Pirates trade Octavio Dotel, Javier Lopez

The Pittsburgh Pirates made two moves before the deadline, sending Javier Lopez to the San Francisco Giants, and Octavio Dotel to the Los Angeles Dodgers. ┬áDespite a lot of rumors, Paul Maholm remained with the team through the deadline. Dotel went to the Dodgers, along with $500 K in cash, in exchange for pitching prospect James McDonald and outfield prospect Andrew Lambo. ┬áLambo and McDonald ranked #1 and #2 in the Dodgers’...

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McCutchen scratched from lineup

Andrew McCutchen is a late scratch from today’s lineup. The Pirates’ centerfielder reinjured his right shoulder on Wednesday night while making a leaping catch against the outfield fence, and the injury flared up this afternoon during batting practice. Jose Tabata took his spot in the lineup. McCutchen is listed as day to day.

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McCutchen back in the lineup

Andrew McCutchen is returning to the lineup today, one week after injuring his shoulder making a diving catch.

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McCutchen day-to-day with shoulder injury

Andrew McCutchen left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury that he sustained while making a diving catch. He was officially diagnosed with a mildly sprained AC joint, which will likely keep him out of action for a few days. McCutchen will be reevaluated today, and the Pirates have not yet ruled him out for tonight’s game.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Half-Season in Review

For two years in a row, I’ve opened the season with a list of things to watch for during the upcoming season.  Both years I’ve numbered the list according to the consecutive losing streak, and the year the Pirates were currently on.  Last year at the All-Star break, I reviewed the list mid-season, and to continue with the tradition (or I guess to make a tradition out of it), here is the mid-season update from my...

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