All posts tagged "Spring Training"

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    Pirates Add Six Non-Roster Invitees to Spring Training

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they've added six non-roster invitees to Spring Training. The new additions are Gerrit Cole, Michael Crotta, Ramon Cabrera, Eric Fryer, Tony Sanchez, and Robbie Grossman. Of the group, only Crotta and Fryer have major league experience, both spending time in the majors in 2011. I don't...

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    Pirates Cut Ten Players From Major League Camp

    Locke was optioned to Altoona today. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made ten cuts this morning, lowering their Spring Training roster to 44 players.  The Pirates cut Andrew Lambo, Daniel Moskos, Brian Friday, Aaron Thompson, Alex Presley, Chase D'Arnaud, Tony Watson, Jeff Locke, Gorkys Hernandez, and Ramon Aguero.  Lambo,...

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    Updates On The Non-Roster Invitees

    This spring the Pittsburgh Pirates invited 22 non-roster players to their major league camp for spring training. Now just under a month into the camp, 16 of them still remain with the big league squad. In this article I will breakdown the performance of each individual player going into Sunday along with,...

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    Pirates Cut Four Pitching Prospects

    Morris was one of four pitching prospects cut today. The Pittsburgh Pirates made four cuts today, all of them pitching prospects.  The Pirates optioned Bryan Morris and Kyle McPherson to the minors, and cut Rudy Owens and Justin Wilson.  Morris was optioned to AAA, which means he might not return to Altoona...

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Outfield

    Presley had a huge breakout season in 2010, and could return to Indianapolis in 2011 to prove that the numbers were legit. Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' AAA affiliate, and looking at players who could make the...

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    The Process of Calling Up A Player From Minor League Camp

    Beckman got the call to pitch in Sunday's game against the Rays. 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....

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    Ryan Beckman On Today’s Game

    Beckman pitched 1.2 innings in today's Spring Training 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...

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    Pirates vs Hated Manatees Preview

    Today at McKechnie Field, the Pirates take the field for the first time this year but this is of course no ordinary Spring Training game. Every year around this time Pirates fans take off one day from the arguments over ownership, spending, 5th starter questions, etc, and they join forces to unite...

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    25-Man Roster Notes: Veras, Beimel, Olsen, Ascanio, Hart

    A few notes on the 25-man roster... Veras will make the team out of Spring Training. -We heard on Wednesday that Joe Beimel will make the roster, which is a move that was expected.  Rob Biertempfel has an update on another bullpen move, noting that manager Clint Hurdle has said Jose Veras...

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    Two Years Ago and One Year Ago Today

    Looking through the site archives, I noticed two noteworthy items that happened on this date in the last two years: -Two years ago today, the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to an extension with Nate McLouth.  At the time, McLouth was coming off a 2008 season where he hit for a .276/.356/.497 line, with...

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