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Evan Meek optioned to AAA

#pirates option Meek to Indianapolis — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) May 1, 2012   No corresponding move has yet been made, but one would have to assume that it will be either Doug Slaten, Daniel Moskos, or Daniel McCutchen, and most likely in that order. Evan Meek has struggled so far this year with a 5.59

 
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Jared Hughes recalled; Will be Pirates’ 26th man

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

 
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A.J. Burnett activated, will make Pirates debut tonight

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

 
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Tim Alderson promoted to AAA

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

 
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Jeff Karstens to DL; Brad Lincoln recalled

#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

 
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Charlie Morton activated from DL; Matt Hague optioned to AAA

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.

 
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