Pirates re-acquire Jonathan Van Every

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired outfielder Jonathan Van Every from the Boston Red Sox, in exchange for minor league catcher Josue Peley. Van Every started the season with the Indianapolis Indians, then was traded to the Red Sox on April 24th for a player to be named later.  Van Every was added to the major league roster the same day by Boston, to provide outfield help with the absence of Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/3/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 4-1 against Lehigh Valley.  Jeremy Powell pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits, three walks, and striking out four to get the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a perfect inning in relief.  Jean Machi closed out the game with an inning of work, allowing one unearned run on one hit, with one walk. The big story was that Neil Walker was pulled from the game in the fifth...

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Minors Notes: Kevin Hart to the DL, Michael Dubee to AAA

A few minor league notes for today while we wait for the late west coast game… -Kevin Hart has been placed on the disabled list in Indianapolis with what the organization believes to be right biceps tendonitis.  No word on how long Hart will be out with the injury. -To help Indianapolis out with their pitching shortage, Michael Dubee has been called up from AA.  Dubee has been excellent in Altoona this year, with an...

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Pirates Notebook: Baseball Needs Instant Replay

I don’t want to put a damper on today’s game, because honestly, anytime the Pirates can take a series from the Brewers, I’m all for it.  As it happened today, the Pirates got very lucky in their win. I’m not talking about the fact that the Brewers have had so much success against the Pirates in recent history.  I’m not talking about any individual plays, such as the Ryan Doumit home run to tie...

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Notes: Brandon Jones, Brian Burres, Jeff Karstens

A few notes from today after a great win against the Brewers… -Brandon Jones has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Indianapolis, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  So not much of a change, except Jones isn’t on the 40-man roster anymore.  He is eligible for minor league free agency at the end of the season if he isn’t on the 40-man roster at the time. -Brian Burres will make the start tomorrow in Los...

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