Minor League Schedule: 4/16/12

A.J. Burnett will make his third rehab start of the season tonight, this time moving up to AAA. Altoona begins a three game series in Harrisburg tonight. Indianapolis played two games yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (5-5) VS Toledo (5-5) 7:05pm Probable starter: A.J. Burnett (0-2 8.53 for Bradenton) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9 Toledo 2/ Indianapolis 3 Toledo 4 in 10 innings...

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A.J. Burnett Throws 67 Pitches in a Rehab Start With Bradenton

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Pirates’ starter A.J. Burnett made his first appearance in a game situation, throwing three innings during an intrasquad game at Pirate City. He was scheduled to throw his next game tonight in high-A Bradenton. Rather than stick around in Bradenton for the week, the right-hander had a detour to make, traveling up to Pittsburgh for Opening Day. “I didn’t want to miss it,” Burnett said of...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/6/12

Yesterday was opening day of the minor league season for three of the Pirates four full season affiliates. Indianapolis opens their schedule on the road today in Toledo. A full recap of last night’s action can be viewed here.  A.J. Burnett gets a rehab start for Bradenton tonight, while Stetson Allie returns to the starting role in West Virginia. AAA: Indianapolis (0-0) @ Toledo (0-0) 5:00pm Probable starter: Justin Wilson (10-8...

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A.J. Burnett Pitches Three Innings at Pirate City

A.J. Burnett threw in an intrasquad game at Pirate City this afternoon, going three innings against the Pirates’ Triple-A lineup. The start was Burnett’s first outing in a game situation since going down with a fractured orbital bone earlier in Spring Training. The right-hander went three innings and threw 54 pitches. He gave up just one hit on the day, a line drive single to Starling Marte. “Delivery looks sound. He...

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Pirates Notebook: Fryer Added Leg Kick Over Offseason

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Catcher Eric Fryer worked on incorporating a leg kick over the offseason. During the Fall Instructional League, which is held at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida, Fryer said it was one of his main focuses. “Mainly I really focused on hitting, trying to work in a slight leg kick, trying to keep more weight back and really stay behind the baseball when I’m swinging,” Fryer said. “It’s kind of...

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