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Jeff Karstens pulled after first inning with shoulder inflammation

Published on April 17, 2012 by in Injuries

Jeff Karstens was removed from tonight’s start after giving up two runs in the first inning. He batted in the top half of the 2nd but did not go back out to pitch. The Pirates’ Twitter page states that Karstens was pulled from the game due to “inflammation in his right shoulder” and will be

 
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A.J. Burnett to move rehab to Indianapolis

Published on April 12, 2012 by in Injuries

A.J. Burnett will make his next rehab start Monday, 4/16 with Class AAA Indianapolis, Hurdle said. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) April 12, 2012 A.J. Burnett has made two starts so far for high-A Bradenton and will move his rehab to AAA-Indianapolis. Neal Huntington had said that he hopes to get Burnett’s pitch count up to

 
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A.J. Burnett struggles in 2nd rehab start

Published on April 11, 2012 by in Injuries

A.J. Burnett gave up eight runs (five earned) over 1 2/3 innings for the Bradenton Marauders tonight in his 2nd rehab start. Burnett retired the side in order in the first inning with a ground out, strike out, and a ground out. But then this was his 2nd inning of work: I guess if he’s

 
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Mike Crotta undergoes elbow surgery

Published on April 10, 2012 by in Injuries

Pirates’ minor league reliever Michael Crotta underwent surgery on his pitching elbow courtesy of Dr. James Andrews today. The surgery was to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Crotta detailed the day a lot through his Twitter account and even provided us with some pictures. Crotta pitched in 15 games for Pittsburgh last season after

 
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Charlie Morton strong in final rehab start

Published on April 9, 2012 by in Injuries

Charlie Morton started for AAA-Indianapolis today in his last step before joining the big league club. In 7 2/3 innings, he gave up just one run, six hits, and one walk. He struck out eight while throwing 98 pitches. Morton is eligible to come off the disabled list this week and is set to be the

 
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A.J. Burnett impressive in rehab start

Published on April 6, 2012 by in Injuries

It was against high-A hitters, but nonetheless, A.J. Burnett had a nice step forward in his rehab process. In 4 2/3 innings against St. Lucie, the Florida State League affiliate of the New York Mets, Burnett gave up 1 ER on 2 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 5. You have to like what

 
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