Daily Recap: De La Rosa to Colorado

The big news from today is that Jorge De La Rosa is close to a three year deal with the Colorado Rockies.  We heard earlier today that the left hander could decide sooner, rather than later, although Colorado wasn’t willing to go more than three years, which seemed to set them at a disadvantage.  However, De La Rosa was comfortable in Colorado, according to Ken Rosenthal: But De La Rosa is comfortable in Colorado and works well...

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Interview with Victor Black

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Victor Black in the 2009 draft with the 49th overall selection.  Black came in to the draft rated as the number 50 prospect by Baseball America, profiling as a future back of the bullpen option.  After an injury filled 2010 season, the Pirates announced that they were moving Black to the bullpen for the 2011 season.  Black has a 91-95 MPH fastball which can go higher in relief appearances.  He currently...

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Victor Black Returns to the Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates used a first round compensation pick in 2009 to draft Victor Black, originally getting the pick for failing to sign Tanner Scheppers the previous year.  Black was considered to be a top relief pitching prospect, rated as the number 50 prospect in the 2009 draft by Baseball America.  However, he worked mostly out of the rotation after joining the Pirates’ system.  That isn’t unusual for top Pirates...

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Victor Black to the DL, Jhonatan Ramos to West Virginia

The West Virginia Power have placed Victor Black on the 7-day disabled list.  Left handed pitcher Jhonatan Ramos has been added to the West Virginia roster to take Black’s place.  Black recently was added to the West Virginia roster, but struggled in his first two outings, going 4.2 innings and allowing five runs on three hits, with five walks and eight strikeouts. Black looked good in his first start, striking out...

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Notes: Daniel McCutchen, Hunter Strickland, Links

Some Monday afternoon notes, and a few interesting links… -According to Scott McCauley, Daniel McCutchen was placed on the disabled list in Indianapolis.  Rob Biertempfel reports that it was due to arm fatigue.  In McCutchen’s last outing his velocity was only topping out at 90, and he was hit around to the tune of seven runs and 12 hits allowed in six innings. -Rob Biertempfel also reports that Hunter Strickland...

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