Minor League Schedule: West Virginia Could Clinch Playoff Spot Tonight
Aug29

Minor League Schedule: West Virginia Could Clinch Playoff Spot Tonight

8/29/13 Probables: Andy Oliver, Zack Thornton, Kyle Haynes, Jackson Lodge, Emmanuel De Leon, Miguel Rosario

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Pirates Sending Five to the AFL, Including Alen Hanson
Aug27

Pirates Sending Five to the AFL, Including Alen Hanson

The Pittsburgh Pirates are sending five players to the Arizona Fall League, led by top infield prospect Alen Hanson. The players are: Zack Thornton, RHP – Thornton was acquired for Chris Resop, and has spent time with Indianapolis, Altoona, and Bradenton. In his time with Altoona he has a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings, with an 11.3 K/9 and a 2.0 BB/9 ratio. Those are some dominant numbers, and he has the chance to be a sleeper middle...

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Minor Moves: Hollingsworth and Bromberg Promoted To Indianapolis
Jul27

Minor Moves: Hollingsworth and Bromberg Promoted To Indianapolis

There was a lot of roster shuffling going on today in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system involving all four full-season teams. Indianapolis sent catcher Ali Solis and pitcher Zack Thornton to Altoona. Taking their place on the Indianapolis roster is a pair of starting pitchers, Ethan Hollingsworth and David Bromberg. Bradenton sent pitcher Thomas Harlan down to West Virginia and activated pitcher Matt Benedict. Indianapolis is...

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Minor Moves: Harlan and Lopez Promoted, Hughes Sent To Indianapolis
Jul14

Minor Moves: Harlan and Lopez Promoted, Hughes Sent To Indianapolis

Two pitchers have moved up in the Pittsburgh Pirates system today, while two players at the upper level flip roster spots again. Left-hander Thomas Harlan has been promoted to the Bradenton Marauders, while righty Cesar Lopez has taken his spot on the West Virginia Power roster. No corresponding moves have been announced for Bradenton yet to open up a spot for Harlan, or with Jamestown to fill the spot of Lopez. Thomas Harlan is a big...

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Minor Moves: Indianapolis Makes Room For Sanchez and Welker
Jun28

Minor Moves: Indianapolis Makes Room For Sanchez and Welker

A few minor league moves from the last two days, most of which are a chain reaction from the moves between the Pirates and Indianapolis. **Zack Thornton was assigned to Double-A after Duke Welker was optioned to Indianapolis. **With Tony Sanchez back in Indianapolis, Ali Solis has been assigned to Double-A. **Altoona sent Oscar Tejeda to Indianapolis, replacing Josh Harrison, who was called up today. **Further down in the minors,...

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