All posts tagged "Vince Payne"

  • Injury Updates
    A Second Pirates Prospect Fails a Test For a Drug of Abuse

    According to Baseball America, right-handed pitcher Vince Payne was suspended 50-games for failing two tests of drug abuse. The suspension was announced by the Commissioner's Office today. Payne is no longer in the organization, after being released by the Pirates a month ago. However, he was playing for the same West Virginia...

  • Transactions
    Minor Moves: Pirates Release Vince Payne, Matt McSwain

    Catching up on some minor league transactions. **The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Vince Payne. Payne was a 12th round pick in 2010, and spent parts of the last two years in West Virginia. He combined to put up a 7.86 ERA in 34.1 innings in those two years. **The Pirates...

  • Prospect Reports
    Three Hit Night For Alen Hanson; Hafner Touches 94 MPH

    On a night where I got to see Ryan Hafner pitch for the first time, the good news was seeing Alen Hanson play for the fourth time. In last night’s game he was hit in the head with an errant pick-off throw, which caused him to leave the game. He was back...

  • Analysis
    Curve All-Stars Named; Alvarez Homers

    Five Curve players have been named to the Eastern League /Western Division All-Star team.  RHP Aaron Pribanic, LHP Jeff Locke, 2B Brock Holt, 3B Jeremy Farrell, and OF Starling Marte.  Also, because the Curve won the Western Division last year, the Curve coaching staff will be coaching the division's team...

  • Analysis
    Curve Scoreless Again, Marauders Bomb Mets

    Some Sunday action in the Pirates' minor league organization... the GCL Pirates had the day off.

    Harrisburg Senators  6,  Altoona Curve  0


    The Curve were again held scoreless this afternoon.  That means that in the last 5 games (44 innings), the Curve have scored...

  • Analysis
    Heredia’s Debut, SAL All-Star Game; 3 Homers In One Inning For The Marauders

    Tuesday's action:

    The Pirates have signed their 4th round draft pick, Colten Brewer.  Brewer is a right-handed pitcher who was drafted out of high school in Canton.  He will likely report to the GCL Pirates to begin his pro career.   All of the Pirates' draft picks, and the...

  • Analysis
    State College Season Begins; Von Rosenberg Wins #3

    Friday's action with the Pirate's lower minor league teams -- the brief version, as we're on the road:

    The Bradenton Marauders are off for the Florida State League's All-Star weekend.  The 50th FSL All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, in Clearwater, FL.  Representing the Marauders:  C Ramon Cabrera...

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