The Disabled List: Updates for August 9th

The Pittsburgh Pirates broke their worst stretch of the 2011 season last night, winning 5-0 against the San Francisco Giants, and snapping a ten game losing streak.  They’ve dealt with a lot of injuries this year, and you could argue that things really started to fall apart on July 23rd, when they lost Alex Presley from the lineup.  The Pirates have gone 4-13 since that date.  The loss of Presley, combined with the earlier loss...

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Ohlendorf Goes 6 Innings, As Indians Overcome 5 Errors

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Toledo Mud Hens  3 [ box ] Ross Ohlendorf made his second rehab start with the Indians, though he did not figure into the decisions as the Indians beat the Mud Hens at Victory Field tonight.  The Indians committed a season-high 5 errors in the game, though only two of them made a difference, contributing to one unearned run.  2B Jordy Mercer had a 3-for-4 night at the plate to lead the Indians offense, and he...

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Wood Earns 20th Save As Indians Pitchers Rule

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Charlotte Knights  2 [ box ] For the second night in a row, the Indians’ pitchers made up for thin offense with strong pitching performances, to lead the Indians to a win at Knights’ Stadium in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC.  This was the Indians’ last meeting of the season with the Charlotte Knights.  The win tonight gave the Tribe a split of this series in Charlotte, and a win of the season...

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Rehab Updates: Ryan Doumit, Ross Ohlendorf

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced two rehab updates this morning: -Ryan Doumit is set to begin a rehab assignment today with the Bradenton Marauders.  Position players can only spend 20 days on rehab assignment, which means that Doumit will return to Pittsburgh no later than August 10th.  My guess is he would likely assume the starting catching role, although I could see Michael McKenry getting some playing time, based on how he...

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Rosenthal Full Count: Pirates Aggressively Pursuing Upgrades

In the latest segment of “Full Count” by Ken Rosenthal, the FOX Sports reporter goes in to detail about the Pittsburgh Pirates and some rumors as we head to the trade deadline.  The video can be found above, and the Pirates segment starts at the 1:46 mark.  Here are the highlights: -He says the Pirates are “aggressively pursuing upgrades”. -He mentions that the Pirates will get a lot of help from injured...

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