All posts tagged "John Bowker"

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    The Final Three Roster Spots

    Ciriaco is battling for one of the final bench spots. After the news this morning that the Pittsburgh Pirates cut four players, there are three roster spots remaining.  The cuts this morning left Steve Pearce with a roster spot on the bench, while Garrett Olson is all but a guarantee to win...

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    Pirates Cut Brown, Burres, Marte, and Wimberly

    Burres has been cut by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made three cuts this morning, cutting Dusty Brown, Brian Burres, Andy Marte, and Corey Wimberly from major league camp, according to Colin Dunlap.  The Spring Training tracker has been updated, with 32 players remaining in camp. The cuts for Brown and...

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    Battle of the Bench and Today’s Pitchers

    Today's spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies allowed us to see all of the players battling for bench spots on the Pirates' roster as well as some interesting pitchers.  As has been reported many times, there are really only 3 bench spots available since RF is a platoon...

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    Update On Players Who Are Out Of Options

     Morton is one of a few players who would have to be designated for assignment if he didn't make the Opening Day roster. With a handful of players who are both on the bubble and out of options, the Pirates will be facing some tough roster decisions at the end of...

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    Injury Updates: McCutchen, McDonald, Doumit, Bowker

    Jenifer Langosch has some injury updates from Spring Training... McCutchen is back in the lineup today. -Andrew McCutchen, who left yesterday's game with a sore wrist, is back in the lineup today. -James McDonald, who also left yesterday's game, isn't sure when he will be able to do light work.  McDonald left...

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    Notes: Taillon, Bowker, Rodriguez, Kubitza

    I've been a little busy today, so here are some notes to catch up: Taillon will start the 2011 season in West Virginia. -Kristy from Hands Off My Pirate Booty was at Pirate City today, and passed along a report that Jameson Taillon mentioned he will be starting the 2011 season in...

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Outfield

    Presley had a huge breakout season in 2010, and could return to Indianapolis in 2011 to prove that the numbers were legit. Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' AAA affiliate, and looking at players who could make the...

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bench

    Every year the battles in Spring Training are pretty much limited to the same three areas: the 5th starter role, the bullpen, and the bench.  It only makes sense that this would be the case.  These are the least important spots on the team.  You don't want to decide the important spots...

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    Why Overbay addition should not keep Bowker, Pearce off the field

    Many Pirates fans were angry when the team signed Lyle Overbay earlier this week, because he will likely take playing time from younger players. But I'm not sure his addition should necessarily keep those younger players off the field.

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest in Diaz last week after he was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves.  The signing of Diaz raises an interesting...

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