The Altoona Curve activated right-handed pitcher Jared Jones from the 7-day Injured List on Wednesday morning. He will start today for Altoona in their 11 AM game.
The 21-year-old Jones made three starts for the Curve before going on the IL. He gave up two runs over 4.2 innings in his opener. That was followed by him allowing one run over four innings, though he gave up four hits and four walks.
Jones had a solid third start on April 20th in which he allowed one run over five innings. He gave up seven hits, but it came with no walks and five strikeouts. He has a 2.63 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 13.2 innings.
If any other minor league moves come up today, we will add them here.
Blake Cederlind has been assigned on rehab to Bradenton. He had elbow surgery in August last year, which was after having Tommy John surgery in early 2021. The 27-year-old right-hander last pitched for the Pirates during the shortened 2020 season, getting his first four innings in at the big league level.
Tanner Tredaway has been assigned to Bradenton. He was a tenth round pick last year, who struggled in brief time with Bradenton, batting .160 over 19 games, though he managed to draw 14 walks. He was a senior sign out of a major college (Oklahoma), so it was a bit unexpected to see him start the year in Extended Spring Training.
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Looks like kellington was strong, anyone know what his velo is at?
Curve is terrific, but I don’t know yet if he has enough else. He sometimes had trouble putting guys away and Polanco caught a couple drives up against the fence. One was about 2 feet short of a 3 run HR.
average fastball velocity was 90.7 tonight
Meh would like more, still plenty of time though
Same. Coulda swore I read something saying he was hitting 92-93. Could be holding back some knowing this will be the most he’s gonna pitch in a year. But yea, definitely would like more.
Priester struggling again.
Draft Skenes. Pitching is the big need and difference maker.
Here is to hoping that Cederlind is back healthy and can stay healthy and can still bring the heat. He would be a fine addition to the pen if he is back to where he was seemngly 10 years ago now.
Nolasco just hit one over the outer wall in right center. Guy is really strong.
Termarr, otoh, struck out waving at a breaking ball way outside.
Next AB Termarr rolls a single thru the middle with one on. Good baserunning. Went for second the moment the throw went to third.
I think they need to send Johnson back to the complex league to get his head on straight. He’s not getting any better this way.
3 Ks today. Consistently taking strikes and swinging at balls. And everyone else in the lineup except Polanco is torching these bozos.
He’s gotta be pressing
Backup C pitching now. If he strikes Termarr out . . . .
Looks absolutely nothing like he did last year.
Any chance Henry Davis does a Jack Suwinski and jumps straight to majors? Sure could use that power.
If I was to guess, only if there is an injury and he is in Altoona and Indy is on the road, Kinda like last year with Peguero. Hopefully he will get a chance to play for a bit before they bring Endy up., 🙂
Jones was apparently on a pitch limit of 35-40 pitches. Removed in the third. Only 1 K, but also 0 walks.
Here’s an interesting move: Chase Anderson dominated the Pirates for three innings a week ago, but the Rays just dfa’d him. Not pointing this out because I think the Pirates should be interested, but because the Rays obviously aren’t that impressed with somebody dominating the Pirates for three innings.
Pirates should give a look-see at him.
But this is what the Rays do every year since they became good, save a forty spot and use it on waiver wire pitchers as needed, catch- release,catch- release!
Yep. They don’t get attached to the deadenders the way the Pirates do. It’s why they stay good without spending money, and without going through farcical rebuilds.
They also don’t get too attached to their good players. They do have Franco signed long term and did the same with Longoria. I am probably missing somebody else, but they have been expert at threading the needle of trading players nearing free agency and reloading.