Notes: Ohlendorf, Bass, International Prospects, VSL

A few afternoon notes… -The Pirates activated starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day disabled list today, which was expected since Ohlendorf starts tonight against the Reds.  To make room on the active roster, the Pirates designated reliever Brian Bass for assignment.  Bass is out of options, which is why he couldn’t be sent down.  The Pirates will have ten days to waive, trade, or release Bass....

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Pirates go with Burres over Karstens for the rotation

With Ross Ohlendorf set to return from the disabled list tomorrow, the Pittsburgh Pirates had to make a choice between Brian Burres and Jeff Karstens for the final spot in the rotation.  (Anyone remember about a month ago when they were choosing between Daniel McCutchen and Kevin Hart for the same role?)  The Pirates today picked Burres to remain in the rotation, with Karstens going to the bullpen. Neither Burres nor...

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Steve Pearce to be called up

Indianapolis Indians announcer Scott McCauley is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up Steve Pearce.  It was assumed that Neil Walker would be called up after being pulled in the fifth inning of yesterday’s Indians game, but McCauley reports that Walker was pulled for not running out a pop-up. There’s no word on the corresponding move yet.  Brian Bass is the most likely to be sent down, although...

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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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Pirates Notebook: Breath of Fresh Air

I was getting ready to sit down and watch the game tonight when I got called in to do some work for the Census Bureau.  Luckily I’m just doing courier work, which means while other people are visiting houses where people haven’t filled out the census, I’m just driving from office to office picking up payroll forms.  That allowed me to listen to the game tonight on XM, with Bob Uecker doing the broadcasting,...

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