Minor League Moves: Cole Officially Promoted, Curry Activated

A few minor league moves this afternoon. **The Pirates officially promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona today, in time for his debut tonight. They also activated Matt Curry off the disabled list. Curry has been out with a hamstring injury. **To make room on the Altoona roster, Elevys Gonzalez was transferred to the Bradenton Marauders, and right-handed pitcher Kris Harvey was placed on the Altoona disabled list with a...

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Matt Curry Close to Returning From Hamstring Injury

Pittsburgh Pirates first base prospect Matt Curry is currently out with a hamstring injury. Curry tweeted that he ran sprints today for the first time since the injury. He mentioned that everything went well and the leg felt great. The tweet also included a note that he will return on Tuesday. Prior to the injury, Curry was hitting for a .284/.342/.438 line in 176 at-bats on the season. He was on a hot streak, with a .333/.385/.528...

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Matt Curry Placed on the DL with Hamstring Injury

Matt Curry has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a right hamstring injury, per an Altoona press release. The move is retroactive to May 31st. Altoona also officially announced the Tony Sanchez promotion, and added catcher Miguel Perez and infielder Greg Picart to the roster.

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First Baseman Matt Curry Shortened Leg Kick

The jump from Low-A to Double-A isn’t very common. But the organization thought the 22-year-old could handle it, being drafted in the 16-round by Pittsburgh as a college senior out of TCU in 2010. In fact, Curry was just the third prospect in Curve history to make such a jump in levels. The others: catcher J.R. House and center fielder Andrew McCutchen. “A-Ball, the guys are still developing,” Curry said about the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: First Base

Heading in to the 2011 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking for a short term answer at first base.  They ended up signing Lyle Overbay, who was coming off a 2010 season where he posted a .243/.329/.433 line in Toronto, which was actually a down year for the first baseman.  Overbay struggled big time with the Pirates, hitting for a .227/.300/.349 line in 352 at-bats before getting released on August 5th.  After he was released,...

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