The Updated 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some big changes to their bullpen over the last few weeks. They traded Chris Resop, signed Jason Grilli, traded Joel Hanrahan, and acquired Mark Melancon in that same trade. Now that the Hanrahan trade is done, let’s take a look at the makeup of the new bullpen.   Guaranteed Contracts Jason Grilli, RHP - Grilli will make $2.25 M in 2013, along with a $500,000 signing bonus. He’s the...

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Pirates Recall Fryer, Locke, Wilson; Selected Holt, Leroux From Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recalls of Eric Fryer, Jeff Locke, Justin Wilson, and the selection of the contracts of Brock Holt and Chris Leroux official. It was reported late last night of these moves. Fryer provides Manager Clint Hurdle flexibility as the club’s third catcher. It can give him more opportunities to pinch-hit Michael McKenry if Rod Barajas gets the start behind the dish. Fryer hit .204 over 65 games at...

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Chris Leroux to Join the Pirates

Chris Leroux will join the Pirates in Milwaukee Pirates Prospects has learned. The right-hander is not on the 40-man roster, but the club outrighted Jeff Clement earlier today, so a spot opened up. Leroux is the first confirmed of several September callups that are expected prior to tomorrow’s game. Leroux has recently been starting for Triple-A, posting a 3.00 ERA over seven outings, a 3.32 ERA over 21.2 frames in relief. He...

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Fifteen Hits, Homers By Sanchez And McPherson Boost Leroux For Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  5 (Box)   Tribe SS Chase d’Arnaud and 2B Brock Holt combined for 7 hits and scored 4 runs, while C Tony Sanchez and DH Dallas McPherson each homered in the Indians’ win over the Clippers at Victory Field tonight.  Tribe starter Chris Leroux appreciated the run support, as he earned his 4th win of the season, for a 4-0 record.  The win gives the Indians a 2 games to 1 win of...

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Minor League Schedule: 8/27/12

Altoona has a doubleheader today with top prospect Gerrit Cole pitching one of the games. State College was rained out last night. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday night. West Virginia is off today. Bradenton was postponed yesterday. The Marauders have postponed today’s game already due to the tropical storm in the area. They will play a doubleheader Tuesday. Indianapolis won their division. The...

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