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August 8, 2020 01:12 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Day off Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran is not in the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Moran sits for just the second time this season. He owns a lopsided but respectable .216/.259/.529 slash line with five homers through 13 games, though he's gone hitless in four of his last five contests. Phillip Evans and Erik Gonzalez will handle the infield corners while Josh Bell serves as the designated hitter.

August 5, 2020 02:28 AM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Back against Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran will play first base and bat cleanup Tuesday afternoon against the Twins.

He sat out Monday after going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Sunday. Moran leads the Pirates across the board in several offensive categories, including both homers (5) and RBI (7). The lefty has a pair of hits in his only two at-bats against Tuesday's starter, Jose Berrios.

August 3, 2020 03:12 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Takes seat Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins.

Moran was dominant during most of the Pirates' four-game series against the Cubs as he hit two home runs, but he'll be out of the lineup for the first time this season after going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Sunday. Phillip Evans will start at third base in Moran's absence, batting sixth.

August 2, 2020 10:28 AM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Launches another homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs.

Moran keeps mashing and is now up to five homers on the season. The slugging third baseman owns a 1.260 OPS through his first 30 at-bats.

August 1, 2020 12:08 AM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Two-hit effort Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran went 2-for-4 with a home run in Friday's 6-3 loss against the Cubs.

Moran took Craig Kimbrel deep in the top of the ninth, but that wasn't enough to spark a late comeback for the Pirates. This was Moran's fourth long ball of the season -- all of them have come in his last five games -- and he should remain as a reliable threat in the middle of the order for the Pirates moving forward.

July 28, 2020 07:52 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Socks two homers Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Monday's 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Brewers.

For a time it looked like Moran would be the hero for Pittsburgh on the night. His second-inning shot off Adrian Houser was the only run of the game through the first six innings, and after Milwaukee tied it up in the top of the seventh, the third baseman responded by blasting a 97 mph fastball from Devin Williams into the Allegheny. Moran is 6-for-15 to begin the season with three homers -- all solo shots -- and his spot in the heart of the Bucs' batting order appears very secure.

July 27, 2020 06:08 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Hot hitting continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran hit his first homer of the season in a 5-1 win over St. Louis on Sunday.

He's batting .364 with a double and homer through the season's first three games. In 2019, Moran collected 80 RBI but hit only 13 home runs for a .751 OPS in 503 plate appearances. Moran is a career 3-for-4 against Monday's opposing starter, Adrian Houser.

July 26, 2020 12:40 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Shifts positions again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran will play first base and bat cleanup Sunday against the Cardinals.

He has three hits (including a double) in his first seven at-bats. Sunday will mark the third time in as many games he's changed roles, going from third base to designated hitter to first base. Right now he's the hottest hitter on the Pirates squad.

July 15, 2020 05:56 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Expanded role to start season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

In addition to seeing regular at-bats against righties, Moran is expected to expand his role against left-handed pitching, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

"To say that he's strictly going to be in a platoon situation, I don't think that's the case," manager Derek Shelton said of the left-handed-batting Moran. "I don't think it'll be something that we completely avoid him versus left-handers." Moran's main competition for playing time at third base, Ke'Bryan Hayes (undisclosed), has yet to participate in summer camp. Only Erik Gonzalez, Jose Osuna and possibly non-roster invitee Phillip Evans stand in Moran's way to start the season. The 27-year-old slashed a respectable .273/.282/.403 in 77 plate appearances against southpaws in 2019. While Hayes remains the future at third base with Pittsburgh, his absence from camp serves to strengthen Moran's bid for steady playing time early in 2020.

July 3, 2020 10:52 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Likely Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Derek Shelton gave Moran his endorsement as the team's starting third baseman heading into the regular season Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Pittsburgh retains prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes' rights for the full six years if Hayes misses one week during the regular season, so look for Moran to get plenty of playing time early on. Shelton has stated that he will rotate the designated hitter's spot, making it likely that Moran will also serve occasionally in that capacity.

June 25, 2020 06:48 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Will see time at DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

In addition to playing third base, Moran is expected to rotate with Josh Bell and Gregory Polanco as the team's designated hitter, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes is nearly ready to get a shot at third base, but Moran still figures to start the season at the hot corner. The 27-year-old primarily played third base (121 games) in 2019, but he also saw time at second base (11), first base (eight) and left field (two). Moran compiled an OPS of .747 and .751 in his first full two campaigns with Pittsburgh. He could lose playing time if he doesn't achieve better results.

March 31, 2020 09:52 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Set to start at third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran will likely begin the 2020 season as the team's starting third baseman, with prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes waiting in the wings for a promotion to the big leagues.

Moran, who collected 80 RBI last season, could slot fifth in the lineup after Josh Bell. Still, he hasn't excelled offensively in two years with Pittsburgh, hitting .277 with nearly identical slash lines. The 27-year-old hit 13 homers in 503 plate appearances and ranked 23rd among 25 qualified third basemen with a .152 ISO. He's also been a disappointment defensively, posting a minus-21 DRS -- worst among all third basemen. The organization has given Moran -- who was one of four players acquired in the Gerrit Cole trade -- plenty of opportunity, but with a new management team in place, his time in Pittsburgh may be drawing to a close.

February 23, 2020 08:40 AM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Starting in split-squad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran (hip) is in the lineup for Sunday's split-squad matchup with the Tigers.

Moran missed time at the end of last season with a hip injury, but that is no longer an issue as exhibition games get underway. Moran will man the hot corner and hit second Sunday.

September 29, 2019 01:20 AM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Season over due to injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran (hip) will not play in Sunday's final game against Cincinnati, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh reports.

He hasn't played since Tuesday. Erik Gonzalez continues to start in Moran's place. He finishes the 2019 season with a slash line of .277/.322/.429 with 13 homers and 80 RBI in 503 plate appearances. Moran is the front runner for the third base job heading into 2020, especially with the team keeping top prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes in the minors during September.

September 28, 2019 03:16 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Sits as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran (hip) remains out Saturday against Cincinnati.

A hip issue has kept Moran sidelined since Tuesday and will likely mark the end of his season. Erik Gonzalez starts at third base again in his absence.

September 28, 2019 10:44 AM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Not expected to play this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates announcer Greg Brown said that Moran (hip) is "probably" out for the team's final two games of 2019, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh reports.

Brown mentioned Moran's hip discomfort during Friday's broadcast, saying that the third baseman is unlikely to play over the weekend. Moran is slashing .277/.322/.429 with 13 homers and 80 RBI in 503 plate appearances. Erik Gonzalez started in Moran's spot at third base Friday.

September 27, 2019 11:16 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Battling hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran is out of the lineup Friday due to a hip injury, Adam Berry of reports.

Moran is not in the lineup for the third straight contest and isn't expected to be available off the bench. The specifics of the injury are undisclosed and it's unclear if he'll be able to play in the final two games of the season. Erik Gonzalez is starting at third base in his absence.

September 27, 2019 11:16 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.

Moran will take a seat for the third straight contest, though this time it's versus a right-hander in Anthony DeSclafani. Erik Gonzalez will receive another start at the hot corner in his place.

September 26, 2019 03:32 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran is not starting Thursday against the Cubs, Adam Berry of reports.

Moran will sit for a second straight game as the Pirates face another left in Jose Quintana. Erik Gonzalez is once again starting at the hot corner in his place.

September 25, 2019 03:00 PM
Pirates' Colin Moran: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moran is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Moran will give way to Erik Gonzalez at the hot corner Wednesday with a lefty in Jon Lester starting for the Cubs. Since the start of September, the 26-year-old is hitting just .206 with a .529 OPS in 19 games.

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vs Mahle (Career)540 .800.800.800
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