Phillies Acquire Valentin, Release Hernandez

The first player to be named later from the August 7 Roberto Hernandez trade has been selected. Second baseman Jesmuel Valentin will be headed to the Philadelphia Phillies. Valetin, who turned 20 on May 12, was a supplemental first-round selection of the Dodgers in 2012 at 51st overall. Valentin is hitting .282/.352/.433 for the Single-A Great Lakes Loons. Each one of Valetin’s...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Reyes to Minor League Deal

According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Zach Links, the Phillies have signed Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor league deal. Reyes, 29, last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2011 for the Orioles. Reyes has a career 12-26 Major League record with a 6.05 ERA in 334.2 IP. Reyes last pitched in Korea in 2013.
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Jo-Jo Reyes

Per Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors the Phillies have signed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor league deal. Reyes was once a pretty well thought of pitching prospect with the Braves who was slowed by injuries and just overall awful results when given time in the major leagues. He...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angeles Off-Season Home

Be sure to bookmark this page to see what the Angels are doing in the off-season…free agency, trades, arbitration. This info will also be linked to the Los Angeles Angels Team Page. Updated: 10/30/2013 Free Agents Player Pos New Team Billy Buckner RHP – Robert Coello RHP – Scott Cousins OF – Elvin Ramirez RHP – Jo-Jo...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Scioscia's pitchout success, Reyes let go to sign in Korea

The January 17th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Scioscia's pitchout success, Reyes let go to sign in Korea and much more... The Story: A look at called pitchouts, their frequency and success rate. The Monkey Says: This is great because it validates my gut feeling from watching games that Scioscia both calls a lot of pitchouts...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Minor League Free Agents

The following players have elected minor league free agency, per Baseball America. RHP: Mike Crotta (AAA), Jose Diaz (AAA), Kris Harvey (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), Doug Salinas (HiA), Tim Wood (AAA) LHP: Jo-Jo Reyes (AAA) C: Jose Morales (AAA), Miguel Perez (AAA) 1B: Jeff Clement (AAA), Nick Evans (AAA), Jeff Larish (AAA), Christian Marrero (AAA), Gerlis...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

9th Inning Rally Falls Short, And Indians Are Done For 2012

Charlotte Knights  6,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   Kris Johnson started but pitched only one inning. The Indianapolis Indians’ 2012 season has come to an end, as they lost to the Charlotte Knights at Knights’ Stadium tonight.  The Knights won this best-of-five playoff series, 3 games to 1, and they will move on to face the Pawtucket Red Sox in the Governor’s Cup series...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo Beats Indians With Walk-Off Homer

Toledo Mud Hens  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   Brock Holt had 3 hits again today. Audy Ciriaco’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th broke a 4-4 tie and gave the game to the Mud Hens tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  The Indianapolis Indians have a 2 games to one lead in this 5-game home-and-home series, which will resume at Victory Field tomorrow...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Trade Daniel Cabrera, Sign Dallas McPherson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Daniel Cabrera to the Arizona Diamondbacks and have signed Dallas McPherson, per an Indianapolis press release. McPherson hit for a .253/.335/.463 line in 229 at-bats in Triple-A for the Chicago White Sox earlier in the year. He was likely signed to help Indianapolis in the playoffs, especially after the Pirates call up players for September. No...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Leroux Shines In Spot Start, Reyes Back On The Mound

Indianapolis Indians 5,  Pawtucket Red Sox  1 (Box)   Chris Leroux chats with Matt Hague while they wait out a Pawtucket injury delay. Indians’ pitcher Chris Leroux found himself on the mound to start a game for the first time this season, taking the place of Rudy Owens, who was traded to Houston this week.  Leroux pitched 5 scoreless innings to get the Indians off to a solid...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees 10, Pirates 3

The Bucs jumped out to an early lead but ended up losing big to the Yankees on Tuesday night. At the plate: Andrew McCutchen had two hits, including a homer. Jose Tabata and Neil Walker also had two hits apiece. Pedro Alvarez was 0-for-3 (swinging strikeout, sharp groundout to first, flyout to CF warning track). On the mound: Erik Bedard went 3.2 innings before coming out once...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates 17, Twins 6

Yep, 17. The Bucs scored TEN in the first inning. At the plate: Alex Presley, Garrett Jones, and Matt Hague had three hits each. They all homered. Josh Harrison and Casey McGehee had two hits each, including a double apiece. The Bucs pounded out 10 hits for 10 runs in the top of the first inning, which lasted 34 minutes. On the mound:  Jo-Jo Reyes got the easy win with the enormous...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday: Pirates at Twins

Pirates (4-7) at Twins (7-6) 1:05 PM EST–Hammond Stadium, Ft Myers Audio: Here is the Gameday Bucs and Twins today from Fort Myers. No radio or TV, but has free audio. Catch Episode 7 of the Pirates Rountable Podcast here if you didn’t see it posted last night. Pirates pitchers: Jo-Jo Reyes, Chris Leroux, Juan Cruz, Daniel Cabrera, Shairon Martis and...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee’s big day not enough to beat Twins

Final: Twins 4, Pirates 2 WP: Jared Burton (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Jo-Jo Reyes (1-1, 7.71 ERA) SV: P.J. Walters (1, 0.00 ERA) Casey McGehee went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI [video of 2nd double]. McGehee was 1 for 8 going into today’s game, so this is a good thing to see. Erik Bedard started and pitched 3 scoreless innings. He struck out 3 and gave up just 1 hit. Jason Grilli...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Valencia hits three-run homer for Twins in win

Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer among his two hits Saturday as the Minnesota Twins broke out of a hitting funk and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2. Valencia doubled in the fifth inning and homered in the sixth. It was Twins' first extra-base hit in six games. The Twins did all their scoring off reliever Jo-Jo Reyes, who allowed four hits and a walk in two innings. Twins...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins 4, Pirates 2: Valencia goes deep

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer among his two hits Saturday as the Minnesota Twins broke out of a hitting funk and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2. Valencia doubled in the fifth inning and homered in the sixth. It was Twins' first extra-base hit in six games. The Twins did all their scoring off reliever Jo-Jo Reyes, who allowed four hits and a walk...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The Pirates played a game tonight and I kind of watched it

I don't really like writing about spring training games, especially when I can't watch them. There's so much that happens that just doesn't mean anything that writing blog posts feels like an exercise in futility to me. I don't mean anything against the guys that recap spring training games; it's just not something that I like to do.THAT SAID, the Pirates...
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates crush O’s

Final: Pirates 10, Orioles 3 WP: Jo-Jo Reyes (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Brian Matusz (0-1, 13.50 ERA) A lot of good things happening in this one. Matt Hague, who Clint Hurdle has aptly named “The Hit Collector,” went 3 for 4 with a 2-run homer off Kevin Gregg in the 3rd inning. Alex Presley went 3 for 3 with a triple, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Looked pretty good. He hit everything pretty...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates 10, Orioles 3

Bucs win! Bucs win! On the mound: Jo-Jo Reyes got the start. He looked OK, but couldn’t quite finish his second inning (because of pitch count). He struck out two and gave up three hits. Michael Dubee, Jared Hughes, Justin Wilson, Bryan Morris, Michael Crotta, and Tim Wood all had scoreless outings. Wilson and Hughes looked particularly impressive. At the plate:  Matt Hague...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday: Pirates at Orioles

Pirates (0-2) at Orioles (1-0) 7:05 PM EST–Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota TV: MASN, MLB.TV Audio: Here is the Gameday The Bucs are under the lights tonight as they take on the Orioles for the first time this spring. If you subscribe to MLB.TV or if you live in the Baltimore/DC area and get MASN, you can watch the Pirates tonight. The audio on should be free...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Day 11 of Spring Training

Good morning from Pirate City. –Right-hander Charlie Morton will throw his first live batting practice today at 11:30. He’s also scheduled to throw his second live BP on Saturday. – Today’s scheduled sides: James McDonald, Brad Lincoln, Jo-Jo Reyes (touch and feel), Chris Resop, Chris Leroux, Ryota Igarashi, Daniel Cabrera, Juan Cruz and Jason Grilli (TF). – The Pirates...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Bullpen Crowded This Spring

Chris Leroux is one of the relievers fighting for a spot in the bullpen this Spring. -Photo by Mark Olson BRADENTON — The Pittsburgh Pirates are just several days away from seeing game action, as the Grapefruit League kicks off on Saturday. While it’s a given that right-hander Joel Hanrahan will be the team’s closer, the Pirates bullpen is crowded this spring, with plenty...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Day Nine of Spring Training

Good morning from Pirate City. – Early camp for the Bucs minor leaguers kicked off this morning, so the Pirates clubhouse was a busy one. The MiLB guys take the field at Pirate City at 2PM, shortly after the big league club is done for the day. – After having Sunday off (except for Charlie Morton, who threw a bullpen), the pitchers will throw live BP today. Those scheduled are...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet Atlanta’s New Shortstop

By Kent Covington As you’ve probably heard by now, 22 year old rookie, Tyler Pastonicky, has been awarded the starting shortstop position in Atlanta.  He recently reported to Braves spring training camp after a trip to California to work out with follow Braves infielder, Jack Wilson, who is embracing his new role as mentor to the young shortstop. Here’s a brief look at his bio...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates starting pitchers – K% and BB%

Here is a visual look at how the Pirates’ starting pitchers compared to the rest of the league in strikeout and walk rates last season. This graph shows every pitcher that threw at least 100 innings in 2011. The two lines mark the average rates for this particular group of pitchers, which divides the chart into four quadrants. The lower right quadrant contains some of the best...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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