RHP Jared Hughes has been recalled for today’s doubleheader against Colorado. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 25, 2012 Due to the new CBA signed over the off-season, teams are able to add a 26th man to their rosters for double headers. The Pirates’ have chosen reliever Jared Hughes to be that man. Hughes has
The #Pirates have reinstated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day DL & he will start the game tonight in Pittsburgh vs St. Louis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 21, 2012 Well this is a surprise. Apparently tonight’s scheduled starter, Kevin Correia, is experiencing discomfort in his side and has been scratched. A.J. Burnett, who was
Tim Williams reported today that RHP Tim Alderson was promoted from AA-Altoona to AAA-Indianapolis. Everyone knows Alderson as the highly regarded pitching prospect who was acquired in the Freddy Sanchez trade in 2009. At the time of the trade, Alderson was ranked as the #45 prospect in all of baseball. There have been quite a
#Pirates place RHP Jeff Karstens on 15-day DL and recall RHP Brad Lincoln from Class AAA Indianapolis. — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) April 18, 2012 As you know, Jeff Karstens was pulled after just one inning in yesterday’s game at Arizona due to “shoulder inflammation.” He will be evaluated by team doctors tomorrow to determine
We all knew that Charlie Morton would be activated for tonight’s start, but the corresponding roster move was anyone’s guess. Today, the Pirates optioned 1B Matt Hague to AAA to make room for Morton. Hague was 1 for 9 this season with his lone hit being a game-tying, pinch hit single against Philadelphia on Sunday.
RHP Rick VandenHurk signed with the Pirates after electing free agency following an outright assignment by the Indians. — Matt Eddy (@eddymk) April 11, 2012 Matt Eddy from Baseball America reports that the Pirates have signed pitcher Rick VandenHurk to a minor league deal. VandenHurk has been used mainly as a starter but will be