Tag: Wade LeBlanc

Where Do Revenue Sharing Funds Go?

As one of the slowest times on the sports calendar, the Major League Baseball All-Star break brings about a lull that often leads to the discussion of off-the field topics. Sure, many fans would prefer to focus on what’s happening on the field, but with no games to be played, attention tends to shift for […]
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Pirates Pick Up 2018 Option for Andrew McCutchen; Decline Options for...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday afternoon that they have picked up the 2018 option for center fielder Andrew McCutchen. They also announced that they have declined the options for catcher Chris Stewart and lefty reliever Wade LeBlanc. McCutchen was an easy choice for his 2018 option. The Pirates had a $14.5 M option, which […]
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Pirates Activate Wade LeBlanc and Joaquin Benoit from Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated both lefty reliever Wade LeBlanc and right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit from the disabled list today on the first day of expanded rosters. As mentioned here earlier this morning, they aren’t expected to call up anyone from Indianapolis today. Some of the September additions will just come from players like Francisco Cervelli, […]
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Williams: Losing Juan Nicasio on Waivers Wouldn’t Matter, But This is...

The date was November 30, 2012. The Pirates were coming off a losing season. It was their 20th losing season in a row, and it...

Pirates Place Wade LeBlanc on Disabled List; Recall Steven Brault

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc on the disabled list with a left quad strain. To take his place on the active roster, the Pirates recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault, who was scheduled to start tonight for Indianapolis. Brault was in Syracuse, so he is en route to Pittsburgh still, but is […]
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Pirates Activate Gregory Polanco from Disabled List; Recall Dovydas Neverauskas

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a couple of roster moves before Wednesday’s night game against the Cincinnati Reds. Gregory Polanco has been activated from the disabled list. Jordan Luplow was optioned to Indianapolis to make room on the roster. Wade LeBlanc was placed on the Bereavement List. The Pirates recalled reliever Dovydas Neverauskas to take his […]
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Pirates Notebook: The Boost(s) That the Offense Needs Right Now

I feel like this season requires a weekly “Everything is going wrong for the Pirates” update, just to keep current with all of the things that are going wrong. The last time I covered this topic was when the offense was struggling in every way imaginable. That was when Adam Frazier and David Freese had […]
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Polanco and Bell Benefit From Rain Delay in Pirates 4-0 Win

PITTSBURGH — Like clockwork, several hours after Travis Barnett broke down what’s been going wrong with Gregory Polanco this season, Polanco went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI to help the Pirates’ offense to a 4-0 series-opening win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The highlight of Polanco’s game came in the fourth inning, […]
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Pirates Notebook: Taillon Focuses on Keeping Things the Same From One...

PITTSBURGH — Of all of the Pirates’ starting pitchers, Jameson Taillon might have had the best 2017 debut. The Pirates lost, 3-0 to the Red Sox on April 5, but Taillon went seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits and striking out six. After a spring full of tinkering and fine-tuning his approach on the […]
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Pirates Name Tyler Glasnow as the Fifth Starter, Decide Bullpen Battle

After Friday night’s game in Montreal, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Tyler Glasnow has won the fifth starter spot. They also announced that Trevor Williams and Wade LeBlanc will be in the bullpen along with Tony Watson, Felipe Rivero, Daniel Hudson, Juan Nicasio and Antonio Bastardo. Tyler Webb has been offered back to the Yankees […]
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