Candidates To Be Added To The 40-Man Roster

The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them.  Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players who’ve been around a while.  What follows is a list of the more significant players in the system who will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, as well as a few...

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Indians Catapult Over Chiefs 7-5

INDIANS CATAPULT OVER CHIEFS 7-5 Tribe Jumps Ahead Early And Rallies Late For Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Right fielder Brandon Moss blasted a first inning grand slam to give the Tribe an early lead, before center fielder Alex Presley came through with a clutch two-out two-run single in the ninth to catapult the Indianapolis Indians over Syracuse in the International League Wild Card race with a 7-5 victory over the Chiefs on...

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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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Notes: Hayden Penn, Ramon Vazquez, Indianapolis Indians

A few Saturday afternoon notes as I catch up from the last few days: -Hayden Penn has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA by the Pirates.  However, Penn has until Monday to accept the assignment, or to elect to become a free agent.  The reason for this is because this is the second time Penn has been designated for assignment and outrighted to the minors.  Any player who is removed from the 40-man roster and...

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Kevin Hart cut, McCutchen the 5th starter

As I was about to fly out of Dulles today, heading down to Florida, I saw that Kevin Hart was cut, which was a big surprise.  I had a lot of time to think about the move today, between flying down to Fort Lauderdale, talking about the move with my Dad over Primanti Brothers sandwiches, and driving my wife’s car from Fort Lauderdale to Bradenton.  Some thoughts: Since the Pirates only need a fifth starter one time...

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