Pirates place Jakubauskas on DL, make flurry of roster moves

The Pirates placed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas on the disabled list this morning, after he was hit in the head by a Lance Berkman comebacker last night. Jakubauskas was released from the hospital after being diagnosed with a head contusion and concussion. The Pirates also optioned Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A, and called up Brian Burres and Brian Bass. To make room on the 40-man roster for Bass, minor league outfielder Brandon Jones was designated for assignment. Jeff Karstens also may be brought up from Triple-A to start on Tuesday. Karstens is not currently on the 40-man roster.

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Indianapolis Indians Roster Set

The Indianapolis Indians roster has been uploaded, completing the full season leagues.  Here is a look: Expected Starters C – Erik Kratz1B – Steve Pearce2B – Brian FridaySS – Argenis Diaz3B – Pedro AlvarezOF – Brandon JonesOF – Brandon MossOF – Jose Tabata Bench C – Luke Carlin1B/OF – Brian MyrowIF – Doug...

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Pirates cut six players

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first six cuts of Spring Training.  The cut players were outfielder Brandon Jones, shortstop Argenis Diaz, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, relievers Ronald Uviedo and Ramon Aguero, and shortstop Brian Friday. Jones and Diaz were sent to AAA.  Hernandez, Uviedo, and Aguero were sent to AA.  Friday was just assigned to minor league camp, so I guess...

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Pirates cut total of 13 players

Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates have made their first cuts of spring training, sending Ramon Aguero, Argenis Diaz, Brian Friday, Gorkys Hernandez, Brandon Jones and Ronald Uviedo to minor league camp. [Link] UPDATE (3/16/2010): The Pirates cut seven more players on Monday morning, sending catcher Tony Sanchez and pitchers Brad Lincoln, Donnie Veal, Bryan Morris, Jeff Sues, Justin Thomas and Virgil Vasquez to minor league...

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Vazquez out?

Surprising news from Dejan Kovacevic today: Ramon Vazquez thinks he might be gone from the Pirates once the regular season begins. I think it’s safe to say that most of us assumed Vazquez would make the team due to his $2 M salary this year, and that the only way to avoid Vazquez taking up a bench spot would be if another team traded for him, or in the seemingly unlikely event that the Pirates released him and ate his contract....

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