Pirates Activate Jared Hughes, Option Vic Black
Aug02

Pirates Activate Jared Hughes, Option Vic Black

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Jared Hughes from his rehab assignment with Indianapolis, and have optioned Vic Black to Triple-A. Hughes was on a rehab assignment, and from all of the reports I’ve received he has been pitching very well. His sinker has been looking like the sinker he had when he first came up, and not the version we saw earlier in the year. He dealt with control problems earlier in the year as well, and...

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Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates
Jul23

Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates

The Pirates placed closer Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list after he left Monday’s game from suffering a right forearm strain. The team recalled Neil Walker (right side soreness) from the DL on Tuesday to start at second base. Brandon Inge was designated for assignment Tuesday. The veteran infielder did not produce for the Pirates after joining the team this offseason, posting only a .204 on-base percentage and .442 OPS,...

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Taking a Look at the Pirates’ Bullpen Depth
Jul22

Taking a Look at the Pirates’ Bullpen Depth

Jason Grilli left tonight’s game with right forearm discomfort. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow, at which point we will hopefully learn more about his situation and whether he will miss any time. Forearm discomfort and a pitcher walking off the mound and leaving the game after throwing a pitch usually don’t result in just a few days off. It’s very possible the Pirates will need a replacement on the roster for Grilli...

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Tony Sanchez and Vic Black Impress in the Triple-A All-Star Game
Jul18

Tony Sanchez and Vic Black Impress in the Triple-A All-Star Game

Last night was the Triple-A All-Star game, which saw three members of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization with strong performances. Tony Sanchez was the starting catcher for the International League All-Stars, while Kris Johnson and Vic Black each made an appearance on the mound. The player of the game was Sanchez. That’s not just out of the three Indianapolis Indians representatives. Sanchez was named the Top Star for the...

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Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars
Jul03

Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars

The Indianapolis Indians will be sending four players to the Triple-A All-Star game. Tony Sanchez, Vic Black, Josh Harrison, and Kris Johnson have all been selected to the game. Sanchez is having a huge year at the plate, hitting for a .303/.383/.551 line in 198 at-bats. His average, doubles (22), homers (9), and RBIs (36) are the second-most totals among International League catchers. Black has a 2.25 ERA in 28 innings of work, along...

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