All posts tagged "Jose Veras"

  • Analysis
    Really Last Minute Roster Moves

    This is the time of year when teams release players from their minor league camps - those who are not going to fit into the organization's plans.  The Pirates have released these players:

    Inf Adenson Chourio  --  West Virginia and Bradenton in 2010
    Inf Christian Colonel -- he'd just...

  • Analysis
    Pirates’ Starting Lineup Shiver In Philly

    Phillies  8,  Pirates  5

    The Pirates' regular starters played the entire game on a chilly night in Philadelphia -- a big change from the weather they'd enjoyed in Florida for the past 6 weeks.  2B Neil Walker provided the offensive boost, reaching base in 4 of his 5 at-bats,...

  • Analysis
    Crotta Gives Up A Run, More Reassignments

    Yankees  4,  Pirates  2
    Reliever Mike Crotta, who had not given up a run up 'til today, surrendered his first spring training run this afternoon in Tampa.  Crotta came on to pitch the final inning, with the Yankees already ahead 3-2.  He gave up a single, a sacrifice bunt, and...

  • Analysis
    More Reassignments And Another Loss


    Rays  9,  Pirates  5
    The Pirates out-hit the Rays 10-9 this afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida, but the Rays made the most of their opportunities and took the win.  The Pirates got busy in the top of the 1st, when Pedro Ciriaco, in center field again, opened the game...

  • Analysis
    Three Hits For Cedeno With Indy; Olson Debuts For Pirates

    Iron Pigs  6,  Indians  5

    The Indianapolis Indians ended their 4-game spring training winning streak with a loss today to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  Pirates' Ronny Cedeno came to minor league camp to DH in the game and posted 3 hits for the Tribe.  OF Andrew...

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    Crotta Has A Good Inning; Indy Indians Lose Second Game

    Blue Jays 5,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates lost to the Blue Jays at McKechnie Field this afternoon.   
    Pitchers Mike Crotta, Chris Resop, and Joel Hanrahan each pitched a scoreless inning for the Pirates, with both Crotta and Hanrahan retiring the side in order.  Crotta was aided by a leaping...

  • Analysis
    Nice Pitching By Dubee, Crotta, and Boleska

    Twins  4,  Pirates  2
    The Pirates fell to a 3-3 record in Grapefruit League play this afternoon at McKechnie field.  Both teams posted 9 hits, but the Twins did a better job of pushing runs across.  Ross Ohlendorf made the start and was charged with the loss, but the only...

  • Analysis
    Beckman’s Surprise Appearance

    Pirates  10,  Rays  3

    The Pirates posted 13 hits on their way to 10 runs in their McKechnie Field opener on Sunday afternoon.  CF Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a solo homer for the Pirates' first run of the game, and a double.  RF Garrett Jones also had...

  • Analysis
    Roster Updates And Playoff Games

    An update on some recent roster moves by the Pirates:

    Pitcher Jose Veras took a few days, but did sign a minor league contract with the Pirates.  Veras is a 30-year-old who was first signed by the Rays in 1998.  He began playing in the US in 2002, and...