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Joe Musgrove Discusses the Changes the Pirates Made to Their Pitching...

BRADENTON, Fla. – On May 27th of this past year, Jameson Taillon made a big adjustment to the way he was pitching. In that start, Taillon threw his new slider 35% of the time, all while sacrificing his fastball usage, dropping it down to 55%. That established a new trend going forward, where Taillon would […]
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Pirates Mini-Camp Kicks Off With Good Injury Updates From Polanco, Archer,...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates had their first day of mini-camp this morning at Pirate City. The workout was what you’d expect to see in the early days of Spring Training, with pitchers doing their throwing programs, and hitters taking batting and fielding practice. If this was all happening in the middle of July, it […]
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Joe Musgrove Has Surgery to Repair Abdominal Wall

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove had surgery on Friday to repair his abdominal wall. The recovery time for him to be back to full off-season training is six weeks, which would be around December 1st, giving him plenty of time to get ready for Spring Training next year. Musgrove missed his […]
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Joe Musgrove is Done for the Season; Nick Kingham Will Start...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove won’t make his last two starts due to right side abdominal discomfort. Nick Kingham will be starting in his place tomorrow. Musgrove finishes with a 4.06 ERA in 115.1 innings over 19 starts, with 100 strikeouts and a 1.18 WHIP. Effective today, Joe Musgrove will no […]
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Williams: Comparing the Returns in the Gerrit Cole and Chris Archer...

In the last six months, the Pirates have traded one top of the rotation pitcher away and have traded for one top of the rotation pitcher. They sent Gerrit Cole to the Astros prior to the season, getting Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, Michael Feliz, and Jason Martin in return. At the trade deadline, they acquired […]
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Pirates Activate Joe Musgrove; Option Alex McRae to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove today. To make room on the 25-man roster, pitcher Alex McRae was optioned to Indianapolis. This move was expected today because Musgrove was announced days ago as today’s starter against the Washington Nationals. He missed one start due to a right index finger infection, which landed him […]
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Live Discussion: Pirates at Dodgers 10:10 PM; News on Joe Musgrove

The Pittsburgh Pirates (40-44) take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (45-39) in game two of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. Ivan Nova goes up against Clayton Kershaw. The Pirates just announced that Joe Musgrove has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right index finger infection. The move was made retroactive to […]
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Morning Report: Is There a Slider Revolution Happening in Pittsburgh?

There was a time in the minors where Jameson Taillon was challenged to throw three changeups per inning. It’s not a productive strategy for results to throw a developing pitch that often. It is productive in terms of developing the pitch. This is a strategy you see often in the minors. It’s not a strategy […]
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Pirates Have Pitcher and Competitor in Musgrove

PITTSBURGH — It was pretty obvious what kind of pitcher they were getting when the Pirates acquired Joe Musgrove as part of the Gerrit Cole trade this January. Musgrove was 26, a hard-throwing right-hander that possessed a six-pitch mix, had success out of the rotation in 2016, and some troubles there in 2017 before an […]
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Gajtka: Pirates Handled Tricky Slide Controversy Appropriately

I have not played Major League Baseball. I have not ever played a legitimate baseball game, in fact. (Hope you don’t think less of me now. Perhaps I’ve revealed too much.) As such, I find myself woefully underqualified to determine whether the Pirates should have retaliated against Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs for the big […]
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