All posts tagged "Brian Friday"

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    Updates On The Non-Roster Invitees

    This spring the Pittsburgh Pirates invited 22 non-roster players to their major league camp for spring training. Now just under a month into the camp, 16 of them still remain with the big league squad. In this article I will breakdown the performance of each individual player going into Sunday along with,...

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

    Back in December I looked at the potential roster crunch that could take place in the Indianapolis Indians' infield in 2011.  With a group of talented young infield prospects making their way up from Altoona, and a group of off-season additions to the organization, there are far more players than available positions....

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    Who Could Reach the Majors This Year?

    Owens has a strong chance of arriving in the majors this year. Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates saw the Major League debuts of several young players.  They saw big time prospects like Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata reach the majors in mid-season, and stick around.  They also saw a few minor players...

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    Pirates Invite Five to Spring Training

    Sanchez is one of the recent non-roster invitees for Spring Training. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have invited five more players to Spring Training.  The new non-roster invitees are catchers Tony Sanchez and Eric Fryer, infielders Chase D'Arnaud and Brian Friday, and outfielder Andrew Lambo.  Friday is the only one...

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    The 2011 Indianapolis Infield

    The AAA infield is looking pretty crowded for the 2011 season. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates added Josh Fields on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.  The deal is a smart move to make, as Fields will most likely compete with Andy Marte for a backup corner infield role....

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Rule 5 Eligible Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates protected Jeff Locke, Daniel Moskos, Michael Crotta, Tony Watson, and Kyle McPherson from the 2010 Rule 5 draft, although the following players were left unprotected, and are at risk of being selected by another team in the December 9th draft. Eligible From Previous Years: Adenson Chourio Anthony Claggett Craig...

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    Who Would You Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

    Crotta is one of the fringe prospects who could be protected from the Rule 5 draft. The deadline to add players to the 40-man roster, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, is tonight at midnight.  Earlier today we reviewed some of the players who should be protected, along...

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    Candidates To Be Added To The 40-Man Roster

    Owens is a guarantee to be added. The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them.  Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players...

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    Friday returns to Indy

    Brian Friday is back with Triple-A Indianapolis after a rehab assignment. Friday has been out with a sprained ankle that he sustained on June 9th.

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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. UPDATE (3/16/2010): The Pirates cut seven more players on Monday morning, sending catcher Tony Sanchez and pitchers Brad Lincoln,...

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