Tag: Erik Gonzalez

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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Winter Leagues: Stephen Alemais Makes His Winter Debut; Osuna Hits Walk-Off...

In the Dominican on Saturday night, Stephen Alemais made his winter debut. He was drafted last year by Estrellas Orientales, but had not played a winter game until last night. Alemais batted ninth and played second base, going 0-for-2 before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Alfredo Reyes actually pinch-ran after a walk to […]
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Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar Continues to Pitch Well; Robbie Glendinning Homers...

In Venezuela, Elvis Escobar continues his impressive winter on the mound. He’s still getting limited work, but he has been very effective in the role. On Friday, he recorded the final out of the sixth inning, stranding two inherited runners. He stayed on for a scoreless seventh, issuing a walk and picking up a strikeout. […]
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Winter Leagues: Gage Hinsz Continues His Winter Dominance with Six Shutout...

In Puerto Rico on Wednesday night, Gage Hinsz continued his brilliant comeback from open heart surgery back in May. He tossed six shutout innings on four hits (all singles), one walk and he struck out eight batters. Hinsz has thrown shutout ball in four of his five winter starts. He was facing a lineup last […]
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Winter Leagues: Erik Gonzalez Picks Up the Game-Winning Hit on Tuesday...

On Tuesday night in the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes were in opposing dugouts and it was Gonzalez who came out on top. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the eighth, which ended up being the only run of the game. Reyes started at third base and went 1-for-4 […]
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