Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/24/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Durham 9-1, led by a great outing by Charlie Morton.  Morton pitched a complete game, allowing just one run on two hits, with a walk and four strikeouts.  According to Indians’ broadcaster Scott McCauley, nothing was hit hard, the one run came on an infield hit to third, and Morton retired the final 14 batters. Brandon Moss broke the game open with a grand slam in the eighth...

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Daniel McCutchen to start Saturday?

The Pittsburgh Pirates still don’t have a starter for Saturday, although it’s looking more and more like that starter will be Daniel McCutchen.  Charlie Morton would be the only other option, but Morton is scheduled to start tonight for Indianapolis.  If Morton does start, then that would pretty much confirm that McCutchen will start Saturday, which was his next scheduled start for Indianapolis. McCutchen had his...

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Justin Thomas and Steven Jackson called up

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates may have called up right handed pitcher Steven Jackson, and purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Justin Thomas.  Thomas will take one of the two open spots on the 40-man roster, and the addition of both players will fill up the 25-man roster. The Pirates still have no starter for Saturday, so my guess is that Jackson was brought up to help out the bullpen for the next...

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Dana Eveland Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Dana Eveland for assignment, and are expected to make two additions to the 25-man roster today.  The Pirates acquired Eveland at the start of June, after being designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays.  Pittsburgh traded relief pitching prospect Ronald Uviedo for 23 days of Eveland’s service. Eveland made just three appearances with the Pirates, pitching 9.2 innings,...

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Zach Duke to the 15-day DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Zach Duke on the 15-day disabled list, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Duke missed his scheduled start yesterday, and apparently wasn’t on track to make the re-scheduled start on Saturday.  Duke will miss two starts with what the Pirates are describing as a strained flexor pronator in his left elbow. There is no word on a replacement for Duke in the rotation, and Kovacevic mentioned...

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