Tag: Erich Weiss

Minor Moves: Wallace Family Reunion in Bradenton; DuRapau Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Gavin Wallace to Bradenton on Tuesday. That move was made to open up a rotation spot for Travis MacGregor, who is on the mound tonight for West Virginia. Montana DuRapau has also been promoted to Indianapolis after Erich Weiss went on the disabled list. Gavin Wallace had a 3.69 […]
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Williams: What Does the Max Moroff Option Mean For Kevin Kramer?

BRADENTON, Fla. - Every time I talk to a Pirates' minor league player this spring, I ask them where they are being assigned for...

Pirates Make 11 Cuts on Tuesday, Including Nick Kingham and Max...

The Pittsburgh Pirates made cuts to the Major League Spring Training roster on Tuesday morning, as they work towards getting the Opening Day roster set with nine more days before the seasons begins in Detroit on March 29th. Infielder Max Moroff, IF/OF Christopher Bostick and starter Nick Kingham were optioned to Indianapolis, while they also […]
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Morning Report: Erich Weiss and Eduardo Vera Receive League Honors

Every Monday afternoon, minor league baseball announces the Players and Pitchers of the Week for each league. The Pittsburgh Pirates had two players receive recognition from their leagues yesterday. Erich Weiss was named the Player of the Week for the International League and Eduardo Vera was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. […]
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Prospect Notebook: Weiss Will Play Some First Base; Luplow OK After...

INDIANAPOLIS — He’s not sure the last time he played first base, if ever, but Erich Weiss finds himself at that position now. At least on an occasional basis. Weiss made his first professional appearance at first base in Indianapolis’ previous series against Gwinnett, and made his first career start at the position one day […]
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Eric Wood and Erich Weiss Continue to Improve as the Season...

INDIANAPOLIS — One is a Canadian and the other would quickly be accepted as a son-in-law. They’re two players both new to the Triple-A level this season, with each one getting off to a slow start offensively. But both are getting hot and have hit higher than .300 since June. Meet, Eric and Erich. Indianapolis […]
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Morning Report: The Importance of the 11th Round Pick

It’s going to be a little while before we know how much of their bonus pool the Pittsburgh Pirates will give to the players selected in the first ten rounds. We do know a couple things, besides the fact that first round pick Shane Baz and sixth round pick Cody Bolton have both apparently agreed […]
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Morning Report: News and Notes From Around the System

A few thoughts and notes for your morning. **It’s still too early in the season to be certain about the Indianapolis playing time management, but it’s interesting to note that Erich Weiss has played just five games. Last year Indianapolis had a lot of solid players, which meant very little playing time for Mel Rojas […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Option Chris Bostick; Reassign Erich Weiss to Minor League...

After making three cuts from Major League camp on Friday morning, the Pittsburgh Pirates made another two after Friday’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Infielder Chris Bostick has been optioned to Indianapolis, while second baseman Erich Weiss has been reassigned to minor league camp. The active Spring Training roster is now at 51 players. Bostick […]
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A Look at One of the Biggest Middle Infielders in the...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Back in January, during Pirates mini-camp, Clint Hurdle was standing behind the second base bag watching the middle infielders taking batting practice. Hurdle noticed one infielder who stood out for his size and yelled out to the player, loud enough to be heard all over the field. “That’s the biggest second baseman […]
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