VIN MAZZARO RUMORS & GOSSIP
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a logjam in the bullpen for the entire Spring. It was rumored the entire month that the Pirates might ship one of their relievers out if they got a good offer. Evidently, no offer came and the Pirates were forced to pick who would lose out when they finalized rosters the past Friday. The odd man out ended up being Vin Mazzaro. He was designated...
The Pittsburgh Pirates will open up their 2014 campaign against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31st. As a Cubs fan myself, I’m very excited to watch these two National League Central Division rivals go at it to kick off the year.
Now before the Pirates prepare themselves for their first home series of the year, they have announced several roster moves. The first move made was...
The final roster decisions for Opening Day 2014 have been made by the Pirates today. Most of the moves were predictable; Chris Stewart and Jeff Locke are headed to the disabled list, Travis Ishikawa was put on the roster and Andy Oliver was outrighted to Triple-A (which means removed from the 40-man roster) to make room for him. The one big lingering decision was the final bullpen...
Righty Vin Mazzaro was selected from Indy on April 16 and joined the Pirates bullpen. Mazzaro, who's started 45 of his 69 games in the majors, was one of the last cuts in spring training camp. Mazzaro has made three appearances and has not allowed a run. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Mazzaro recently.
MLB News: The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Tripla-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. His role on the club is expected to be middle relief.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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The Francisco Liriano deal was finalized today as a major league deal. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates outrighted right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A. Mazzaro was acquired from the Kansas City Royals earlier in the off-season, along with Clint Robinson, in exchange for rookie ball pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Mazzaro was out of options. He will now...
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Born: September 27, 1986
Drafted: 3rd round, 101st overall, 2005 (Athletics)
How Acquired: Trade (from Athletics) with Clint Robinson for Luis Rico and Luis Sanchez
High School: Rutherford (NJ) HS
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When Mazzaro was drafted, he...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals optioned Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Mazzaro gave up three runs and four hits in 2 1-3 innings Tuesday.
The move was announced before a game with the Seattle Mariners. Rookie right-hander Will Smith was recalled from Omaha and started.
Mazzaro is 3-3 with a 6.12 ERA in three stints with the Royals this season, allowing...
Vin Mazzaro's bad inning turned into a real bad night.
Mazzaro gave up six runs and eight hits, including an Adam Lind three-run homer, in the fourth inning of the Royals' 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Mazzaro's final line in his spot start was 13 hits and six runs in 5 13 innings. In his previous start, June 22 against the Cardinals, Mazzaro was roughed up...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Vin Mazzaro was once penciled in as part of future Oakland Athletics rotations. He was a 2005 third-round pick of the A's and in their rotation in 2009-2010, making 35 starts, but he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder David DeJesus after the 2010 season. Mazzaro beat the A's 2-0 Sunday, holding them to four singles in six innings,...