Tag: Jeff Karstens

Pirates Notebook: Karstens Has Enough Time to be Ready For the...

Jeff Karstens threw two innings at Pirate City this afternoon, going up against the Triple-A squad. After the start, Karstens mentioned how he’s 1-2 outings behind everyone else in camp. The right-hander will extend to three innings the next time out, and keep working his inning count up. However, most of the pitchers in camp […]
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Jeff Karstens Throws Two Easy Innings at Pirate City

Jeff Karstens took the mound today at Pirate City to throw two innings in a minor league game against the Philadelphia Triple-A squad. Karstens threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. The only base runner reached on a lead off single, but was erased on a caught stealing two batters later. […]
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Pirate City Notes: Karstens, Taillon, Welker, Lineups

The first cuts from major league camp came today, and the first games in minor league camp start this afternoon. I’ll be covering the home games at Pirate City, which will include the Triple-A and Double-A teams, and possibly an intra-squad game with the short-season players. For now, here’s some notes. **I talked with Duke […]
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Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Believes Marte Could Be a Dynamic Leadoff Hitter

The Pirates could use a lot of nights like tonight from Starling Marte during the 2013 season. The outfielder led off the game with a single, after working the count in a long at-bat. He then went on to steal second, and moved to third when the throw from the catcher went wild. One play […]
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First Pitch: Some Early Thoughts From Big League Camp

A lot can happen in the next three and a half weeks to shape up the Opening Day roster. We’ve only seen a small sample size from each player here, and while some players are standing out, it’s important to keep that perspective about the lack of playing time. That said, here are some of […]
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Pirates Notebook: Gerrit Cole Dominates, But Don’t Expect Him To Make...

Gerrit Cole didn’t have much trouble taking on Spain. The right-hander threw three shutout innings in his second Spring Training appearance, giving up two hits, walking one, and striking out six. He was sitting¬†94-97 MPH, and throwing mostly fastballs. He didn’t need anything else. “He was focused. He went out there with a focus and […]
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Injury Updates: Jeff Karstens, Russell Martin

Clint Hurdle provided some updates on the injuries to Jeff Karstens and Russell Martin after today’s game. Hurdle said that Karstens threw a bullpen of 26 pitches earlier this week, throwing only his fastball and changeup. Tomorrow he will throw a complete bullpen, mixing in his breaking ball. The team will evaluate his status from […]
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Karstens Sidelined With Sore Shoulder

According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, Jeff Karstens missed his scheduled bullpen session today due to sore right shoulder. He will still be able to play catch and soft toss. Karstens told him he is “just being smart” and not trying to get hurt by overdoing it early in Spring Training. Stolmy Pimentel also missed […]
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Contract Notes: Karstens, J. Sanchez, G. Sanchez, Hawpe, Inge

Tom Singer has a few contract details and incentives for some of the players in major league camp. The details can be read here. My thoughts on each player below. **Jeff Karstens has $1 M in potential performance bonuses. He’d get a bonus of $100,000 each for 150 and 160 innings pitched. He’d get $175,000 […]
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Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bullpen

With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker. If there’s one […]
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