Tag: Danny Ortiz

Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ Super Two History

Count me among the many, many fans who were shocked when they saw the news that Cole Tucker was called up to start at shortstop less than a month into the season. Tucker has always been a hard prospect to pin down. At first, many thought he appeared to be an overdraft in the first […]
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Pirates Add George Kontos to Active Roster; Option Neverauskas to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher George Kontos to the active roster for tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers and optioned right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas to Indianapolis to make room. Kontos was picked up off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. With the Giants, he had a 3.83 ERA and a 4.02 FIP […]
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Pirates Claim RHP George Kontos from Giants; DFA Jhan Marinez and...

The Pittsburgh Pirates were busy on Saturday afternoon besides making the trade for Sean Rodriguez. They also claimed right-handed pitcher George Kontos off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. To make room on the 40-man roster for Rodriguez and Kontos, both Jhan Marinez and Danny Ortiz were designated for assignment. Wade LeBlanc has been reinstated […]
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Prospect Notebook: Espinal Rested, Back to Hitting; Holmes Nearing Full Workload

INDIANAPOLIS — Edwin Espinal’s first career Triple-A game had an auspicious beginning and he didn’t look like the hitting prospect many had touted. But with good reason. Espinal’s flight to Indianapolis was delayed and he arrived at Victory Field at about 5:10 p.m., which would be cutting it close on most game days but Indianapolis […]
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Pirates Notebook: Danny Ortiz Gives the Pirates a True Outfielder Off...

PITTSBURGH — For the vast majority of the time since Starling Marte was suspended in mid-April, the Pirates have relied on utility players to pick up the missing innings, with Adam Frazier, John Jaso and Jose Osuna getting the bulk of the time. But when Gregory Polanco was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday […]
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Pirates Place Gregory Polanco on the 10-Day DL, Recall Danny Ortiz

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list and have recalled outfielder Danny Ortiz. The move for Polanco was retroactive May 15th, which means he is eligible to come off the disabled list next Thursday, May 25th. Polanco went down with a left hamstring issue on Sunday, and has missed […]
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Pirates Option Danny Ortiz to Indianapolis; Add Catcher John Bormann to...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added catcher John Bormann to the Major League roster and optioned outfielder Danny Ortiz to Indianapolis. Ortiz made his Major League debut last night after ten years in the minors, playing the last three innings in right field without an at-bat. Bormann getting added to the roster is an extreme case […]
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Pirates Notebook: Who is Danny Ortiz and What Role Will He...

MIAMI – Last night the Pirates had a comfortable lead late in a 12-2 blowout, which allowed them to give some of their starters a bit of rest. By the end of the game, the infield had an alignment with Josh Bell at first base, Phil Gosselin at second, Gift Ngoepe at shortstop, and Alen […]
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Pirates Place David Freese on Disabled List; Add Outfielder Danny Ortiz...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of outfielder Danny Ortiz and called him up for tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins. To make room on the active roster, third baseman David Freese was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Freese hasn’t played since April 24th. He has been out with right hamstring soreness. He […]
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Winter Leagues: Final Recap for the Remaining Pittsburgh Pirates

Winter ball action has still be going on over the past nine days since our last article. Five players from the Pirates saw action during the past week, with three of them seeing their winter season end, while the other two will continue on in the playoffs. In case you missed it last Sunday, I […]
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