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Pirates | Russell Martin bumped to second spot

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:13:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin batted second on Friday, April 18, as part of a restructured lineup that manager Clint Hurdle hopes will improve the club's on-base percentage. Martin batted second for the first time the night before against the Milwaukee Brewers and went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Bill Brink


Pirates | Jordy Mercer injury update

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:44:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (ankle) left the game early Friday, April 18, because of right ankle discomfort.

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Pirates | Jordy Mercer leaves game

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:04:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (undisclosed) left the game early Friday, April 18, after suffering an undisclosed injury. SS Clint Barmes took his place in the starting lineup.

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Pirates | Acquiring Ike Davis

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:27:22 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are working with the New York Mets to acquire 1B Ike Davis, and Davis has approved the trade.

Fantasy Tip: The Bucs clearly aren't satisfied with Travis Ishikawa in a platoon at first base with Gaby Sanchez. Davis will essentially replace Ishikawa in that role. Davis' value probably won't increase all that much, but his playing time should increase if he's in a straight platoon with Sanchez.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Pirates | Chris Stewart looking good during rehab

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:25:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) was 3-for-4 Thursday, April 17, and has hit safely in each of his four rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis. He's expected to be recalled soon.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen hits first homer

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:54:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the year Thursday, April 17.

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Pirates | Edinson Volquez earns first win

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:59:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez earned his first win with his new team Thursday, April 17, in an 11-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Volquez is in the top 10 in the National League in ERA (1.71) and WHIP (0.95).

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Pirates | Andrew Lambo off to good start in minors

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:56:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Andrew Lambo, a candidate to make the active roster who was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis after a rough spring, has started well in the minors this season. Through his first 10 games, Lambo hit .324 with three doubles and more walks than strikeouts.

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Pirates | Jose Tabata passes concussion tests

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:54:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (head) passed all concussion protocols Thursday, April 17, a day after leaving a game in Cincinnati in the fourth inning when he ran into the scoreboard while making a catch. Tabata pinch-hit in the eighth inning and doubled against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Pirates | Jose Tabata injury update

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:29:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (head) left the game early Wednesday, April 16, because he displayed mild concussion-like symptoms.

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Pirates | Jose Tabata leaves early

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:53:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (undisclosed) is leaving the game early Wednesday, April 16, after slamming into the left field wall while making a catch. His head and shoulder collided with the wall.

Fantasy Tip: Tabata hit the wall extremely hard, but it's unknown if his injury is to his head, shoulder or something else. He walked off the field gingerly with trainers helping him. Travis Snider figures to see increased playing time, depending on the nature of Tabata's injury. Also, the Bucs could bring up prospect Gregory Blanco, who is off to a red hot start in the minors.

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Pirates | Two hit two out

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:53:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker and 1B Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 15.

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Pirates | Not a cookie cutter platoon at 1B

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:17:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, April 15, that the platoon at first base is not "cookie cutter" in nature, meaning left-handed hitting 1B Travis Ishikawa will not start against all right-handed pitching. Hurdle said he anticipated giving 1B Gaby Sanchez more at-bats against right-handed pitching. He has made just three starts through the first 13 games. "It's not all hard numbers," Hurdle said. "We're kind of old school here. We'll look at what our eyes tell us and what our gut tells us."

Fantasy Tip: Neither Ishikawa nor Sanchez have a whole lot of fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of NL-only formats. First base is kind of a black hole in the Steel City.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Travis Sawchik


Pirates | Watching Wandy Rodriguez

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:17:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, April 15, that he is keeping an eye on SP Wandy Rodriguez, who has seen a dip in his velocity from his 2013 level and career average. His fastball is averaging 87.5 mph, down from 89.4 mph last season, and 89.3 mph for his career. "I don't run to answer right away just because I've seen three outings, and his velocity is down a tick. I think as we get more reps, as we get warmer weather, I think you'll get a more accurate read," Hurdle said.

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Pirates | Mark Melancon still not giving up long ball

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:48:39 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon celebrated the one-year anniversary Monday, April 14, of the last home run he allowed.

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Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Alvarez Pedro 3B
Amato Gary P
Andino Robert 2B
Aneudy Darlin P
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Ashley Nevin C
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Balester Collin SP
Bankston Maurice P
Barmes Clint SS
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bell Joshua OF
Benitez Deybis SS
Bernero Adam RP
Biela Andrew OF
Bishop Harrison P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Bouknight Kip P
Brigham Jake SP
Brito Jesus 3B
Brolsma Owen P
Bromberg David SP
Broxton Keon OF
Bullinger Kirk P
Buttler Vic OF
Cameron Taylor P
Cardenas Eliecer P
Cardona Rodolfo INF
Carrasco Roman P
Carver Mark C
Castellano John C
Castro Orlando P
Cavagnaro Matt INF
Cave Kevin P
Chaves Brandon INF
Chen Yung-Chi INF
Chi Ping-Hung OF
Chiaffredo Paul C
Child Dylan C
Claggett Anthony P
Clapp Brad P
Cofield Kyle P
Cole Gerrit SP
Copley David P
Cordier Erik P
Corey Mark P
Corley Brad OF
Corsaletti Jeff OF
Cortes Jorge OF
Covington Christopher OF
Cox Tyler P
Craig Dustin P
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
d'Arnaud Chase SS
Davis Blake SS
Davis Ike 1B
De Aza Miguel OF
Decker Jaff OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Francisco C
Dickerson Chris OF
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Dorta Melvin INF
Durham Miles OF
Edwards Mike 3B
Enochs Chris P
Eppley Cody RP
Erickson Casey P
Escobar Elvis OF
Escobar Elvis OF
Esqueda Carlos SS
Evans Tom INF
Fagan Albert P
Falcon Omar C
Fallon Ed P
Farrell Jeremy INF
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Forrer Daniel P
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Freeman Wesley OF
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Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
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Grilli Jason RP
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Guillory Matthew P
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Hagan Thomas OF
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Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
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Hart Kevin SP
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Harvey Kris RP
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Heredia Luis P
Hernandez Anderson 2B
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Hill Josh P
Holliday Brian P
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Hughes Jared P
Inman Jeff P
Irwin Phillip P
Ishikawa Travis 1B
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Jay SP
Jackson Steven P
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Keel Jared 3B
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
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Klinger Brent P
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Krebs Eric P
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Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
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Leon Jose INF
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Liriano Francisco SP
Locke Jeff SP
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Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Starling OF
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McCutchen Andrew OF
McGuiness Chris 1B
McGuire Reese C
McPherson Kyle SP
Meadows Austin OF
Medina Jhondaniel P
Melancon Mark RP
Melhuse Adam C
Mendez Mauricio P
Mercer Jordy SS
Miller Matt J. RP
Miller Quinton P
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Montilla Richard P
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Morel Brent 3B
Morris Bryan RP
Morton Charlie SP
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Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
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Oliver Andrew SP
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Palmeiro Patrick 3B
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Perez Miguel C
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Polanco Gregory OF
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Pond Simon OF
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Powell Jeremy P
Prasch Eddie 3B
Pribanic Aaron SP
Quarles Jason P
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Reames Britt RP
Reddinger Brandon C
Reichert Dan P
Reid Justin P
Reith Brian P
Reyes Milver C
Rice Chad SS
Rivera Maximo SS
Roberts Kevin P
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Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Joely P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
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Ronco Jesus SS
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rowland Robby P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sadler Casey SP
Sakamoto Kent 1B
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Sanchez Tony C
Santos Omir C
Sanz Luis P
Schlereth Daniel RP
Serrano Elio RP
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Snider Travis OF
Spain Robert SS
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Wilson Justin RP
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