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59 Joe Musgrove SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

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January 15, 2021 03:16 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Comes to terms with Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove agreed to a one-year, $4.45 million contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

The Pirates' potential Opening Day starter heading into his age-28 season, Musgrove logged a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 55:16 K:BB in 39.2 innings last season. His strikeout rate jumped from 21.9 percent in 2019 to 33.1 percent in 2020, and if those gains hold even a little, he could be in for a career year.

September 27, 2020 01:20 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Dominant over seven innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (1-5) pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out 10 in Saturday's win over Cleveland.

Musgrove was able to avoid a goose egg in the win column for 2020, turning in a spectacular final start of the season and retiring the last 13 batters he faced. He ended the season with a 3.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 55:16 K:BB.

September 21, 2020 09:28 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Punches out 11 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove tossed six scoreless innings in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out 11. He did not factor in the decision.

The outing was by far Musgrove's best of the season. His 11 strikeouts brought his K:BB to 45:15 and the six scoreless frames lowered his ERA to 4.68 on the campaign. He was in line to pick up his first win when he exited with the Pirates leading 1-0 but had to settle for a no-decision after Yadier Molina's homer off Derek Holland gave St. Louis the lead. The 27-year-old will have one more chance to get a victory when he toes the rubber Saturday in Cleveland.

September 16, 2020 02:56 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Fans eight in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (0-5) took the loss Tuesday in Cincinnati after allowing four runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over five innings.

The 27-year-old ran into most of his trouble during the first inning as he loaded the bases before recording an out, and the Reds pushed across three runs via a hit by pitch, a sacrifice fly and a single. Musgrove has a 5.74 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 34:14 K:BB across 26.2 innings and is on track to face the Cardinals on Sunday.

September 9, 2020 05:08 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Five strikeouts in short outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove allowed three hits and two walks while striking out five across four scoreless innings Tuesday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

Musgrove was in control throughout his start, as he allowed only one extra-base hit. He also racked up nine swinging strikes on 64 total pitches. The only downside to the start was that it appears the Pirates will be careful with his workload after Musgrove missed nearly a month with a triceps injury. In a pair of outings since returning, Musgrove has allowed two earned runs across seven innings while punching out nine and walking none. He'll take his next turn through the rotation Monday at Cincinnati.

September 3, 2020 12:44 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Sunk by bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (0-4) allowed two earned runs on three hits and no walks while striking out four across three innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Cubs.

Musgrove was making his first start since Aug. 4, and was limited to just 46 pitches. He fared well through three innings, racking up four strikeouts while also generating five ground ball outs. Musgrove came back out to start the fifth inning but surrendered a single and double prior to being yanked. Nick Tropeano came in and promptly surrendered a three-run homer, charging Musgrove with two earned runs in the process. Musgrove will look to build on this effort in his next outing, currently projected to come Tuesday against the White Sox.

September 2, 2020 04:48 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Officially activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (triceps) was activated as expected ahead of his scheduled start against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Musgrove has missed nearly a month with triceps inflammation. He threw just two innings in a simulated game late last week, so he's unlikely to go too deep into the game Wednesday. Carson Fulmer was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

September 3, 2020 12:12 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Returning from IL on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (triceps) will be activated off the 10-day injured list to start Wednesday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The 27-year-old advanced to throwing simulated games at the alternate training site last week and is now ready to rejoin the Pirates after spending three weeks on the injured list. Musgrove only pitched a few innings in his recent sim game and is unlikely to be fully stretched out Wednesday, so he may have a tough time reaching the necessary five innings to qualify for a victory.

August 26, 2020 01:48 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Sim game on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (triceps) will throw a simulated game at the alternate site later this week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

He will throw two simulated innings at some point in the next couple days in Altoona. This will mark another important checkpoint for Musgrove, who had already been throwing bullpen sessions. It is unclear when he will return to the rotation, but considering he will only throw a couple simulated innings, it seems likely he will throw at least one more simulated game before returning to the big-league rotation.

August 23, 2020 07:36 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Bullpen session coming Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Musgrove (triceps) is slated to throw a bullpen session Monday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Musgrove threw off a mound earlier during the Pirates' homestand, so he'll presumably increase his pitch count and/or the intensity of his side session Monday. Since Musgrove will likely need to face hitters in live batting practice or a simulated game before the Pirates activate him from the injured list, he may not be on track to re-enter the Pittsburgh rotation until next week.

August 19, 2020 05:04 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Making good progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (triceps) is making good progress and is expected to throw off a mound soon, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Musgrove hasn't pitched in over two weeks, first with a sore ankle and then with triceps inflammation. While the latest reports about his progress are quite positive, it remains unclear exactly when he'll return from the injured list.

August 14, 2020 12:40 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Expected to throw soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (triceps) is expected to play catch over the weekend, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

The righty missed a start due to an ankle injury before heading to the IL with inflammation in his right triceps. Musgrove struggled in three starts prior to getting hurt, compiling a 6.75 ERA with 11 walks in 14.2 innings. The Pirates will likely have a better idea of where Musgrove stands after he throws in the coming days.

August 12, 2020 05:44 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Out with triceps inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove was placed on the 10-day injured list with right triceps inflammation Tuesday.

It was a sore ankle that caused Musgrove to be scratched from his previous start, but he'll now hit the injured list with an entirely different injury. It's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss, but a triceps issue is a greater worry for a pitcher than a sore ankle would be. Trevor Williams will take what would have been Musgrove's scheduled start Thursday against Cincinnati.

August 8, 2020 07:44 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Scratched with sore ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Tigers with a sore ankle, Adam Berry of reports.

The severity of the issue is not yet clear, but it will cost Musgrove at least one start. Steven Brault will take the hill in his place. Musgrove struggled in his previous start Tuesday against the Brewers, allowing five runs in 3.1 innings while walking five batters, though it's unknown whether or not he was battling the issue at that time.

August 4, 2020 06:00 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Issues five free passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (0-3) took the loss Tuesday in Minnesota after allowing five runs on six hits across 3.1 innings. He had two strikeouts and five walks.

The 27-year-old was solid in his first two starts of the season with three runs allowed over 5.2 innings both times out, but he didn't find much success against the Twins. Walks have been a significant issue so far for Musgrove, as he's issued 11 free passes through 14.2 innings, and the five walks Tuesday tied a single-game career high. The right-hander will have a more favorable matchup next time on the mound Sunday versus the Tigers.

July 30, 2020 02:44 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Tagged with first loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (0-1) gave up three earned runs on four hits (including two homers) and three walks in 5.2 innings Wednesday. He struck out eight in a 3-0 loss to Milwaukee.

He's been tagged for four home runs in two starts after yielding 21 homers in 32 games last season. The righty has also walked three batters in both starts, something he did only three times in 2019. Still, he's pitched well but as the team's designated No. 1 starter, he's faced tough opposing starters in Jack Flaherty and Brandon Woodruff.

July 25, 2020 12:04 AM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Narrowly misses quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove allowed three earned runs in 5.2 innings Friday. He gave up five hits and three walks while striking out seven St. Louis batters.

The righty, who threw 99 pitches (61 for strikes), was hurt by a pair of leadoff home runs. Interestingly, manager Derek Shelton said during his post-game media conference on AT&T SportsNet that he removed Musgrove because he was tiring, not because of his pitch count.

July 17, 2020 01:24 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Confirmed for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove was named the Pirates' Opening Day starter by manager Derek Shelton on Friday, Adam Berry of reports.

The announcement is hardly a surprise, but the right-hander is now officially set to face the Cardinals in the season opener next Friday. Musgrove had a 4.44 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 157:39 K:BB over 170.1 innings last year, though he had a strong finish with a 3.74 ERA across his final eight starts.

July 14, 2020 05:36 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Looks good in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove struck out seven batters in five innings during Monday's summer camp intrasquad game, allowing a first-inning homer to Josh Bell, Adam Berry of reports.

The team's likely Opening Day starter mixed his pitches to keep hitters off balance. "One thing that really stood out to me was his ability to use all his pitches," manager Derek Shelton noted. "His feel on his pitches tonight was about as close to being ready for the season, I think, as you can see out of a guy." Musgrove pitched well in his final eight starts of 2019, compiling a 3.74 ERA before going on the IL with an abdominal injury that led to offseason surgery.

March 7, 2020 09:24 PM
Pirates' Joe Musgrove: Makes scheduled appearance Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Musgrove (shoulder) pitched poorly Friday but apparently made it through his outing without encountering any additional injury issues, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Musgrove felt a pinching in his right shoulder following his previous outing. The righty surrendered seven earned runs (including two homers) while recording just two outs Friday on a day in which the wind was a significant factor -- the game featured a total of 11 home runs. "My execution wasn't very good," Musgrove said. "It's good to get stuff like this out of the way in spring. I felt good today, but the execution wasn't there." After throwing 37 pitches before getting the hook against the Blue Jays, he threw an additional pair of simulated innings to get his work in.

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09/02vs CHCL 2-813.03204
08/04@ MINL 3-713.16552
07/29vs MILL 0-315.24338
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El Cajon, CA
Pittsburgh Pirates

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