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Non-tender deadline: Remaining Pirates get offers, plus interesting non-tenders

As it turns out, the two small trades (Chris Stewart and Jaff Decker) the Pirates made over the last couple of weeks coupled with the resulting roster moves (Garrett Jones, Kyle McPherson, and Mike McKenry all DFA) comprised most of the Pirates' news as it relates to the non-tender deadline that just passed about a half-hour ago; the Pirates tendered contracts to the other seven...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates DFA Russ Canzler, Add Kyle McPherson to 60-Day DL

Russ Canzler has been designated for assignment. (Photo Credit: David Hague) To make room for Marlon Byrd and John Buck on the 40-man roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Russ Canzler for assignment and have placed Kyle McPherson on the 60-day disabled list. To add McPherson to the 60-day DL they had to recall him. Canzler was added back in July from Baltimore for Tim Alderson...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury Updates: Rodriguez, McDonald, Walker, Hughes, McPherson

Wandy Rodriguez will begin throwing later this week. (Photo by: David Hague) Here are some injury updates on some of the Pirates major leaguers. The first two come via Rob Biertempfel and Michael Sanserino on Twitter. **Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) and James McDonald (shoulder) are expected to begin throwing next week. It’s possible that both could return by September when rosters...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury Update: Kyle McPherson Receives PRP Injection

Kyle McPherson received a PRP injection. Travis Sawchik of the Trib has an update on Kyle McPherson: Kyle McPherson visited Dr. James Andrews Mon. Andrews treated Kyle’s elbow with a PRP injection& prescribed additional rest before throwing — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) May 8, 2013 This is the second time that we’ve heard of a Pirates prospect receiving a PRP injection...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Pirates Have a Lot of Pitching Depth in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Indians are off to a 19-7 start this year, which is their best start in 54 years. The last time they started off this well was in 1959, when they went 22-7 to start the year. Minor league wins and losses don’t mean much. The main focus is developing players for the majors. In the Triple-A level, the focus is also on providing depth for the majors. Wins can be nice...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Depth Can Quickly Disappear

Remember at the start of the year when the Pirates had a lot of starting pitching depth? Kyle McPherson had just missed out on the fifth starter role. Phil Irwin had some impressive outings in Spring Training, and looked like he could also be an early season option. Everyone hoped that Gerrit Cole’s demotion to Triple-A would only be a formality for a few weeks until he gained...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Alderson Promoted to Indianapolis, McPherson to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson to Indianapolis. They’ve also placed Kyle McPherson on the Triple-A disabled list. More to come.
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April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: 4/11/13

All four affiliates have gone through the entire rotation now for the first time, so pitchers are now getting their second looks.  Both Indianapolis and West Virginia are facing their current opponents for a second series already. Two top ten prospects will take the mound tonight, Kyle McPherson for Indianapolis and Nick Kingham for Bradenton. Altoona was rained out yesterday in...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Who Could Step Into the Rotation if Wandy Goes on the DL?

At the start of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked to have a great situation at the top of their rotation. A.J. Burnett had made 31+ starts each year since 2008. Wandy Rodriguez had made 30+ starts each year since 2009. They looked like guys who could give the Pirates a full seasons worth of starts, while potentially putting up 200 innings each. Rodriguez left tonight’s...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Minor League Rotations

I’ve been piecing together the minor league starting rotations, as well as the starting lineups. I’ve confirmed the rotations and the lineups with people in the Pirates’ front office. There are still some things that could change, but for the most part things are set. Below are the rotations, and the lineups can be seen here. Gerrit Cole will start the season in the Indianapolis...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Rank Seventh in Baseball America’s Organizational Rankings

Baseball America has released their organizational talent rankings today, measuring the talent in each team’s farm system. They release a top 30 list in their annual Prospect Handbook, although that usually sees some changes before the web edition comes around. The Pirates didn’t actually see a change between the two versions, ranking seventh in the book and seventh today. Subscribers...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Roster Watch: Tony Watson and Justin Wilson

I’m just going to combine the last two Roster Watch articles.  I called Justin Wilson making this team waaaaaaaaay back when I did the Kyle McPherson article. Everyone knew that Tony Watson was going to make the roster, he has had two pretty good seasons in the bigs and has carved out a role in…
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates roster shaping up to be a mess in April

Opening Day is less than a week away, and we’re finally starting to see what the last couple spots on the 25-man roster will look like when the Bucs head to Pittsburgh this weekend. It isn’t pretty. Here’s a breakdown of the situation: Starting Rotation The most important position that needed to be filled during spring training was the back of the rotation. Originally, it appeared...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

McPherson bidding for starting spot

Bucs right-hander Kyle McPherson pitched well in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies on Thursday. He allowed four hits, but otherwise had no problems in five scoreless innings. McPherson is vying for a spot in the Pirates’ rotation and he took a step toward winning the job with his outing. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with McPherson after the game.
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Jeff Locke or Kyle McPherson make an impact with the Pirates?

I wrote this last week, but screwed it up in the CMS editor and somehow didn't realize that it hadn't run until yesterday. Sorry about that. It doesn't take a long look at the Pirates' pitching staff to find room for Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson in 2012. Francisco Liriano is still nursing his goofy non-throwing arm injury, Jeff Karstens has a bum shoulder that...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Phil Irwin a Serious Contender For the Rotation?

Heading into Spring Training, the 5th starter battle seemed to be a two-man race. There was Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson, with guys like Jonathan Sanchez and Jeanmar Gomez competing, but both having an outside shot of making the team as a starter. So far Locke and McPherson haven’t stepped up, and neither have Sanchez or Gomez. One pitcher is stepping up with the numbers, and...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles 6, Pirates 3

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Kyle McPherson gave up three runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on for a 6-3 victory Friday night at McKechnie Field. Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs, one earned, over 2 1-3 innings in his second start for Baltimore. With the score tied at 1, McPherson hit leadoff batter Alexi Casilla in the third and walked Ryan Flaherty. Jason...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday notes: Baseball on TV

News and notes from spring training and the WBC… The Pirates take on the Orioles tonight at 7:05 in their only home night game of the spring. ROOT Sports will carry the game. Kyle McPherson will get the start. The Bucs are on ROOT Sports again tomorrow. That game starts at 1:05 against the Twins. On Thursday, the Bucs lost to the Rays 4-2. James McDonald tossed four scoreless...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

McPherson Rated Among Top Rookie Pitchers

Fangraphs has released their top five rookie-eligible pitchers and hitters list for the 2013 season. Kyle McPherson was placed second on their list, alongside some big name prospects. Their ZiPS line for McPherson this season has him pitching 126 innings, with a 6.2 K/9 and a 1.6 WAR. McPherson will battle it out this Spring Training for the fifth spot in the Pirates rotation. He...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Roster Watch: Kyle McPherson

Do we think Kyle McPherson is going to make the roster out of Spring Training?  I’m not so sure.  I think the likely competition is between him and Justin Wilson.  If one makes the cut I don’t forsee the other one making it. Much of this opinion comes from the fact that I think Jonathan…
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Rotation

With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker. The Pirates have done a lot since the trade deadline to address...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

What to watch for in Bradenton

Happy pitchers and catchers day! The Bucs (well, some of them) are in Bradenton, meaning we can officially declare that baseball season has begun!  Here are some of the most important things you should be paying attention to this spring: Who’s the 5th starter? Francisco Liriano is a Bucco, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be ready to start the season. That means there would...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #4 – Alen Hanson

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #5 – Luis Heredia

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #7 – Barrett Barnes

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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