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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Francisco Cervelli returns to the concussion disabled list

The Pirates returned Francisco Cervelli to the seven-day concussion disabled list minutes before Saturday’s first pitch, six days after he returned to the active roster.

Rum Bunter

Austin Meadows, Super 2, and Baseball Ethics

Austin Meadows was recalled earlier than expected, with Starling Marte‘s injury the Pirates called up their top position prospect in May.  However, he hasn’t played much of late and will likely be optioned at the break. Austin Meadows ranked as the Pirates number two prospect on all sites.  Since being drafted in 2013, he has […] Austin Meadows, Super 2, and Baseball Ethics - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Federal Baseball

Wire Taps: Doolittle to DL; Glover and Barrett recovering

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before this afternoon’s series finale with the Pirates... The good news: the Nationals won.The bad news: they somehow got more injured.The kind of bad news: it doesn’t seem like Trea Turner will get to be in Nationals Park for the All-Star Break. Here’s the scoop from Pittsburgh: Nationals lose Sean Doolittle with foot injury (MLB)"I've got this stupid thing on to let it calm down for a couple days," Doolittle said referring to the boot. "I can still play catch, keep my arm in shape. So as soon as it clears up, hopefully it won't be that...

Federal Baseball

Nationals’ Jeremy Hellickson healthy, back to keeping hitters off-balance in win over Pirates...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez and Nats’ infielder Daniel Murphy talked after Tuesday’s game about how impressed they were with Jeremy Hellickson... In his first two starts back following a hamstring injury, Jeremy Hellickson allowed 16 total hits and 12 runs, 11 of them earned over 8 2⁄3 innings combined (11.42 ERA) before tonight, with opposing hitters putting up a .372/.426/.698 line against him in those outings. “He kept the ball down when he needed to, his curveball was really sharp, his changeup was really good, but he attacked the strike zone...” - Davey...


We don’t need to talk about Kevin — just yet

Kiermaier’s struggles appear to be part SSS and part shaking-off-the-rust One of the strengths of the 2018 Tampa Bay Rays, which has allowed that to remain a .500 team despite moving on from several key contributors from the 2017 squad, has been the lack of weak spots on the roster. As Jeff Sullivan showed in a recent article on how little negative WAR the Houston Astros have had to take on in 2018, only two teams (said Astros and the Atlanta Braves) have a lower combined negative fWAR from their 2018 roster than the Rays. As Sullivan put it, “Teams like the Rays and Pirates have...

Royals Review

Royals claim pitcher Enny Romero off waivers

The lefty can bring some heat. The Royals have claimed left-handed pitcher Enny Romero off waivers from the Pirates and have transferred reliever Blaine Boyer to the 60-day disabled list. Boyer was placed on the disabled list back on May 30 with a back strain. The 27-year old Romero began his career with the Rays organization, pitching parts of three seasons with them at the Major League level. He was traded to the Nationals in 2017, where he had his best season with a 3.56 ERA and 3.86 FIP with 65 strikeouts in 55 2⁄3 innings, all in relief. However he was designated for assignment a...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Francisco Cervelli is starting a rehab assignment in Altoona

Catcher Francisco Cervelli, who has been on the disabled list since June 22 with a concussion, will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Class AA Altoona, the Pirates announced.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Cumulative effect" caused Francisco Cervelli's concussion, team and independent doctors say

Team doctors and an independent neurologist identified a cumulated effect of head trauma as the cause of the concussion that sent Francisco Cervelli to the seven-day disabled list Friday, Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Francisco Cervelli goes on the concussion disabled list

The Pirates placed Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday and recalled Jacob Stallings from Class AAA Indianapolis. 

AZ Snake Pit

Snake Bytes 6/21: East Coast Swing

The Diamondbacks will have 4 games in Pittsburgh starting today followed by 4 games in Miami. Godley, D-backs Set to Battle Bucs The next 8 games are on the east coast, but they are all winnable games. Winning 5 of 8 against the Pirates and Marlins should be the minimum expectation for the next week. How Will Ray’s Return Shape Roster With Koch sent down to presumably make space for Shelby Miller, it would appear Buchholz will be the odd man out for Ray. Of course, Miller could try but not be ready. Or other injuries. Buchholz and Koch will probably have another chance this...