Tag: Jordan Lyles

Breaking Down the Pirates’ 2019 Year-End Payroll

With the season behind us, it’s finally time to look at where the payroll ended up for 2019. I’ve been tracking it since Day 1 of the season, and it’s always fun to analyze changes throughout the year. My favorite part of tracking payroll is to compare the official Competitive Balance Tax numbers released after […]
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A History of Pirates’ Payroll Change at the Trade Deadline

Leading up to the Trade Deadline, the hope of many fans wanting to see the Pirates buying from just a few weeks ago had been replaced with sadness and despair due to the team’s recent swoon. Instead of hoping to pick up a piece or two at the deadline, now all fans could do was […]
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Pirates Trade Jordan Lyles to Milwaukee Brewers for Cody Ponce

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles to the Milwaukee Brewers. The #Brewers have acquired RHP Jordan Lyles from the #Pirates, sources tell The Athletic. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 29, 2019 Robert Murray says that the Pirates have acquired 25-year-old right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce in the deal. #Brewers […]
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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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Jordan Lyles Activated from Injured List; Geoff Hartlieb Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Goeff Hartlieb was optioned to Indianapolis. Lyles has been out since leaving his start on June 8th early due to left hamstring tightness. He made a rehab start for Indianapolis six days ago, […]
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How Much Payroll Can the Pirates Trade Away?

Well, as Ron Burgundy might say, “That escalated quickly.” This wasn’t a topic I anticipated visiting quite this early, but after the entire pitching staff’s performance has seemingly fallen off a cliff, and twenty losses in their last twenty-nine games (as of June 20th) have the team hovering around last place in the division, it […]
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Jordan Lyles Placed on Injured List with Left Hamstring Tightness

Prior to Monday night’s game in Atlanta, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed starting pitcher Jordan Lyles on the 10-day injured list with left hamstring tightness. To take his place on the active roster, the Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau. Lyles pitched Saturday in Milwaukee and allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Starling Marte, Erik Gonzalez and Jordan Lyles All Leave Friday Night’s...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are having a rough Friday night despite being up on the scoreboard. They saw injuries to starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik Gonzalez. Lyles left with a right hand contusion after a ball hit up the middle caught a piece of his pitching hand. Marte and Gonzalez […]
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Corey Dickerson Placed on Injured List; Jordan Lyles Activated from IL

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday afternoon that they have placed outfielder Corey Dickerson in the 10-day injured list with a posterior right shoulder strain. Dickerson wasn’t in the starting lineup last night due to shoulder pain, though he did pinch-hit late in the game. That opened up a roster spot for right-handed pitcher Jordan […]
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