Minor Moves: Jack Brannigan Returns; Will Kobos to Injured List

Some minor league moves for Thursday regarding the Bradenton Marauders and Greensboro Grasshoppers. If anything else pops up, we will add it here.

Third baseman Jack Brannigan has returned to Bradenton. He has been on the 7-day Injured List since April 15th. He played just six games before suffering an undisclosed injury. He was hitting .286/.444/.381 at the time through 27 plate appearances.

Last year’s third round pick already had experience with Bradenton coming into the year, so he should move up to Greensboro if he has a decent stretch coming up. That would be a better level for a high draft pick from a major college, especially with previous Low-A experience.

Infielder Rayber Romero has been assigned to the FCL Pirates. That’s a paper move, as their season doesn’t start for three weeks. He struggled in a bench role replacing Brannigan, hitting .081/.292/.135 in 49 plate appearances over 18 games.

Pitcher Will Kobos was placed on the 7-day IL, after leaving his last game early with the trainer. He was absolutely dominating at Greensboro this year until the last two batters he faced, which may have been injury related looking back on it. Those are the only two runs he has allowed, while giving up just four hits in 17 innings.

No one has replaced Kobos on the roster yet.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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Kobos injured? We need to appease these injury gods and soon!


Whos got a good sacrifice ready lol


I’ll volunteer my neighbor’s yappy dog!

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