Tag: George Kontos

Pirates Acting With More Urgency Than Usual? Recent Moves Say ‘Yes’

PITTSBURGH — After rising as high as nine games over .500 in mid-May, the Pirates have sagged as June approaches, but you can’t accuse team management of sitting on its hands. To the contrary, the past week has seen four personnel/roster adjustment, each of which has been a nod toward the here and now. First […]
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Pirates Activate Joe Musgrove from Disabled List; Designate George Kontos for...

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove from the disabled list on Friday afternoon. To make room on the 25-man roster, reliever George Kontos was designated for assignment. Musgrove had made four minor league starts between Bradenton, Altoona and Indianapolis. He needed to do that to build up his pitch count, which was just […]
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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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Seeing The Josh Harrison Situation From A Pitcher’s Perspective

PITTSBURGH — Josh Harrison made his feelings known. Boy, did he ever. A day after getting the fifth metacarpal bone on his left hand broken by an errant pitch for the second time in a year, Harrison didn’t hold back on what’s wrong with today’s game, at least in his mind. “Guys are throwing harder […]
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Gajtka: Shorten The MLB Season? Unlikely, But It Makes Some Sense

PITTSBURGH — The Cubs and Cardinals had their Wednesday game at Wrigley Field postponed due to nasty weather. That was the 25th postponement across Major League Baseball, one short of the modern through-April record, set in 2000. The circumstances were enough to make Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo publicly propose a decrease in the number of games […]
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Gajtka: There’s a Lot Riding on George Kontos … And His...

BRADENTON, Fla. – George Kontos’ locker position in the Bill McKechnie Clubhouse at LECOM Park is centrally located among several pitchers expected to make the Pirates’ opening day bullpen. To his right, we see Michael Feliz and Kyle Crick. To his left, Steven Brault and Tyler Glasnow. All bring different skill sets to the table, […]
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Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Mercer, Kontos and Cole; Rivero will Go...

Today is the deadline for Major League teams and players to exchange arbitration figures. The Pittsburgh Pirates have four players who are eligible for salary arbitration this year. Gerrit Cole, Felipe Rivero, Jordy Mercer and George Kontos could all come to an agreement on a deal for 2018 before the deadline. If they don’t, then […]
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Pirates Tender Contracts to All Four Arbitration Eligible Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration eligible players on Friday night. Pitchers Gerrit Cole, Felipe Rivero, George Kontos and shortstop Jordy Mercer were all expected to be tendered today by the 8:00 PM deadline. The Pirates also tendered contracts to all of their 40-man roster players who either don’t already […]
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Pirates Notebook: Kontos Sees High-Leverage Spots; Finding Playing Time for Luplow

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates will get right-handed reliever George Kontos back for the remainder of the 2017 season, as he was activated from the 10-day disabled list and is available to pitch Thursday night against the Chicago Cubs. Kontos has recovered from his right groin strain and seems to be eager to get right back […]
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Pirates Activate George Kontos from Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed relief pitcher George Kontos off of the disabled list prior to Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. He was placed on the DL on August 22nd, retroactive to the 20th, with a right groin strain. He has been eligible to be activated for over a week, but wasn’t ready to […]
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