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Fifteen Phils Minor Leaguers Become Free Agents

544 minor league players became free agents today, including 15 players within the Phillies minor league ranks. Matt Eddy of Baseball America compiled lists for each team, found here. The list below was prepared by Eddy and has the player’s last level played at in parenthesis. The Phillies could have avoided free agency for any of the listed players by adding them to the 40-man...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Russ Canzler Outrighted to Triple-A

Russ Canzler has been outrighted to Triple-A. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted infielder Russ Canzler to Triple-A, per MLBTR. Canzler was placed on waivers earlier in the week to clear 40-man space for Marlon Byrd and John Buck. He was originally acquired via trade over the summer from the Orioles in exchange for Tim Alderson. Canzler has a history...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Don’t Make Any Moves at the Trade Deadline

Russ Canzler has been the only Pirates trade prior to the deadline. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The biggest move the Pirates made this year on the trade market? Acquiring Russ Canzler for Tim Alderson. If you look around the league, you won’t find much different from other teams. Most teams were quiet on deadline day, whether that was buyers who didn’t upgrade, or sellers who...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Reviewing the Pirates Career of Tim Alderson

Tim Alderson’s career with the Pirates ended today with a trade for Russ Canzler. The Tim Alderson/Russ Canzler trade wasn’t exactly a blockbuster deal. It was a marginal trade, and the type of deal you’d expect in early-to-mid July as the hot stove season starts to heat up. The Pirates sent away a guy who profiled as a potential middle reliever, and who wouldn’t have even...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Russ Canzler

RUSS CANZLER FIRST BASEMAN Born: April 11, 1986 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 30th Round, 906th Overall, 2004 (Cubs) How Acquired: Trade from Orioles (for Tim Alderson) High School: Hazleton (PA) HS Agent: Appleton Sports Management WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Canzler was a shortstop in high school, but has been strictly...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates swap Tim Alderson for Russ Canzler in minor move

The Pirates first move of Trade Deadline Season, they sent minor league reliever Tim Alderson to the Orioles today in return for Four Corners guy Russ Canzler. Canzler is your protypical Quadruple-A guy; he never really hit well for a corner infielder/outfielder in the Cubs' system until he was way too old for his level, then he had a nice year with Tampa's Triple-A affiliate...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Russ Canzler, James McDonald to 60 Day DL

The #Pirates have acquired 1B/OF Russ Canzler from the #Orioles for minor league RHP Tim Alderson. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 12, 2013   Russ Canzler is another in a long line of AAAA 1B/OF the Pirates have been collecting recently. Canzler was put directly on the 40 man roster after the Pirates put James…
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Russ Canzler For Tim Alderson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired 1B/OF Russ Canzler from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Tim Alderson. Canzler is on the 40-man roster, and to make room the Pirates placed James McDonald on the 60-day DL. The Pirates have sent Canzler to Triple-A. More to come.
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Brown and Alderson Pick Up the Slack for the Indy Rotation

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor Moves: Tim Alderson to Indianapolis, Quinton Miller to Altoona

Quinton Miller has been promoted to Altoona. The Pirates have made the following minor league pitching moves, most likely as a chain reaction to the Duke Welker promotion. **Tim Alderson has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. Alderson has been with Indianapolis once already this year, and gave up one run in 3.2 innings of work. In his time with Altoona he had a 1.32 ERA...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: 4/14/13

No starter has been named yet for Indianapolis today. Joely Rodriguez will be the first minor leaguer to make his third start of the year, when he goes today for West Virginia. Bradenton was able to pick up their first win of the season last night. All four games today are early afternoon starts. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable...
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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

2012 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

It has been awhile since I did a recap of the minor league teams. The last one I did was Bradenton. After that I got all the data together for the Altoona and Indianapolis recaps, then experienced something every blogger has experienced at some point in time. My computer was wiped, I lost the data and the articles, and had no desire to immediately do all the work again. I kept putting...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: July 29

Four trades, five players and a game recap on a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history. Two trades involved shortstop Jack Wilson, while the other one included two veteran All-Star type players on the downside of their careers. Jon Fredland takes a look back at a game from the 1915 season in his Jolly Roger Rewind. The Trades On this date in 2009, the Pirates traded away Jack Wilson...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Acquire Marco Scutaro

Tonight the Giants finalized a deal to bolster their middle infield, acquiring veteran infielder Marco Scutaro, first reported by Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Both teams announced the deal on their twitter account. Scutaro is in the final year of his contract, and has hit .271/.324/.359 with a 27:35 BB:K. For his career he has hit .270/.337/.386 while spending time at 2B, SS,...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: 7/22/12

State College will play a doubleheader today. The second game is a makeup of Friday’s rain out.  Both DSL teams as well as the GCL Pirates are off today. All three teams resume their schedule Monday. Altoona will play a doubleheader today. West Virginia finished the second game of Friday night’s doubleheader prior to the regularly scheduled game last night. The game was suspended...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Alderson Placed on the Altoona DL

Right-handed starter Tim Alderson has been placed on the Altoona disabled list with a right elbow injury. No word on the extent of the injury, although the move was retroactive to July 18th, which was one day after his last start. Alderson gave up eight earned runs in 2.2 innings in that start, walking four and giving up seven hits. Prior to that start he had a nice three game stretch...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Trading From the Rule 5 Candidates

Every year we keep track of the upcoming Rule 5 eligible players, tracking who the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to protect the following off-season. The term typically used is “The Rule 5 Roster Crunch”. That term has led to a big misconception about the Rule 5 draft. The Pirates are at risk of losing players every year in the Rule 5 draft. They lost Nathan Adcock in the 2010...
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July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

7/12 MiLB Recap: Tim Alderson strikes out 8

Jeff Locke started the first game of a double-header for the Tribe and gave up four runs (two earned) over five innings. He struck out three and walked two. Jose Tabata was 0 for 3 in the first game and 1 for 3 with a walk in the second game. He scored the game winning run on a walk-off single by Yamaico Navarro in game two after leading off the eighth inning with a walk. Starling...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

7/5 MiLB Recap: Tim Alderson, Colton Cain, Joely Rodriguez put up zeros

Jose Tabata went 2 for 5, but was caught stealing. He stole just eight bases in 17 attempts in Pittsburgh. Starling Marte was 1 for 4 with a walk and his 18th stolen base in 30 attempts. He is now hitting .289/.349/.494. Tony Sanchez went 2 for 3 with his third home run in three games after not hitting a four-bagger all season long. He also drew a walk. Tim Alderson pitched 5 2/3...
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

6/6 MiLB Recap: Chris Leroux makes first rehab appearance

Everyone in action today. Pawtucket 6, Indianapolis 5 – Rick VandenHurk gave up 5 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings. Bryan Morris pitched 3 innings of relief giving up just 1 unearned run. He struck out 6 and didn’t walk a batter. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 5 with a home run, his 1st of the year. Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, and 2 stolen bases. Jeff Clement...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

5/20 MiLB Recap: Tim Alderson tosses seven shutout innings

Everyone in action today. Indianapolis 4, Buffalo 1 – Rick VandenHurk started and gave up 1 run over 5 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 3. Doug Slaten pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 4 with a stolen base. Alex Presley went 1 for 4. Jordy Mercer was 2 for 3 with a walk. Jose Morales went 2 for 4. Altoona 5, Erie 0 – Tim Alderson pitched...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

5/15 MiLB Recap: Tim Alderson makes return to rotation

Bradenton got rained out and WV was off. Lehigh Valley 4, Indianapolis 0 – Jeff Locke started and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) over 7 innings. He struck out 6 batters and walked just 1. Starling Marte was 1 for 4 with a double. Brandon Boggs went 1 for 3 and Jose Morales was 1 for 3 with a double. Altoona 7, Bowie 3 – Tim Alderson started and gave up 3 runs over 5 innings...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

San Francisco Wins Battle of ’07 Multiple Draft Picks

The 2007 amateur draft was an exciting time if you were a fan of the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco Giants, the Texas Rangers or the Toronto Blue Jays. Each organization had at least five picks before the second round, thanks to supplemental picks obtained for the losses of free agents the previous winter. It’s been five years since that draft, so it’s a good time to look...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

GAMEDAY: Can Kevin right the ship? Cardinals at Pirates

Cardinals (10-4) at Pirates (5-8) 7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Here is the MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT Sports On a dreary day in Pittsburgh, the Bucs will look to right the ship after an ugly loss last night and pick up a win against the hated Cardinals. News and notes: The forecast for tonight isn’t great, but as of now the rain is supposed to stop by the end of the afternoon...
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April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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