Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:41:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP A.J. Schugel was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis Friday, July 29.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:49:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio was roughed up in his last start, and he might be moving to the bullpen soon. His next turn would come against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, June 21, but the Pirates haven't announced their pitchers for that series. Nicasio is holding opponents to a .235 average the first time through the lineup with a 4.88 strikeout-to-walk ratio, but hitters are batting .326 and his strikeout-to-walk ratio moves to 1.15 the second time through. SPs Tyler Glasnow, Wilfredo Boscan and A.J. Schugel are options to replace Nicasio in the rotation if he's booted.
Fantasy Tip: Nicasio was an early season sleeper target because of his impressive spring training work, but he's quickly faded and should only be rostered in NL-only leagues at this point. Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is already up, but Glasnow's addition would be welcomed immensely by fantasy owners everywhere. Stash Glasnow now if he's out there in your league.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:34:29 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Michael Morse was designated for assignment Wednesday, April 13, and RP A.J. Schugel was selected from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Morse had a rough season in 2015 (.231 average, just five home runs), and he hasn't recovered since. His absence will mean more playing time off the bench for Sean Rodriguez, but Rodriguez isn't anything more than bench material in NL-only formats.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:42:23 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Brandon Drury, OF Socrates Brito, P Will Locante, P A.J. Schugel and P Kevin Munson were added to the 40-man roster Thursday, Nov. 20. Diamondbacks P Charles Brewer and P Mike Bolsinger were designated for assignment.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:34:03 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired P A.J. Schugel from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as part of a three-team deal Tuesday, Dec. 10, that also sent OF Mark Trumbo to Arizona.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:52:21 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim optioned RP Brandon Sisk to Triple-A Salt Lake Monday, March 11, optioned OF Travis Witherspoon to Double-A Arkansas and reassigned P A.J. Schugel to minor league camp.