Kevin Hart has a torn labrum

According to Dejan Kovacevic, Kevin Hart has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, with surgery being recommended.  Hart will go to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, although the mention of Andrews is never a good thing. The Pirates acquired Hart in the trade that sent Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Hart, Jose Ascanio, and Josh Harrison.  At the time the deal...

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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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Pirates Notebook: Should there be concern over Alvarez?

I’ve seen several comments in the last few weeks asking whether I’m concerned over the slow start so far by Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect Pedro Alvarez.  After tonight’s game, Alvarez is hitting for a .222 average in 81 at-bats at the AAA level, with 23 strikeouts.  I’ve mentioned several times that I think Alvarez will have a big impact on the major league team this year, which would seem strange...

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Minors Notes: Kevin Hart to the DL, Michael Dubee to AAA

A few minor league notes for today while we wait for the late west coast game… -Kevin Hart has been placed on the disabled list in Indianapolis with what the organization believes to be right biceps tendonitis.  No word on how long Hart will be out with the injury. -To help Indianapolis out with their pitching shortage, Michael Dubee has been called up from AA.  Dubee has been excellent in Altoona this year, with an...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 10-9 thanks to a two run rally in the top of the ninth inning, with Neil Walker knocking in the go ahead run with an RBI single.  Walker had a huge day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, two singles, and three RBIs.  Brian Myrow also provided a big boost to the offense with a grand slam in the fifth inning, going 1-for-4 on the day.  Jose Tabata went...

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