All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Karstens Has Enough Time to be Ready For the Season

    Jeff Karstens has enough time to be ready for the regular season. Jeff Karstens threw two innings at Pirate City this afternoon, going up against the Triple-A squad. After the start, Karstens mentioned how he's 1-2 outings behind everyone else in camp. The right-hander will extend to three innings the next time...

  • Injury Updates
    Jeff Karstens Throws Two Easy Innings at Pirate City

    Karstens threw two shutout innings today at Pirate City. Jeff Karstens took the mound today at Pirate City to throw two innings in a minor league game against the Philadelphia Triple-A squad. Karstens threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. The only base runner reached on a lead...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirate City Notes: Karstens, Taillon, Welker, Lineups

    Jeff Karstens will throw two innings in minor league camp today. - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates The first cuts from major league camp came today, and the first games in minor league camp start this afternoon. I'll be covering the home games at Pirate City, which will include the Triple-A and Double-A...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Believes Marte Could Be a Dynamic Leadoff Hitter

    The Pirates could use a lot of nights like tonight from Starling Marte during the 2013 season. The outfielder led off the game with a single, after working the count in a long at-bat. He then went on to steal second, and moved to third when the throw from the catcher went...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Some Early Thoughts From Big League Camp

    A lot can happen in the next three and a half weeks to shape up the Opening Day roster. We've only seen a small sample size from each player here, and while some players are standing out, it's important to keep that perspective about the lack of playing time. That said, here...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Gerrit Cole Dominates, But Don’t Expect Him To Make the Team

    Gerrit Cole struck out six in three shutout innings today. Gerrit Cole didn't have much trouble taking on Spain. The right-hander threw three shutout innings in his second Spring Training appearance, giving up two hits, walking one, and striking out six. He was sitting 94-97 MPH, and throwing mostly fastballs. He didn't need...

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Updates: Jeff Karstens, Russell Martin

    Clint Hurdle provided some updates on the injuries to Jeff Karstens and Russell Martin after today's game. Hurdle said that Karstens threw a bullpen of 26 pitches earlier this week, throwing only his fastball and changeup. Tomorrow he will throw a complete bullpen, mixing in his breaking ball. The team will evaluate...

  • Injury Updates
    Karstens Sidelined With Sore Shoulder

    According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, Jeff Karstens missed his scheduled bullpen session today due to sore right shoulder. He will still be able to play catch and soft toss. Karstens told him he is "just being smart" and not trying to get hurt by overdoing it early in Spring Training. Stolmy...

  • Analysis
    Contract Notes: Karstens, J. Sanchez, G. Sanchez, Hawpe, Inge

    Jeff Karstens can make an additional $1 M in performance bonuses. - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates Tom Singer has a few contract details and incentives for some of the players in major league camp. The details can be read here. My thoughts on each player below. **Jeff Karstens has $1 M in...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bullpen

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

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