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WATCH: Brewers score three runs on a wild pitch

Reading that headline, you’re probably baffled. Three runs on a wild pitch? What the hell? Oh, so that’s how it happened – a terrible throw by Michael McKenry let the second run score, and some heads up baserunning allowed Jean Segura to score the third run. You *really* don’t see that every day.
Via The Outside Corner
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Sign Michael McKenry

The Rockies have signed catcher Michael McKenry to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invitation, tweets Troy Renck of the Denver Post. McKenry will earn $750K if he makes the MLB roster. The 28-year-old McKenry opened some eyes with his 2012 season, when he hit .233/.320/.442 with 12 home runs in 275 plate appearances for the Pirates. With strong defense, McKenry notched...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael McKenry Framed by Chris Stewart

The Pirates today traded for veteran catcher Chris Stewart.  To make room for him they DFA Michael McKenry. Chris Stewart is a darling of saber guys and the more refined bloggers in general.  The reason is simple.  His pitch framing.  More importantly the fact that his pitch framing abilities have been lauded far and wide.…
Via This Is Getting Old
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Projected Super Two Players Following the 2013 Season

Michael McKenry projects to be Super Two eligible this off-season. (Photo by: David Hague) MLBTR released the updated estimate of this off-season’s Super Two date, which is 2.121 years of service time. If you’re unfamiliar with years of service time, that reads as two years and 121 days. If you’re unfamiliar with Super Two status, it means that anyone with 2.121 years or more...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates lose Michael McKenry for remained of season

Pittsburgh Pirates will lose catcher Michael McKenry for the rest of the season after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee.  After surgery on Tuesday, McKenry hopes to be ready for the start of the 2014 season. As reported by Tom Singer and Steven Petrella of, "McKenry, 28, injured the knee sliding into second base on Saturday against the Marlins,...
Via MLB Injury News
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael McKenry Out for Season with Torn Meniscus

Michael McKenry will be out the rest of 2013. (Photo by: David Hague) Pirates catcher Michael McKenry is out for the season with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. McKenry underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday to repair his meniscus, the Pirates announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old will not be able to put any weight on his left leg for six weeks. Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates' Michael McKenry lands on the disabled list with a sprained knee

Heading into a potential postseason series preview against the St.Louis Cardinals, the Pirates will be without the services of catcher Michael McKenry. After suffering a left-knee sprain during Saturday's game, McKenry was placed on the 15-day disabled list today and outfielder Alex Presley was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his place on the roster. McKenry'...
Via MLB Injury News
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Addressing roster dead spots

(Opening image Clint Barmes; image credit AP) As this (hopefully) mini slump is showing fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team is in desperate need of more offense if it wishes to sustain its pursuit of a playoff spot and above-.500 finish down the stretch.  With Monday’s frustrating 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics, the Pirates lost their 3rd in a row, dropped to 18 games...
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Is McKenry Taking Over as the Starting Catcher?

The other day I wrote about Michael McKenry, noting his strong numbers in a small sample size this year, and asking when he would be for real. In the article I noted that McKenry’s numbers this year should give him more playing time, which would allow the Pirates to get a better idea of how legit his numbers are. With Rod Barajas holding a $3.5 M option for 2013, and McKenry hitting...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

First Pitch: How Long Until McKenry is For Real?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have an interesting situation behind the plate. Michael McKenry has had a surprise season this year, hitting for a .273/.344/.568 line in 132 at-bats, along with ten homers. It’s a small sample size, but those numbers put McKenry in great company. Out of the 40 catchers with 140+ plate appearances this year, McKenry ranks third in OPS (behind Carlos Ruiz...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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