Tag: John Holdzkom

John Holdzkom Reportedly Signs With White Sox

According to Robert Murray, the Chicago White Sox are in the process of signing pitcher John Holdzkom. This spring, Holdzkom had a big dip in velocity, which caused him to be among the first players cut by the Pirates. He said that he was healthy and the ball just wasn’t coming out of his hand […]
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The Plan of Going to the Bullpen Early Didn’t Work For...

PITTSBURGH – The Pirates had a very public plan heading into the season with their bullpen. They had a lot of relievers in the bullpen who could go multiple innings. They had a great trio of arms at the back of the bullpen in Neftali Feliz, Tony Watson, and Mark Melancon. And they had some […]
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Pirates Release John Holdzkom

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher John Holdzkom, who was designated for assignment on April 3rd when they set their Opening Day roster. We have seen multiple times this year that the Pirates have released a pitcher, only to re-sign him to a minor league deal. They did it with Casey Sadler, Guido Knudson […]
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Second Round of Pirates Cuts Answers a Few Questions For Indianapolis

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pittsburgh Pirates made their second round of cuts on Friday morning, sending out ten players. They optioned seven to Indianapolis, with Josh Bell, Alen Hanson, Max Moroff, Gift Ngoepe, Willy Garcia, Nick Kingham, and John Holdzkom being sent down. They also reassigned Adam Frazier, Juan Diaz, and Dan Gamache to minor league […]
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John Holdzkom Sent Down Due to Concerns After Velocity Loss

BRADENTON, Fla. – After a magical run in 2014 that took John Holdzkom from Independent Leagues to a late inning big league reliever, the tall right-hander came into the 2015 season with high hopes. However, the control issues that haunted his early career returned, and he found himself on and off the DL with a shoulder issue all season. On […]
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Glasnow and Taillon Show What They Need to Work On; Full...

BRADENTON, Fl. – The Pirates set up a marquee pitching matchup today, putting Tyler Glasnow against Jameson Taillon in the Black and Gold game. Both pitchers have a chance to be pitching in Pittsburgh later in the year, but they’re both going to need some work on a few specific things, and those things showed […]
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Pirates Notes: The Black and Gold Game Will Have All the...

BRADENTON, Fl. – I can’t think of a better day to have three people covering Spring Training for the site than Monday for the annual Black and Gold game. Clint Hurdle announced the pitching matchups today, and the game will feature Jameson Taillon going up against Tyler Glasnow, pitting the top two pitching prospects against each other. […]
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16 Boom or Bust Pirates Who Could Make a Difference in...

It’s kind of become a New Year’s Eve tradition for me to write about the boom or bust players who could make a difference for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the upcoming season. I first did this in 2013, talking about players like Francisco Liriano, Starling Marte, and Mark Melancon. I continued that in 2014 with guys like Jordy Mercer, […]
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Indianapolis Top 10 Led By Three Guys Who Could Be in...

Indianapolis built up a huge lead at the beginning of the season in the standings, but struggled toward the middle of the season with call-ups and players adjusting to the level. However, once the first-time players at the level adjusted, the team improved. After sweeping Scranton in the first round of the playoffs, Indianapolis took Columbus to […]
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Injury Update: John Holdzkom Tosses First Bullpen Session

INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time since his most recent trip to the disabled list, John Holdzkom is throwing off the mound. Holdzkom tossed a side bullpen session this afternoon before the Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field. The 2015 season has been pretty much a loss for Holdzkom after a great deal of excitement following […]
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