Roster Moves: Penn, Hanrahan, Burres, McCutchen, Ohlendorf

A bunch of roster moves made today, so here’s a quick recap: -Hayden Penn was designated for assignment.  I wonder how his recent performance has affected his chances of being claimed elsewhere.  He’s a guy who I wouldn’t mind losing, but at the same time, I wouldn’t mind if he goes to AAA to work on his command.  No harm in trying to catch lightning in a bottle with a talented arm like Penn....

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Pirates DFA Penn, reinstate Hanrahan

The Pirates designated Hayden Penn for assignment today to make room for Joel Hanrahan. As expected, Daniel McCutchen was also sent to Triple-A Indianapolis. Brian Burres, making an emergency start tonight for Ross Ohlendorf, will temporarily replace McCutchen on the roster. [Link] 40-Man...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/8/10

The 2010 minor league season kicked off tonight, and thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Opening Day Live blog.  A big thanks to Jim from North Side Notch for all of the updates from the various games.  Let’s recap each performance. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indians had an ugly game, losing 17-4 to the Columbus Clippers, the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.  The highlight of the night was Pedro...

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Pirates Notebook: Is Jones the real deal?

When the Pirates entered the bottom of the first down 2-0, there was this slight feeling of hopelessness, as if the Opening Day optimism wouldn’t even last a full inning.  Then, with one swing of the bat, everything changed. After Garrett Jones crushed his two run river shot off of Vicente Padilla, all of the optimism of the season was restored for me.  I admit to being downright giddy, able to do or say nothing at...

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Hanrahan may return by opening day

The opening of spring training brought news of an elbow injury for Joel Hanrahan. However, an MRI and a subsequent trip to Dr. James Andrews left Hanrahan with some good news.

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