Jaramillo, Thomas optioned to Indy

The Pirates optioned Jason Jaramillo and Justin Thomas to Triple-A Indianapolis after today’s game. Zach Duke will return from the disabled list to start Friday’s game. Indianapolis catcher Erik Kratz will likely take Jaramillo’s spot on the major league roster. [Link

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/10/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 3-1.  Michael Crotta pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out three.  Jean Machi pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts. Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-3 with a...

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Notes: Daniel McCutchen, Steve Pearce, Bryan Morris, Draft Signings, Links

Catching up on a few things: -Daniel McCutchen was optioned to AAA after last night’s loss.  The move clears room for the addition of Sean Gallagher, who the Pirates acquired yesterday for cash from the San Diego Padres.  The Pirates don’t need a fifth starter until Tuesday, July 20th, due to the All-Star break, which is why they can go with the extra bullpen arm. McCutchen isn’t eligible to return to the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/5/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost both games of a double header against Louisville.  The Indians lost game one 6-0.  Dana Eveland made his first start with Indianapolis, allowing five runs on six hits in 2.1 innings, with a walk, a strikeout, and two homers.  Brian Bass added a run on a hit and three walks in 1.2 innings.  Steven Jackson pitched two perfect innings, and Vinnie Chulk added a shutout...

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Tons of Injury Updates

A ton of injured to update today… -Charlie Morton has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, and has been optioned to AAA.  Morton struggled big time in the majors this year, and hasn’t been much better at AAA during his rehab work, with a 4.33 ERA in 27 innings, and a 21:10 K/BB ratio during that time.  Those numbers look somewhat good, mostly due to a nine inning outing where Morton allowed one run on...

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