Catching up with Ryan Beckman

Back on February 27th during a spring training game the Pirates surprised some people bringing Ryan Beckman into a major league game. Prior to this season he had spent just two years in short-season ball so he was pretty far down on the list of pitchers that you would expect to see. Just two days into spring games and with a full camp roster of guys on the 40 man roster and a ton of non-roster invitees it took an injury and a pitcher...

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2011 West Virginia Power Roster Announced

The West Virginia Power have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release.  The players who will be at the level are as follows: Catchers: Elias Diaz, Kawika Emsley-Pai, Jairo Marquez Infielders: Eric Avila, Matt Curry, Justin Howard, Drew Maggi, Kevin Mort, Gift Ngoepe, Andy Vasquez Outfielders: Dan Grovatt, Rogelios Noris, Mel Rojas Jr Pitchers: Ryan Beckman, Colton Cain, Brandon Cumpton, Kevin...

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The Process of Calling Up A Player From Minor League Camp

On Sunday, Kevin Correia made his first Spring Training start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, going up against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Correia reached his pitch count limit with one out in the second inning, and was pulled for Ryan Beckman. Most Pirates fans hadn’t heard of Beckman prior to this outing.  The 6′ 4″, 185 pound right hander was drafted by the Pirates in the 18th round of the 2009 draft.  In 2010 he pitched in...

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Ryan Beckman On Today’s Game

During today’s Pirates spring opener versus the Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Kevin Correia wasn’t able to complete his schedule two innings due to reaching his pitch count. Prior to the game, Joe Beimel, who was scheduled to make his spring debut, felt some soreness in his left elbow so he was scratched and he is currently listed as day-to-day. Those two incidents led to Ryan Beckman coming out of the bullpen in the...

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Spikes Get Back on Track With 2-1 Win Over Doubledays

SPIKES GET BACK ON TRACK WITH 2-1 WIN OVER DOUBLEDAYS BOX SCORE GAME LOG AUBURN, NY – The State College Spikes were held to just two hits in the game, but took advantage of two eighth-inning errors by the Auburn Doubledays to plate a pair of runs and come from behind to earn a 2-1 victory at Falcon Park on Saturday night. State College (21-21) mustered two doubles in the first two innings before being held out of the hit column for...

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