Notes: Milledge, Church, Russell, Kratz, Heredia, Penn, Moreno

Catching up on the weekend notes… -The platoon is over between Lastings Milledge and Ryan Church.  I posted about a week ago that Church shouldn’t be stealing playing time from Milledge.  I’m glad to see that platoon is over. -Also in that link above, Tony Sanchez could return this season, but no more than a week or two, and Jeff Inman has been shut down with elbow discomfort. -The heat is on John Russell....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/14/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off for the AAA All-Star Game.  Erik Kratz was the lone representative.  He went 0-for-1, then was called up to the majors. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona was off for the Eastern League All-Star Game.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-2 with a grand slam.  Josh Harrison went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs.  Hector Gimenez went 0-for-2.  Matt Hague went 0-for-2....

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Kratz to join the Pirates

As expected, the Pirates will promote Triple-A catcher Erik Kratz in time for Friday’s game against the Astros. Chris Jakubauskas will likely be moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Kratz on the 40-man roster.

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Are the Pirates Preparing For a Ryan Doumit Trade?

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Jason Jaramillo to AAA yesterday after the game, and will most likely call Erik Kratz up to the majors as the backup catcher in the second half sometime this week.  I’ve been thinking about the move, and can’t help but think that it lines up perfectly for a Ryan Doumit trade. First, the whole idea of sending Jaramillo to AAA was to get him every day playing time.  Jaramillo was...

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Pirates demote Jason Jaramillo and Justin Thomas

The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted relief pitcher Justin Thomas and backup catcher Jason Jaramillo after the game today, just before the All-Star break.  The Pirates are expected to activate Zach Duke to replace Thomas, and there has been a lot of speculation that Erik Kratz will get the call to the majors to replace Jaramillo. Duke is currently on the 15-day disabled list, and just coming off of two rehab starts in Altoona....

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