PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — After refusing an assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis, relief pitcher Juan Cruz, who was designated for assignment earlier this week, was released outright by the Pirates today.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Yesterday the Tribune-Review’s Dejan Kovacevic reported, according to an internal source, that Pirates right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia privately volunteered to pick up the team’s tired pitching staff after a 19-inning win in St. Louis. The team has confirmed Correia will indeed make a spot start, opposing Edinson Volquez, in tonight’s game at San Diego, the start of a three-game set against the Padres.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled relief pitcher Evan Meek to the majors Sunday.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pirates will make a lot of moves this week, as they take part in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates reliever Juan Cruz has been placed on the restricted list, and Doug Slaten has been called up from Triple-A Indianapolis in his place.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Despite yet another strong start from starting pitcher James McDonald, the Pirates lost to the New York Mets Tuesday night, 3-2.
(93-7 The FAN) — The bullpen pitched eight innings Wednesday and the Pirates beat the Nationals, 3-2.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the West Coast road trip on a high note, beating Arizona, 2-1, and finishing with back-to-back wins in the desert.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Overshadowing what was the Pirates’ best hitting night of the season Tuesday at Arizona was the loss of starting pitcher Jeff Karstens after just one inning.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Andre Ethier drove a 2-1 slider high and over the right field wall to break open a tie game and give Los Angeles a 2-1 win.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates made a couple moves Wednesday to help finalize the roster for today’s season opener against Philadelphia.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates signed relief pitcher Juan Cruz to a minor league contract and gave him an invitation to spring training.