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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.

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


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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Pirates | Chris Stewart nearing return

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:48:09 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) caught seven innings for Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, April 12, and all of a four-hours plus game Sunday, April 13. Manager Clint Hurdle said Stewart felt good Monday, April 14, and he could return soon. "We're finalizing the last bit of Chris' return-to-play program," Hurdle said, "and just have to run it by (general manager Neal Huntington)."

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen injury update

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:27:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (ankle) left the game Friday, April 11, because of discomfort in his left ankle.

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Pirates | Chris Stewart moves to Triple-A

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:36:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) has moved to Triple-A Indianapolis to continue his rehab assignment.

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Pirates | Andrew McCutchen leaves game

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:32:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (undisclosed) left the game early Friday, April 11, because of an undisclosed injury.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke activated, demoted

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:40:16 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated SP Jeff Locke (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, April 10, and optioned him to the minors.

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Pirates | Vin Mazzaro accepts assignment

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:47:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Vin Mazzaro has accepted his outright assignment and has been assigned to Single-A Jamestown. He is expected to join Triple-A Indianapolis in a few days.

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Pirates | Jason Grilli makes it interesting

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:23:29 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli walked two, allowed a single and struck out two to earn the save against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, April 10. Grilli has three saves in four chances this year.

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Pirates | Jameson Taillon has successful surgery

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:14:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jameson Taillon (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Thursday, April 9.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jonathan Mayo


Pirates | Russell Martin parks two

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:10:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin hit two home runs Wednesday, April 9.

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Pirates | Vin Mazzaro outrighted

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:22:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Vin Mazzaro cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, April 8.

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Pirates | More on Edinson Volquez

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:46:43 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have stressed that SP Edinson Volquez keep his head on line with the plate and land squarely on his left foot during his delivery; he has rolled onto the left edge of the foot frequently in recent years. Volquez also has worked on removing the ball from his glove more quickly and keeping his front side close during his windup.

Fantasy Tip: More evidence that Volquez may be inching closer to recovering some of the elite promise he once held.

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


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Pittsburgh Pirates Player News

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
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
Dodson Zackry P
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
Foster Zachary P
Freeman Wesley OF
Fuesser Zac P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler P
Godfrey Graham SP
Gomez Jeanmar SP
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Grilli Jason RP
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hafner Ryan P
Hagan Thomas OF
Hague Matt 3B
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh SS
Hart Kevin SP
Harts Jeremy P
Harvey Kris RP
Henriquez Cristian P
Henriquez Ralph C
Herbort Ryan P
Heredia Luis P
Hernandez Anderson 2B
Hernandez Christopher P
Herrera Johan 3B
Hill Josh P
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
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
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Krebs Eric P
Lakind Jared 1B
Lambo Andrew 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Liriano Francisco SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Starling OF
Martin Russell C
Martinez Michael 2B
Mathisen Wyatt C
Mazzaro Vin RP
McClung Seth RP
McCullen Matthew P
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
Moeves Mark P
Montero Yunior P
Montilla Richard P
Morales Jose C
Morel Brent 3B
Morris Bryan RP
Morton Charlie SP
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newsom Randy P
Norman Anthony OF
Oliver Andrew SP
Oliver Zachary P
Padilla Fredys 2B
Palmeiro Patrick 3B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Paulino Carlos C
Payne Matthew 3B
Payne Vincent P
Pena Ramses SS
Perez Miguel C
Pevny Logan P
Pimentel Stolmy RP
Polanco Gregory OF
Polo Tito OF
Polonia Rodney SS
Pond Simon OF
Ponder Allen P
Powell Jeremy P
Prasch Eddie 3B
Pribanic Aaron SP
Quarles Jason P
Ramirez Elvin P
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramos Jhonathan P
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
Roberts Willis P
Robertson Nash P
Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Joely P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rodriguez Wandy SP
Rojas Chris SP
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
Salas Marino RP
Sanchez Gaby 1B
Sanchez Tony C
Santos Omir C
Sanz Luis P
Schlereth Daniel RP
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Snider Travis OF
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Tabata Jose OF
Taillon Jameson SP
Tejeda Oscar SS
Thompson Mike P
Thornton Zach P
Trepagnier Bryton P
Urena Luis OF
Valdez Alex 3B
Valdez Luis Alfonzo P
Valdez Yunior OF
Valiquette Phillippe P
Volquez Edinson SP
Von Rosenberg Zack P
Walcott Damian OF
Waldron Tyler P
Waldrop Kyle RP
Walker Andrew C
Walker Neil 2B
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
Welch Stefan 1B
Welker Duke P
Whiteside Matt RP
Wilk Adam SP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Wilson Justin RP
Worley Vance SP
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP

Banister Jeff TO
Branson Jeff TO
Dorante Luis TO
Huntington Neal GM
Hurdle Clint MAN
Jauss Dave TO
Leyva Nick TO
Livesy Jeff TO
Searage Ray PC
Sofield Rick TO

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