PIRATES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kang sent to Indianapolis for continued rehab

Third baseman Jung Ho Kang flew with the Pirates from Milwaukee to Chicago, but he won't be working out at Wrigley Field this week.
Via Pirates.com
1 hour ago

Bucs put Cole on DL with elbow inflammation

The Pirates placed right-hander Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with posterior inflammation in his right elbow prior to Monday night's game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cole, who was originally scheduled to start Monday's game, received a second opinion on the elbow, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced on Saturday.
Via Pirates.com
2 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: In or Out?

Pittsburgh has been changing fans minds every day on whether they have what it takes to make it to October. After going win-less against the Marlins and losing the series to the Astros, Pittsburgh rattled off four straight road wins all against Milwaukee getting a gigantic sweep, just to confuse everybody. Andrew McCutchen has continued his scorching hot August and is keeping Pittsburgh...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ivan Nova Is Getting Happed

A year ago, when the Pirates were alive in the playoff race, they made what felt like a fairly uninspiring deadline trade for J.A. Happ. Happ was almost a giveaway, and no one really batted an eyelash about the Pirates’ tiny upgrade, but then they made some very minor tweaks and Happ pitched the rest of the season like one of the better starters in the league. There was, at one...
Via Fangraphs
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Cole train slows again, what does it mean? The power of humility and more

SOUTH HILLS  – Although the Pirates don’t believe Gerrit Cole has damage to his right ulnar ligament, although his initial MRI reportedly did not show any damage, we’ll have to wait and learn the results of the second opinion. The elbow discomfort could explain his spotty fastball command and lessened effectiveness – and movement – on his slider. The issue marks Cole...
Via Bucco Blog
10 hours ago

Kevin Newman on Hitting (His Way to Pittsburgh)

The Pittsburgh Pirates knew they were getting a good hitter when they made Kevin Newman the 19th-overall pick in the 2015 draft. Not only did he hit .337 in his three seasons at the University of Arizona, he won a pair of Cape Cod League batting titles along the way. There wasn’t much power — just two home runs as a Wildcat — but he fanned a grand total of 48 times in over...
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Argh, Cole The Pirate Has Spurry

Gerrit Cole has an injured arm, possibly elbow spurs.  I love this scenario:  a pitcher throws like garbage for weeks then the team announces he's hurt.  Love, love, love.  This is my favorite.  Five innings, five runs, but it's likely nothing, just a bad start.  Cut to five weeks later of terrible starts.  "Oh, yeah, he's got a torn tendon/elbow spur/missing forearm due...
Via Razzball
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates bolster bullpen, recall righty Schugel

The Pittsburgh Pirates added an extra bullpen arm prior to Sunday's game in Milwaukee, recalling right-hander A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Via Pirates.com
1 day ago

Pirates control their playoff destiny

After finishing the 2015 season as the second-best team in the game, the Pittsburgh Pirates had World Series expectations this year, despite playing in what was expected to be one of the most competitive divisions. With established veterans and a stocked farm system with plenty of reinforcements, they were built to overcome almost any obstacle […] The post Pirates control their...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

DraftKings: Don’t Ivan Worry, It’s Nova for Shova.

First and foremost, I'd like to thank all of the loyal readers out there in the Kingdom of Razz. I'd also like to apologize, kinda. You see, what I'm about to do makes me feel dirty. There's no way I would've considered this earlier in the season. Ultimately, the time has come. I'm suggesting Ivan Nova for your DFS pleasure this afternoon. I need a shower. Hopefully he'll pitch well...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Polanco's 3-run double leads Pirates past Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from four runs down to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Saturday night. Polanco doubled off reliever Blaine Boyer (1-3) with one-out in the sixth, giving the Pirates a 9-6 lead that stood. Hernan Perez homered twice for Milwaukee, with a three-run homer durind a four...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Pittsburg Pirates leaders in games played for each position

The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of Major League Baseball's long-standing franchises, so it is easily believed that a number of great players played and stayed with the team. Can you name every player that played the most games for the Pirates at each position? Clue: Position-Number of games played (or started for the pitcher)/Years active with the team
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong upset how Jordan Lyles handled hitting him in face with pitch

Earlier this season, Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the face by a pitch from Jordan Lyles. On Thursday, he explained why he’s still upset with the Rockies pitcher. On May 23, Vogelsong suffered multiple facial fractures as a result of a 92 mph offering from Lyles hitting him in cheek. While Vogelsong (who is a pitcher himself) forgives Lyles for the incident itself, he’s discussed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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