Tag: Montana DuRapau

Pirates Add Montana DuRapau and Clay Holmes; Tyler Lyons Designated for...

The Pittsburgh Pirates added some bullpen reinforcements on Thursday, recalling right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes and adding right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau to the 40-man roster so he could also join the team. The Pirates opened up a 40-man roster spot by designating left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons for assignment. There was already one open roster spot on […]
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Minor Moves: Kevin Newman Begins Rehab Assignment; Brandon Maurer to Injured...

The Indianapolis Indians announced four transactions on Tuesday afternoon, including the addition of Kevin Newman, who will begin his rehab assignment tonight. He has been on the injured list since April 11th due to a finger laceration. Newman is scheduled to get some outfield work while in Indianapolis. Infielder Nick Franklin will also be joining […]
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Minor Moves: Wallace Family Reunion in Bradenton; DuRapau Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Gavin Wallace to Bradenton on Tuesday. That move was made to open up a rotation spot for Travis MacGregor, who is on the mound tonight for West Virginia. Montana DuRapau has also been promoted to Indianapolis after Erich Weiss went on the disabled list. Gavin Wallace had a 3.69 […]
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Morning Report: New Mock Draft and Notes from Around the System

We had a mock draft from Jonathan Mayo posted yesterday. A short time after that went up, I noticed that Keith Law also posted a mock draft for ESPN Insiders. This is his third attempt at a mock draft this year and it came with just four days (now three) left until the draft. Shameless […]
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Morning Report: Suspended Players are Able to Return Shortly for Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates saw a rash of suspensions over the off-season. The main one was to Nik Turley, who got an 80-game suspension. They also had three minors leaguers receive 50-game suspensions in reliever Montana DuRapau, infielder Mitchell Tolman and shortstop Andrew Walker. Turley still has over a month before his suspension is up, but […]
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Montana DuRapau Suspended 50 Games

According to Adam Berry from MLB.com, right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau has been suspended 50 games due to his second positive test for a drug of abuse. As we mentioned here last week, DuRapau was given an invitation to Major League Spring Training this year. No word on whether he will still be an invite, but […]
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What to Expect For the Pirates in Tomorrow’s Rule 5 Draft

The Winter Meetings have been pretty quiet this year across baseball, with a few rumors going around, and a few trades starting to happen today. The action for the Pirates has been limited to rumors, mostly involving players they might trade away, but without knowledge of whether they would actually be sellers. Unless things heat […]
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The Pirates Have Some Prospects Who Could Be Selected in the...

JJ Cooper from Baseball America posted a list of the top Rule 5 candidates, along with players who fit the mold of the type who get selected in the Rule 5 draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates added Austin Meadows, Luis Escobar and Dario Agrazal to their 40-man roster this off-season. That was to protect them from […]
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Winter Leagues: Jung-Ho Kang Continues to Slump at the Plate

In the Dominican on Sunday night, Jung-Ho Kang went 0-for-4, driving in a run with a sacrifice fly. He struck out twice, giving him 15 strikeouts and a .128 average through 11 games. It will be interesting to see how often he plays if he continues to struggle. Winter leagues are notorious for giving up […]
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Winter Leagues: Jung-Ho Kang Continues Slow Start with Rough Friday Night

Thursday was a slow day for winter league action, as the Dominican League had the day off. Below you will find action from the last two days in winter ball around the Dominican, Venezuela and Mexico. On Thursday in Venezuela, Elvis Escobar went 0-for-3 with a walk. It broke his seven-game hit streak, but he […]
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Site Update: Welcome Ethan Hullihen to Pirates Prospects

One of the very first things I added to this site when it launched in 2009 was payroll information. The payroll tracker included the...