Tag: Steven Brault

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 Recall Dario Agrazal, Luis Escobar and Montana DuRapau

Prior to Saturday’s game, the Pittsburgh Pirates added three pitchers to their staff, calling up right-handers Dario Agrazal, Luis Escobar and Montana DuRapau. Trevor Williams was scheduled to start Saturday’s game, but he has been placed on paternity leave. He will be replaced by Agrazal. Steven Brault was placed on the 10-day injured list with […]
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Steven Brault Leaves Early Due to Shoulder Discomfort

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the left-handed pitcher Steven Brault left Friday night’s game early due to left shoulder discomfort. He is currently being examined and treated by the Pirates medical staff. Update on Brault: Steven left today's game with left shoulder discomfort. He is being examined and treated by the Pirates medical staff. — Pirates […]
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Morning Report: Steven Brault Highlights the Real Problem With the Pirates

Yesterday, after Steven Brault’s line for the day was complete, I threw out a tweet highlighting how good he has been over the last month and a half. Steven Brault has a 3.93 ERA in 34.1 innings since Chris Archer went down back in April. Other Pirates starters during that time: Trevor Williams: 3.24 ERA, […]
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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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Gregory Polanco Activated from Injured List; Steven Brault Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Gregory Polanco from the 10-day injured list in time for Monday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. To make room on the 25-man roster, Steven Brault has been optioned to Indianapolis. ROSTER MOVES:The Pirates have recalled outfielder Gregory Polanco from his rehab assignment and have reinstated him from the […]
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Pirates Recall Steven Brault; Option Buddy Boshers

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault from Indianapolis. To make room on the 25-man roster, lefty reliever Buddy Boshers has been optioned to Indianapolis. Brault was sent down on August 3rd, so he didn’t use an option. When players are sent down during the season for 1-19 days, the […]
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Pirates Option Steven Brault to Indianapolis; Recall Dovydas Neverauskas

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned left-handed pitcher Steven Brault to Indianapolis prior to Friday’s game with the St Louis Cardinals. They have recalled right-handed reliever Dovydas Neverauskas to take his place  in the bullpen. Brault has been the long-man for the Pirates all season, serving most of the year as the only lefty in the bullpen […]
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Pirates Have Pitching Personnel Conducive To Trying Something Revolutionary

PITTSBURGH — On Friday, Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that his club would do something not often tried in Major League Baseball: Deploy a relief pitcher as his starter. Cash told reporters that Sergio Romo, who had never started a game in his 11-year big-league career, would the mound for the first inning Saturday night […]
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