All posts tagged "Kevin Hart"

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bullpen

    Hanrahan could be announced as the closer this week. Yesterday I reviewed the battle for the fifth starter spot, noting that I saw it as a battle between Charlie Morton and Scott Olsen.  As reader "BLZR" pointed out in the comments, that's pretty much the approach the Pirates will be taking this...

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    The 2011 Bullpen

    Hanrahan is a much stronger option this off-season, but the rest of the bullpen is unsettled. A year ago at this time, the 2010 bullpen was largely incomplete, consisting only of Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Javier Lopez, and a few minor signings competing for spots, such as Wilfredo Ledezma, Vinnie Chulk, Jack...

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    Steve Pearce Granted Fourth Option Year

    The Pirates were granted an additional option year with Pearce. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been granted a fourth option year for Steve Pearce, after the first baseman/right fielder spent most of the 2010 season on the 60-day disabled list. On one hand, this is good news for the...

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    Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

    Iwamura is a guarantee to be removed from the 40-man roster. This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions.  The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players,...

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    Hart diagnosed with torn labrum

    Rocco DeMaro reports that Kevin Hart has been diagnosed with a labrum tear in his right shoulder.

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    Jeff Locke, ground balls, and management’s rationale for wanting Kevin Hart in the rotation

    Chicago Cubs vs. Washington NationalsMany Pirates fans mistakenly consider Jeff Locke's minor league career to be unimpressive. In other news, management has grudgingly demoted Kevin Hart to Triple-A to start the season. Join me as I tie these seemingly unrelated topics together...

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    Pirates cut eight, including Hart

    The Pirates cut eight players from major league camp today, most notably Kevin Hart. Daniel McCutchen will be the team's fifth starter to start the season. Brian Burres, Hector Gimenez, Chris Jakubauskas, Wil Ledezma, Jean Machi, Brian Myrow and Neil Walker were also sent to minor league camp. ... To continue reading...

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    Hart leading candidate for final rotation spot

    Rob Biertempfel reports that management is encouraged by Kevin Hart's offseason adjustments. At this point, Hart appears to be the front-runner in the battle for final rotation spot.

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