Mercer And Team USA Ready To Begin World Cup/Pan Am Tournament

Team USA will play their first game in the World Cup/Pan Am tournament on Sunday evening in Panama City, Panama.  The team features Pirates’ farmhand infielder Jordy Mercer, who split the 2011 season between the Altoona Curve and the Indianapolis Indians.  Also on Team USA is catcher Travis d’Arnaud, brother of Pirates’ Chase d’Arnaud.  Travis d’Arnaud played at the AA level in the Blue Jays’...

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Pirates Sign Minor League FA Billy Nowlin, Other Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Billy Nowlin and have assigned him to the State College Spikes.  Nowlin, an outfielder, was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2008, and has played as high as the AA level, hitting for a .268/.309/.465 line in 142 at-bats in the Eastern League.  This year he returned to low-A, where he had a .243/.324/.388 line in 152 at-bats, before being released by the...

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Bradenton Marauders Transactions: 4/10

The Bradenton Marauders have made several transactions prior to today’s game: -Brett Lorin has been promoted from extended Spring Training, and will start in today’s game. -Joe Beimel has been promoted from Bradenton to Indianapolis, where he will continue his rehab work. -Eliecer Navarro and Jeffrey Inman have been transferred to Extended Spring Training. -Fraylin Campos and Porfirio Lopez have been promoted from Extended...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Roster Announced

The Bradenton Marauders have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release.  The players who will be at the level are as follows: Catchers: Ramon Cabrera, Carlos Paulino Infielders: Calvin Anderson, Aaron Baker, Kelson Brown, Jarek Cunningham, Benji Gonzalez, Elevys Gonzalez, Adalberto Santos Outfielders: Evan Chambers, Robbie Grossman, David Rubinstein, Cole White Pitchers: Nathan Baker, Joe Beimel,...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: Bullpen

Today we wrap up the 2011 Brdenton Marauders preview with a look at the bullpen.  So far we’ve covered the infielders, outfielders, and the starting pitchers.  When you get as low as A-ball, you’re not going to have a lot of top bullpen prospects.  Most of the top arms, even ones that are projected as future bullpen pieces, are in the rotation to maximize their innings.  The guys who are in the bullpen might have a shot at...

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