Tag: Clay Holmes

Pirates’ Service Time Implications After Deal

What better to think about while the world is burning down around us than MLB Service Time, right? Honestly, I was looking forward to the MLB Players Association and Major League Baseball coming to an agreement not only because it’s the kind of news I love to digest and analyze, but I also really wanted […]
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Players on the Pirates 40-Man Roster Who are Out of Options

The Pittsburgh Pirates have off on Wednesday, at least from a Major League Spring Training game. There is/was a sim game going on today, allowing Chris Archer, Michael Feliz and Richard Rodriguez to get their throwing in at Pirate City. When the Pirates resume play on Thursday, there will be exactly two weeks left until […]
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Clay Holmes Out with Fractured Foot

The Pittsburgh Pirates got some bad news on Sunday according to manager Derek Shelton. Pitcher Clay Holmes will miss the start of the season after suffering a fracture in his foot on Saturday night. According to Shelton, Holmes will be in a walking boot for 4-6 weeks. With Opening Day just 25 days away, Holmes […]
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Upcoming Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster Decisions

The Pirates have a roster crunch coming up fast. Sure, it’s fair to question whether it matters much or not, given the excess fat permeating much of the roster. At some point, however, the front office deemed every player under contract worth while enough to employ, so it’s reasonable to assume they would at least […]
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Pirates Active Clay Holmes from Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes from the 10-day injured list prior to Sunday’s game. With rosters expanding today, no other move was necessary. It appears that he’s the only addition today, which would make some sense, since the Pirates have off tomorrow and start a homestand on Tuesday. The minor league season […]
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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 Place Chris Archer and Clay Holmes on Injured List; Recall...

The Pittsburgh Pirates added right-handed pitchers Dario Agrazal and Parker Markel ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. To make room on the 25-man roster, both Chris Archer and Clay Holmes were placed on the 10-day injured list. Archer started last night’s game, but while warming up for the second inning, he felt […]
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Pirates Activate Clay Holmes from Injured List; Option Parker Markel to...

The Pittsburgh Pirates brought back right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes in time for Sunday’s game in St Louis. He has been out since July 24th with right triceps inflammation. To make room on the active roster, right-handed pitcher Parker Markel was optioned to Indianapolis. Holmes made two relief appearances with Altoona during a brief rehab, giving […]
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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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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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