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Pirate City Results: Holmes, Kingham, Oliver, Escobar

Elvis Escobar hit his third homer in two days. Today was a camp day at Pirate City. They held intra-squad games, with Indianapolis taking on Bradenton and West Virginia taking on the extended Spring Training group. The matchups were more even than it seems. The pitchers from each level threw for the other team, taking on their level. For example, rather than having Andy Oliver throwing...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates sign two minor league free agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of minor league free agent outfielder/1B Brad Hawpe and minor league catcher Lucas May, with both players receiving an invitation to Major League spring training.
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucas May

LUCAS MAY CATCHER Born: October 24, 1984 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 8th Round, 241st overall, 2003 (Dodgers) How acquired: Minor League FA High School: Parkway West HS, Ballwin, MO Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES The Dodgers originally drafted May as an infielder.  He played short initially for them, then the...
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January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Lucas May

According to Baseball America, the Pirates have signed minor league catcher Lucas May. He has played part of one season in the majors, 2010 with the Royals. May was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2003 draft. The Royals acquired him as part of the return for outfielder Scott Podsednik at the 2010 trading deadline. The 28-year-old May spent...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bisons Get Much Needed Win At Indy

After not getting a hit in his last two games, Lucas May came up big for the Herd on Sunday as he was the hero in the Buffalo Bisons 3-2 win over the Indianapolis Indians. May went 2-4 on the afternoon, driving in all three Bisons runs on the day. With the Bisons up 2-1 in the 7th, May hit a key single, driving in Matt Den Dekker to give the Herd a key insurance run that would end...
Via Queen City Sports
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Brief exposure to Nickeas makes fans clamor for Josh Thole

If you ask most Mets fans which player is struggling the most here recently the two most popular answers would be Andres Torres and Ike Davis. Both are hitting .128 since May 8th, so it’s hard to find fault with either of those answers. However, Mike Nickeas has been performing even worse. Since May 8th, Nickeas has a .080/.207/.120 slash line for a .327 OPS. Torres has...
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

From Left Field: Don’t Sleep On Lucas May

Ever since Mike Piazza’s departure, the catcher position for the Mets has been in a state of flux. Paul LoDuca, Brian Schneider, Rod Barajas, Henry Blanco and Ronny Paulino are just some of the catchers to suit up behind the dish. Last season, the Mets handed the mask to young Josh Thole, and he seems to be the No. 1 guy again for this season, though Terry Collins has made it a...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lucas May eyes backup catcher role on Mets

Lucas May sounds like a baseball player’s name. Actually, it sounds like a name from the 1960s or 1970s. Either way, the ball jumped off his bat yesterday, as he went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and two RBIs. If the name’s not familiar, the Mets signed May to a minor league contract last December and he is in camp battling for the backup catcher spot. May is a baseball...
March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Get To Know a Mets Minor League Player: Lucas May

In December, the Mets signed two catchers to help at depth behind the plate. The starting catcher is Josh Thole and the back up catcher is Mike Nickeas. However, as we know, it is very common to have to go deep into the minors for a 3rd string or 4th string catcher. It won’t be until Spring for the team to organize themselves in the depth chart but the projected 3rd and 4th string...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets sign LHP Olson and C May, claim RHP Hefner

The New York Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson and catcher Lucas May to minor league contracts and claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner off waivers from Pittsburgh. The Mets made the moves on Monday. Olson began last season with the Pirates. He went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four games. The 28-year-old also has pitched for Baltimore and Seattle and is 14-22 lifetime...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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