Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:16:05 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with 2B Neil Walker Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $5.75 million deal.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:53:28 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker batted leadoff for the first time in his career Sunday, Sept. 1, against the St. Louis Cardinals, with OF Garrett Jones placed in the No. 2 spot in the batting order.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:33:53 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates activated 2B Neil Walker (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 23.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:22:19 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (oblique) will likely return from the disabled list and play Tuesday, July 23. He's scheduled to be examined by doctors Monday, July 22, after a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis. "I feel good," Walker said. "I had no problems, no setbacks. I took a lot of normal swings. The more I swung, the better it felt. That was very encouraging." 3B Brandon Inge could be released or 3B Josh Harrison could be sent down to make room for Walker.
Fantasy Tip: The return of Walker will spell the end of consistent playing time for Jordy Mercer. Get Walker back in your deep mixed lineups.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:58:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (side) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis and likely will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 22.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:10:51 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed 2B Neil Walker (side) on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right side Tuesday, July 9, and recalled 3B Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. Walker hadn't played since last Saturday, and he's unable to swing left-handed without pain. Harrison was hitting .317 with four home runs and 34 RBIs in 64 games.
Fantasy Tip: Clint Barmes can fill in at second base in the meantime, but that's really only a solution for those that are searching for middle infield answers in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:06:23 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (side) remains sore and is out of the lineup again Tuesday, July 9. There is still a chance he lands on the disabled list.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:53:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (side) is not in the lineup Monday, July 8, and didn't undergo an MRI exam.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:18:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (side) left the team's game early Saturday, July 6, because of some side discomfort. He will be evaluated after the game.
Mon, 13 May 2013 10:35:55 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates activated 2B Neil Walker (hand) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 13, and optioned INF Jordy Mercer to Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Get Walker back into your lineups.