Pirates Release Seven Minor League Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released seven minor league players this week, Pirates Prospects has learned.  The players that have been released are Adenson Chourio, Christian Colonel, Casey Erickson, Pat Irvine, Gerlis Rodriguez, Jose Luis Solano, and Mike Williams.  Here is some information on each player: Adenson Chourio – Had good results in his second and third years in the VSL, along with his first year in the GCL.  After...

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2010 Venezuelan Winter League Stats

The 2010 Venezuelan Winter League runs from October 12, 2010 to December 30, 2010, with the playoffs starting on January 2nd, 2011.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have the following players participating this year: Gabriel Alvarado Jose Ascanio Luis Campos Ronny Cedeno Adenson Chourio Anthony Claggett Sean Gallagher Wilfredo Ledezma Diego Moreno Fernando Nieve Jhonathan Ramos Jose Tabata Justin Thomas Here are the 2010 stats, updated weekly...

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WV Power Game Notes- 7/30/10

West Virginia Power (14-20, 45-59) at Lakewood BlueClaws (22-12, 64-40) Game 105 | July 30, 2010 | FirstEnergy Park | Lakewood, NJ Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Brett Lorin (1-0, 2.89) vs. RH Jonathan Pettibone (3-5, 4.08) Lorin- Allowed 2 R on 2 H with 2 BB and 4 K over 4.0 IP in 7/26-1 ND @ HAG (8-4 WVP) Pettibone- Allowed 2 R on 3 H with 0 BB and 3 K over 7.0 IP in 7/24 ND @ CSC (8-7 LWD in 18)...

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Brock Holt out for the season

Brock Holt has been diagnosed with a torn MCL, will be on crutches for six weeks, and will likely require surgery.  This will likely end his first full season in the Pirates’ organization.  Holt was injured on June 5th in a collision with second baseman Adenson Chourio. Holt, drafted in the ninth round in the 2009 draft, put up a .299/.361/.449 line in 254 at-bats with State College last year.  He made a surprise...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Buffalo 9-3 in 10 innings.  Charlie Morton pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out four.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Jean Machi pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts. Steve Pearce went 3-for-4...

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