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February 20, 2021 09:52 AM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Ready to compete
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick is looking forward to a healthy 2021 after dealing with injuries over the last two seasons, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

His fastball velocity dipped from 95.3 mph in 2019 to just 90.9 mph in 2020. Crick, who suffered a season-ending lat strain last year, also dealt with the passing of his father and brother. While Richard Rodriguez currently serves as the frontrunner for ninth-inning duty, manager Derek Shelton has not yet named a closer. After a pair of difficult campaigns, Crick is looking forward to the challenge. "I'm embracing the competition," Crick said Friday. "We have a lot of good arms here. It should be a great competition. Richie was in the role at the end of last year, and rightfully so. Really, right now, it's gonna be a healthy competition."

January 15, 2021 02:48 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Signs one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (lat) and the Pirates agreed to a one-year, $800,000 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of reports.

Crick battled injuries throughout the 2020 season, throwing just 5.2 innings. It's unclear whether or not the lat strain that ended his season prematurely in mid-September will affect him heading into spring training.

September 14, 2020 07:04 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Heads to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a lat strain, Kevin Gorman of reports.

Crick will have a chance to return just before the regular season concludes, though the club has yet to release a timetable for his return. Mitch Keller was called up to take Crick's place and will start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Reds.

August 31, 2020 04:04 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Makes mound return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) allowed one hit in a scoreless inning against the Brewers on Sunday. He struck out one batter.

Pitching for the first time since July 27, Crick 's fastball sat at 90 mph. In 2019, he averaged 95.3 mph with his heater. On the positive side, the righty was able to throw his slider for strikes several times. Overall, he registered nines strikes on 12 pitches. Pittsburgh used him in the fourth inning Sunday, but he'll take on a more accustomed role in the later innings provided he continues to regain velocity.

August 29, 2020 04:48 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.

Crick has been sidelined since the end of July while recovering from a right shoulder strain, but he'll rejoin the Pirates' bullpen. Keone Kela (forearm) is still on the injured list, so Crick could see some save opportunities while he's sidelined.

August 26, 2020 02:00 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Throws live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session Wednesday in Chicago and the early response is positive, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

He is traveling with the team, so it seems like he could be activated any day now. Keone Kela (forearm) hasn't thrown since Friday of last week, so the closing duties seem to be up for grabs at the moment.

August 24, 2020 12:44 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Will throw again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) will throw live batting practice Monday and accompany the team on its upcoming road trip, general manager Ben Cherington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Speaking on his weekly radio show, Cherington said that the team's medical staff will see how Crick feels Tuesday after his Monday session. If the right-hander reports no problems, he could be activated as soon as Wednesday,

August 19, 2020 05:04 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Tosses live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) threw live batting practice, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

This is a step in the right direction for Crick, who has been sidelined all month with a strained right shoulder. The right-hander is scheduled to throw another live BP session later in the week before being reassessed.

August 12, 2020 05:16 AM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) completed a bullpen session Tuesday without suffering any setbacks, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Manager Derek Shelton said the session "went well" but offered no guidance as to a possible return date. Crick struggled in his only two outings of 2020, allowing three hits, one walk and four unearned runs in one inning. Depending on how well he looks when he returns, he could slot back into a high-leverage role given the team's lack of alternatives.

August 6, 2020 02:52 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Begins throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) was cleared to resume a throwing program Wednesday, Adam Berry of reports.

Assuming he steers clear of any setbacks with his strained right shoulder/lat during his throwing program, Crick will likely need at least a week to ramp up before the Pirates consider activating him from the 10-day injured list. Crick is expected to fill a key late-inning role for the Pirates once he's healthy again, but he may not get a look in save situations if Keone Kela (COVID-19) beats him back from the IL.

August 2, 2020 02:16 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (shoulder) is feeling better and "doing work" at PNC Park, general manager Ben Cherington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Despite the encouraging news, the team doesn't have clarity on when he might return to pitch. With the emergence of Nick Burdi and the improving health of Keone Kela, Crick will likely move back into an eighth-inning role whenever he's activated.

July 29, 2020 03:16 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right shoulder strain, Adam Berry of reports.

Crick's velocity was down to begin the season, and the injury designation could help provide a reason why. In two appearances to begin the season, the right-hander allowed four unearned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over one inning. He'll be sidelined at least 10 days as he deals with the issue in his throwing shoulder. Geoff Hartlieb and Miguel Del Pozo were both recalled in corresponding moves.

July 22, 2020 09:52 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Unimpressive final preseason outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick gave up one run on two hits Wednesday against the Indians. He struck out three batters, Alex Stumpf of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

His velocity remains down. According to Stumpf, Crick's fastball averaged just 91 mph. The reliever, who surrendered a homer to Jose Ramirez, has done little to secure his spot as closer with Keone Kela (illness) sidelined. Manager Derek Shelton may simply decide to mix and match his high-leverage opportunities, depending on who's throwing well. Crick, Nick Burdi, Michael Feliz and Richard Rodriguez are all candidates for save opportunities in Kela's stead.

July 19, 2020 08:48 AM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Struggles against Tribe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick surrendered four earned runs on two hits and two walks while recording one out in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Cleveland.

Manager Derek Shelton tapped him to come into the game in the eighth inning instead of the ninth to protect a three-run lead. The righty had trouble throwing strikes and the velocity of his fastball was down a couple ticks. He's still the likely favorite to record saves in Keone Kela's absence, but Nick Burdi, who pitched the ninth, is gaining traction. Richard Rodriguez, who didn't pitch Saturday, is yet another option.

July 17, 2020 01:52 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: No set closer without Kela
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick won't be named the fill-in closer as manager Derek Shelton said Friday he plans to mix and match in save opportunities if Keone Kela (undisclosed) is unavailable, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Crick still figures to be atop the list of potential ninth-inning options, but Shelton doesn't plan on relying on a single arm. Kela has yet to report to camp and has no official timeline for his return, so it remains to be seen how many games he misses, if any. Crick recorded 17 holds and had a 2.39 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 2018, but he struggled last season with a 4.96 ERA in 52 outings. Richard Rodriguez and Nick Burdi could also factor into the mix if Kela remains sidelined.

July 13, 2020 12:12 AM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Makes camp debut Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick would likely become the frontrunner for the closer's role if Keone Kela (undisclosed) is unable to pitch, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Crick made his summer camp debut Sunday, allowing a walk and a double while striking out Josh Bell. Manager Derek Shelton said he was confident Kela wouldn't need many camp appearances to round into closer form, but his grip on the job continues to loosen with each passing day. Rich Rodriguez and Nick Burdi could also vie for saves, but Crick figures to get first crack.

March 1, 2020 10:52 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Makes spring debut Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick pitched a scoreless inning against Toronto on Sunday, marking his first outing since breaking his right index finger in an altercation last September.

The righty is expected to serve as closer Keone Kela's primary setup man at the start of the 2020 season. Despite a dreadful showing last year, Crick has closer stuff and feels his poor campaign can be attributed to his tipping of pitches. With Kela eligible for free agency in 2021, it's conceivable the team trades him and gives Crick a shot at closing sometime this summer.

February 19, 2020 04:12 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Looks to rebound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick believes he pitched with poor results in 2019 because he was tipping his pitches, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"Whenever I was throwing a heater, I'd look down," Crick recalled. "Whenever I was throwing a slider, I never looked down. You plaster the fastball and the slider side by side, and it's bad." He compiled a 4.96 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 61:35 K:BB in 49 innings, registering 13 holds but with six blown saves and no saves. He also spent time on the IL with right triceps tightness, served a three-game suspension after a team fight against the Reds and missed the final three weeks with a fractured right index finger following an altercation with then-closer Felipe Vazquez. Throughout the season, Crick struggled with his control. His 6.4 BB/9 ranked sixth-worst among pitchers with at least 40 innings. If he can find better control, then the righty could work high-leverage situations. He slots behind current closer Keone Kela, who holds a checkered health history. Crick posted a 2.39 ERA with 16 holds and 65:23 K:BB in 60.1 innings in 2018.

February 13, 2020 12:16 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (finger) has been throwing without any restrictions during the first week of spring training, Adam Berry of reports.

Crick's 2019 season came to an end in dubious fashion Sept. 9, as he injured his right index finger during an altercation with teammate Felipe Vazquez and required surgery a day later. As expected, the long offseason provided Crick with plenty of recovery time, so he won't face any limitations in camp as he attempts to claim one of the top setup roles in front of closer Keone Kela.

September 13, 2019 04:32 PM
Pirates' Kyle Crick: Lands on 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crick (finger) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday, Adam Berry of reports.

Crick was already ruled out for the season after undergoing surgery on his right index finger, an injury he sustained Monday during an altercation with teammate Felipe Vazquez. The move creates an opening on the 40-man roster for Williams Jerez, who was claimed off waivers Friday.

Last 7 Games
09/12@ KCL 4-70.22121
09/08vs CHWW 5-41.00002
09/05vs CINL 2-61.00011
09/01vs CHCL 7-811.01000
08/30@ MILW 5-11.01001
07/27vs MILL 5-60.11000
07/25@ STLL 1-90.22012
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Pittsburgh Pirates

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