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  • Jose Godoy Claimed By Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed catcher Jose Godoy off of waivers on Friday. The Minnesota Twins designated Godoy for assignment earlier in the week after the 27-year-old backstop logged just three at-bats in the big leagues in 2022. To make room for Godoy on the roster, Pittsburgh designated veteran catcher Taylor Davis for assignment. Look for Godoy to help fill in behind the plate while starter Tyler Heineman (groin) is on the injured list.

    Aug 5 · Source via Twins Pirates Taylor Davis Jose Godoy Tyler Heineman
  • Bryan Reynolds Homers In Three-Hit Day

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds had a big day Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three runs scored in an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Reynolds now has 16 homers on the season. After a slow start to the year, Reynolds has picked up his performance significantly, and he now carries a .793 OPS with 43 runs scored, 33 RBI, and three stolen bases, though this performance breaks a streak of 19 consecutive hitless at-bats. He's a top fantasy option despite not much help in the Pirates lineup around him.

    Aug 4 · Source via Pirates Bryan Reynolds
  • Pirates Select Taylor Davis

    The Pirates have announced a series of roster moves prior to today’s game. Catcher Tyler Heineman has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right groin strain. Left-hander Dillon Peters has been placed on the 15-day IL due to left elbow inflammation. To take those roster spots, the club has recalled lefty…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Pirates Taylor Davis Tyler Heineman Dillon Peters
  • David Bednar Placed On Injured List

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed closer David Bednar (back) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday and recalled right-hander Yohan Ramirez from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. The team also recalled infielder Tucupita Marcano from Indianapolis and designated infielder Yoshi Tsutsugo for assignment. Bednar was unavailable for a save chance on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, and as a result, Wil Crowe came on for his third save of the year. Yerry De Los Santos could see a save chance or two while Bednar is sidelined as well, but Crowe should be the target for those chasing saves. Bednar deserves to be stashed in all fantasy formats while he's on the shelf, as he's recorded 17 saves to go along with a 2.70 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 63:14 K:BB in 46 2/3 innings for the Bucs in 2022.

    Aug 3 · Source via Pirates David Bednar closers
  • Pirates Designate Yoshi Tsutsugo For Assignment

    The Pirates have designated first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo for assignment and recalled infielder Tucupita Marcano to take his spot on the roster, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Tsutsugo, 30, returned to the Bucs on a one-year deal after a big finish down the stretch with them in 2021. The former NPB slugger wasn’t…

    Aug 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Pirates Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
  • Wil Crowe Earns Third Save Of Season Tuesday

    Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Wil Crowe picked up his third save of the season in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Brewers. Crowe came in to pitch the ninth inning with a two-run lead. He struck the first hitter out, allowed a single, and then struck the next two hitters out to end the game. Closer David Bednar (back) was not available due to lower back discomfort, and Crowe has seen eight save opportunities of his own this season with a respectable 3.16 ERA. As such, Crowe may be worth a look in deeper roto leagues if Bednar were to miss any time with an injury.

    Aug 3 · Source via Pirates Wil Crowe
  • David Bednar Bothered By Lower Back Tuesday

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Tuesday that closer David Bednar (back) was bothered by his lower back, which was why he was not available in a 5-3 win over the Brewers. Wil Crowe instead came in to convert his third save of the season. Shelton said that the team will use the next couple of days to determine if Bednar will need a stint on the injured list. It would be a shame for the Pirates and fantasy managers if Bednar were to miss any time, as he has converted 17 of 21 save opportunities this season with a 2.70 ERA. Fantasy managers in need of saves could look to Crowe if Bednar misses time, as he has seen the second most save opportunities for the Pirates.

    Aug 3 · Source via Pirates David Bednar closers
  • Pirates Acquire Jeremy Beasley

    The Pirates have acquired right-hander Jeremy Beasley from the Blue Jays just prior to the trade deadline, with Toronto getting cash considerations in return.  Beasley has been assigned to Pittsburgh’s Triple-A squad. The 26-year-old Beasley has a 5.84 ERA over 24 2/3 innings in the majors, appearing in parts of the 2020-22 seasons with the…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Blue Jays Pirates Jeremy Beasley
  • Jase Bowen Showing Progress In Minors

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Jase Bowen, like many other minor leaguers, suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic because it limited his opportunities to see crucial game action and progress his development in 2020. As a result, he's still in Single-A, though he's certainly knocking on the door of a promotion. The 21-year-old's biggest weakness is his hit tool. He has the potential to clobber a lot of homers, but at what cost? Bowen has swung and missed way too many times in the lower levels of the minors. Although he has continued to strike out at a high rate in 2022, it is promising to see that his batting average has climbed to .278 after it was .223 or lower in each of the past two seasons. Defensively, Bowen has the above-average speed, fielding, and arm needed to play center field long-term, though he has taken reps at second base, too. Bowen is coming off a great week at Single-A in which he went 10-for-22 with three homers, 10 RBI, three walks, and four strikeouts. He was also hit by two pitches and came around to score eight times in the six-game series against Lakeland.

    Aug 2 · Source via Pirates Jase Bowen prospects
  • Cardinals Acquire Jose Quintana, Chris Stratton From Pirates

    The Cardinals added a needed arm to the rotation and picked up a veteran reliever Monday evening, announcing an intra-division trade that will net them lefty Jose Quintana and righty Chris Stratton from the Pirates. In return, the Pirates are receiving righty Johan Oviedo and minor league third baseman Malcolm Nunez. Quintana was an obvious…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Cardinals Pirates Malcom Nunez Johan Oviedo Jose Quintana Chris Stratton closers
  • Jose Quintana Headed To St. Louis

    The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly finalizing a deal to acquire left-hander Jose Quintana from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The return for the Pirates has yet to be reported. Quintana has made 20 starts for the Pirates in 2022, posting a 3-5 record, 3.50 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 89 strikeouts over 103 innings of work. The veteran lefty will help bolster a Cardinals team that appears to be very motivated buyers at the trade deadline this season.

    Aug 1 · Source via Pirates Jose Quintana
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes Considered Day-To-Day

    Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (knee) was a late scratch from Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The good news is, Hayes is considered day-to-day with a minor knee issue, according to manager Derek Shelton. The organization noted that Hayes didn't have any swelling, which is a positive sign. The hope is that Hayes will be back in the lineup within the next few days. Although, the Pirates aren't exactly competitive, so they might be extra cautious with Hayes.

    Jul 31 · Source via Pirates Ke'Bryan Hayes
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes Scratched From Sunday's Lineup

    Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (knee) has been scratched from Sunday's starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies with left knee discomfort. For now, fantasy managers should consider Hayes to be day-to-day. The 25-year-old will have Monday's off day to rest up, so perhaps he'll be ready to go again in the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Josh VanMeter will enter the lineup at third base and will hit seventh on Sunday against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola. VanMeter is hitting just .182/.255/.297 with three home runs, 12 RBI, 14 runs scored and two stolen bases in his 148 at-bats for the Bucs in 2022, so DFS gamers should look elsewhere at the position on Sunday.

    Jul 31 · Source via Pirates Ke'Bryan Hayes
  • Bryan Reynolds Back From Paternity List

    The Pittsburgh Pirates activated outfielder Bryan Reynolds from the paternity list on Sunday and optioned infielder/outfielder Diego Castillo to Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. Reynolds has been away from the team since going on the paternity list on Thursday, but he should return to the team's starting lineup on Sunday against Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola. The 27-year-old right-handed hitter should be returned to all starting lineups in single-season fantasy leagues. He's hitting .254/.335/.453 with 15 home runs, 32 RBI, 40 runs scored and three stolen bases in 352 plate appearances over 85 games in 2022.

    Jul 31 · Source via Pirates Bryan Reynolds
  • Jose Quintana Pitches Well In No-Decision

    Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jose Quintana went 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies in a no-decision on Friday, allowing four hits while walking two and striking out four in the eventual 4-2 loss. The 33-year-old veteran southpaw further boosted his trade value ahead of Tuesday's deadline, and he's now sporting a 3.50 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 89 strikeouts and 31 walks in 103 innings over his 20 starts for the Pirates in 2022. He's had two rough outings against the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies in the month of July, but he's allowed just one earned run combined in his other three starts in the month. There's a good chance that Quintana will be changing teams before his next start.

    Jul 30 · Source via Pirates Jose Quintana
  • Pirates Sign First-Rounder Termarr Johnson

    The Pirates signed fourth overall pick Termarr Johnson this afternoon, the club announced. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports (Twitter link) he’ll receive a $7.219MM signing bonus that’s a bit above the $7.01MM accompanying slot value. Top two selections Jackson Holliday and Druw Jones were the only players in the class to beat Johnson’s bonus. That’s…

    Jul 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Pirates prospects mlb draft
  • Pirates Agree With First-Rounder Termarr Johnson

    The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed with infielder Termarr Johnson, the No. 4 pick in this year's draft, to an over-slot deal worth $7,219,000 on Friday. Johnson had one of the best overall hit tools of any high school position-player prospect this year. The 18-year-old is likely to be a second baseman at the next level while standing at just 5-foot-8. Despite his small stature, Johnson projects for at least average power at the keystone in the long term. He won't develop much more physically, though, and he's not much of a threat to steal bases.

    Jul 29 · Source via Pirates prospects mlb draft
  • Bryan Reynolds Placed On Paternity List

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Bryan Reynolds on the paternity list on Thursday and recalled outfielder Bligh Madris from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. At the most, Reynolds will be away from the team for the next three days, so fantasy managers must plan accordingly. It's a bit frustrating since the 27-year-old just returned from the injured list on Monday. Reynolds is hitting .254/.335/.453 this year with 15 home runs, 32 RBI, 40 runs scored and three stolen bases in 352 plate appearances over 85 games for Pittsburgh. He should be rostered in all fantasy formats. With Reynolds out on Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler, Greg Allen is starting in center field and batting sixth.

    Jul 28 · Source via Pirates Bryan Reynolds
  • Jose Quintana Drawing Interest From Yankees, White Sox

    Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jose Quintana is drawing trade interest from multiple teams, including the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, according to sources of FanSided's Robert Murray. The 33-year-old veteran has had a strong, healthy year in his first season with the Pirates. Over 19 starts, he's gone 3-5 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. He spent his first five-plus MLB seasons with the White Sox and had multiple standout seasons with the club, including 2016, when he pitched to a 3.20 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP while winning 13 games.

    Jul 27 · Source via Pirates Jose Quintana
  • Endy Rodriguez Raking In Greensboro

    Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Endy Rodriguez is primarily a catcher, though he has spent time at first base, second base, and left field this season. He signed with the New York Mets for just $10,000 in 2018 and found his way to Pittsburgh in the three-team trade that sent Joe Musgrove to the San Diego Padres. Rodriguez bats from both sides of the plate but has looked better as a lefty, producing more power and drawing more walks. So far, he has not sacrificed discipline (strikeouts, in particular) in order to hit home runs. Defensively, Rodriguez has great receiving and throwing skills, so there's no doubt that he offers the most value behind the dish. Though No. 1 prospect Henry Davis might get first dibs at the catcher position, Rodriguez boasts plenty of upside there, too. He has looked great with High-A Greensboro this season. In fact, in three games since the All-Star Break, he's 6-for-12 with four homers, seven RBI, two walks, and just one strikeout. His contributions have certainly not gone unnoticed, and it's fair to wonder if he's nearing a promotion to Double-A. His biggest obstacle? The aforementioned Davis, who was called up to Double-A in early June.

    Jul 26 · Source via Pirates Henry Davis Endy Rodriguez prospects
  • JT Brubaker Delivers Quality Start

    Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher JT Brubaker delivered his second consecutive quality start Monday, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings against the Chicago Cubs. He struck out four batters in the no-decision, giving him 101 strikeouts in 100 innings this season to go with a 3.96 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Those numbers make him a decent streaming option in many fantasy leagues, but pitching for the lowly Pirates has left him with an unfortunate 2-8 record this season and brought down his value in setups that reward wins.

    Jul 25 · Source via Pirates J.T. Brubaker
  • Bryan Reynolds Activated, Starting On Monday

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Bryan Reynolds (oblique) from the 10-day injured list. He is included in the starting lineup for Monday's game against right-hander Adrian Sampson and the Chicago Cubs. He'll be covering center field and batting second in the game. Reynolds was on the shelf for about two weeks due to a right oblique strain. The 27-year-old has slashed .261/.343/.465 with 15 home runs, 32 RBI and 40 runs over 83 games this year. In a corresponding move, the team placed fellow outfielder Jake Marisnick (toe) on the 10-day injured list.

    Jul 25 · Source via Pirates Bryan Reynolds
  • Mets get DH Vogelbach from Pirates for reliever

    The Mets Mets added some much-needed punch at designated hitter Friday, acquiring Daniel Vogelbach from the Pirates in a trade for rookie reliever Colin Holderman.

    Jul 23 · ESPN Pirates Mets Colin Holderman Daniel Vogelbach
  • Mets Acquiring Michael Perez From Pirates

    The New York Mets are acquiring catcher Michael Perez from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. It's the second trade in the last two days between these two teams, with the Pirates sending first baseman/designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach to Queens on Friday in exchange for reliever Colin Holderman. Perez will give the Mets some immediate catching help with James McCann (oblique) still on the injured list and Tomas Nido (hand) dealing with a left hand contusion after getting injured Friday night. Patrick Mazeika is the only other backstop on the current roster. Perez was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Friday after hitting only .150 (16-for-107) with six home runs and 11 RBI for the Bucs this year. Even if he gets some playing time in the near future, he's unlikely to be much of a fantasy asset.

    Jul 23 · Source via Pirates Michael Perez
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