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Mike Crotta undergoes elbow surgery

Ever wonder what a bone spur was? Crotta shared one of his with us. Pirates’ minor league reliever Michael Crotta underwent surgery on his pitching elbow courtesy of Dr. James Andrews today. The surgery was to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Crotta detailed the day a lot through his Twitter account and even provided us with some pictures. Crotta pitched in 15 games for Pittsburgh...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Lincoln Wins it All in Bunting Competition

Right-hander Brad Lincoln took home the Championship belt this morning after beating out Mike Crotta in the finals of the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates bunting championship. Bryan Morris and Mike Crotta battled it out to advance to the final 4, Crotta advancing. Joel Hanrahan lost to Lincoln; Crotta beat Rudy Owens. In the finals, Lincoln, who was a DH in College in Houston on his offdays...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues 12/6 — Marte Triples Twice; Crotta Joins Lara

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Estrellas de Oriente  2 CF Starling Marte led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a triple into left field, then scored on an RBI single for Los Leones’ walk-off win.   Marte also tripled in the 4th inning, driving in Los Leones’ first run, then...
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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