Orlando Castro Promoted to Altoona
Jul11

Orlando Castro Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted left-handed pitcher Orlando Castro to Altoona. Castro is expected to make the start tonight for the Curve. He had some good numbers this year in Bradenton, with a 3.24 ERA in 89 innings, along with a 66:10 K/BB ratio. Those numbers are a bit inflated due to a pair of starts in early June where he gave up 12 earned runs in 8.1 innings. Since then, Castro has given up one run in 19 innings, with a...

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Barrett Barnes Promoted to Bradenton
Jul11

Barrett Barnes Promoted to Bradenton

Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Barrett Barnes has been promoted to the Bradenton Marauders. On Tuesday I wrote about how Barnes could possibly be moved up after coming off the disabled list. He hasn’t played above West Virginia, which is where he started the year before going down with a hamstring injury. Barnes is expected to play center field. The promotion is a bit aggressive in the sense that Barnes has struggled at...

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Austin Meadows Finally Heading to West Virginia
Jul11

Austin Meadows Finally Heading to West Virginia

According to his Twitter account, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Austin Meadows is heading to West Virginia. West Virginia here I come! Blessed to make it to this point! — Austin Meadows (@austin_meadows) July 11, 2014 Meadows played his final rehab game last night for Bristol, and also played his first complete game. Usually the Pirates have players play anywhere from 1-3 full games before returning. It appears that...

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Minor Moves: Matt Curry Promoted to Indianapolis
Jul10

Minor Moves: Matt Curry Promoted to Indianapolis

The Altoona Curve have announced that first baseman Matt Curry has been promoted to Indianapolis. Curry had a .253/.324/.389 line in 162 at-bats for Altoona this year, spending part of his fourth season at the level. He had been bothered by hand injuries the last two years, missing most of last season with hamate surgery, and missing time this year with another hand surgery. Curry had been previously blocked at Indianapolis by Matt...

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Minor Moves: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios Promoted to Bradenton
Jul10

Minor Moves: Shane Carle and Yhonathan Barrios Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitchers Yhonathan Barrios and Shane Carle to Bradenton. Left-handed pitcher Andy Otamendi has been promoted to West Virginia from Jamestown. Right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland has been transferred to West Virginia from Bradenton. Carle, taken in the tenth round last year, had a 3.72 ERA in 82.1 innings for West Virginia this year, along with a 47:9 K/BB ratio and a 1.81 GO/AO...

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Pirates Call Up Jaff Decker, Option Brandon Cumpton
Jul10

Pirates Call Up Jaff Decker, Option Brandon Cumpton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up outfielder Jaff Decker and have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A. Cumpton started last night, but the Pirates won’t need a fifth starter until July 22nd, due to the All-Star break. If Gerrit Cole is able to return on that date, then he would fill out the rotation. If he’s not healthy by then, Cumpton would be eligible to return to the majors. Until that point,...

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