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Gage Hinsz Placed on Injured List

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Right-handed pitcher Gage Hinsz was placed on the injured list on Sunday with a right forearm strain. He was scheduled to begin the season in the Altoona Curve rotation.

Hinsz missed parts of 2017 with a shoulder injury that was eventually diagnosed as a scapular stress fracture. That ended his season in August, but then he also missed all of 2018 due to open heart surgery. Hinsz returned to play winter ball in Puerto Rico this off-season and dominated against lineups that had 4-6 players with MLB experience each night.

There’s no timetable for his return yet. The minor league injured list is seven days and this move was made retroactive to April 4th, so he is eligible to be activated on Thursday.

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John Dreker
John Dreker
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.

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