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Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced ten minor league free agent signings. The following six players will receive an invitation to Spring Training. RHP Collin Balester LHP Jeremy Bleich RHP Deolis Guerra RHP Brad Lincoln INF Gustavo Nunez RHP Blake Wood We heard about Lincoln today, and Balester has been known for a while. He spent the 2014 season rehabbing in the Pirates’ farm system...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Brad Lincoln

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln to a minor league contract. Lincoln was the Pirates first round draft pick in 2006, taken fourth overall. He was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for Travis Snider at the 2012 trade deadline. Lincoln pitched in the Phillies organization this year, making two relief appearances in the majors. He allowed three runs...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Kratz "Never Thought" Phillies Would Trade Him; Happy To Be In World Series

The Phillies were looking for pitching depth in the 2014 offseason. The team felt that they could get it in the form of right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln. So, the Phillies shipped their backup catcher Erik Kratz and prospect Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Kratz. While...
Via Philliedelphia
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IronPigs Quotables: Coaching Staff Comments on Pitchers

This past weekend I spoke with the coaching staff in Lehigh Valley about several players on the Triple-A IronPigs roster.  Check out what skipper Dave Brundage and pitching coach Ray Burris had to say about several hurlers on their team’s roster. Jason Marquis, Image- Jay Floyd -Brundage on the game plan going forward for RHP Jason Marquis, who has allowed one earned run in 11...
Via Phillies Nation
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Hot/Cold List: Lincoln, Altherr, Perkins, Quinn, Franco, Rupp

The latest semi-weekly rundown of your top performers from the Phillies developmental ranks and those that aren’t doing so well is back. In this edition we look at all four full-season clubs. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs- Who’s hot… Right-hander Brad Lincoln has pitched 13 scoreless innings over his last two starts while allowing just four total hits in those outings....
Via Phillies Nation
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Notebook: Hot/Cold List, Injury Updates

The latest semi-weekly rundown of your top performers from the Phillies developmental ranks and those that need to turn some things around includes a few injury notes on some key prospects.  Read ahead on the latest from the minors. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (25-24 record, 4th place in the International League North division)- Who’s hot… Maikel Franco, Image- Jay Floyd...
Via Phillies Nation
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lincoln Clears Waivers, Pettibone Recalled

Lincoln will head to Allentown while Pettibone makes his 2014 return to the Majors tonight. Photo: Philly.com According to multiple reports, the Phillies have outrighted RHP reliever Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and have recalled Jonathan Pettibone. Lincoln was acquired on December 3, 2013 for catcher Erik Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen. Lincoln was a first-round draft choice...
Via Phillies Nation
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

More Phillies Moves: Brad Lincoln Out, Jon Pettibone In For Tonight's Game

The Phillies announced yesterday that Jonathan Pettibone would start tonight's game at home against the Miami Marlins. The Phillies had to make room on the roster, and of the Phillies relievers, Mario Hollands, B.J. Rosenberg, Justin De Fratus, and Jake Diekman had minor league options remaining. However, the did so...
Via Philliedelphia
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Burnett Struggles Early, Cubs Blowout Phillies 8-3

Chase Utley gets hit by a pitch for the 157th time in his career After outscoring the Cubs 9-2 in the first two games of the series, the Phillies were outscored 8-3 on Sunday afternoon as they failed to sweep the Cubs in Chicago for the first time since 2009. Burnett Struggles Early -AJ Burnett struggled early in this ball game. Burnett faced eight batters in the first inning, walking...
Via Phillies Nation
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Announce Opening Day Roster

(Hollands makes the roster. Photo: Jay Floyd) Here is a look at the Phillies Opening Day roster, complete with a few surprises: Pitchers: -Cliff Lee -Kyle Kendrick -A.J. Burnett -Roberto Hernandez -Jeff Manship -Jonathan Papelbon -Justin De Fratus -Brad Lincoln -B.J. Rosenberg -Antonio Bastardo -Jake Diekman -Mario Hollands Catchers: -Carlos Ruiz -Wil Nieves Infielders: -Cody Asche...
Via Phillies Nation
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Cleaining

Released- Lou Marson/C and Ronny Cedeno/INF.Designated for Assignment- Kevin Frandsen, has to decide whether to accept trip to Triple-A or free agency.Given Back- Kevin Muson/P, returned to the Diamondbacks. DL Bound- Cole Hamels, Darin Ruff, Freddy Galvis.Vying for Bench Spot- Reid Brignac/UTL, Cesar Hernandez/UTL, Bobby Abreu/OF, and Tony Gwynn Jr./OF. Vying for Pitching Staff...
Via We Should Be GM's
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Over/Under- the Bullpen

Last of the 2014 preseason previews is the Phillies bullpen. Look for it to include 6th starter types like Jonathan Pettibone, Jeff Manship, Ethan Martin, and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. As well as, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, Jake Diekman, BJ Rosenberg, Shawn Camp, Brad Lincoln, Mike Adams, Justin DeFratus, among others.Pros: High K's per 9, young with upside, not much else...
Via We Should Be GM's
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies keeping an eye on relief pitcher Ryan Madson

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled last season to a 73-89 record. They had many holes to fill this off season, one of which was in the bullpen, which had one of the worst ERA's in the league last season.  The Phillies addressed the bullpen situation when they signed Brad Lincoln, re-signed Antonio Bastardo and are hopeful for Mike Adam's recovery from his injuries last season. ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

What if it's Not All Amaro's Fault?

Ruben Amaro is getting killed for a lackluster off-season, and well, it's well deserved. A team that went 73-89 last year has signed Marlon Byrd and Wil Nieves, re-signed Carlos Ruiz, and traded for Brad Lincoln. It's nothing to get excited over. No one is mistaking these moves as the...
Via Philliedelphia
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies looking to add complementary, affordable pieces

The Philadelphia Phillies entered the winter meetings with many holes to fill following a disappointing 73-89 season last year. The Phillies were one of the best teams in baseball over a five year stretch from 2007 - 2011 and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. believes the team can compete next season by adding complementary, affordable pieces to a veteran core. As reported by Todd...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - keeping it warm

The Hot Stove is staying warm after getting turned all the way up earlier this week. Here's what you've missed over the last two days. -Edward Mujica is now a member of the Red Sox. -Brian Wilson re-upped with the Dodgers for a lot of money. -Kelly Johnson joined former teammate Brian McCann in the Bronx. -Norichika Aoki was dealt from the Brewers to the Royals. -Paul...
Via The Outside Corner
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies get Brad Lincoln from Toronto and add Wil Nieves

 The Philadelphia Phillies struggled with both injuries and performance from their pitching staff this past season.  In attempts to improve their staff in 2014, the Phillies added an arm Tuesday night when they traded catcher Erik Kratz to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln. As reported by Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Blue Jays had plenty of depth in their bullpen, which...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies make solid buy low acquisition with Brad Lincoln

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Phillies did something that blew my mind: they acquired a player that may improve their team a good bit in 2014, and gave up next to nothing to get him. Ruben Amaro's club acquired reliever Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for backup catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen, who didn't throw a pitcher as a member of the Phillies organization...
Via The Outside Corner
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodbye Kratz, Hello Lincoln

With the addition of new backup catcher Wil Nieves, Amaro wasted no time in swapping the unneeded Erik Kratz for relief help.  That "help" comes in the form of ex-Pirate, Brad Lincoln. Lincoln was with the Toronto Blue Jays, but now becomes the newest Phucco (Phillies + Bucco = Phucco, for those of you not in the know).  He is a 28 year old righty that owns a 4.66 ERA/1.39 WHIP...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Phils trade C Kratz to Blue Jays for RHP Lincoln

The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night. Lincoln will compete for a spot in Philadelphia's bullpen. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 games for Toronto in 2013. He had 25 strikeouts in 31 2-3 innings and pitched more than one inning in 13 of his 22 relief appearances. The 28...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire RH Lincoln from Toronto for Kratz

Amid the flurry of moves throughout the major leagues today, the Phillies got involved by acquiring Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and lefty Rob Rasmussen. Lincoln, 28, had a 3.98 ERA in 22 appearances with the Jays last season. He doesn’t strike many guys out, averaging 7.1-per-nine in 2013, and struggled after being dealt to Toronto from Pittsburgh in...
Via Phillies Nation
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire RHP Brad Lincoln From Toronto

In a trade that sends catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen to Toronto, the Phillies have acquired pitcher Brad Lincoln. Lincoln has spent most of his career in Pittsburgh but was traded to Toronto in 2012. He split time between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo last season putting up great numbers...
Via Philliedelphia
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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