Pirates Notebook: Correia Adjusts in Spot Start; Presley in Triple-A to Get More At-Bats

It’s been two weeks since the last time Kevin Correia made a start for Pittsburgh. He was moved into the bullpen when the club acquired Wandy Rodriguez a few days before the trade deadline. Correia made one appearance during that span in relief, where he struggled and allowed four earned over two frames, in adjusting to the new role. Not since when he was with the San Francisco Giants from 2003-08 had Correia been used in long...

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Pirates Notebook: Karstens Getting Back to Last Season’s Form

Jeff Karstens has been working hard to get back to his 2011 form. After missing two months of the season on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury, Karstens has shown over his last four starts that he’s getting there. Karstens tossed seven scoreless frames in the Pirates 3-0 shutout over the Florida Marlins. The 29-year-old has pitched at least seven frames in each of his last four starts, while allowing six earned runs...

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Alex Presley to the 7-Day DL, Jordy Mercer Recalled

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Alex Presley on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 4 with a concussion and recalled infielder Jordy Mercer from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley suffered the injury in the first inning on Tuesday after a diving play. With two outs, Jed Lowrie hit a single into shallow right field. Presley dove attempting to make the catch, and suffered what Manager Clint...

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Locke and Clement Lead Indians To 8th Consecutive Win

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians provided some fireworks at Victory Field tonight, as a preview of the post-game stadium and city fireworks.  Indians’ batters belted out four home runs, with 1B Jeff Clement contributing two of them.  Starter Jeff Locke earned his 7th win of the season, throwing 7 one-hit innings and allowing just one run. The Indians jumped out to an early lead...

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Jordy Mercer in Pittsburgh, But Who Will He Replace?

After Wednesday’s game, infielder Jordy Mercer was in the Pirates clubhouse. Mercer said he arrived to Pittsburgh this morning due to Alex Presley suffering from concussion-like symptoms. Presley was replaced by Gorkys Hernandez in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday. Presley suffered the injury after a diving play in the top of the first inning. With two outs, Jed Lowrie hit a single into shallow right field. Presley dove...

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