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May 31, 2010
by Karen Price


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Walker’s the guy at second; Iwamura to the bench

Manager John Russell said on Monday that Neil Walker will now get the majority of time at second base, and that Aki Iwamura has been moved to the bench. Walker, a Pine-Richland grad, has hit safely in four of six …

May 29, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Jaku OK in side session

This afternoon, right-hander Chris Jakubauskas threw a smooth, 30-pitch session in the bullpen. It was his first time on the mound since April 24, when he was struck in the head by a line drive.

May 28, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Cedeno scratched; more Morton info

Ronny Cedeno was scratched from the starting lineup due to tightness in his lower back. I chatted briefly with Ronny this afternoon before he went to the indoor batting cage and he seemed fine; the problem must’ve flared up after that. Bobby Crosby will start at shortstop tonight against the Braves.

May 28, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Plenty of pregame action

Busy day … and we’re still 3-plus hours from the first pitch. – Less than 24 hours after he insisted his shoulder was “not a big issue,” right-hander Charlie Morton was placed on the 15-day disabled list. More on this …

May 28, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Morton goes on DL

ATLANTA — Right-hander Charlie Morton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder fatigue. The Pirates recalled righty Steven Jackson from Triple-A Indianapolis. Jackson will pitch out of the bullpen. The Pirates have not yet named a replacement starter for …

May 27, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Morton safe … for now

Charlie Morton is on the brink of being sent down to the minors. Morton lasted just two innings tonight in an 8-2 loss against the Reds. The right-hander allowed seven runs on eight hits, walked three and balked.

May 27, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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LaRoche back in lineup, Walker at 2b

CINCINNATI — Three notable names in today’s lineup: Andy LaRoche, Neil Walker, Ronny Cedeno. LaRoche is back after a five-game layoff to rest his sore lower back. He’s batting sixth for just the fourth time. Walker is making his third …

May 26, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Doumit’s big hits

CINCINNATI — More than four hours before the first pitch tonight, Ryan Doumit and Jason Jaramillo were on the field at Great American Ball Park, doing extra drills. As manager John Russell and coach Luis Dorante looked on, the two …

May 25, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Rinku, Dinesh go to Washington

CINCINNATI — Monday, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel attended a reception in Washington, D.C., hosted by President Obama. The minor league pitchers were among 150 Asian-American/Pacific Islander guests who were selected for the event as part of the White House’s …

May 25, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Walker in starting lineup

CINCINNATI — As one Tweeter put it this morning, the calvary has begun to arrive. The Pirates called up Neil Walker to replace Steve Pearce, who went on the 15-day disabled list with a badly sprained right ankle. Walker is …

 
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