuire Returns to West Virginia Roster
May03

Reese McGuire Returns to West Virginia Roster

The West Virginia Power have activated catcher Reese McGuire off the disabled list today. To make room on the roster, catcher Francisco Diaz was transferred to the Jamestown roster. McGuire has been out for the last week with a groin contusion, but it only caused him to miss the minimum seven days for a disabled list stay. McGuire last played on April 25th and he spent his last two games before going on the DL, in the designated...

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