Tag: Steve Pearce

Walker joining the Pirates?

Apparently, 93.7 The Fan reported this morning that Neil Walker has been recalled from Triple-A, and that Steve Pearce would likely be placed on the DL with a sprained ankle. I haven’t seen this reported anywhere else, so take it with a grain of salt for now. it may have just been speculation.

Pearce leaves game with ankle injury

Steve Pearce left Monday's game with a sprained ankle. He will have an MRI on Tuesday.

Versatility should provide benefits

Andy LaRocheBetween Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pirates have a group of eight position players fighting for about five spots in the everyday lineup. Obviously, not all will pan out, but it is difficult to determine exactly which ones will succeed long-term. Luckily, each player comes with some versatility, which gives management some options when filling out a future lineup card.

Church stealing valuable playing time

Lastings MilledgeRyan Church has started 12 of the past 14 games in which he has been available. Why would a rebuilding team give the majority of available playing time to a 31-year-old, well established 4th outfielder who is struggling, while younger players with uncertain talent levels watch from the bench? It does not make sense.

Beware the “Quad-A” label

Despite impressive Triple-A production, both Jeff Clement and Steve Pearce have failed in limited major league opportunities. Does that mean they are Quad-A players, simply unable to make that jump? Will Neil Walker go down that same path?

Pearce coming from Indy

Jen Langosch reports that Steve Pearce will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis tomorrow.

Penn makes team; Vazquez released

Dejan Kovacevic reports that Hayden Penn has likely made the opening day roster. UPDATE (12:40 PM): From the same link, Dejan adds that Ramon Vazquez...

Should the Pirates platoon Garrett Jones and Steve Pearce?

I have been interested in a platoon of Steve Pearce and Garrett Jones, whether that is at first base or right field. This is mostly due to their 2009 splits, which is the precise assumption that Matt Klaasen cautioned against in his excellent post on platoon splits. What should the Pirates expect out of a Jones/Pearce platoon?

Pearce earning his keep

Last night, John Perrotto wrote that Steve Pearce is running out of opportunities at the major league level. I felt Pearce had been doing...

Bucs Offense Again Anemic

Jason Marquis came within one out of tossing a complete game. He was more than good enough through 8-2/3 to win, allowing only a...

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