The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland. Outfielder Jeff Roy was activated from the disabled list and took Rowland’s place on the West Virginia Power roster.
Rowland started the year in the bullpen for Bradenton, posting a 6.05 ERA in 38.2 innings. He was recently demoted to West Virginia, where he struggled in six appearances. He was a starter for Bradenton last year and pitched in West Virginia in 2012 after the Pirates acquired him in exchange for Brett Lorin.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.
Where is Lorin now?
Hangin’ with Pribanic.
Pribanic is still around in the Pirates system last we heard. Injured, but around still.
Thanks John. 27 ip since 2011 and soon to 28. I am guessing the only reason he is still around is because he is a big sinkerballer. Lorin is in Indy ball…pitching well…but he always did. It is strange no one would want him to fill out a AA or AAA roster.
Released and out of baseball
Only 5 years ago and everyone in that deal out of baseball except Adcock and of course Ronny Cedeno. Ronny Cedeno still only 31. Seems like he should be 38 by now.