Tag: John Kuchno

Minor Moves: Luis Heredia Added to Altoona Bullpen; John Kuchno Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates did some roster shuffling in Altoona today, adding Luis Heredia to the Altoona bullpen in place of RHP John Kuchno, who was released. They also swapped catchers, with Jackson Williams joining the roster and Zane Chavez was assigned to Morgantown. Heredia has been down in Extended Spring Training at Pirate City. He […]
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Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Starts Off Slow; Pablo Reyes Extends Hit...

Three days worth of action from the six leagues currently playing winter ball, plus a seventh league starts up on Thursday. I mentioned on Monday morning how there hasn’t been much positive to talk about for the Pittsburgh Pirates in winter ball, and that continued with Alen Hanson in his first four games. Players who […]
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Winter Leagues: Elvis Escobar Continues His Hot Start with a Home...

Two days worth of recaps, which includes action from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Mexico. Friday In the Dominican, Willy Garcia made his debut as a pinch-hitter, drawing a walk and scoring a run. He stayed in the game and played the last two innings on defense in right field. Edwin Espinal went 1-for-4 with […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Hits His First Homer; Heredia Struggles Again

In Venezuela on Saturday night, Jose Osuna went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in his team’s 5-3 victory. His team homered four times in the game, accounting for all of their runs. Going back to the regular season with Indianapolis, Osuna went 119 at-bats without a home run before his shot in this game. He […]
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Winter Leagues: Mexican League Highlighted by Luis Heredia and Carlos Munoz

Winter ball started in Mexico on Tuesday night with one game. The team to watch right now is Venados de Mazatlan. They have first baseman Carlos Munoz and pitcher Luis Heredia. They also have catcher Mikell Granberry, but he is still recovering from a broken hand suffered during the GCL season and is on the […]
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Winter Leagues: Action Begins in Venezuela with a Big Day From...

Winter League baseball has begun in Venezuela, where seven players from the Pirates are currently on the rosters. We will have a preview of the league in Mexico once action begins there on Tuesday night. For now, we take a look at the players in the Venezuelan league, which started play on Thursday night. Just […]
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Minor Moves: John Kuchno Promoted to Indianapolis, Duncan Added to Altoona

The Indianapolis Indians have been short-handed recently due to the shoulder soreness suffered by Trevor Williams, along with A.J. Schugel and Rob Scahill being promoted to the majors. They added Chad Kuhl yesterday and he will start in place of Williams tonight. Today they added John Kuchno to help the bullpen. He is active for […]
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Pirate City Notes: Jameson Taillon Impressive in Today’s Start

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Triple-A and Double-A teams were at Pirate City this afternoon, and Jameson Taillon took the mound for his first start since being cut from big league camp. Taillon threw three innings, giving up no runs on just two singles, and striking out a few batters in the process. He looked great […]
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Rule 5 Draft Could Be Quiet for the Pirates

Major League Baseball holds their Rule 5 draft on the last day of the Winter Meetings every year. It doesn’t get a lot of notice because not much usually happens. Today at 10am, the Philadelphia Phillies will make the first pick of the draft and industry sources are saying they will go after the Tampa […]
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The Pirates Loaded 2015 Rule 5 Class Will Give Them Plenty...

The Rule 5 draft is an event over the off-season that gets a lot of attention, although at times it might get more attention than it deserves. The big concern each year is a “roster crunch”, where the Pirates would have too many prospects to protect, and not enough room to protect them. The reality […]
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