Minor League Injury Updates: Chambers, Pribanic, Fuesser, Hornback

Here are some injury updates from minor league camp. **Evan Chambers broke his foot and will be out for eight weeks. The 2009 third round pick had successful surgery last week, and had his cast removed this week. He has been walking on crutches with a boot the last few days. **Aaron Pribanic had labrum surgery in the off-season, after throwing once in Australia. The right-hander, who was acquired in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell trade in...

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Joely Rodriguez and Adrian Sampson Pitch Spikes to Victory

After a six-game road trip to Tri-Cities and Vermont, the Spikes returned home with a 3-2 victory over the Staten Island Yankees on Wednesday night. Joely Rodriguez got the win, giving up two runs (one earned) and showing good overall command. 2012 5th round draft pick Adrian Sampson came on to the throw three scoreless innings, getting a huge strikeout in the 8th with runners on second and third. Kyle Haynes saved his second game...

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Pirates Sign 27th Round Pick Ryan Hornback

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 27th round pick Ryan Hornback.  Hornback, a catcher, hit for a .310 average with San Jacinto College North in 2011.  He had a commitment to Mississippi, but obviously decided to go pro.  His signing won’t be an over-slot deal, since the team officially announced it today. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated.  The Pirates have signed or reached an agreement with 15...

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Rounds 26-30: Backup Plans and Organizational Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted a few prep players in the 26-30 rounds, as well as two college players to round out the draft.  In the last two years the Pirates have drafted seven prep players in their ten picks during this area of the draft, but haven’t signed any of them.  They’ve also signed three players from the JuCo or NCAA ranks, and have signed all three.  Expect the prep players to be back-up plans, with the...

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