Minor Moves: Taillon Officially Promoted, Expected to Start Tonight
Aug05

Minor Moves: Taillon Officially Promoted, Expected to Start Tonight

Here are the minor league moves from the last few days. **Jameson Taillon has officially been promoted to Indianapolis, and is making his debut tonight. We heard about the promotion on Friday from Cory Giger. Neal Huntington talked about Taillon’s promotion on Sunday. “There isn’t a great science to player movement up or down,” Huntington said. “We felt like Jameson had done what he needed to do to be...

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Jameson Taillon Getting Promoted to Triple-A
Aug02

Jameson Taillon Getting Promoted to Triple-A

Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror reports that Jameson Taillon will be moving up to Triple-A at the start of next week. #Pirates moving prized RHP Jameson Taillon up to AAA Indy. Expected to be activated Monday. @JTaillon19 went 4-7, 3.67 for @AltoonaCurve. — Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) August 2, 2013 Taillon has a 3.67 ERA in 110.1 innings this year, with a 106:36 K/BB ratio. He was hammered a few starts ago for ten runs in 3.1...

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Pirates Activate Jared Hughes, Option Vic Black
Aug02

Pirates Activate Jared Hughes, Option Vic Black

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Jared Hughes from his rehab assignment with Indianapolis, and have optioned Vic Black to Triple-A. Hughes was on a rehab assignment, and from all of the reports I’ve received he has been pitching very well. His sinker has been looking like the sinker he had when he first came up, and not the version we saw earlier in the year. He dealt with control problems earlier in the year as well, and...

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Pirates Acquire Infielder Robert Andino From Mariners

The Pirates made one trade today, acquiring infielder Robert Andino from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations, first reported by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune. Andino, 29, has played mostly in Triple-A this season, recording a .229 average and .281 on-base percentage for the Tacoma Rainiers. He has played nine Major League seasons for the Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle...

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Brandon Cumpton To Start Game Two of Today’s Double Header
Jul30

Brandon Cumpton To Start Game Two of Today’s Double Header

Brandon Cumpton has been named the starter for game two of today’s double header. Earlier today David Todd of ESPN 970 first reported today that he was hearing Cumpton would be joining the Pirates. Source tells me Brandon Cumpton joining #Pirates today. If verified he would start game 2. Expect Martin to catch AJ. Sanchez to catch Cump. — David Todd (@DTonPirates) July 30, 2013 This isn’t a surprise, since the...

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Pirates Place McKenry on the DL, Recall Alex Presley
Jul29

Pirates Place McKenry on the DL, Recall Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed catcher Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list, and have recalled Alex Presley. McKenry was placed on the DL with a left knee sprain, retroactive July 28th. It was expected that he would go on the DL yesterday when Tony Sanchez came up, but instead Travis Snider went on the DL. In the grand scheme of things, the Pirates swapped out McKenry and Snider for Sanchez and Presley. That might provide a...

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