Chris Snyder to the DL, Wyatt Toregas Called Up

As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Chris Snyder on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contract of catcher Wyatt Toregas from AAA.  Earlier today we heard that Toregas had been removed from the Indianapolis roster, replaced by Kris Watts. The presence of Toregas as the backup to Dusty Brown might not last long.  There has been some speculation that the Pirates could try to acquire Jake Fox, who will be waived...

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Pirates Shuffling Catchers – Toregas Coming Up?

Last night, Chris Snyder went down with a back injury, the same injury that caused him to start the season on the 15-day disabled list. There has been some speculation that Snyder will have to go on the disabled list once again. With Ryan Doumit already on the disabled list, and Jason Jaramillo on the Indianapolis disabled list, that leaves the Pittsburgh Pirates short on catchers. If Snyder does go on the disabled list, that leaves...

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2011 Indianapolis Indians Roster Announced

Here are the players who will be with the Indianapolis Indians on Opening Day: Catchers: Dusty Brown, Wyatt Toregas Infielders: Pedro Ciriaco, Chase D’Arnaud, Brian Friday, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Andy Marte Outfielders: Gorkys Hernandez, Andrew Lambo, Alex Presley, Corey Wimberly Pitchers: Brian Burres, Sean Gallagher, Chris Leroux, Daniel McCutchen, Dan Meyer, Daniel Moskos, Rudy Owens, Justin Thomas, Cesar Valdez, Tony...

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Pirates Cut Five, Including Josh Fields

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made four cuts today, according to Rob Biertempfel and Colin Dunlap.  The players who were cut were Josh Fields, Tyler Yates, Sean Gallagher, Daniel McCutchen, and Wyatt Toregas.  The Spring Training Tracker has been updated, and the current roster sits at 36 players following the moves. Josh Fields getting cut means the battle for the corner infield bench spot could come down between Steve Pearce and Andy...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Infield

We’ve covered the Altoona and Indianapolis infields so far.  The lower levels are where things start getting tricky for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates have focused heavily on the draft the past few seasons.  Because they are adding new players every year, they run in to a potential problem at the lower levels.  If a player struggles, and isn’t ready to make the jump to AA, it creates a position jam, either blocking a...

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