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Spring Training is over for the full season teams, but for players who will start the year in Jamestown, the Gulf Coast League, or the Dominican Summer League, there’s extended Spring Training. Extended Spring Training works similar to regular Spring Training in minor league camp. The team works out in the morning, then plays games in the afternoon against the Phillies, Blue Jays, and Yankees.
The following players are on the Pirates’ extended Spring Training roster. They will start the 2013 season in either Jamestown, the Gulf Coast League, or the Dominican Summer League. You may see some of these players show up on the Bradenton Marauders’ roster when the Marauders need an injury replacement. Some of the veterans could show up in Altoona or Indianapolis to fill in for an in-season injury. There are also guys who are rehabbing, and will join a full season team when healthy.
KEY: * = Left-Handed, # = Switch Hitter
Melvin Del Rosario*
Jin De Jhang*
Disabled List / Suspensions
Ryan Beckman, RHP
Luis Campos, RHP
Evan Chambers, OF
Emmanuel De Leon, RHP
Zack Dodson, LHP
Dalton Friend, LHP
Jimmy Hernandez, RHP
Jovani Lopez, LHP
Aaron Pribanic, RHP
Rinku Singh, LHP
BEST OF MAXIM
Bryan Morris has been recalled.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Bryan Morris and designated Chris Leroux for assignment, per a team press release. Morris will be active for tonight’s game. The Pirates have a somewhat depleted bullpen right now. Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez both went multiple innings earlier in the week in place of Wandy Rodriguez. Jason Grilli threw several...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be...
Chris Leroux can refuse an outright assignment and become a free agent.
Earlier today the Pirates called up Bryan Morris and designated Chris Leroux for assignment. It seems like a simple process for each player. Usually when a player is DFAd, he is placed on waivers and outrighted to Triple-A. With Morris, he had been optioned to start the year, and was just recalled. But there...
Jason Grilli's Pittsburgh Pirates entrance video wants you to understand one thing: It's Grilled Cheese Time!
The Altoona Curve defeated the Harrisburg Senators 5-4 in their first home game of the year. Starting pitcher Casey Sadler was solid in the victory, going six innings and surrendering three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out two. Offensively, the Curve were led by second baseman Jarek Cunningham who went 3-for 4, including a two-run homer in the third inning. Gift Ngoepe...
There’s one thing you notice when you cover prospects closely: there’s no middle ground with expectations and reactions. At times it seems like there are pretty much only two reactions to a prospect. If there is a good report, or a player is performing well, there are calls for a promotion. If the player has a flaw, or is going through some struggles, the reaction...
Right-handed reliever Bryan Morris was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pittsburgh Pirates before Friday night's game with the Cincinnati Reds and fellow righty Chris Leroux was designated for assignment.
Leroux had a 6.75 ERA in two relief appearances this season, allowing three runs and four hits in three innings with six walks and three strikeouts. He can opt for...
Pirates (3-5) at D-Backs (5-3)
3:40 PM–Chase Field, Phoenix
Bring out the brooms! The Bucs go for the sweep in today’s afternoon game out in Phoenix. This would obviously be a great way to recover from the rough Dodgers series and would build some momentum going in to a weekend home series against the Reds. It would be especially great if the offense...
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Friday night.
McCutchen's leadoff shot to left field off J.J. Hoover (0-3), his second homer of the season, snapped a 5-all tie.
Cincinnati had just tied the score in the top of the seventh on Brandon Phillips' second home...
More than anything, this was a James McDonald Game. McDonald had a 1-0 lead when he took the mound in the first inning. He walked two of the first three hitters, then gave up a double, then a home run. It looked like the Pirates were going to be stuck with J-Mac at his worst. Instead, McDonald set down nine of the ten hitters he faced in the second, third, and fourth innings, only...
Sometimes life can be challenging. For example, I’ve spent basically the entirety of the past two days either in a hotel lobby, on a roof, snaking pipes, or shopping for a new toilet. That’s not to complain, adversity is what makes life great. Hopefully the Pirates have learned that lesson and this response is real. A series…
One must assume at this point in time Jonathan Sanchez and Chris Leroux will be 1. and 1a. when some of these pitchers start to get healthy. It was pretty infuriating to me that Sanchez broke camp with the team in the first place. If he stays much longer I just might have to take…
AJ Burnett gave a strong effort, and a few more bats came to life in tonight’s 6-5 win over the Reds. Brandon Phillips homered twice but struck out to end the game for a sweet Buccos victory. Phillips’ first homerun came in the 2nd inning, as he led off with a homerun to tie the…