Tag: Alex McRae

Pirates Recall Alex McRae

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Alex McRae from Indianapolis prior to Thursday’s game. McRae last pitched on September 1st, throwing just one inning in his final start of the Triple-A season. He allowed three runs on four hits against Louisville. He finished the minor league season with a 5.20 ERA in 22 starts, […]
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An Early Look at an Estimated 2020 Payroll

Once any realistic hopes are gone for playoff contention, there’s not much left to look forward to in sports, especially if a team falls out of contention relatively early. For the Pirates, few individual storylines remain, aside from Bryan Reynolds’ run at a battle title and Rookie of the Year Award. In reality, the rest […]
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Pirates Recall Geoff Hartlieb and Yefry Ramirez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed pitchers Yefry Ramirez and Geoff Hartlieb from Indianapolis. To make room on the active roster, Montana DuRapau and Alex McRae were optioned to Indianapolis. After trading Jordan Lyles yesterday, the Pirates needed to go to a spot starter. Alex McRae made that start and lasted just 1.1 innings, though […]
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Pirates Recall Alex McRae; Luis Escobar Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Alex McRae to the 25-man roster ahead of Thursday’s afternoon game against the St Louis Cardinals. To make room on the roster, right-handed pitcher Luis Escobar was optioned to Indianapolis. I feel like I say this every time McRae gets called up, but his big league career is […]
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Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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Pirates Recall Dovydas Neverauskas; Option Alex McRae to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas prior to Tuesday’s game. To make room on the roster, right-handed pitcher Alex McRae was sent to Indianapolis. The Pirates needed 7+ innings out of their bullpen yesterday after Joe Musgrove was ejected in the first inning. McRae picked up the bulk of that time, throwing 95 […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Pirates Add Richard Rodriguez and Alex McRae to Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some roster moves prior to game one of the doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds. Mitch Keller is slated to join the Pirates for game two, so there will be another move later today to get him on the roster. As for the moves for game one (and two), Richard Rodriguez has […]
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Three Pirates Earn Pitcher of the Week Honors

The Pittsburgh Pirates received some strong pitching performances throughout the minors last week. That landed them three Pitcher of the Week award winners. Alex McRae won the International League award. Cody Bolton won the Florida State League award, and Brad Case won the South Atlantic League award. McRae is the second Indianapolis winner in a […]
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Pirates Make Five Cuts, Including Cole Tucker and Jason Martin

The Pittsburgh Pirates made five cuts on Tuesday morning, optioning shortstop Cole Tucker, outfielder Jason Martin and pitchers Aaron Slegers and Jesus Liranzo to Indianapolis. They also reassigned pitcher Alex McRae to minor league camp. The active spring roster now sits at 49 and can be viewed here in our Spring Training tracker. Cuts were […]
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