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April 28, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Offense starts to ignite

MILWAUKEE — The Pirates are starting to hit again. Andy LaRoche has been hot since returning from a back injury, going 12 for 18 over the past four games. LaRoche goes into today’s game batting .400 and has reached back …

April 27, 2010
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Karstens to the rescue

MILWAUKEE — The highlight of Jeff Karstens’ career so far with the Pirates was his start 11 days after being traded to Pittsburgh midway through the 2008 season. In his second start with his new team, Karstens took a perfect …

April 27, 2010
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Raynor awaits his fate

Late Monday night, John Raynor was designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot for right-hander Jeff Karstens, who was brought up from Triple-A Indy.

April 27, 2010
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Karstens called up, Raynor DFA’ed

Right-hander Jeff Karstens was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis and will make a spot start Tuesday against the Brewers. To clear a roster spot, outfielder John Raynor was designated for assignment.

April 26, 2010
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McCutchen into leadoff spot

Another lineup tweak tonight by manager John Russell. Andrew McCutchen will bat leadoff for the first time this season.

April 25, 2010
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Jaku seeks physical, mental recovery

HOUSTON — The first step for Chris Jakubauskas, obviously, is to get healthy again. He has a concussion and a nasty knot on the back of his head after being struck by Lance Berkman’s line drive Saturday night. It was …

April 25, 2010
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A flurry of roster moves

Before Sunday’s game, the Pirates made two moves to shore up their battered pitching staff. Left-hander Brian Burres was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, and righty Brian Bass was selected from Indy.

April 24, 2010
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Ugly memories for Maholm

HOUSTON — Chris Jakubauskas is in Methodist Hospital, across town from Minute Maid Park, sore and scared after being struck in the head by a line drive during tonight’s game. Paul Maholm knows exactly how Jakubauskas must feel. Maholm also …

April 24, 2010
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Scary moment for Jakubauskas

Pirates right-hander Chris Jakubauskas was struck on the head by a line drive in the first inning of tonight’s game against the Houston Astros.

April 24, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Ohlendorf “over the hump”

Saturday afternoon, Ross Ohlendorf (back spasms) had a light side session at Minute Maid Park. Ohlendorf threw 22 pitches from halfway up the mound without pain.

 
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