Hughes Versatility Earns Him 26th Spot for Doubleheader

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Jared Hughes stay in Triple-A Indianapolis was shorter than originally expected. After being optioned on Saturday in order to activate starter A.J. Burnett from the disabled list, Hughes was demoted to the minors due the lack of room in the ‘pen being told he’d back back in Pittsburgh soon. On Wednesday the 6″7′ reliever was all smiles back at his locker in the Pirates...

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Hughes Optioned to Triple-A with Plans of Returning Soon

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Righty reliever Jared Hughes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon in order to activate right-hander A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list. Hughes’ stay in Indy, however, won’t last long. “It’s been a great opportunity. It will continue to be when I get back here. Right now, it’s whatever’s best for the team. I’m going to do it,” Hughes said. “They said...

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Burnett to Make Debut Tonight; Reinstated From DL

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pirates have reinstated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list and he will start the game tonight in Pittsburgh against St. Louis. Right-hander Kevin Correia is experiencing discomfort in his left side and will not be starting the game tonight. Burnett was originally scheduled to make his final rehab start for Double-A Altoona tonight. The Pirates optioned righty reliever Jared Hughes to Triple-A to...

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Minor Moves: Allie Returns to West Virginia, Alderson Promoted

The West Virginia Power made several moves today, some of which were the usual paper moves. One of the moves wasn’t a typical paper move, as Stetson Allie was added to the active roster. Allie made one start with West Virginia, which went horribly. He was then removed from the roster after experiencing tightness in his elbow, due to pitching in the cold weather. He wasn’t injured, and immediately went on a throwing...

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Jeff Karstens to the DL, Brad Lincoln Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Jeff Karstens on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury and have recalled right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln. Karstens left his start last night after one inning with shoulder inflammation. Lincoln was set to make his next scheduled start in Indianapolis on Thursday. The next start for Karstens was set for Monday. Lincoln could be an option to make the start on Monday,...

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Pirates Option Hague to Triple-A; Activate Morton

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis in order to make room on the 25-man roster for right-hander Charlie Morton. Morton, 28, will start for the Bucs against the San Francisco Giants tonight at 9:05 p.m. ET at AT&T Park. The right-hander will be making his 2012 debut after starting the season on the disabled list (off season left hip surgery). During Morton’s last rehab start with...

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