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Rum Bunter

Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Undergoes UCL Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that right-handed pitcher Chad Kuhl has undergone surgery for his UCL. Chad Kuhl last pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 26th against the New York Mets.  The right-hander lasted only four innings before being removed with right forearm tightness.  He went through a period of rest before undergoing surgery […] Pirates News: Chad Kuhl Undergoes UCL Surgery - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tampa Bay Times

Rays journal: Austin Meadows among final wave of callups

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Rays will get their first look at OF Austin Meadows when he joins them Thursday in Toronto as part of the final wave of callups.And based on what RHP Tyler Glasnow, a former Pirates and now Rays teammate, said, they're going to get an eyeful.


Rays to promote Austin Meadows

The Austin Meadows era in Tampa Bay begins on Thursday With the Triple-A season finally coming to its conclusion on Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will be making several more additions to their active roster with just a dozen regular season games remaining on the schedule. On Thursday, the Rays will be promoting a trio of pitchers (Austin Pruitt, Chih-Wei Hu, and Hoby Milner), as well as one of the team’s recently acquired top prospects, outfielder Austin Meadows. Meadows did well in his 49 games of major league experience over a couple of stints with the Pirates this season, hitting...


APNewsBreak: Baseball union, teams meet on revenue grievance

NEW YORK — Baseball players union officials met last month with management of the four teams accused in a grievance of improper spending of revenue-sharing money, people familiar with the grievance process told The Associated Press.Players association general counsel Ian Penny and Rick Shapiro, senior adviser to union head Tony Clark, were among the union executives who traveled to meet separately with officials of the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays, the people said, speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no announcements were...

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Opportunity Is Knocking For Jordan Luplow

While injuries in sports are never good, they can create opportunities for other players. And a recent injury has created a big opportunity for a young Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfielder Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that right fielder Gregory Polanco will undergo shoulder surgery. This surgery will put Polanco on the shelf for 7 – […] Opportunity Is Knocking For Jordan Luplow - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Ray Searage To Undergo Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates will head into their next series without one of their main coaches.  The Bucs will be without their pitching coach over the next few days. The Pittsburgh Pirates are fresh off back-to-back wins against the Milwaukee Brewers.  It was a good series to watch as the Bucs continue to go out and fight […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Ray Searage To Undergo Surgery - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage to have neck surgery

Assistant pitching coach Justin Meccage will serve as the interim pitching coach.

Brew Crew Ball

Game Thread #148: Pittsburgh Pirates (72-73) @ Milwaukee Brewers (84-63)

Today is the first day of the rest of the season... After a deep breath on their off day, the Milwaukee Brewers (84-63) return home to Miller Park to open a three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates (72-73). The Bucs have played Milwaukee very well so far this year, so hopefully they have the Brewers’ undivided attention. OK, they can glance at the scoreboard occasionally, but that’s it. Chris Archer (4-7, 4.56), long rumored a target of the Brewers when he was with the Rays - before the Pirates decided that they didn’t need top prospects anymore - looks to throw a monkey...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon Improves Control

The Pittsburgh Pirates best pitcher this season has been Jameson Taillon.  However, it did not start out that way for him this season.  What has led to his improvements? Jameson Taillon’s short career for the Pittsburgh Pirates has been tumultuous, to say the least. After sustaining injuries during his debut season in 2016 and in […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon Improves Control - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Fish Stripes

Lewis Brinson delivers big three-run home run, but Fish still fall to the Pirates 5-3

Dan Straily went down with an injury in the fifth inning, ending his night early. Dan Straily: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR Chris Archer: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR Dan Straily last night pitched what could be his last game of the season. He went four and two-third innings before being taken out of the game with a left oblique strain. He is currently placed on the day to day list, but with a Marlins season going nowhere this could be it for him. Straily had one mistake this game and it came in the second inning. After a Corey Dickerson double, Josh Bell came up and launched...

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Pittsburgh Pirates News: Injury Updates on Kuhl and Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates season is coming to end.  The two biggest questions on the health side of things are regarding Kuhl and Kang. With the season coming up on its end, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking toward 2019 as they miss the playoffs for the third consecutive year.  With that, the team needs to […] Pittsburgh Pirates News: Injury Updates on Kuhl and Kang - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

What does Adeiny Hechavarria bring to the Yankees?

The veteran infielder will mostly help the Yankees on the defensive side. The Yankees had a busy waiver trade deadline day, as they scooped up Andrew McCutchen from the Giants to shore up the outfield and later snagged shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from the Pirates. While McCutchen’s fit is more obvious, Hechavarria was a more niche pickup. Though the Yankees have an opening in the infield due to Didi Gregorius’ injury, he is expected to return soon, so Hechavarria is a bit of a wild card. Still, Hechavarria can help the Yankees in a couple of different ways, chiefly in the defensive...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow stands tall yet again

CLEVELAND - The Rays go on and on about Tyler Glasnow's improved strike-throwing. How excited he has been about returning to being a starter after coming over from the Pirates. His accountability, willingness to learn, and to work on shortcoming such as holding on runners.But

Tampa Bay Times

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Indians game

1. When the Rays got RHP Tyler Glasnow - along with OF Austin Meadows and prospect RHP Shane Baz - from the Pirates for Chris Archer, they were hoping for the kind of payoff you saw a glimpse of Friday, a dominant starter shutting down a potent lineup.2. Manager Kevin

Brew Crew Ball

Since returning from forearm injury, Junior Guerra just hasn’t been the same

#JuniorGuerraDay might be no more in 2018. On the morning of July 13th, Junior Guerra was the owner of a 2.79 ERA and 93 FIP- through 17 starts and 93.2 innings on the 2018 season. The Brewers were sitting with the best record in the National League at 55-39, and Guerra had undoubtedly been their best starter during the first half of the season. But then Junior started that night against the Pirates, lasted only four innings while allowing six runs, and was placed on the disabled list with an injury to his right forearm. Guerra missed only the minimum stint on the disabled list and returned...

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Don’t Worry About Chris Archer, At Least Not Yet

While his Pirate career may be off to a slow start, fans do not need to worry about Chris Archer…at least not yet. When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Chris Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays on August 31st they were the talk of the baseball world. After years of playing bridesmaid in trade talks, Neal […] Don’t Worry About Chris Archer, At Least Not Yet - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Brew Crew Ball

Milwaukee Brewers ride six-run third inning to 7-4 win over Pittsburgh Pirates

Mike Moustakas and Manny Pina each hit a two-run home run to lead the offense. WP: Chase Anderson (9-7)LP: Chris Archer (4-7)SV: Jeremy Jeffress (7) HR: Mike Moustakas (28), Manny Pina (7), Jonathan Schoop (19), Adam Frazier (7), Gregory Polanco (21) Box Score The Brewers bats came alive today, and they came together for some big offense. Going to the trade deadline, and even earlier in the season, there was a big buzz to try to acquire Chris Archer from the Rays. The Brewers faced him for the first time as a Pirate today, and were able to take full advantage. In the third inning, Lorenzo...

Tampa Bay Times

Let's play the Rays name game

ST. PETERSBURG - When Tyler Glasnow first signed a professional contract with the Pirates as a 17-year-old right out of high school in 2011, he was pretty much all arms and legs and awkward maneuvers."I was like 6-6, 6-7, and I weighed like 160 pounds or something,'' he said