Tag: Steven Brault

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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What Kind of Pitcher is Steven Brault?

PITTSBURGH — Steven Brault is a pitcher, of that much, he’s fairly certain. Yes, he’s hitting a very un-pitcher-like .273 this season that not only leads the Pirates pitching staff, but is ahead of eight position players. But Brault is definitely a pitcher. What’s more of an open question is what kind of pitcher he’s […]
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Rise and Fall: Adjustments in Progress for Tyler Glasnow, Steven Brault

PITTSBURGH — After Nick Kingham’s stunning MLB debut Sunday afternoon, it seems the Pirates’ bullpen will once again feature two young pitchers who have trained as starters. Not that Tyler Glasnow and Steven Brault are in positions to get comfortable anyway. Both are still trying to prove themselves as viable pitchers at this level, with […]
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Seeing The Josh Harrison Situation From A Pitcher’s Perspective

PITTSBURGH — Josh Harrison made his feelings known. Boy, did he ever. A day after getting the fifth metacarpal bone on his left hand broken by an errant pitch for the second time in a year, Harrison didn’t hold back on what’s wrong with today’s game, at least in his mind. “Guys are throwing harder […]
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Gajtka: Shorten The MLB Season? Unlikely, But It Makes Some Sense

PITTSBURGH -- The Cubs and Cardinals had their Wednesday game at Wrigley Field postponed due to nasty weather. That was the 25th postponement across...

Steven Brault is Making the Most of His Time in the...

PITTSBURGH — Through two starts this season, Pirates left-hander Steven Brault has done pretty much all the club could have asked for out of a last-minute spot starter. Brault worked out all spring as a starting pitcher, but was pretty sure that he was going to end up in the bullpen this year, and that’s […]
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Live Discussion: Pirates 5, Reds 2, Final

PITTSBURGH — It’s the start of National League play for the Pirates after a 4-1 start that was all built on interleague action against the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins. Thursday starts a four-game series against one of the Pirates’ oldest divisional foes, the Cincinnati Reds. Steven Brault will make his first start of the […]
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Steven Brault Building on Flexibility

PITTSBURGH — Pirates lefty Steven Brault spent the entirety of Spring Training working as a starting pitcher. That made sense, after all. Brault has been a starter for almost all of his professional career. Of his 128 career professional appearances, 116 of the them have come as a starter. But for almost the entire spring, […]
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