Minor Moves: Elvis Escobar Joins West Virginia Outfield
Apr30

Minor Moves: Elvis Escobar Joins West Virginia Outfield

On Wednesday morning, outfielder Elvis Escobar joined the West Virginia Power roster and is in the starting lineup for game one of today’s doubleheader. Escobar played last season for Jamestown, where he hit .268/.293/.350 with nine stolen bases in 56 games. He can play center field, spent most of last season in right field and started today in left field. The 19-year-old was a high profile international signing of the...

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Pirates Promote Casey Sadler, Option Jared Hughes to the Minors
Apr27

Pirates Promote Casey Sadler, Option Jared Hughes to the Minors

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned Jared Hughes to the minors. This is the first time that Sadler has been called up to the majors. He was originally scheduled to start with Indianapolis today. Sadler is most likely in the majors to provide long-relief, as Stolmy Pimentel was used up yesterday when Francisco Liriano went down early. Sadler is a sinkerball...

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Russell Martin and Jason Grilli to the DL; Tony Sanchez and Jared Hughes Recalled
Apr26

Russell Martin and Jason Grilli to the DL; Tony Sanchez and Jared Hughes Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Jason Grilli and Russell Martin on the disabled list, and have recalled Tony Sanchez and Jared Hughes. The team attempted to place Grilli on the DL yesterday, and recall Hughes. Normally, Hughes would have been eligible to be recalled within ten days to replace an injured player. However, because Grilli’s time on the DL was backdated to April 21st, and because Hughes was on the Pirates’...

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Minor Moves: Bradenton Bullpen Gets A Makeover
Apr24

Minor Moves: Bradenton Bullpen Gets A Makeover

After using Walker Gourley two days in a row, possibly the first time I’ve ever seen a position player do that, the Bradenton Marauders added some fresh arms to their bullpen. The first move that left them somewhat short-handed, was promoting Tyler Waldron to Altoona and getting Brandon Mann back in return. Mann had just pitched five innings in place of Zack Dodson, who was a late scratch from his start, so Mann wasn’t any...

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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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