Tag: A.J. Schugel

Injury Updates: ‘Big Week’ for Josh Harrison

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This is a “big week” for Josh Harrison, as the Pirates’s second baseman returns from his fractured fifth metacarpal. Expected to miss about another two to three weeks, Harrison has re-engaged with baseball activities with both feet, participating in running drills, throwing, taking infield practice, and he’s even gone as far as […]
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Injury Updates: Joe Musgrove, Bo Schultz Progressing

PITTSBURGH — Pirates right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove threw a two-inning, 35-pitch simulated game at PNC Park on Wednesday, throwing all of his pitches at close to full velocity. Elias Diaz and Max Moroff stood in as hitters for Musgrove, and he said he liked what he saw as far as results in his first action […]
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A.J. Schugel Ready For the Next Step in His Rehab, But...

BRADENTON, Fla. – A.J. Schugel is ready to go to Indianapolis for the next step in his rehab. However, he’s not close to returning to Pittsburgh just yet. Yesterday, Pirates’ director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk told reporters in Pittsburgh, including our Alan Saunders, that Schugel will go through a buildup similar to what he […]
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Injury Updates: Joe Musgrove, A.J. Schugel, Bryan Reynolds, Bo Schultz, Sergio...

PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove will throw a bullpen session on Thursday, but the Pirates don’t want him going full-bore just yet as he tries for the second time in 2018 to work his way back into game shape following an issue with his right shoulder. Musgrove suffered discomfort in the joint early in Spring Training, […]
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After an Injury and a Rough Start to 2017, A.J. Schugel...

PITTSBURGH — Last season, Pirates reliever A.J. Schugel threw his last inning of the year on August 30. He was shut down during the month of September with a shoulder injury after posting a 3.63 ERA in 52 innings. Of the Pirates pitchers that eclipsed the 50-inning mark, only Jared Hughes (3.03 ERA), Tony Watson […]
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Jameson Taillon Discusses His Goal to Pitch Deeper Into Games After...

PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon gave up four runs on eight hits in a 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. But the part that’s really going to stick with him is the fact that he was only able to pitch five innings. When Taillon got an unexpected five weeks off in the middle […]
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Pirates Activate Francisco Cervelli from Disabled List; Option A.J. Schugel

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Francisco Cervelli from the 7-day disabled list on Wednesday afternoon and he is starting tonight’s game behind the plate. The Pirates sent down right-handed reliever A.J. Schugel to make room for Cervelli on the active roster. For the time being, they will carry three catchers, although that could be short-lived. Prior […]
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Edgar Santana to Be Promoted to Pittsburgh

Pirates Prospects has learned that relief pitching prospect Edgar Santana will be promoted to Pittsburgh, joining the Pirates for Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins. A.J. Schugel will also be promoted to the Pirates, with corresponding moves to be announced prior to the game. Santana will need to be added to the 40-man roster. Pirates […]
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Pirates Option A.J. Schugel to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday morning that they have optioned reliever A.J. Schugel to Indianapolis. That move leaves the active Spring Training roster at 30, with Opening Day now three days away. Schugel pitched well for the Pirates as a rookie in 2016, posting a 3.63 ERA, with a 1.04 WHIP, 46 strikeouts and […]
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Pirates Notebook: The Battle For the Final Bullpen Spots

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Pirates threw four pitchers that all had a chance to factor into the discussion for one of the team’s open bullpen spots on Sunday. I say had because very quickly into the game, Josh Lindblom put a pretty serious dent in his chances by giving up five runs and eight hits […]
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