Tag: Kyle Crick

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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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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Kyle Crick Activated from Injured List; Kevin Kramer Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick from the 10-day injured list. To take his place on the active roster, second baseman Kevin Kramer was optioned to Indianapolis. Krick pitched just two games before he landed on the injured list on April 5th with right triceps tightness. He tossed two scoreless innings without […]
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Pirates Recall Outfielder Jason Martin; Kyle Crick Placed on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick has been placed on the 10-day injured list. They have recalled outfielder Jason Martin to take his place on the roster. ROSTER MOVES:RHP Kyle Crick was placed on the 10-day injured list with right triceps tightness (retro to April 4). Outfielder Jason Martin […]
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Pirates Hope Kyle Crick Can Help Solidify the Bullpen

PHILADELPHIA — The Pirates didn’t have a great series in the Philadelphia, getting swept by the Phillies. The Pirates’ bullpen in particular was victimized as the team lost each of the final three games after the starting pitcher was removed with a lead or with the game tied, only to lose at the hands of […]
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Pirates Recall Kyle Crick and Richard Rodriguez; Option Holmes and...

The Pittsburgh Pirates shook up their bullpen on Friday afternoon, adding right-handers Kyle Crick and Richard Rodriguez, while optioning righty Clay Holmes and lefty Josh Smoker. Rodriguez needed to be added to the 40-man roster first, but no other moves were necessary because the Pirates had two open roster spots. Holmes has been up in […]
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Neal Huntington Talks Bullpen Construction, Possible Changes

PITTSBURGH — Options abound for a Pirates bullpen that’s been the biggest sore spot in an otherwise uplifting start to the 2018 season. Move an in-the-groove Tyler Glasnow into higher-leverage innings? Bite the bullet and give Kevin Siegrist a Major League roster spot? Call up off-season acquisition Kyle Crick from Triple-A? Think about Joe Musgrove […]
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Austin Meadows Leads a Group of Indianapolis Prospects Who Could Reach...

The Pirates have seen a lot of players making the jump from Indianapolis over the last few seasons. That trend should continue this year, with at least 15 players on the Opening Day 25-man roster looking possible for a callup at some point this year. That doesn’t include Mitch Keller, who should be with Indianapolis […]
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Pirates Option Osuna and Crick; Reassign Siegrist to Minor League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates made three cuts on Monday morning, optioning Jose Osuna and Kyle Crick to Indianapolis, while reliever Kevin Siegrist has been reassigned to minor league camp. Earlier in the day, Alan Saunders talked about the performances or Crick and Siegrist and how it could affect them at the start of the season. Unless […]
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