Shairon Martis Traded to the Twins

UPDATE 2:00 PM: I just spoke with Neal Huntington, who said the deal was more about finding Martis a better opportunity. Looking at the Twins’ pitching situation, I think Martis would have a better shot there than in Pittsburgh, where he was in Double-A, with a lot of options in Triple-A. UPDATE 1:29 PM: I’ve just confirmed that the return for Martis will be a player to be named later or cash. 10:44 AM: The Pittsburgh...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/17/12

Bradenton is off today, the last day of their All-Star break. They resume their schedule Monday. West Virginia begins their All-Star break after today’s game. Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco and Matt Benedict were all chosen for the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which will be played Tuesday night. State College and the GCL Pirates open their schedule tomorrow. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A:...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/16/12

Bradenton is now on their All-Star break. They resume their schedule next Monday. The Florida State League All-Star game is  tonight. State College and the GCL Pirates open their schedule on Monday. The State College mini-camp roster was released yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (39-28) @ Charlotte (40-29) 7:15pm Probable starter: Rudy Owens (5-2 2.29) Yesterday’s Result:...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/10/12

Rudy Owens gets the start today for Indianapolis. He is second in the International League in ERA and his 0.96 WHIP ranks him fifth in the league, just .03 behind the second place total. Indianapolis has a six game lead in their division. State College and the GCL Pirates each open their season in eight days. Both DSL teams are off today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (35-27) VS Rochester...

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Minor League Schedule: 6/5/12

Zack Von Rosenberg has rejoined the West Virginia rotation after spending the first part of the year in Extended Spring Training. Coming into the season, he was ranked 16th overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide.  In Indianapolis tonight, Justin Wilson will face-off against Daisuke Matsuzaka, who carries a record of 0-2 3.33 into the game. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis...

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