Brandon Waddell Placed on Disabled List with Left Forearm Strain

The Altoona Curve announced that left-handed pitcher Brandon Waddell has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with a left forearm strain. Waddell pitched four innings in his season debut on April 8th, then he was a late scratch from his next scheduled start five days later. We were originally told that he was out with shoulder soreness, but he was expected to make his next start, which would have been tomorrow night. The disabled list move has been made retroactive to April 14th, so he is available to come off the DL on April 21st. We will try to get an update on his condition later tonight. Waddell was rated as the 26th best prospect in our 2017 Prospect Guide.

No other roster move has been announced at this time yet. We will update this article when a corresponding move is made.




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John W

Not the right place for this but a not for Tim/John:

It looks to me someone is clearly doing some stellar work with the Pirates starters and their ability to throw changeups. Obviously Glasnow’s changeup looked great last outing and I know Tim wrote earlier about the grip and Scott Mitchell etc. Nova is also throwing his changeup a lot more so far this season and with some success. Did anyone notice him working on this a lot in camp?

Tim Williams

We asked him about that for an article coming up. He didn’t have any changes to the pitch.


Is he throwing a screwball in that picture?


The angle of the arm is the same for a slider for most guys, and a lot of guys do that with their 2-seamers and changeups as well, so without seeing which side of his hand the ball came off of, it’s difficult to tell.

Scott K

Fear the worst, hope for the best for the young man.

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