Pirates bring infielder Pedro Florimon back to majors

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract Pedro Florimon from the minors, bringing the infielder back for another tour in the big leagues this season. Florimon hit .105 with no homers and an RBI in 15 games in Pittsburgh. He was outrighted Aug. 25 to Triple-A Indianapolis, playing three games. Florimon was then assigned to the Pirates' rookie league team in...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Guerra returned to Pirates, placed on DL

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pirates announced Friday that Major League Baseball has voided the Cleveland Indians' waiver claim of right-handed reliever Deolis Guerra because of injury and Pittsburgh placed him on the 15-day disabled with left knee inflammation. Guerra appeared in 10 games with the Pirates this season, going 2-0 with a 6.48 ERA. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster the Pirates...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

8/5 Recap: Allen’s Wildness Costs Tribe the Game, Series & Road Trip

Roster Update: The Indians designated Michael Roth for assignment today (he was optioned to AAA two days ago after making no appearances in six games) to make room for another relief pitcher claimed off waivers, right hander Deolis Guerra. Guerra comes from the Pirates, where he pitched 10 games in the Majors this year for a 6.48 ERA, but he originally signed with the Mets as a 17...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians claim reliever Guerra off waivers from Pittsburgh

Cleveland Indians claim reliever Guerra off waivers from Pittsburgh The Indians have claimed reliever Deolis Guerra off waivers from Pittsburgh, the team announced Wednesday. Guerra, a 26-year-old rookie, went 2-0 with a 6.48 ERA in 10 appearances for the Pirates this season. He has recorded 17 strikeouts and only three walks in 16 2/3 innings pitched. The right-hander opened the...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Vance Worley DFA’d to make room for Joe Blanton

The Pirates just tweeted that it will be Vance Worley and not Deolis Guerra that will be designated for assignment to make room for Joe Blanton tonight. Since I spent most of my time assuming the Pirates were going to use Blanton in the Guerra role and that Guerra was the most likely to  be DFA to make room for Blanton, let’s take a few seconds and consider what’s going on with...
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats spoil the party

The Pirates had a lot going for them on Saturday. They were off to a great start in the series, had Burnett and Cole set to go for a sweep, Aramis Ramirez was arriving, the offense seemed to be clicking, it was a beautiful day, and they’ve been great in front of huge crowds at PNC (previously undefeated in Saturday home games). Well, sometimes you get an unexpected result, kind...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Game in PNC Park History(?)

I feel pretty comfortable saying that at this point. Go ahead an add the “regular season” caveat if you want – that’s fine. But when you add up the implications, the energy in the ballpark, the crazy amount of ridiculous things that happened, and the epic finish….it does not get any better (for July). Like, I mean, c’mon. A.J. Burnett hit a freaking home run!  That happened...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates complete sweep of Padres, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a sweep of the San Diego Padres with a 5-2 win Wednesday night, getting their 10th series sweep of the season to tie a club record. Gregory Polanco, Andrew McCutchen and Jung Ho Kang had RBI singles in a three-run eighth, all with two outs. Andrew Cashner allowed one hit in his first six innings for San Diego, but was gone in the...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 6-29-15 to 7-5-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 6/29/15 thru 7/5/15, the 13th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 5 Wins and 1 Loss, 30 Runs Scored and 19 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Neil Walker. The first half of the season has mostly been a disappointing struggle for Neil Walker – until this week that is. Walker was a man on fire...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates' Guerra gets first career win

  Deolis Guerra didn't mind waiting 14 innings to collect his first career win. Besides, after 10 years in the Minors, what's a couple of hours or extra innings? "Unbelievable, amazing. It feels great," Guerra told "It's a moment I've waited for my whole life, and it finally came true." And the moment sure came at a time when the Pirates needed it. It's not as if Guerra...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 76: Pirates 5 Tigers 4

Somehow, a game that Gerrit Cole left in the seventh inning with a 4-2 lead turned into a story about Deolis Guerra and Gorkys Hernandez. Actually, “somehow” is the wrong word because we know exactly how it happened: a two-run JD Martinez home run off of Tony Watson in the seventh inning. Regardless, on to Guerra, Hernandez, and a little bit of Neil Walker. The Pirates have played...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

At long last

It took them a loooong while to do it this season, and it certainly took a loooong while tonight, but the Pirates finally managed to win an extra inning game on the road. Aside from the lack of sleep that comes as a result, wins like that feel pretty great, and this was no exception. Had the Pirates lost, the story would have been about how Gerrit Cole and Tony Watson couldn’t...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates' Guerra finally gets his call

After nine long years in the Minor Leagues, Deolis Guerra has found himself on a Major League roster. When the Pirates put Rob Scahill on the 15-day disabled list, Guerra – a right-handed reliever – was called upon to take his place. “I was having a good season down here (at Indianapolis), but I wasn't expecting the call today because this ballclub is doing such a great...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Today In Mets History: Traded For Santana

In 2008, the Mets pulled off one of the most stunning trades in franchise history with the acquisition of Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for prospects Deolis Guerra, Carlos Gomez, Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey. SANTANA: Became a Met today (AP) The Yankees and Red Sox were hot at the time after Santana in the free-agent market, but the Twins pitted them...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins mascot catches foul ball in his mouth

The Minnesota Twins might need to find room on their roster for a bear. In the seventh inning of Tuesday's game between Minnesota and Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers, Twins mascot T.C. Bear showed off his skills by catching a baseball -- in his mouth.  After Tampa Bay's Logan Forsythe hit a ground ball foul down the third base line against pitcher Deolis Guerra, a Twins ball boy picked...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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