The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled second baseman Neil Walker from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team has outrighted outfielder Jose Tabata to AAA Indianapolis.
Nobody has seen more of what Gregory Polanco can do than Indianapolis Indians Manager Dean Treanor, and he joined Starkey and Mueller on The FAN to tell Pirates fans what they can expect from the teams top prospect.
A look at whether or not now really is the time for the Pirates to call-up top prospect Gregory Polanco.
Word came out yesterday that the Pirates had sent Relief Pitcher Phil Irwin to AAA, now today the club announced that Infielder Brent Morel will take his spot on the big league roster.
After his 5.1 innings of work last night in which he surrendered 6 earned runs on 8 hits, the Pirates have announced they sent Starter Jeff Locke back to AAA Indianapolis and called up Reliever Phil Irwin.
Well that’s exactly what they have in Gregory Polanco, who is currently tearing it up for the Indianapolis Indians.
Jose Tabata suffered a concussion Wednesday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds and Travis Snider isn’t exactly tearing it up right now. So with the right field platoon of the Pirates off to a sluggish start, most fans attention has turned to top prospect, Outfielder Gregory Polanco and what he’s doing at the AAA level.
According to the Indianapolis Indians website, Baseball America’s yearly ranking of all the minor league systems in Major League Baseball will have the Pirates at the top of the list for the first time in their 33-year history.
After making his AAA debut Monday night, Jameson Taillon talked to Starkey, Miller and Mueller about the nerves he had to overcome and how he was able to settle in after a rough first inning.
Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon got to watch Gerrit Cole make his debut this week, and joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller on The FAN to tell us what he saw and how that motivates him even more to make it to the big leagues.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Relief pitcher Evan Meek, the Pirates’ lone MLB All-Star representative in 2010, has been designated for assignment after a tumultuous and injury-plagued two-year period, the team announced a short while ago.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The present looks bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have slipped to third in the National League Wild Card race, and now look to be a long shot to take down Cincinnati for the NL Central lead. But the future looks quite bright, as another group of Pirates has taken a different title from the Reds.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Catcher Tony Sanchez was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday after playing in a 2-0 Altoona win.
With the Pirates’ struggles on offense, are there any immediate options Neal Huntington can call on from the AAA level?
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis Wednesday.