Pirates release Yoslan Herrera and others

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released the following players from their minor league system: RHP Yoslan Herrera, RHP Tyler Herron, 1B Kent Sakamoto, 3B Eddie Prasch, 3B Bobby Spain, 3B Brett Willemburg, OF Butch Biela, OF Justin Byler, OF Jason Delaney, OF Jared Keel No big losses here, although there are a few notable names. Herrera had a nice season last year, with a 3.23 ERA in 97.2 innings in AA, and a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/21/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis beat Durham 2-1, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. Game Notes: Ian Snell went six innings, allowing one run on three hits, with four walks and nine strikeouts. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with a run. Lastings Milledge went 1 for 5 with a run. Steve Pearce went 1 for 3. Neil Walker went 1 for 4. AA The Result: Altoona beat Reading 6-5...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 9-5 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Ian Snell pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with seven strikeouts and five walks. Lastings Milledge went 2 for 3 with two walks. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 6. Brian Bixler went 2 for 5. Steve Pearce went 3 for 5. Shelby Ford went 3 for 5 with his second homer of the year. The guy...

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