Tag: Nick Burdi

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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Pirates Announce that Nick Burdi is Out for the Season After...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Nick Burdi is out for the season after undergoing surgery today to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. He is expected to be ready for full baseball activities by Spring Training. Nick Burdi underwent surgery today by Dr. Robert Thompson aimed to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet […]
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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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Nick Burdi Placed on Injured List; Pirates Recall Steven Brault

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Tuesday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Nick Burdi was placed on the 10-day injured list. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the Pirates recalled left-hander Steven Brault. Burdi was injured last night. While the Pirates didn’t confirm anything today, Jeff Passan from ESPN.com reported that Burdi suffered a strained […]
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Nick Burdi Reportedly Has Strained Biceps Tendon and Flexor Mass (Updated)

Jeff Passan from ESPN.com is reporting that an MRI on Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher Nick Burdi revealed strained biceps tendon and flexor mass after injuring his arm on a pitch in last night’s game. Considering how awful it looked, the preliminary exam on Pirates reliever Nick Burdi is promising: Nothing is fully torn or broken, […]
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Nick Burdi Removed from Game with Right Elbow and Bicep Pain

After throwing a pitch in the eighth inning on Monday night, right-handed reliever Nick Burdi went down in pain and grabbed his right bicep. After being on the ground for over a minute, he walked off the field with the trainer. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent out the following tweet, announcing it was both bicep and […]
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Morning Report: A Look at Which Players Could Lose Their Prospect...

A few days ago, Tim Williams looked at which players had a chance to end up as the top prospect in the system by the end of the season. It included some scenarios where a player could lose their prospect status due to spending too much time in the majors this season, which would eliminate […]
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Pirates Q&A: International Signings, Prospect Rankings and Nick Burdi

We posted our Q&A yesterday and got some interesting questions, which we will answer in separate articles over the next few days. Today we look at the strategy of the Pittsburgh Pirates for international signings, the prospect rankings of Conner Uselton and Nick Burdi’s usage by the Pirates last year. joe s: After years of international […]
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Pirates Send Four Prospects to the Rookie Career Development Program

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently holding their winter mini-camp this week and there were a few surprise no-shows, even though the camp is voluntary for everyone. There is a good reason for four prospects not being at Pirate City right now. Mitch Keller, Nick Burdi, Pablo Reyes and Kevin Kramer have all been sent to […]
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Pirates Add Five Players as Rosters Expand

The Pittsburgh Pirates added five players today, with a little bit of a surprise in the group. They added catcher Jacob Stallings, 1B/OF Jose Osuna, relief pitchers Nick Burdi and Dovydas Neverauskas, and IF/OF Pablo Reyes, who was added to the 40-man roster. Stallings and Burdi were the most obvious recalls. Teams always add a […]
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