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Pittsburgh Pirates Reliever Chris Stratton With Mixed Results During Rehab Stint

A rehabbing Pittsburgh Pirates reliever has had mixed results thus far on his rehab stint at Triple-A On May 25th, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed reliever Chris Stratton on the 10-day injured list. Stratton hit the IL with a side injury, and is one of 23 Pirate players to hit the IL during the 2019 season. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Reliever Chris Stratton With Mixed Results During Rehab Stint - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Pittsburgh Pirates: Chris Archer Was a Lesson for Baseball

Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a deal to land Chris Archer, giving up Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows and minor leaguer Shane Baz. It was a deal that shocked everyone in baseball. It was a deal that many labeled an outright win for the Tampa Bay Rays. So far, that label has been correct, Austin […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Chris Archer Was a Lesson for Baseball - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Two Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers Begin Rehab Stints

It appears that help is on the way for a much maligned, and struggling, Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff. At this point, saying that the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff has struggled with injuries/ineffectiveness would make you sound like a broken record. Thankfully, the team appears to be on the cusp of getting two of their injured […] Two Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers Begin Rehab Stints - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Has The June Swoon Begun? And Other Takeaways From Being Swept In Milwaukee

The now nearly month long struggles of the Pittsburgh Pirates continued in Milwaukee over the weekend When any sports team suffers as many injuries as the Pittsburgh Pirates have this season, odds are, these injuries will eventually catch up to them. It appears that is happening to the Pirates. Despite all of the injuries, at […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Has The June Swoon Begun? And Other Takeaways From Being Swept In Milwaukee - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Dario Agrazal Continues to Pitch well

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a slew of starting pitching injuries and the team needs to find some consistent starting pitching.  They may have a good option in Triple-A. The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to promote top pitching prospect Mitch Keller to start this coming Wednesday.  The team had him up a few weeks ago, […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Dario Agrazal Continues to Pitch well - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Neal Huntington blames himself for Pirates’ pitching problems

The Pirates thought they had enough pitching depth this season. That has not been the case, as injuries have caused problems.

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Hey Pittsburgh Pirates, In Case You Didn’t Know, Mitch Keller Is Really Good

The Pittsburgh Pirates are in dire need of starting rotation help. They have help sitting in the rotation at Triple-A. Yet, they will not promote said help. 62 games into the 2019 season the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation has been beleaguered with injuries and ineffectiveness. The latest example of this came in the form of […] Hey Pittsburgh Pirates, In Case You Didn’t Know, Mitch Keller Is Really Good - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Mauled In Milwaukee On Heritage Night

Friday night was Heritage Night at Miller Park. Facing the throwback Milwaukee Bears uniforms, the Pittsburgh Pirates were mauled by the Brewers. Injuries and ineffectiveness has left the Pittsburgh Pirates scrambling for starting rotation help. On Friday night, the team turned to their 11th different starting pitcher in 62 games this season as Rookie Davis […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mauled In Milwaukee On Heritage Night - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Corey Dickerson Appears Ready To Rejoin The Pittsburgh Pirates

It appears that the Pittsburgh Pirates are on the brink of getting one of their injured players back Stop me if you have heard this before – the story of the 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates has been injuries. This isn’t news to you? I didn’t think it would be. At least, it should not be for […] Corey Dickerson Appears Ready To Rejoin The Pittsburgh Pirates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Shake Up Starting Rotation

Ahead of their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates have shaken up their starting rotation. With injuries and ineffectiveness continuing to be an issue, the Pittsburgh Pirates keep searching for answers to their starting rotation questions. This weekend in Milwaukee, the team will shake things up a bit. Right-handed pitcher Rookie Davis, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Shake Up Starting Rotation - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have Two Rookie of the Year Candidates

Due to injuries, both Kevin Newman and Bryan Reynolds have inherited primary roles in the Pirates offense. Both are having NL Rookie of the Year worthy campaigns. News flash: there are actually other players that are having good offensive seasons for the Pirates this year outside of Josh Bell. The Pirates are 12th in the […] The Pittsburgh Pirates have Two Rookie of the Year Candidates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Shutdown Keone Kela’s Rehab Assignment

It appears the Pittsburgh Pirates will continue to be without a key member of their bullpen for a bit longer Two months into the 2019 season injuries have been the biggest story for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team has been forced to place a Major League leading 22 players on the injured list this season. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Shutdown Keone Kela’s Rehab Assignment - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Dietrich hits 3 HRs, Lyles injured as Reds beat Pirates 11-6

Derek Dietrich hit three homers — all two-run shots for Cincinnati— and the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered yet another injury to their rotation Tuesday night as the Reds pulled away to an 11-6 victory.

NorthJersey.com

Concussions: Pirates GM asks MLB to allow re-entry into game after tests

Pirates GM Neal Huntington says if a player knows he must leave a game to enter concussion testing, hes less likely to report symptoms.        

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pirates want to change MLB's concussion rules

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington would like to see Major League Baseball change its re-entry rules to allow for concussion testing.

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Mitch Keller’s Promotion Comes With Big Expectations

The Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation has dealt with a lot of injuries this year.  They are finally giving their top pitching prospect an anticipated promotion. For a couple of weeks now, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been skating by with a makeshift rotation.  With starters Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams on the Injury List, the team […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Mitch Keller’s Promotion Comes With Big Expectations - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates place Cervelli on IL in a Series of Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of moves Sunday leading up to the final game of a 3-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to Sunday’s game against the Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day concussion IL, with C Jacob Stallings selected from AAA as the corresponding move. In addition […] Pittsburgh Pirates place Cervelli on IL in a Series of Moves - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers Injury News: Austin Barnes Removed From Series Finale Vs. Pirates Due To Groin Soreness

The Los Angeles Dodgers enjoyed a successful weekend at PNC Park, finishing off an eight-game road...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees place Jake Barrett on 10-day IL, recall Joseph Harvey

Barrett hits the shelf with right elbow inflammation. Nobody on the 2019 Yankees is safe from the threat of injury, not even the low-leverage reliever. Earlier today the team placed Jake Barrett on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 23, with right elbow inflammation. As a corresponding move, Joseph Harvey rejoins the active roster. The Yankees claimed Barrett, 27, off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 4. The right-hander made two appearances for the major league team, allowing six runs over 3.2 innings. He had more success pitching for Triple-A Scranton, where he owned...

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A Pair Of Key Pittsburgh Pirates Start A Rehab Stint

No team in baseball has been more injury riddled than the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the Bucs may be getting two key players back soon. No MLB team has been more injury rattled this season than the Pittsburgh Pirates. 20 Pirate players have spent time on the Injured List this season, which is a MLB high, […] A Pair Of Key Pittsburgh Pirates Start A Rehab Stint - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies: Injury update on Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon was held out of the Colorado Rockies starting lineup for the second consecutive game on Saturday night with an injured right calf. Blackmon originally injured his calf in the Colorado Rockies‘ series finale loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.. He fouled a pitch off his calf in the […] Colorado Rockies: Injury update on Charlie Blackmon - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Blown Out By Colorado Rockies For Second Consecutive Night

For the second time in as many nights the Pittsburgh Pirates were blown out at home by the Colorado Rockies. It’s no secret that one of the biggest stories of the first two months of the 2019 Pittsburgh Pirates season has been injuries. One of the areas that has been hit hardest by the injuries […] Pittsburgh Pirates Blown Out By Colorado Rockies For Second Consecutive Night - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers Injury Update: Dave Roberts Says Pedro Baez Being Able To Pitch Against Pirates Is ‘Possible’

The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered a bit of a scare in Tuesday's opening bout with the Tampa Bay Rays when right-hander Pedro Baez...

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Colorado Rockies: Breaking down the 2019 debut of Jairo Diaz

Thanks to injury, the Colorado Rockies had to shuffle their bullpen before Wednesday night’s 9-2 road win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The shuffling allowed one of Colorado’s more interesting minor-league relievers to earn his first call-up in two years. Jairo Diaz was brought up from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday to take the place of Colorado […] Colorado Rockies: Breaking down the 2019 debut of Jairo Diaz - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Mitch Keller Turns In Best AAA Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect continues to look MLB ready On Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off a six-game homestand with a 5-0 loss against the Colorado Rockies. In the loss, starting pitcher Chris Archer continued to struggle. Archer’s struggles combined with injuries to Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams make the Pirates a team […] Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Mitch Keller Turns In Best AAA Start - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Colorado Rockies bullpen undergoes big shake-up with injury news

The Colorado Rockies bullpen will look very different when Wednesday night’s road game against the Pittsburgh Pirates unfolds. On Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies called up Jairo Diaz from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed closer Wade Davis on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain. Additionally, Tyler Anderson was placed on the 60-day injured […] Colorado Rockies bullpen undergoes big shake-up with injury news - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates report card for 5/9-5/19

Dishing out grades for the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 road trip The Pittsburgh Pirates latest road trip started with maybe the most embarrassing loss of the season. With injuries mounting, particularly to the starting pitching staff, and 10 games against winning teams ahead, this stretch looked like the beginning of the end for the local club. […] Pittsburgh Pirates report card for 5/9-5/19 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Should Dario Agrazal Get A Shot In The Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation?

With the Pittsburgh Pirates in dire need of starting pitching help, should the team turn to a 24-year-old prospect that is pitching well at the Triple-A level? It’s no secret that injuries have been a major issue for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. This is especially true with the starting rotation. Jameson Taillon and Trevor […] Should Dario Agrazal Get A Shot In The Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More