The Pittsburgh Pirates are addressing their depleted outfield depth by calling up Cal Mitchell, along with right-handed pitcher Roansy Contreras, from Triple-A Indianapolis for Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Contreras will be the Pirates’ starting pitcher and Mitchell will start in right field. To make room on...
The Pirates announced they’ve designated reliever Cam Alldred for assignment. Pittsburgh also placed first baseman Daniel Vogelbach on the 10-day injured list and put reliever Heath Hembree on the 15-day IL. The moves clear roster space for the previously-reported promotions of right-hander Roansy Contreras and outfielder Calvin Mitchell. Alldred...
Vogelbach was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. The 29-year-old started Monday after missing three straight games with an injury to his lower body, and he's now sidelined by a hamstring injury. Vogelbach will be eligible to return June 3, though it's unclear exactly how long he's expected to be sidelined. Michael Chavis is likely to see increased playing time during his absence.
Vogelbach (lower body) is starting Monday against the Rockies. Vogelbach was out of the lineup for the last three games while tending to a lower-body injury, but he'll serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup in Monday's series opener. Over his last five games, he's gone 2-for-14 with a triple, an RBI, a walk and six strikeouts.
Manager Derek Shelton said Vogelbach is being held out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals due to a lower-body issue, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. Shelton noted that Vogelbach is "banged up a little bit," which explains why he's been excluded from the lineup for all three of the Pirates' games against St. Louis this weekend. Even if fully healthy, the lefty-hitting Vogelbach may have been a candidate to sit against Cardinals southpaw Steven Matz on Sunday anyway, but the 29-year-old at least felt well enough to make a pinch-hitting appearance in Saturday's 5-4 loss. Vogelbach doesn't look to be in any real danger of landing on the injured list.
Vogelbach will sit for the second straight game Saturday against St. Louis. It's no big surprise to see Vogelbach on the bench Saturday against lefty Matthew Liberatore. His off day Friday against Adam Wainwright was more surprising, as it marked the first time he'd been out of the lineup against a righty this season. It's unclear if he's dealing with a minor injury or if he's simply not the preferred option at the moment. Whatever the reason, it will be Yoshi Tsutsugo as the designated hitter Saturday, with Michael Chavis starting at Tsutsugo's usual spot at first base.
The biggest news Tuesday wasn't the Houston Astros hitting five home runs in one inning off Nathan Eovaldi, or even the Boston Red Sox fan sitting in the Green Monster seats who caught two of those home runs. No, the biggest news: Daniel Vogelbach hit a triple. Let's get this...
Vogelbach is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals. Vogelbach started the past nine games and will receive a day off while mired in a 2-for-13 slump, during which he's struck out six times. Yoshi Tsutsugo will serve as the designated hitter while Michael Chavis starts at first base.
The benches cleared briefly and without incident during the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs (GameTracker). The drama began after Pirates designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach attempted to score from third base on a fly out off the bat of Yoshi Tsutsugo. Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki made an accurate throw to the plate that beat Vogelbach by a fair margin, however, affording catcher Willson Contreras ample time to apply a tag.
From the end of the dugout where Derek Shelton watches games, the Pittsburgh Pirates manager can hear the constant chatter coming from their biggest player, in terms of size and volume. With every pitch, Daniel Vogelbach is earning a reputation as hitter’s hitter, someone who analyzes everything from a pitcher’s...
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Vogelbach went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Wednesday against the Dodgers. Vogelbach took Daniel Hudson yard in the seventh inning to tally his fifth home run of the season. It was a much-needed knock for Vogelbach, as he entered the game having collected only two hits in his last 25 at-bats. Despite the slow stretch, Vogelbach is in the lineup against nearly every righty the Pirates face, and he has settled into the cleanup spot. Overall, he is hitting .258/.337/.472 with 13 runs scored and 12 RBI across 101 plate appearances on the campaign.