Making Room For the Returning Players

Earlier today I posted a rundown of the injured players on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 40-man roster, noting the estimated returns.  Several players are expected to return shortly after the All-Star break, such as Pedro Alvarez, Joe Beimel, Ronny Cedeno, and Jose Tabata.  While typing up the article, I was thinking about the tough decisions that the Pirates will face to make room for these four players.  David Todd of Extra Innings...

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The Disabled List: Updates for July 6th

I get a lot of e-mails wondering about the status of the injured players on the Pirates’ roster.  It makes sense that it’s a hot topic.  The Pirates currently have ten players on the disabled list.  I report the updates when I get them, although in most cases there’s really not much to report.  We don’t usually see a lot of updates until a player gets close to his rehab assignment.  When the rehab assignment...

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Pirates Sign Minor League FA Billy Nowlin, Other Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Billy Nowlin and have assigned him to the State College Spikes.  Nowlin, an outfielder, was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2008, and has played as high as the AA level, hitting for a .268/.309/.465 line in 142 at-bats in the Eastern League.  This year he returned to low-A, where he had a .243/.324/.388 line in 152 at-bats, before being released by the...

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Joe Beimel to the DL, Daniel Moskos Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left handed reliever Joe Beimel on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation, and have recalled Daniel Moskos.  Moskos was recently optioned to AAA to make room for Evan Meek.  In five appearances in the majors this year he pitched 4.2 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with three walks and a strikeout.  Moskos wasn’t used much his first time around, although that could...

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Game 49 Recap: Correia Wins Seventh

Some things continued in this game. Kevin Correia continued to pitch well. The Pirates continued to have success on the road. The offense continued to struggle. Correia chucked it for 7-1/3 innings and gave up no runs. The Pirates picked up their 14th road win on the year. The offense managed just seven hits, but took advantage of two Chicago errors and six walks to push across four runs. After wasting a pair of hits in the first, the...

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