Tag: John Bormann

Minor Moves: Calvin Mitchell and Jin-De Jhang to the Disabled List;...

The West Virginia Power made some roster moves on Sunday, including one that was delayed from earlier in the week. Outfielder Calvin Mitchell was placed on the disabled list. He had some pain in the hip/lower back area after a strikeout earlier this week and left the game early. It’s nothing major and right now […]
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The 2018 Bradenton Marauders are Led By Pitching, With Luis Escobar...

The weakest team in the Pirates’ system this year, as far as full-season teams, will be the Bradenton Marauders. The prospect depth at the level is thin, with very few players who could eventually become impact prospects, or even starters one day in the majors. The strength of the team is easily on the pitching […]
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Jacob Stallings Optioned to Indianapolis; Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned catcher Jacob Stallings to Indianapolis today. He was recalled yesterday as the 26th man for the game in Williamsport, but did not get into the game. In other Indianapolis news, ¬†Brandon Cumpton has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. He had a 4.50 ERA in 20 innings over 13 appearances with […]
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Minor Moves: Meadows and Ngoepe to DL; Vieaux Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted left-handed starting pitcher Cam Vieaux from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders. Vieaux was elected to the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which took place on Tuesday night, but he did not pitch. He will replace Dario Agrazal in the rotation, after Agrazal was promoted to Altoona, where […]
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What It’s Like to Spend One Day in the Majors

BRADENTON, Fla. – So many things had to go right for John Bormann to make his MLB debut with his first at-bat this past Sunday. The Pirates needed a catcher in a pinch, and he was fortunate that they happened to be a few hours away, and too far from any other team, making Bradenton […]
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Pirates Send Catcher John Bormann Outright to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday afternoon that catcher John Bormann has cleared waivers and he has been sent outright to Bradenton. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster, though there was already an open spot before the move, so it now sits at 38 players. Bormann got an emergency call-up to the […]
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Pirates Recall Elias Diaz; Option John Bormann to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Elias Diaz from Indianapolis. To make room on the active roster, they have optioned catcher John Bormann to Bradenton. With Francisco Cervelli still uncertain for the next couple days due to a right foot injury, the Pirates need a catcher for at least tonight and possibly longer. Bormann was […]
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Morning Report: Catchers with Unlikely Paths to the Major Leagues

The call-up of John Bormann by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday made me think of two things right away. The New York Mets adding Joe Hietpas as a backup catcher in September of 2004, and a 1902 Pirates catcher named Mike Hopkins. I assume no one else had the same thoughts. Joe Hietpas was a […]
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“I never thought I would be the ‘anything can happen.'”

MIAMI – John Bormann woke up this morning ready to make a commuter trip to Port Charlotte. He boarded the 9:00 bus from Bradenton down for the final game of the series against the Stone Crabs for a game he was slated to start. At the stadium, he was getting dressed for the game, and […]
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Pirates Option Danny Ortiz to Indianapolis; Add Catcher John Bormann to...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added catcher John Bormann to the Major League roster and optioned outfielder Danny Ortiz to Indianapolis. Ortiz made his Major League debut last night after ten years in the minors, playing the last three innings in right field without an at-bat. Bormann getting added to the roster is an extreme case […]
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