Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:23:28 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed OF Starling Marte (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand contusion. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Lambo, Garrett Jones and Josh Harrison could see time in the outfield while Marte is out of the lineup, but none are expected to receive a majority of the playing time. Lambo could be a target in deep mixed leagues and NL-only leagues because of his power potential. Harrison could be an option in NL-only leagues if he gets enough playing time.
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.
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, 02 Jul 2013 11:30:41 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled SP Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, July 2, and optioned 3B Josh Harrison to Indy in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Cumpton will likely get the starting nod against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday with the team pushing Jeff Locke back. Cumpton shouldn't be considered for fantasy purposes.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:25:37 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled 3B Josh Harrison from the minors Friday, June 28.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:31:10 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to the contest Friday, May 31, against the Cincinnati Reds. The team also optioned INF Josh Harrison to Indianapolis and reinstated INF Chase d'Arnaud from the disabled list and optioned him to Indianapolis.
Mon, 27 May 2013 11:52:33 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled 3B Josh Harrison and RP Michael Zagurski from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:43:19 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled P Duke Welker from the minors Wednesday, May 8, and optioned 3B Josh Harrison in a corresponding move.
Tue, 07 May 2013 13:56:14 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed SP James McDonald (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his right shoulder Tuesday, May 7. The DL stint is retroactive to May 1. 3B Josh Harrison has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to fill the empty spot on the roster. SP Jeanmar Gomez will make the start against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: McDonald has been terribly inconsistent this year and can be safely dropped in most mixed universes. Gomez entered the rotation when Pittsburgh cut bait on Jonathan Sanchez. Consider Gomez in NL-only formats.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 07:57:30 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up SP Phillip Irwin from Triple-A Indianapolis to start against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, April 14. In a corresponding move, INF Josh Harrison has been optioned to Indianapolis.