Ronny Cedeno and Others Set to Return?

Rob Biertempfel and Jenifer Langosch are both reporting that Pedro Ciriaco is packing his bags in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ locker room, which means a move is expected.  That will most likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno, who is currently rehabbing in AAA.  Cedeno was pulled from today’s game in Indianapolis in extra innings, after going 0-for-5.  In his rehab work, he’s 4-for-15 with a double and a triple.  Nothing...

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Moskos Optioned to Indianapolis, Other Injury Updates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Daniel Moskos to AAA Indianapolis.  The move was made with Joe Beimel expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow.  Beimel had recently pitched on back to back nights in Altoona, a sign that his rehab was nearing it’s end. In other injury news, Ross Ohlendorf will start a rehab assignment with the Bradenton Marauders tonight.  Steve Pearce, who had been rehabbing in...

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Jose Tabata and Steve Pearce Continue Rehab With Bradenton

The Bradenton Marauders will have injured Pittsburgh Pirates players Steve Pearce and Jose Tabata in the lineup tonight.  Pearce had previously been rehabbing with the GCL Pirates in Bradenton.  Tabata begins his rehab tonight.  Tabata is eligible to come off the disabled list at any time now, and he could be a candidate to return this weekend, assuming his rehab goes well.  I wouldn’t assume the same time table for Pearce,...

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The Disabled List: Updates for July 6th

I get a lot of e-mails wondering about the status of the injured players on the Pirates’ roster.  It makes sense that it’s a hot topic.  The Pirates currently have ten players on the disabled list.  I report the updates when I get them, although in most cases there’s really not much to report.  We don’t usually see a lot of updates until a player gets close to his rehab assignment.  When the rehab assignment...

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Optimizing the 25-Man Roster

About a year ago at this time, the Pittsburgh Pirates had started promoting players from their AAA squad to take over for some of the struggling players in the majors.  The decisions to be made were easy.  Aki Iwamura was struggling at second base, with a .173/.274/.250 line at the plate when he was replaced with Neil Walker, who had an impressive .321/.392/.560 line in Indianapolis.  Jeff Clement and Andy LaRoche were also...

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