Pirates Promote Brandon Cumpton For Today’s Start
Apr24

Pirates Promote Brandon Cumpton For Today’s Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis for today’s start. Cumpton is replacing Wandy Rodriguez in the rotation for at least this start, and could make additional starts while Rodriguez is out. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Pirates optioned Jared Hughes to Triple-A. Hughes was called up earlier in the week when Wandy Rodriguez went on the disabled list,...

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Travis Ishikawa Outrighted to Triple-A; Elects Free Agency
Apr23

Travis Ishikawa Outrighted to Triple-A; Elects Free Agency

Travis Ishikawa has been outrighted to Triple-A by the Pittsburgh Pirates after clearing waivers, Chris Cotillo reports. Source: #Pirates Travis Ishikawa sent outright to AAA Indianapolis after clearing waivers. He can elect free agency, and is likely to do so. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 23, 2014 Cotillo says that Ishikawa is likely to elect free agency. He can elect free agency since he currently has more than six...

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Minor Moves: Zack Dodson Placed on the Altoona DL
Apr22

Minor Moves: Zack Dodson Placed on the Altoona DL

Here are all of the latest moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. **Zack Dodson was placed on the disabled list with a left oblique injury. He was a late scratch from his start yesterday in Altoona, being replaced by Brandon Mann. Kenn Kasparek has been added to the Altoona roster. **Brent Morel has been placed on the bereavement list in Indianapolis. Cody Eppley has been added to the roster to take his spot. **Jay...

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Russell Martin and Travis Snider Suspended
Apr22

Russell Martin and Travis Snider Suspended

Major League Baseball has announced that Travis Snider and Russell Martin have been suspended for their role in the fight during Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Snider received a two game suspension, while Martin received a one game suspension. On the Milwaukee side, Carlos Gomez received a three game suspension, and Martin Maldonado received a five game suspension. I can understand the suspension for Snider, since...

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Wandy Rodriguez Placed on the Disabled List
Apr21

Wandy Rodriguez Placed on the Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation, and have recalled Jared Hughes from Triple-A. Considering the struggles from Rodriguez, it would be fair to speculate whether this injury is a phantom move, giving him a break. So far he has a 7.65 ERA in 20 innings, but the bigger concern is that his average velocity is down over a full MPH. Hughes is...

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Travis Ishikawa Designated For Assignment to Make Room for Ike Davis
Apr19

Travis Ishikawa Designated For Assignment to Make Room for Ike Davis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Travis Ishikawa for assignment in order to make room on the 25-man roster for Ike Davis. The move was expected, as Davis is coming in to fill Ishikawa’s old role on the active roster. The Pirates already had an open spot on the 40-man roster, which Davis took. However, the DFA of Ishikawa means that the 40-man is currently at 39, with one open spot. Ishikawa has enough service time that he...

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