First Pitch: Who Will the Pirates Call Up When Rosters Expand?
Aug27

First Pitch: Who Will the Pirates Call Up When Rosters Expand?

In a little less than a week, rosters will expand around baseball, allowing teams to carry up to 40 guys on the active roster, being limited to anyone on the 40-man roster. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, this will almost certainly mean the arrival of some bullpen arms to help out, along with some extra bench players, and the return of Gregory Polanco. Rosters expand on September 1st, at which point we should see a lot of moves (Polanco...

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Prospect Watch: Late Round Draft Pick Putting Up Strong Numbers in Jamestown
Aug21

Prospect Watch: Late Round Draft Pick Putting Up Strong Numbers in Jamestown

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ¬†Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Stolmy Pimentel Begins His Minor League Rehab Assignment Tonight
Aug21

Stolmy Pimentel Begins His Minor League Rehab Assignment Tonight

Stolmy Pimentel, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury, will make his first rehab appearance tonight in Altoona. Pimentel will start the game and throw one inning. Pimentel was placed on the disabled list last Friday, and threw a bullpen on Sunday. The Pirates don’t have to rush him back, and my guess is that they will wait for rosters to expand before bringing him back up.

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Stolmy Pimentel Placed on the 15-Day DL
Aug15

Stolmy Pimentel Placed on the 15-Day DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Stolmy Pimentel¬†on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Bill Brink says that he hurt the ankle on Wednesday when throwing a pitch. Stolmy Pimentel goes on the 15-day DL because of a sprained right ankle. He said he hurt ankle throwing a pitch Wednesday. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) August 15, 2014 The move was expected, as we heard yesterday he was injured. This also clears a spot...

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Matt Hague Designated For Assignment to Create Room for John Axford
Aug14

Matt Hague Designated For Assignment to Create Room for John Axford

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Matt Hague for assignment, creating room on the 40-man roster for today’s waiver claim of John Axford. Previously it was assumed that Stolmy Pimentel would be DFAd, as he was seen leaving Clint Hurdle’s office after the game. The Pirates will need to create a 25-man spot when Axford reports to the team. Rob Biertempfel says that Pimentel has been bothered by lower body soreness, and...

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