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  1. Twins put Oswaldo Arcia on disabled list with wrist injury

    Apr 9, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

    Oswaldo Arcia

    Oswaldo Arcia injured his wrist Friday and tried to convince the Twins he could play through the pain before finally admitting this afternoon that he couldn’t, so Minnesota placed the 23-year-old outfielder on the disabled list.

  2. 2014 Preview: Minnesota Twins

    Mar 30, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Rick Anderson, Ron Gardenhire

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins improve their starting rotation enough? Prior to this offseason the most…

  3. Astros claim Alex Presley off waivers from Twins

    Mar 27, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Alex Presley Twins

    Alex Presley entered spring training atop the Twins’ center field depth chart, but lost the starting job to Aaron Hicks and now he’s headed to Houston after the Astros claimed him off waivers. Presley is better suited to be a fourth outfielder anyway, so it’s curious that the Twins didn’t keep him around in the…

  4. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Pirates

    Sep 28, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey AP

    UPDATE: He did it! Homer Bailey has done it. He threw a no-hitter tonight against the Pirates as part of a 1-0 win. Bailey struck out pinch-hitter Brock Holt swinging to begin the ninth before getting pinch-hitter Michael McKenry to pop out to left field for the second out. He then Alex Presley to pop…

  5. Pirates send Alex Presley back to Triple-A again

    Aug 8, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Pittsburgh Pirates

    For the second time this season the Pirates have demoted their Opening Day left fielder and leadoff hitter, Alex Presley, to the minors. This time the demotion back to Triple-A comes because Presley’s playing time vanished when the Pirates called up top prospect Starling Marte to play left field and traded for Travis Snider to…

  6. Pirates place Alex Presley on seven-day concussion DL

    Jul 5, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Alex Presley left Tuesday’s game following an attempted diving catch in the outfield and after going through some tests today the Pirates have placed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Pittsburgh added Jody Mercer to the roster in Presley’s place and he’ll be eligible to come back immediately after the All-Star break, although obviously…

  7. Andrew McCutchen OK after leaving game with wrist soreness

    Jun 30, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen AP

    UPDATE: McCutchen told Sanserino after the game that he doesn’t anticipate missing any time. 5:30 PM: Cross your fingers, Pirates fans. According to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Andrew McCutchen left this afternoon’s game against the Cardinals due to soreness in his left wrist. McCutchen injured the wrist while making a diving catch to rob Carlos Beltran…

  8. Pirates demote starting left fielder Alex Presley to Triple-A

    May 16, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Alex Presley forced his way into the Pirates’ plans by hitting .298 with an .804 OPS in 52 games as a 25-year-old rookie last season and entered this year as the starting left fielder and Opening Day leadoff man. Six weeks later Presley is headed back to Triple-A after hitting just .220 with a .551…

  9. Another day, another center fielder down for the Cardinals

    Apr 20, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    Skip Schumaker

    Jon Jay made an early exit yesterday after crashing into the center field fence and suffering a sprained right shoulder. Tonight it was Skip Schumaker‘s turn. Schumaker, who was just activated from the disabled list this afternoon and started in place of Jay, ran into the outfield wall after attempting to make a leaping catch…

  10. Andrew Bailey set for ligament surgery, likely to miss first half

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    A second opinion confirmed that Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey has a torn UCL in his right thumb. He’s scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday and will likely miss 3-4 months. It turns out that Bailey was hurt in a collision with Pittsburgh’s Alex Presley at first base in his March 21 outing, though he thought…

  11. Running down the rosters: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Feb 29, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    While it was a 19th straight sub-.500 season, the Pirates did finish with their best record since 2004 by going 72-90 last year. They’ve since added two starters to an already much-improved pitching staff. As for the offense, well, they’re just going to have to hope that the incumbents get better. Rotation A.J. Burnett –…

  12. Jose Tabata cleared to resume hitting following broken bone in hand

    Dec 19, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Jose Tabata was cleared to resume hitting last week after being shut down in September due to a broken bone in his left hand. Tabata received clearance from doctors while he was in Pittsburgh for the Pirates’ caravan and PirateFest events and immediately began hitting in the indoor cage. “I…

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