Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:52:45 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke (illness) was excused from camp Thursday, Feb. 19, due to fever and chills.
Fantasy Tip: Locke has shown flashes of a solid fantasy pitcher, but he has yet to put it all together. He'll be a back-end rotation option in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:23:21 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke, Vance Worley, Clayton Richard, Radhames Liz, Brandon Cumpton and Stolmy Pimentel are all candidates for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:05:38 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Vance Worley and Jeff Locke may compete for one spot in the starting rotation during spring training.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:03:20 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke and Vance Worley are candidates to start if the team has to play the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Sept. 29, to decide the winner of the NL Central division.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:43:25 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, SPs Jeff Locke and Bobby LaFromboise, RPs Casey Sadler and John Holdzkom and SS Chase d'Arnaud were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, Sept. 2. Also, INF Michael Martinez was designated for assignment.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:16:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, Sept. 1, and is expected to start against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:49:27 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis. In a corresponding move, SP Jeff Locke has been optioned to Indianapolis.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:18:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will start Friday, July 18, in the first game of the second half, followed by Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez and Vance Worley, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Gerrit Cole (lat) remains out of the rotation for at least another week, but he should be back sometime in August. Worley remains NL-only fodder for as long as he's taking Cole's spot.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:29:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) threw on flat ground a few times from approximately 45 or 60 feet Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Clearly, Cole isn't close to returning. Continue to stash him in all formats. Jeff Locke and Brandon Cumpton will continue to fill out the Pirates rotation in his absence. Locke is worth consideration in all formats, at least in favorable matchups. Cumpton has fleeting NL-only value, unless Cole is out longer than the expected few weeks.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:50:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole's (shoulder) return Saturday, June 28, will push someone out of the starting rotation, but manager Clint Hurdle has not disclosed any information. Two candidates for demotions are SPs Jeff Locke and Brandon Cumpton, because they have minor league options remaining, while SP Vance Worley does not. Pirates SP Edinson Volquez was scheduled to pitch Saturday, June 28, on normal rest but is being skipped in favor of Cole.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates, because anyone starting for the Pirates has value to NL-only owners. Locke, Cumpton and Worley have all pitched well of late and are potential options in mixed leagues, at least, in favorable matchups. Volquez's inconsistency is frustrating, but it would be a bold move for Hurdle to remove him from the starting rotation.