Minor Moves: Orlando Castro Placed on the Altoona DL
Jul24

Minor Moves: Orlando Castro Placed on the Altoona DL

The Altoona Curve and West Virginia Power have announced the following moves over the last day: Altoona **Orlando Castro placed on the DL, retro July 21st, with left shoulder fatigue. Castro was promoted to Altoona in the last month, but has struggled at the new level. This has been standard for him at a new level, and each time he returns the next year to have success in the rotation. Castro was dealing with some dead arm around...

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Starling Marte Placed on Disabled List, Brent Morel Recalled
Jul23

Starling Marte Placed on Disabled List, Brent Morel Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. They have recalled third baseman Brent Morel to take his roster place. Marte was hit in the head by a pitch on Friday. He sat out Saturday, pinch-hit on Sunday, then played Monday, before sitting out last night’s game. Morel was up with the Pirates earlier in the year, but just for one game. He struck out in his only...

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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Two Minor League Pitchers
Jul18

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Two Minor League Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released two minor league pitchers today, cutting ties with right-handers Jason Townsend and Jorge Mendoza. Townsend is the bigger name here, reaching Altoona and looking like a legit relief prospect for awhile. He was drafted in the 31st round in 2010, and was hitting 97 out of the bullpen with poor control right after the draft. He improved on that control in following years, but didn’t post the...

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Minor Moves: Andrew Lambo Returns to Indianapolis
Jul17

Minor Moves: Andrew Lambo Returns to Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Indians and Altoona Curve have announced the following moves. **Matt Curry has been placed on the disabled list, retro July 15th, with a left ankle injury. **Andrew Lambo has been activated from the DL. **Jhonathan Ramos was assigned to Altoona. **Ralph Henriquez has been placed on the Altoona DL to make room for Josh Bell, who was officially promoted today.

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Starling Marte Reinstated From the Bereavement List
Jul17

Starling Marte Reinstated From the Bereavement List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Starling Marte has been activated from the bereavement list, and Jaff Decker has been optioned to Triple-A. The move to option Decker came a few days ago. This means that Marte will be back and ready to join the team for the start of the second half tomorrow.

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Josh Bell Getting Promoted to Altoona
Jul15

Josh Bell Getting Promoted to Altoona

Josh Bell, who is having a breakout season in Bradenton this year, will be promoted to Altoona. This is according to his teammate, Barrett Barnes. @PirateBaseBell futures game yesterday, game winning hit today, and the call up to AA tonight! Stay hot fam proud of you brotha! #Witness — Barrett Barnes (@b_barnes1991) July 15, 2014 Bell just participated in the Future’s Game yesterday, then returned to play with the...

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