Tag: Edgar Santana

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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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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Injury Updates: Gregory Polanco, Elias Diaz and Jordan Lyles

Todd Tomczyk, who is the Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Sports Medicine, addressed the local media prior to Thursday’s home game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He had updates on five players, including Gregory Polanco’s progress and Elias Diaz getting back into action slowly. Corey Dickerson wasn’t among the updates because he is in today’s lineup. He last […]
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Nik Turley Sent Outright to Indianapolis; Update on Edgar Santana

The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed left-handed pitcher Nik Turley from the Minnesota Twins in November of 2017, but a suspension and injury kept him from pitching this season. On Thursday, Turley cleared waivers and was sent outright to Indianapolis. Assuming the Pirates don’t bring him back, he will become a minor league free agent either after […]
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Edgar Santana Will Have Tommy John Surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Edgar Santana will have Tommy John surgery, Todd Tomczyk announced to reporters today, including Adam Berry of MLB.com. The surgery will put Santana out for the entire 2019 season. Edgar Santana will undergo Tommy John surgery, Todd Tomczyk said. He’ll miss the entire 2019 season. Tough break for a reliever who really […]
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Michael Feliz, Edgar Santana Seem to Fit in New Bullpen Roles

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates removed George Kontos from the eighth inning this week and when manager Clint Hurdle made that announcement, he was careful not to anoint a successor. Kyle Crick, Michael Feliz, Richard Rodriguez and Edgar Santana were all named as possible solutions, and Hurdle said that the team would mix and match as […]
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‘A Time And A Place’: Pirates Contemplate Bullpen As Kontos Trends...

PITTSBURGH — Felipe Vásquez bailed out the Pirates on Saturday night, even though he wasn’t literally credited with a save. In taking over for a struggling George Kontos in the eighth inning and closing out the team’s fifth straight win, Vásquez papered over a growing concern in the back end of the Pirates’ bullpen. While […]
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The 2013-14 International Signing Class Has Already Started to Pay Off...

We plan to have an article dedicated to the international side each Sunday throughout the season. So until the Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, we will look at recaps of the previous international signing classes and see where they currently stand. Today we look at the progress of the 2013-14 signing class. […]
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Morning Report: News and Notes from Around the System

Here are some new and notes from around the system for your Tuesday morning. *The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 17-year-old Dominican catcher Darwin Baez on Sunday. He’s the sixth catcher they have signed since July 2nd and he will fill out one of the Dominican Summer League rosters. Baez will probably have a tough time getting […]
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