Candidates To Be Added To The 40-Man Roster

The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them.  Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players who’ve been around a while.  What follows is a list of the more significant players in the system who will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, as well as a few...

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Altoona Takes Advantage of Mistakes in 6-2 Win

After losing the first three games in a four game series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Altoona Curve capitalized on every mistake, taking the final game of the series 6-2, despite being out-hit 15-9.  Altoona took advantage of three errors by Richmond, scoring two runs in the second, two more in the fourth, and one in the fifth.  The Curve also helped themselves with five stolen bases, and stranded 13 Flying Squirrels...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/27/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 8-5.  Charlie Morton pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched 1.1 innings, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit, two walks, and striking out two. Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with two runs and...

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Diego Moreno promoted to Altoona

UPDATE 3:14 PM: Just noticed a few more roster moves through the system: -Melkin Laureano has been moved from West Virginia to Bradenton, presumably to take Moreno’s spot. Laureano had a 2.83 ERA in 35 innings between West Virginia’s rotation and bullpen this year, with a 7.5 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9. -Phillip Irwin was taken off the 7-day disabled list for West Virginia.  Irwin had a 1.80 ERA, a 7.8 K/9, and a 3.6 BB/9 in...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/2/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Lehigh Valley 5-4.  Michael Crotta made his first start at the AAA level, and picked up right where he left off from his AA success.  Crotta went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, with a walk and four strikeouts to get the win.  Steven Jackson allowed a run in 0.2 innings of work, then Wilfredo Ledezma got the save, pitching 1.1 perfect innings with...

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