Tons of Injury Updates

A ton of injured to update today… -Charlie Morton has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, and has been optioned to AAA.  Morton struggled big time in the majors this year, and hasn’t been much better at AAA during his rehab work, with a 4.33 ERA in 27 innings, and a 21:10 K/BB ratio during that time.  Those numbers look somewhat good, mostly due to a nine inning outing where Morton allowed one run on...

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Starling Marte to begin rehab assignment

Pirates prospect Starling Marte will begin a rehab assignment this weekend with the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate in Bradenton. He should return to High-A Bradenton in about a week. Marte has been out since May after undergoing surgery for a broken hamate bone.

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2010 International Signing Period Preview

Last year at this time all of the talk was about Miguel Angel Sano, the top prospect on the international market, who was believed at the time to almost be a lock to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After a long summer filled with an age investigation, and a breakdown in communications between the Pirates and Sano’s agent, Rob Plummer, Sano ended up signing with the Minnesota Twins for about half a million more than what...

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The Rule 5 Roster Crunch Begins Early

Dejan Kovacevic shed some light on the Ronald Uviedo trade for Dana Eveland today, by saying that Uviedo would have probably been cleared off the 40-man roster this winter in order to make room for some first time eligible Rule 5 prospects.  For a detailed rundown on the Rule 5 draft, check out the Rule 5 wiki page.  For a short rundown: Players who are in the organization but not on the 40-man roster are eligible if: -They...

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May Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

The Bradenton Marauders looked like a huge success story when I reviewed them last month.  Then I looked a little closer at the team, and found a reason to throw cold water on their hot start.  The Bradenton offense was looking great, but almost all of the players had drastic home/road splits, which was probably due to McKechnie Field being a hitter friendly park.  It definitely put hot starts like the one Quincy...

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