This was a tweet sent by ESPN’s Keith Law when asked about what it would take for the Bucs to sign 2nd round pick, Josh Bell. Bell, who was ranked as the draft’s 15th best player and 5th best hitter by Baseball America, fell to the Bucs in the 2nd round due to signability issues.
Final: Pirates 7, Astros 3 WP: Charlie Morton (7-3) LP: Enerio Del Rosario (0-1) SV: Joel Hanrahan (19) This one took forever, but the Bucs won it at last. The win propelled them to 34-33 on the year, putting them above .500 this late in the season for the first time since 1999. Charlie Morton
Game 67: Pirates at Astros
Rob Biertempfel reports that C Wyatt Toregas has cleared waivers and will be outrighted back to AAA-Indianapolis. Toregas was designated for assignment to make room for Mike McKenry on the 25 and 40 man rosters. Toregas, 28, collected just 4 AB for the Pirates after Chris Snyder was placed on the disabled list last week.
Final: Pirates 1, Astros 0 WP: Jeff Karstens (4-4) LP: Bud Norris (4-5 SV: Joel Hanrahan (18) What can I say about this game? Jeff Karstens is a beast. I have no idea how he’s doing it, but Karstens tossed 6 2/3 scoreless today allowing only 3 hits while not walking a batter. It is
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