Pirates DSL Infielder Suspended For PED Use
Sep22

Pirates DSL Infielder Suspended For PED Use

The Pittsburgh Pirates found out today that Dominican Summer League infielder Johan De Jesus was suspended for 72 games, which is the entire DSL season next year. The cause of the suspension was Nandrolone according to Bill Brink. De Jesus is the second Pirates player suspended this year under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Back in August, pitcher Michael Clemens was suspended for 68 games(the length of the...

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DSL Pirates Report: Key Injuries Leave Team Short-Handed, Plus Struggles From Big-Bonus Players
Aug10

DSL Pirates Report: Key Injuries Leave Team Short-Handed, Plus Struggles From Big-Bonus Players

Last week, we named our players of the month, picking All-Star second baseman Raul Siri as the top hitter and right-hander Richard Mitchell as the top pitcher. Mitchell threw five shutout innings in his only appearance, while Siri suffered a right hand injury on Monday and the only action he saw in the last five games of the week was a pinch-running appearance on Saturday. He wasn’t the only key player out though, as starting...

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DSL Pirates Report: All-Star Second Baseman Raul Siri
Jul20

DSL Pirates Report: All-Star Second Baseman Raul Siri

It was a slightly abbreviated week for the DSL Pirates as the league takes the weekend off for the All-Star game. The Pirates have two representatives in the game, starting pitcher Yeudy Garcia and second baseman Raul Siri. We did a feature on Yeudy Garcia two weeks ago, he’s a hard-throwing righty that really keeps the ball on the ground, while picking up his share of strikeouts. More on him below in the weekly recap, but for...

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DSL Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Hitters
Aug30

DSL Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Hitters

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a successful season in the DSL this year. Their one affiliate made the playoffs and the other one finished well above the .500 mark. When you consider that most teams only have enough players to fill one roster and some of those teams aren’t even good, you realize that there is probably some talent in the ranks for the Pirates. They had strong pitching all year long, with some impressive numbers put up...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Take Wildcard Lead With Eleventh Straight Win
Aug18

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Take Wildcard Lead With Eleventh Straight Win

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 3, Angels 1 Starting Pitcher: Ramon Rodriguez, RHP (2.45) 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Top Hitter: Johan De...

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