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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Minor League Schedule:  Cody Dickson Tries to Build Off Best Start of the Season
Jul09

Minor League Schedule: Cody Dickson Tries to Build Off Best Start of the Season

Today’s Starters: Nick Kingham, Vin Mazzaro, Joan Montero, Jason Creasy, Cody Dickson, Frank Duncan

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Mazzaro Accepts Assignment to Indianapolis, Welker Has Tommy John Surgery
Jun06

Mazzaro Accepts Assignment to Indianapolis, Welker Has Tommy John Surgery

Yesterday it was reported that Vin Mazzaro had been outrighted to Indianapolis, and that Duke Welker appeared to have Tommy John surgery. The Pirates just issued a press release saying that Mazzaro has accepted his assignment to Indianapolis, while confirming the surgery for Welker. This is the third time that Mazzaro has been outrighted to Triple-A, and the second time this year. He could have declined the assignment to become a free...

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Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A
Jun05

Vin Mazzaro Outrighted to Triple-A

According to Zach Links of MLBTR, Vin Mazzaro is currently on outright waivers and a decision on his placement is expected today. DFA'd 11 days ago, #Pirates Vin Mazzaro is still on outright waivers, I'm told. Full resolution will happen today #MLB — Zach Links (@ZachLinks) June 5, 2014 Mazzaro was designated for assignment 11 days ago, and Links speculates that the reasoning for the extra day could have been due to the...

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First Pitch: Indianapolis Providing Depth For the Pirates
May04

First Pitch: Indianapolis Providing Depth For the Pirates

Dominance in the middle of the order Though Gregory Polanco has stolen most of the thunder this season in Indianapolis, Andrew Lambo has been almost equally as impressive. Polanco had a 10-game hit streak earlier in the season and has been the talk of the town with visits from ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo. This attention fails in comparison to the excitement and the buzz that Polanco’s future promotion to Pittsburgh has caused...

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