Pirates Notebook: Could Pearce or Walker be on the way?

It seems like every night I’ve got some post talking about upcoming roster moves, the roster moves that were made that day, and any other contingency that could affect the roster moves.  Tonight we’ve got a new batch of updates, leading to some speculation. First, the Pirates designated John Raynor for assignment, and purchased the contract of Jeff Karstens, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Karstens will start...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 6-1 against Louisville, led by a Brad Lincoln gem, and some great hitting by Steve Pearce and Neil Walker.  Lincoln pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts to get the win.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Jean Machi came on to close things out in the ninth, pitching a shutout inning, allowing a walk...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/23/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Louisville 6-1.  Kevin Hart made the start, which means Chris Jakubauskas will be the starter tomorrow.  That goes against the thinking earlier today that Jakubauskas would be a reliever tonight and Hart would start tomorrow.  Hart had an excellent outing, going five innings, and allowing one run on five hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/21/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost to Columbus this afternoon by a score of 6-1.  Jeremy Powell got the start due to the shortage in the Indianapolis rotation at the moment.  Powell went four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, thanks to two home runs.  Brian Bass allowed one run on three hits in three innings of relief, with two walks and no strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched two perfect innings to...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-4 against Columbus, thanks to a big seven run fourth inning that saw three Indians home runs.  Brian Myrow got things started with a solo shot, giving Indianapolis a 1-0 lead.  Brian Friday knocked in two more runs with a two RBI single.  Jose Tabata then broke things open with a three run homer, his first of the season.  Neil Walker followed that up with a solo homer....

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