Tag: Erik Gonzalez

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 Add Pablo Reyes and Erik Gonzalez to the Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Erik Gonzalez from the injured list and recalled Pablo Reyes from Indianapolis. They will replace Corey Dickerson and Jung-Ho Kang on the 25-man roster. Dickerson was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, while Kang was designated for assignment earlier today. #Pirates have designated 3B Jung Ho Kang for assignment, […]
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Injury Updates on Keone Kela and Erik Gonzalez

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that the rehab assignment in Indianapolis for infielder Erik Gonzalez has been ended. They also announced that relief pitcher Keone Kela has been assigned to Indianapolis on rehab prior to Saturday night’s game. Gonzalez suffered a left hamstring strain during Thursday night’s game and left in the sixth inning. His rehab […]
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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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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 Announce that Erik Gonzalez is Out 10-12 Weeks

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the shortstop Erik Gonzalez had surgery this morning for a fractured left clavicle. His approximate return time is 10-12 weeks, which would have him out until around the All-Star break. The Pirates say Erik Gonzalez, who had surgery this morning to repair his fractured left clavicle, will return to "full major […]
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Starling Marte, Erik Gonzalez and Jordan Lyles All Leave Friday Night’s...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are having a rough Friday night despite being up on the scoreboard. They saw injuries to starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik Gonzalez. Lyles left with a right hand contusion after a ball hit up the middle caught a piece of his pitching hand. Marte and Gonzalez […]
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Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez Win Starting Jobs

Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington told the media on Monday morning that the starting spots at third base and shortstop have been decided. Jung Ho Kang will be the starter at third base over Colin Moran, while Erik Gonzalez has beat out Kevin Newman for the starting shortstop spot. The interesting decision now will […]
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Winter League Recap: Performances by Gage Hinsz and Eduardo Vera Lead...

The winter league season got off to a very slow start for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Just a handful of players were seeing action. Once the later starting leagues began playing, the Pirates ended up with a decent amount of winter participants. Below you’ll find a recap for every player, along with a note about the […]
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