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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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/19/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Buffalo 9-3 in 10 innings.  Charlie Morton pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.2 shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out four.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Jean Machi pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts. Steve Pearce went 3-for-4...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/13/10

After about a week off, the prospect watch is back… INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indianapolis Indians lost 3-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Charlie Morton made the start in a rehab appearance, going six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Jeremy Powell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, followed by a perfect inning from Jean Machi. Jeff Clement went 2-for-4 with two...

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