All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Lincoln Gets Another Opportunity to Start on Saturday

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Manager Clint Hurdle has been patient with several players throughout the season. He’s shown patience with Pedro Alvarez. Even when he was bumped out of the cleanup spot and benched for a few days for his swing, the club didn’t send him to Triple-A. They showed patience that he would...

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    Pirates Notebook: Hot Hitting Continues Against the Twins

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Josh Harrison broke camp with the Pirates out of spring training knowing that he was going to be limited to a bench role with the club. But the super utility man makes the most out of his opportunities when he is in the starting lineup. Harrison put up a...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Looking Locked in at the Plate

    CLEVELAND, OH — Pedro Alvarez has been locked in at the plate the past two games against the Cleveland Indians. The third baseman drove in a career-high six RBI on Sunday and nine overall over his last nine at-bats. In the Pirates win on Saturday, Alvarez connected for two long balls. “Just...

  • Injury Updates
    Karstens and Leroux On Pace to Return at the End of the Month

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates CLEVELAND, OH -- The starting rotation and bullpen could both shake up towards the end of this month. Both Jeff Karstens and Chris Leroux should return from their rehab assignments, which will shuffle things around. Karstens threw a 35 pitch bullpen session on Saturday afternoon without issue. The...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: A Bad Week All Around For the Pirates Rotation

    The Pittsburgh Pirates flew into Baltimore tied for first place with the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. They were on a four-game winning streak, a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, and a season-high five games over .500. The Bucs headed into their 60th game of the season on Tuesday with a 32-27...

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    Pirates Notebook: Lincoln Struggles, But Will Remain In Rotation

    Brad Lincoln was given the opportunity to make his third spot start of the season on Tuesday night in Baltimore against the Orioles. The right-hander hasn’t had a defined role this season since being recalled on April 18 when Jeff Karstens was placed on the disabled list. Lincoln has made 13 appearances...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: One Game Out of First Place After 5-3 Win

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — In front of a sell out crowd of 39, 312 in Pittsburgh on Saturday night, the club inched their way closer to first place in the National League Central after beating Kansas City, 5-3. The Buccos rallied for five runs in the fourth inning while the Royals made some...

  • Injury Updates
    Karstens Day-to-Day with Hip Flexor Injury

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Jeff Karstens underwent an MRI on Friday and got some different results. After exiting from his rehab outing with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Karstens was originally diagnosed with tightness in his right groin. The righty later found out it was his hip flexor that he injured....

  • Injury Updates
    Karstens Removed from Rehab Outing with Injury

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens was making his final rehab start on Thursday night with Triple-A Indy when he was forced to leave early due to an injury. Karstens exited the start after feeling tightness in his right groin. Karstens threw one practice pitch, felt pain and walked off the mound. He will be treated...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/7/12

    Jeff Karstens had his rehab start pushed back until today. It is the second time in a row his start was pushed back a day and each time Rick VandenHurk made the start. Colton Cain returns after missing a month with a right groin strain. West Virginia has off today. They resume...

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