All posts tagged "Melkin Laureano"

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    More Players Released

    The Pirates have announced the release of 9 players from the minor league ranks:

    From Bradenton: 
    OF Erik Huber -- Pirates' 12th round pick in the 2007 draft.  Huber's best season was 2009, when he hit .318 with 40 RBI in 72 games for West Virginia,...

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    Big First Inning For Curve; Power Win In Extras

    Two early games on Wednesday, plus a few more in the evening:

    Altoona Curve� 6,� Erie SeaWolves� 3 (box)

    The Curve and the SeaWolves played early and scored early this afternoon.� All the scoring was done by the middle of the 3rd inning.� The Curve began the game with 4 runs in...

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    Bixler Returns; Krol Saves #21

    IMG_3495The Pittsburgh Pirates have reaquired infielder Brian Bixler (photo) from the Cleveland Indians' organization.� Bixler, who was originally drafted by the Pirates in the second round of the 2004 draft, played in the Pirates' organization for all of his career until...

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    Alderson Gets The Win And A Homer; Welker Promoted

    Roster moves: �Relief pitcher Duke Welker has been promoted from West Virginia to the Bradenton Marauders. �Welker had made 20 relief appearances for the Power, earning a 1-1 record and 5 saves, with a 3.63 ERA. �In 22.1 in innings, Welker gave up 16 hits, 14 runs (9 earned), with 24 walks...

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    Jakubauskas Makes Rehab Start; Sanchez’s Jaw Broken

    Tuesday's action in the Pirates' lower minor league organization

    GCL Yankees �11, �GCL Pirates �4 (box)

    Chris Jakubauskas, who suffered a concussion while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates back in April, made his first appearance in a real game today, with the GCL Pirates. �He pitched 3 innings, and suffered the loss...

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    Morgan Homers Twice; Welker Saves #4

    The Indianapolis Indians had a scheduled day off today.

    Reports are that 1B/OF Steve Pearce, who is working his way back from a sprained ankle, played in an extended Spring Training game today in Bradenton. �He went 1-for-5 at the plate.

    West Virginia Power �5, �Hickory Crawdads �3 (box)

    The Power snapped their losing...

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    Altoona Is No-Hit Victim in Night Cap

    Game 1: �Altoona Curve �3, �Harrisburg Senators �2 (box)

    The Curve got the evening off to a good start in the first of two 7-inning games, as they made up for the rain-out on Wednesday. �C Kris Watts led the offense with 2 hits and SS Chase d'Arnaud drove in 2 of the...

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    Cunningham, Noris, and Baker Homer in Power Loss

    Some early games today in the lower minors:

    Asheville Tourists �11, �West Virginia Power �5 (box)

    All of the Power's scoring was done with home runs today, and even that wasn't enough to catch up to Asheville. �They did not score at all in the first 6 innings, despite getting a reasonable...

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    Gimenez Homers Twice; Anderson Is Player Of The Week

    Two morning games today in the Pirates' organization. �Pat Irvine was brought up from extended spring training to take the place of catcher Josue Peley, who was traded away a few days ago. �Irvine was the Pirates' 33rd round pick in the 2009 draft. �He played at State College for the second...

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    Marauders Sunk, West Virginia Power-less

    Holiday weekend play in the Pirates' minor league organization:

    Tampa Yankees �14, �Bradenton Marauders �5 (box)

    The Marauders were boarded and sunk by the Yankees on Sunday afternoon in Bradenton. �Two late-inning rallies kept them from being shut out, but were not nearly enough for the Marauders to catch up.

    The Yankees hit starter...

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