All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Harrison Feeling Comfortable at Shortstop

    Photo by Mark Olson PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Over 18 games during Grapefruit League action, Josh Harrison has played at third, second and shortstop. Harrison, 24, is making progress at short during spring training. He is battling for a backup utility role, which would include playing games at short when Clint Barmes needs rest. "He’s making progress,"...

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    Pirates Notebook: Navarro Battling For Bench Job

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Over the offseason, the Pirates made a trade for infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in return for hard throwing righty prospect Brooks Pounders and international minor leaguer Diego Goris. "I was a little bit surprised, but I’m very happy here,"Navarro said. "Ball’s a little different [in the...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Name Bedard Opening Day Starter

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON, Fla. -- After the Pirates 8-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at McKechnie Field, Manager Clint Hurdle announced that left-hander Erik Bedard will be the Opening Day starter on April 5 at PNC Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. Hurdle also said that Jeff Karstens will start...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Lose 8-6, to Rays in See-Saw Game

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-6 at McKechnie Field on Thursday. Right-hander Jeff Karstens allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out three in his fourth Grapefruit League start of the spring....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Seeking Consistency

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Third baseman Pedro Alvarez is looking for consistency this spring. During the 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at McKechnie Field on Saturday, Alvarez went 0-for-3 -- all three were strikeouts. Over his past two games he has gone hitless. But just last week, Alvarez connected for two...

  • Game Recaps
    Karstens Solid Spring in Bucs Loss to Rays

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Jeff Karstens made another case for being the Bucs Opening Day starter on April 5th at PNC Park in the Pirates 2-1 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays at McKechnie Field. On Saturday, Karstens allowed one run on three hits over five innings with three walks and five strikeouts...

  • Game Recaps
    McKenry, Karstens Show up Big in Pirates Win Over Netherlands

    ST. Pete, Fla. --Right-hander Jeff Karstens got the start against the Netherlands in part of the Intentional Baseball Tournament held at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Although the stats don't count towards Grapefruit League game scores, Karstens tossed four shutout frames on Monday scattering five hits with no walks and four strikeouts....

  • Game Recaps
    Karstens Sharp in Bucs 8-6 Loss to Toronto

    Karstens is a lock for the 2012 rotation. BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Jeff Karstens tossed three scoreless innings in his first Grapefruit League start of the spring. After tossing two scoreless frames on Friday's intrasquad game at McKechnie, Karstens cruised through his outing, needing to throw extra pitches afterwards and finished by riding...

  • Analysis
    Pirates starting pitchers – K% and BB%

    Here is a visual look at how the Pirates’ starting pitchers compared to the rest of the league in strikeout and walk rates last season. This graph shows every pitcher that threw at least 100 innings in 2011. The two lines mark the average rates for this particular group of pitchers, which...

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    Pirates Agree to Deal With Jeff Karstens

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with right handed pitcher Jeff Karstens, avoiding arbitration. No terms have been announced on the deal, other than it being for the 2012 season. Karstens was estimated to make $2.8 M in his second year of arbitration. I'll update this post when more information...

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