Charlie Morton Placed on DL, Brent Morel Recalled
Aug17

Charlie Morton Placed on DL, Brent Morel Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and third baseman Brent Morel has been promoted from Indianapolis and added to the active roster. The move with Morton was made retroactive to August 16th and it was called right hip inflammation. The addition of Morel is likely just temporary as Gerrit Cole is scheduled to return to the Pirates rotation after...

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Elias Diaz Promoted to Indianapolis
Aug15

Elias Diaz Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted catcher Elias Diaz from Altoona to Indianapolis. Ramon Cabrera, who was recently claimed off waivers, replaces Diaz on the Altoona roster. Diaz has a .328/.378/.445 line in 326 at-bats with Altoona this year. Earlier today I wrote about his progression, looking back at the scouting report on him coming into the season. He’s always had the strong defense, but the hitting this year has come...

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Stolmy Pimentel Placed on the 15-Day DL
Aug15

Stolmy Pimentel Placed on the 15-Day DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Stolmy PimentelĀ on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Bill Brink says that he hurt the ankle on Wednesday when throwing a pitch. Stolmy Pimentel goes on the 15-day DL because of a sprained right ankle. He said he hurt ankle throwing a pitch Wednesday. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) August 15, 2014 The move was expected, as we heard yesterday he was injured. This also clears a spot...

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Matt Hague Designated For Assignment to Create Room for John Axford
Aug14

Matt Hague Designated For Assignment to Create Room for John Axford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Matt Hague for assignment, creating room on the 40-man roster for today’s waiver claim of John Axford. Previously it was assumed that Stolmy Pimentel would be DFAd, as he was seen leaving Clint Hurdle’s office after the game. The Pirates will need to create a 25-man spot when Axford reports to the team. Rob Biertempfel says that Pimentel has been bothered by lower body soreness, and...

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Pirates Acquire John Axford
Aug14

Pirates Acquire John Axford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired John Axford, per Ken Rosenthal. Source: #Pirates acquire John Axford. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 14, 2014 Axford has had some good surface numbers with the Cleveland Indians this year, posting a 3.92 ERA in 43.2 innings. He also has a 10.5 K/9 rate. However, he’s posting a 6.2 BB/9 rate and was demoted from the closer’s role earlier in the season. He’s making...

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Pirates Sign Pitcher Matt Nevarez
Aug14

Pirates Sign Pitcher Matt Nevarez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Matt Nevarez from the Wichita Wingnuts, an independent team out of the American Association. The 27-year-old has pitched in pro ball since 2005 after being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the tenth round that year. Nevarez has pitched in the closer role this season, posting a 1.59 ERA in 34 innings over 35 appearances. He has 23 saves in 24 chances, to go along...

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