Tag: Richard Rodriguez

Winter Leagues: A Look at the Pirates in the Dominican at...

Only three Pittsburgh Pirates saw action in winter ball and nothing of note happened, so I took a look at the results from the Pirates in the Dominican, where they held their All-Star game over the weekend. In Colombia, Francisco Acuna batted lead-off and played shortstop, going 1-for-5 with a single. He’s hitting .333/.440/.367 in […]
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Winter Leagues: Richard Rodriguez Debuts in the Dominican; Ji-Hwan Bae Continues...

In Australia on Thursday, Ji-Hwan Bae continued his early success at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored. He had a nice day on defense, handling all eight chances, including two double plays he started. Through eight games, he is hitting .321/.424/.679, with four doubles, two homers and 11 runs scored. […]
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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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Pirates Add Steven Brault and Richard Rodriguez; Option Dario Agrazal and...

The Pittsburgh Pirates brought back left-handed pitcher Steven Brault from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday evening, along with activating right-hander Richard Rodriguez, who was on the paternity list. To make room on the active roster, right-handed pitchers Dario Agrazal and Yefry Ramirez have been optioned to Indianapolis. Brault suffered a left shoulder strain during […]
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Pirates Recall Parker Markel; Richard Rodriguez Placed on Paternity List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up right-handed pitcher Parker Markel from Indianapolis. Right-handed pitcher Richard Rodriguez has been placed on the paternity list. Markel was just claimed off of waivers from the Seattle Mariners last Saturday. He is a 28-year-old rookie, who has just five MLB appearances, making his big league debut in May. Markel […]
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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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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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Pirates Option Mitch Keller to Indianapolis

Prior to Tuesday night’s game in Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller to Indianapolis. Right-handed pitcher Richard Rodriguez, who was serving as the 26th man during yesterday’s doubleheader, will remain with the team. Keller made his big league debut last night and allowed six runs in the first inning, before retiring ten […]
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Pirates Add Richard Rodriguez and Alex McRae to Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some roster moves prior to game one of the doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds. Mitch Keller is slated to join the Pirates for game two, so there will be another move later today to get him on the roster. As for the moves for game one (and two), Richard Rodriguez has […]
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Trevor Williams Placed on Injured List; Pirates Make Bullpen Changes

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced five transactions on Friday night, including right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams going on the 10-day injured list with a right side strain. They have replaced him on the 25-man roster with right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes, who was just sent down two days ago, but allowed to come back earlier than ten days […]
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