Pirates Call Up Kris Johnson, Kyle Farnsworth, and Travis Snider
Sep01

Pirates Call Up Kris Johnson, Kyle Farnsworth, and Travis Snider

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up three players today with rosters expanding beyond 25-men. Kris Johnson has been recalled from Indianapolis, and will make the start in today’s game against the Cardinals. Travis Snider was activated from his rehab assignment. The Pirates also purchased the contract of relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth. The Pirates had an open spot on the 40-man roster, so they don’t need to make a...

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Injury News: Progress on All Fronts
Aug28

Injury News: Progress on All Fronts

Prior to tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, a bushel of information came out regarding the Pirates’ veritable laundry list of current injuries. More important and relevant than any other news is that closer Jason Grilli threw a 25-pitch simulated game this afternoon and may make a rehab outing Saturday in Double-A Altoona. “If he feels good tomorrow, we’ll give him two days rest and then we...

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Prospect Watch: The Numbers From Tyler Glasnow’s Latest Start Are NSFW
Aug23

Prospect Watch: The Numbers From Tyler Glasnow’s Latest Start Are NSFW

Top Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow, Top Hitter: Alen Hanson, HR: Andrew Lambo, Harold Ramirez, Austin Meadows

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Rationalizing the Value of RISP Issues
Aug22

Rationalizing the Value of RISP Issues

Much has been made lately of the Pirates’ issues in the area of batting with runners in scoring position. We’ve talked about it, and you’ve talked about it as if it’s really the end-all, be-all when related to anything from a “Collapsening” to if the Pirates can win the World Series. The numbers are not good, that can’t be argued. But really, in all honesty, the fact remains that those numbers...

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First Pitch: Pirates’ Hitting will Become a Playoff Problem If Not Addressed
Aug22

First Pitch: Pirates’ Hitting will Become a Playoff Problem If Not Addressed

SAN FRANCISCO — If you are in my age group or are a frequent visitor of a service called The Internet, you know about “First-World Problems.” (Hi, I’m James Santelli and this is the hackneyed start to my First Pitch column.) Starbucks is no longer serving your favorite¬†frappuccino? First-world problem. New printer not working? First-world problem. Want to watch episodes of Sports Night, but the show is no...

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