Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/25/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Charlotte.  Daniel McCutchen pitched eight innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with a walk and no strikeouts, plus two homers allowed.  With Brad Lincoln getting demoted today, McCutchen is expected to rejoin the major league rotation, taking Lincoln’s spot on July 31st.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing two hits and striking out one. Doug Bernier...

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Morris skips start; Watson joins rotation

Pitching prospect Bryan Morris, who had struggled in his previous few appearances, skipped his scheduled start this week to rest his arm. Morris has pitched 103 innings this season, already surpassing his 2009 total of 72.2 innings. In a separate move, Tony Watson will replace Jared Hughes in the Altoona starting rotation.

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Daniel Moskos and Alex Presley Heading to Indianapolis

Daniel Moskos and Alex Presley are heading to Indianapolis, according to this tweet from Moskos, with the move being confirmed by Jennifer Langosch: Headed to Indy! Looking forward to a the new challenge that’s ahead of me. Caravanning with alex Presley Two good promotions for the Pirates, who just cleared two spots on the Indianapolis roster today with the promotions of Steven Jackson and Justin Thomas to the majors.  I...

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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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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis resumed their suspended game against Charlotte from yesterday, and lost the game 8-4.  Jeremy Powell went 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with a walk and two strikeouts.  Brian Bass allowed three runs in 1.2 innings of work.  Corey Hamman allowed one run in two innings, with no walks and three strikeouts.  The run was allowed on a solo homer, the only hit...

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