Tag: Joe Musgrove

Pirates Avoid Arbitration with All Eight Eligible Players

Today is the deadline for teams and players to submit arbitration figures. We’ll be hearing news on the contract status of eight players on the Pirates’ roster who are arbitration eligible. Here are those arbitration eligible players and their estimated 2020 salaries through arbitration: Josh Bell – $5,900,000 Joe Musgrove – $3,400,000 Keone Kela – $3,400,000 […]
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First Pitch: An Early Fantasy Baseball Look at the 2020 Pirates...

It’s been a few years since I’ve played fantasy sports. That might change this year, as I’m trying to get back into one of my favorite parts of my favorite sport. Paul Sporer at FanGraphs released his top 125 starting pitchers for 2020. I’ve always been better at identifying fantasy pitchers than hitters, so getting […]
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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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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...

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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