Pirates Notebook: No need to call Clement up

Jeff Clement has gotten off to a great start with the Indianapolis Indians, batting for a .343/.439/.800 line with five homers in 35 at-bats in his first nine games since coming over in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell deal. That gives Clement a .292/.372/.531 line in 407 AAA at-bats this season, with 19 homers. Clement was the top prospect in Seattle in 2006 and 2008, falling to number two on the list in 2007 due to Adam Jones taking over...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/9/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 8-7 to Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 1 for 4.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. -Brad Lincoln pitched three innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Other Game Notes: Brian Bixler went 3 for 5 with a homer, his ninth of the year. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a homer, his fifth since joining Indianapolis. AA The...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/7/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 1-0 to Louisville -Jose Tabata went 3 for 6 with his first AAA homer.-Argenis Diaz went 2 for 3 with two walks. Other Game Notes: Virgil Vasquez pitched six innings, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts. Neil Walker went 2 for 5. Jeff Clement went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. AA The Result: Altoona beat New Hampshire...

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Pirates Notebook: Another reason why I hate Bud Selig

The Atlanta Braves and seventh overall pick Mike Minor have agreed to terms on a $2.42 M contract, with Minor expected to sign today. The deal signed by Minor was $242 K over the MLB recommended slot price. Baseball America’s Jim Callis says that two sources claim that the Braves and Minor agreed in principle to the $2.42 M deal before the draft, but the MLB commissioner’s office put pressure on Atlanta not to announce the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/6/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 6-4 against Charlotte. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with a run.-Argenis Diaz went 1 for 4. Other Game Notes: Phil Dumatrait got the start, going five innings with seven hits, four runs, three walks, and no strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 2 for 4 with his fourth homer at Indianapolis since coming over in the July 29th trade. AA The Result: Altoona...

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