ST. LOUIS — The Pirates’ bullpen, which was one of the most effective and experienced relief corps in the majors, now has a whole new look. Time will tell if that’s a good thing.
ST. LOUIS — There are too many catchers — two too many, actually — in the Pirates’s clubhousse, now that Chris Snyder is on his way here from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
DENVER — If a trade for Chris Snyder goes through, Ryan Doumit no longer will be the Pirates’ everyday catcher when he returns from his latest stint on the disabled list.
ST. LOUIS — According to an industry source, the Pirates today are in close negotiations with more than one team regarding left-hander Paul Maholm. If he Pirates’ asking price is met — the Pirates want at least a major-league starting pitcher in return — a trade could be completed quickly.
DENVER — Sean Gallagher stepped up at the right time for the Pirates, tossing three hitless, scoreless innings last night after Ross Ohlendorf was struck on the head by a line drive. That gave the offense time to build a 5-1 lead en route to a 6-2 victory.
DENVER — Pirates right-hander Ross Ohlendorf was not seriously injured Wednesday when he was struck on the right side of his head by a line drive during the Pirates’ 6-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies.