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Top Pirates News

  • Pirates' Jason Delay: Not starting Saturday

    Delay isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

    Delay is out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts during Friday's series opener. Jose Godoy will start behind the plate and bat ninth.

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  • Pirates' Michael Chavis: Takes seat Saturday

    Chavis isn't starting Saturday against San Francisco.

    Chavis has gone 0-for-9 with five strikeouts over the last three games and will be on the bench for the second time in the last three matchups. Bligh Madris is starting at first base while Ben Gamel serves as the designated hitter.

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  • Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Hayes (back) isn't starting Saturday against the Giants.

    Hayes is dealing with back spasms and will be excluded from the lineup for a second consecutive game. He remains day-to-day for now, but Rodolfo Castro will start at the hot corner and bat seventh Saturday.

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  • Pirates' Greg Allen: Goes yard in loss

    Allen went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.

    Allen's seventh-inning blast got the Pirates within a run, but that was as close as they got. The outfielder hasn't done much in the majors this year, but he secured his first multi-hit effort and his first homer Friday. For the season, he's slashing .189/.246/.302 with five RBI, eight runs scored, three stolen bases and three doubles through 57 plate appearances. He's likely to offer more speed than power while holding down a fairly steady role as a fourth outfielder.

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  • Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Posts homer and triple

    Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a triple in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.

    Castro has gone 4-for-12 with a homer and a pair of triples in four games since he was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. He started the first two contests after his recall at second base, and he picked up a spot start at the hot corner Friday. For the season, the infielder is slashing .217/.286/.386 with a pair of homers, five RBI, eight runs scored, two stolen bases and three triples through 91 plate appearances. If the switch hitter can stay productive with the bat, he should carve out a fairly steady role despite not having a set position.

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  • Pirates' Ben Gamel: Snaps power drought

    Gamel went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.

    Gamel's sixth-inning blast got the Pirates within two runs. It was his first homer in over a month -- his last was July 9 versus the Brewers. The outfielder has hit safely in eight of 10 games in August, going 11-for-36 (.306). Gamel is slashing .244/.336/.384 with five homers, 29 RBI, 32 runs scored and four stolen bases through 78 contests. His .140 ISO won't raise many eyebrows, but he's been at least decent at getting on base to help his other counting stats.

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  • Pirates' Bryse Wilson: Stuck with seventh loss

    Wilson (2-7) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one in 5.1 innings, taking the loss Friday versus the Giants.

    Wilson couldn't build off Sunday's strong outing versus the Orioles. Mike Yastrzemski did most of the damage against Wilson, knocking in three of the four runs on his line. The 24-year-old right-hander continues to struggle with consistency, though he's been generally better since the start of July. He has a 5.93 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 48:20 K:BB through 71.1 innings across 16 appearances (13 starts) this year. Wilson is projected for a home start versus the Red Sox next week.

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  • Pirates' Austin Brice: Contract selected

    Brice's contract was selected by the Pirates on Friday, Alex Stumpf of reports.

    Brice made a pair of relief appearances for the Pirates in the first half, allowing two runs in 3.2 innings before being designated for assignment. He remained with the organization and will now get another chance after Yerry De Los Santos (lat) landed on the injured list.

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  • Pirates' Yerry De Los Santos: Lands on 60-day injured list

    De Los Santos was placed on the 60-day injured list with a right lat strain Friday, Alex Stumpf of reports.

    De Los Santos posted a 4.91 ERA in 25.2 innings of relief in his rookie season, though that number was as low as 2.84 as recently as July 24. It now seems possible that his 10.80 ERA over his last eight appearances may be at least partially attributable to injury. His 60-day absence takes him past the final day of the season, so the injury officially shuts him down for the year. Austin Brice's contract was selected in a corresponding move.

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  • Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Battling back spasms

    Hayes is day-to-day with back spasms, Alex Stumpf of reports.

    The issue explains why Hayes is on the bench Friday against the Giants. While the problem doesn't appear to be a major one, the Pirates have no incentive to rush him back in a long season, so it's possible Rodolfo Castro gets a handful of starts at third base.

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  • Pirates' Bligh Madris: Heads back to bench

    Madris will sit Friday against the Giants.

    Madris briefly appeared to be stepping into a starting role, but that's less clear now, as he's been on the bench for three of the last four games. His .190/.253/.286 slash line in 91 trips to the plate this season certainly doesn't look like starting material.

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  • Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Resting Friday

    Hayes is not in the starting nine for Friday's game against the Giants.

    Hayes has been productive of late, hitting .324 with a homer and a pair of steals across his last nine games. Rodolfo Castro will take over at third base in his absence.

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  • Pirates' Lolo Sanchez: Activated from injured list

    Sanchez (undisclosed) was activated from Double-A Altoona's 7-day injured list Friday, Kevin Gorman of reports.

    Sanchez landed on the injured list in late June and has been cleared to rejoin Altoona's roster after a five-game rehab assignment with Pittsburgh's rookie-level affiliate in the Florida Complex League. The 23-year-old has a .252/.364/.368 slash line with four home runs, 19 RBI and six stolen bases in 47 games at Double-A this year.

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  • Pirates' Nick Gonzales: Reinstated from injured list

    Gonzales (heel) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Friday at Double-A Altoona, Kevin Gorman of reports.

    Gonzales had been on the injured list with plantar fasciitis since the end of May, going 3-for-10 with a triple, a double, four RBI, a run and a steal over three games on a rehab assignment in the Florida Complex League prior to being activated. The 2020 first-round pick has a disappointing .742 OPS through 43 games with Altoona this season.

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  • Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Swipes 13th bag

    Hayes went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Hayes reached base on an infield single to begin the fourth inning and proceeded to steal third base before coming around to score. He has at least one hit in each of his last eight starts, maintaining a .324 average with six RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases in that span. For the season, Hayes is hitting .251/.323/.358 to go along with six homers and 13 stolen bases across 434 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' JT Brubaker: Settles for no-decision Thursday

    Brubaker did not factor in the decision against Arizona on Thursday, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six batters over five innings.

    Brubaker allowed a pair of runs in the fourth inning but was otherwise impressive, allowing only one hit and one walk over his other four frames. The right-hander racked up 13 swinging strikes and finished with six punchouts for the second straight game, but he lost his chance at a victory when the Pirates' bullpen gave up seven runs in the seventh inning. Brubaker has had some poor outings this season, but he's given up three or fewer earned runs while pitching at least five frames in 14 of his 22 starts.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .220


Player Injury
K. Hayes 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B Back
D. Bednar RP David Bednar RP Back
Y. De Los Santos RP Yerry De Los Santos RP Lat
D. Peters RP Dillon Peters RP Elbow
N. Mears RP Nick Mears RP Elbow

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