This Date in Pirates History: December 29

Born on this date in 1977 was Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson, who played for the team from 2001 until 2009. Wilson was originally draft by the Cardinals in 1998. The Pirates acquired him on July 29, 2000 in exchange for pitcher Jason Christiansen. Jack started the 2001 season in the majors as the team’s starting shortstop, skipping over AAA. After hitting .155 through the first month he was sent to AAA where he tore up...

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Pirates Outright Four Players to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted left handed pitcher Brian Burres, right handed pitcher Kevin Hart, infielder Brandon Wood, and outfielder Steve Pearce to AAA Indianapolis, according to a team press release.  All four players have the option of electing for minor league free agency. Pearce was eligible for Super Two status, but had trouble staying on the field the last two years.  Hart was eligible for a league minimum salary,...

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The Disabled List: Updates for August 17th

Jose Tabata was re-instated from the 15-day disabled list yesterday, and Ross Ohlendorf has recently been activated and optioned to AAA.  Let’s take a look at the updates and the progress of the seven other players currently on the disabled list. On Rehab Alex Presley – Presley started his rehab on August 9th.  The latest he can return is August 29th.  Presley has played five games in AAA so far, going 3-for-21.  No...

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The Disabled List: Updates for August 9th

The Pittsburgh Pirates broke their worst stretch of the 2011 season last night, winning 5-0 against the San Francisco Giants, and snapping a ten game losing streak.  They’ve dealt with a lot of injuries this year, and you could argue that things really started to fall apart on July 23rd, when they lost Alex Presley from the lineup.  The Pirates have gone 4-13 since that date.  The loss of Presley, combined with the earlier loss...

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The Disabled List: Updates for July 6th

I get a lot of e-mails wondering about the status of the injured players on the Pirates’ roster.  It makes sense that it’s a hot topic.  The Pirates currently have ten players on the disabled list.  I report the updates when I get them, although in most cases there’s really not much to report.  We don’t usually see a lot of updates until a player gets close to his rehab assignment.  When the rehab assignment...

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