Pirates Activate Wandy Rodriguez, Option Jaff Decker
May15

Pirates Activate Wandy Rodriguez, Option Jaff Decker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Wandy Rodriguez off of the 15-day disabled list. To make room, they have optioned Jaff Decker to Triple-A. Rodriguez was expected to b activated today, as he’s the scheduled starter. The move isn’t a good one for the Pirates. In his two rehab starts,┬áRodriguez gave up ten earned runs on 11 hits in 8.2 innings of work, with a 7:6 K/BB ratio and three home runs. All of that came at the...

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Zack Dodson Activated From Disabled List, Pitches Tonight
May13

Zack Dodson Activated From Disabled List, Pitches Tonight

The Altoona Curve have activated Zack Dodson from the disabled list and he will take his turn on the mound tonight. Dodson was placed on the DL with a left oblique injury, which he suffered while warming up for a start on April 21st. Prior to going on the DL, Dodson made two starts and one relief appearance. In 10.2 innings, he allowed three earned runs on 14 hits and six walks, to go along with six strikeouts. He actually pitched...

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Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers
May12

Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released four minor league pitchers. Lefty pitcher Marcus Beltrez and right-handers Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo and Ramon Rodriguez have all been released recently. All four were in Extended Spring Training. Lorenzo was said to be raw, but with huge potential when he signed back in 2009, but a PED suspension side-tracked his career and he never fully recovered. He...

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Pirates Sign Second Baseman Nathan Sopena
May12

Pirates Sign Second Baseman Nathan Sopena

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed second baseman Nathan Sopena, a non-drafted free agent, who attended Eastern Illinois University. The move was announced today on Baseball America, but this apparently went down awhile ago, because a local feature story on Sopena from last August says that he will be playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2014 and he is excited about the opportunity. Sopena’s college career ended...

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Pirates Recall Jaff Decker, Option Brent Morel
May11

Pirates Recall Jaff Decker, Option Brent Morel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Jaff Decker, and have optioned Brent Morel to Triple-A. The set of moves was expected, as we heard late last night that Decker was heading to Pittsburgh. The Pirates needed an extra outfielder with the minor injuries to Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is in the lineup tonight, although Marte is out, being replaced by Jose Tabata in left field. Travis Snider is also back in...

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Jaff Decker to Be Promoted to Pittsburgh
May11

Jaff Decker to Be Promoted to Pittsburgh

Jaff Decker will be promoted to Pittsburgh tomorrow, according to his agent, Tom O’Connell. Congratulations to client @JaffDecker22 on his promotion to Pittsburgh! #pirates. — Tom O'Connell (@TOC_OSM) May 11, 2014 Decker was pulled from tonight’s game in Indianapolis early. Starling Marte also left tonight’s game early with a tight lower back. Andrew McCutchen missed tonight’s game with a sore left...

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