Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
After being non-tendered by the Pirates last month, former first baseman Gaby Sanchez has found a new team … in Japan.
The Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27.
The Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and have added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster.
Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.
Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 12 in eight dominant innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Thursday night.
Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race.
Edinson Volquez allowed two runs over six innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on the Detroit Tigers early in a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night.
Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night.
Starling Marte hit a two-run double to tie the game with one out in the ninth inning and then scored on pinch-hitter Ike Davis’ single two batters later as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
The career-high 128 pitches Josh Beckett threw in his no-hitter didn’t hurt him Friday night against the Pirates – at least not as much as Ike Davis’ tape-measure home run.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had good reason to call upon Gaby Sanchez to bat for Ike Davis.
Tab Douglas and Stacy Kauffman discussed the Pirates with Jesse Spector of The Sporting News.
Pirates broadcaster Bob Walk joined “The Fan Morning Show” for in his regular weekly “Walk on Wednesday” spot this morning. During the interview, he discussed the surprising success of Edinson Volquez.
Ike Davis hasn’t even been in Pittsburgh for a week but he is already making a good impression on teammates and Pirates fans.