Tag: Montana DuRapau

Pirates’ Service Time Implications After Deal

What better to think about while the world is burning down around us than MLB Service Time, right? Honestly, I was looking forward to the MLB Players Association and Major League Baseball coming to an agreement not only because it’s the kind of news I love to digest and analyze, but I also really wanted […]
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Pirates Make First Six Cuts of Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first cuts of Spring Training on Monday morning and all six players are right-handed pitchers. They optioned JT Brubaker, Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce to Indianapolis. James Marvel, Luis Escobar and Montana DuRapau were all assigned to minor league camp. None of these players were expected to compete for an […]
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Pirates Send Three Pitchers Outright to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that pitchers Luis Escobar, Montana DuRapau and Williams Jerez have all cleared waivers and they have been sent outright to Indianapolis. The three were designated for assignment back on November 20th when the Pirates set their 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Jerez has the option to become a […]
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Pirates Add Five Players Ahead of Rule 5 Draft; Drop Four...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players ahead of next month’s Rule 5 draft and dropped four players to make room on the 40-man roster, which is now full. Ke’Bryan Hayes, Oneil Cruz, Will Craig, Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce have all been added. Dario Agrazal, Montana DuRapau, Williams Jerez and Luis Escobar have all […]
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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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Upcoming Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster Decisions

The Pirates have a roster crunch coming up fast. Sure, it’s fair to question whether it matters much or not, given the excess fat permeating much of the roster. At some point, however, the front office deemed every player under contract worth while enough to employ, so it’s reasonable to assume they would at least […]
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Pirates Recall Geoff Hartlieb from Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed reliever Geoff Hartlieb from Indianapolis ahead of Thursday night’s game in Colorado. To make room on the 25-man roster, Montana DuRapau has been optioned to Indianapolis. Hartlieb has been with the Pirates twice already this season and was one of the players likely to come up when the rosters […]
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Pirates Place Yefry Ramirez and Chris Stratton on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that before Thursday’s game in Colorado, they have placed right-handed pitchers Chris Stratton and Yefry Ramirez on the injured list. To take their place on the active roster, both Montana DuRapau and Parker Markel have been recalled from Indianapolis. Stratton’s injury is described as right side inflammation, while Ramirez has a […]
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An Early Look at an Estimated 2020 Payroll

Once any realistic hopes are gone for playoff contention, there’s not much left to look forward to in sports, especially if a team falls out of contention relatively early. For the Pirates, few individual storylines remain, aside from Bryan Reynolds’ run at a battle title and Rookie of the Year Award. In reality, the rest […]
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Richard Rodriguez and Jose Osuna Return; Kyle Crick Starts Serving Suspension

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed pitcher Richard Rodriguez from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday afternoon. To make room on the 25-man roster, reliever Montana DuRapau has been optioned to Indianapolis. The Pirates also announced that Kyle Crick will begin serving his three-game suspension tonight. Jose Osuna’s five-game suspension expired last night and he is […]
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