Figueroa’s Tribe Debut Spoiled By Clippers

Columbus Clippers  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] The newest member of the Indians, pitcher Nelson Figueroa, made the start tonight at Victory Field, but suffered the loss despite a solid debut performance.  Figueroa pitched 7 innings, in his first game since August 2nd, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 2 Columbus Clippers batters.  Clippers’ starter Mitch Talbot had an even better night, though,...

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Ludwick to the DL, Thompson Called Up

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Ryan Ludwick on the 15-day disabled list today with mid-back muscle spasms.  The move is retroactive August 23rd.  As a corresponding move, they have also purchased the contract of left hander Aaron Thompson, who will make the start in today’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. I profiled Thompson earlier today.  Odds are that he will be up for one start, and will be sent down after...

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Daily Prospect Profile: Previewing Aaron Thompson

Last week I did a Daily Prospect Profile on Aaron Thompson, after a successful outing in AAA.  I’ve seen Thompson twice this year, both with Altoona, and had this to say about his performance and future: I saw Thompson twice early in the season with Altoona.  His former 90-91 MPH fastball that touched 93 was gone.  Instead his top speed was in the 89-90 MPH range.  Thompson wasn’t as bad as his numbers suggested in the two...

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Transactions: Ciriaco, Pearce, Thompson, Figueroa

A few transactions to catch up on from today: -The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Pedro Ciriaco and have placed Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list. -No move yet, but Aaron Thompson is in Pittsburgh, and is expected to be added to the team, possibly by tomorrow to make a spot start on Wednesday. -The Pirates have signed Nelson Figueroa to a minor league deal and have assigned him to Indianapolis.  Just like their...

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Presley And Bowker Lead Indians To Snap Losing Streak

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Louisville Bats  2 [ box ] Seven hits, including 4 doubles, from LF Alex Presley and RF John Bowker, plus 10 innings and a throwing error, and the Indians snapped their 5-game losing streak with a win over the Louisville Bats at Victory Field tonight.  Presley and Bowker scored all of the Indians’ runs, and they took care of most of the team’s 11 hits.  The win puts the Indians back into a tie...

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