Player News - Pirates

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Aramis Ramirez had a home run and four RBI but the Pirates dropped Wednesday's contest to the Brewers 9-4.

Ramirez put the Pirates on the board, reducing a 5-0 deficit with a three-run home run in the fourth inning off of Zach Davies. He tacked on an RBI ground-rule double in the fifth. Ramirez has homered in three of his last four games, showing life in an otherwise impotent bat. The veteran carries a .250/.296/.428 triple-slash line with 15 home runs and 67 RBI on the year.
Sep 2 - 11:30 PM

Jeff Locke lost to the Brewers on Wednesday, yielding five runs in 3 2/3 innings.

The Brewers were hitting everything Locke was throwing, racking up nine hits. The lefty walked none and struck out only two. He's been more miss than hit in the second half and will bring a 4.66 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 107/52 K/BB ratio over 145 innings into next week's start in Cincinnati against the Reds.
Sep 2 - 11:26 PM

Pirates transferred RHP Deolis Guerra from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Pedro Florimon. Guerra is now out for the season with inflammation in his knee.
Sep 2 - 3:58 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of INF Pedro Florimon from Rookie-level Bristol.

Florimon was removed from the 40-man roster just last week, but he's back on it now and will give the Pirates infield depth during the final month. He won't see significant action.
Sep 2 - 3:57 PM

Jung Ho Kang finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

Kang hit his 13th home run in the top of the ninth inning, but the Pirates couldn't complete the comeback. The shortstop also doubled and scored in the fifth inning. It has been a solid debut for the 28-year-old South Korean, as he's now batting .290/.363/.466 with 49 RBI, 52 runs scored and five stolen bases in 111 games.
Sep 1 - 11:31 PM

Gerrit Cole had an uncharacteristic start Tuesday, allowing five runs over four innings in a loss to the Brewers.

Cole was off from the outset, as the Brewers had scored four runs after their first seven batters of the game. He gave up eight hits and a walk in total, striking out just two. It was the first start all season Cole struck out fewer than three. The right-hander dropped to 15-8 with a 2.64 ERA on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Cardinals.
Sep 1 - 11:18 PM

Pirates recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker will be used as a lefty bat off the bench after hitting .266/.370/.362 in 218 at-bats in Triple-A. He'll probably be behind Travis Snider in line for a spot on the Pirates' bench in the postseason.
Sep 1 - 4:35 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Radhames Liz from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Liz spent the first seven weeks in the Pirates pen, amassing a 3.63 ERA and an 18/10 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings. In the minors, he was mostly a starter, posting a 1.40 ERA and a 74/24 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings. He'll go back into middle relief in the majors.
Sep 1 - 4:33 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of outfielder Travis Snider from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Snider was re-signed by the Pirates two weeks ago after being let go by the Orioles. He played in 10 games at Indy, hitting .314/.375/.429 with a homer. The Pirates won't have many starts available for him in the outfield, but he will get a look as one of the team's top pinch-hitters.
Sep 1 - 4:32 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis.

LaFromboise served two earlier stints in the Pirates pen, but he pitched just one inning. He had a 2.98 ERA and a 52/21 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings in Triple-A.
Sep 1 - 4:28 PM

Pirates recalled catcher Elias Diaz from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Diaz hit .271/.330/.382 with four homers in 325 at-bats in Triple-A this year. He'll serve as the Pirates' third catcher this month.
Sep 1 - 4:27 PM

Pirates recalled RHP Casey Sadler from Triple-A Indianapolis; placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears out a 40-man roster spot for the one of the Bucs' September callups. Salder is still being bothered by discomfort in his right elbow and forearm.
Sep 1 - 4:25 PM

Pirates activated RHP Rob Scahill from the 15-day disabled list.

Scahill had a 2.08 ERA in 26 innings before going down with a forearm strain a couple of months ago. He'll be a candidate for the Pirates' postseason roster if he keeps it up.
Sep 1 - 4:25 PM

Pirates OF prospect Willy Garcia matched a career-high with five RBI Sunday in a win for Triple-A Indianapolis.

Garcia has homered eight times in August, quite a feat considering he had seven round-trippers all season prior to this month. The 22-year-old has clearly gotten the hang of Triple-A pitching and it may not be long until he's ready to help the Pirates in the big leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 31 - 3:55 PM

Pirates LHP prospect Steven Brault hurled seven shutout innings Sunday in a win for Double-A Altoona.

It's been an unreal stretch for the 23-year-old. Over his last nine starts, Brault is 7-0 with a 1.10 ERA. Opponents have hit .187 against him with 48 strikeouts in that span. Brault hasn't allowed more than two runs in a start since July 12. The workhorse has thrown seven innings or more in four of his last five outings.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 31 - 3:23 PM


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