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Injuries & Moves: Pirates claim Heineman off waivers

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Keep track of the Pirates’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

With Kevin Newman sidelined, who starts at shortstop?

@justdelossantos
April 27, 2022

PITTSBURGH – The Pirates find themselves with a vacancy to fill. Kevin Newman sustained a left groin injury on Tuesday and will be heading to the 10-day injured list. Newman was bothered by a left groin injury earlier this season, but director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk pointed out that

Source: Hayes agrees to biggest deal in Bucs history; OK after injury

@justdelossantos
April 7, 2022

ST. LOUIS -- The cacophony of claps and greetings grew in volume as Ke'Bryan Hayes made his way to his locker. Hayes, perpetually the cool cat, tried to downplay the news that he agreed to the biggest contract in Pirates history. His teammates wouldn’t grant him that satisfaction. Someone repeatedly

Keller hit in leg with line drive, day to day

@justdelossantos
March 19, 2022

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Mitch Keller was off to a fantastic start. His offseason work was already bearing fruit. He consistently showed off his top-of-the-rotation stuff. Then, just like that, bad luck struck. Keller exited Saturday’s contest as a precaution with a left thigh bruise after being struck by a 104.1

Hayes done for 2021, 'soreness' in left wrist

Reynolds, Bednar, Stallings receive team honors from Pittsburgh BBWAA
@JakeCrouseMLB
September 29, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Ke'Bryan Hayes’ season is over due to a bout of left wrist soreness, but the Pirates are optimistic that the soreness will not linger this time, as it did earlier in the season. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday prior to Hayes being placed on the IL, director of

Brubaker, Underwood Jr. leave with injuries

RHPs experience shoulder discomfort, exit early for precautionary reasons
September 4, 2021

Pirates right-handers JT Brubaker and Duane Underwood Jr. left Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Cubs with what the team called right shoulder discomfort. Brubaker, who was activated from the injured list to make the start, had been dealing during his first three innings at Wrigley Field. He struck out five

Hayes injures hand after slamming helmet

Up-and-coming 3B vows to be smarter after moment of frustration
@JakeCrouseMLB
August 31, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Even though he’s only in his first full Major League season, Ke'Bryan Hayes has been by far one of the most even-keeled players on the Pirates. But on Sunday in Pittsburgh, the frustration caught up to him in one moment. In the sixth inning, Hayes was called out

Notes: Banda joins bullpen; Gamel scratched

@JakeCrouseMLB
August 6, 2021

CINCINNATI -- Anthony Banda was barely in the process of packing up his stuff in Syracuse, the home of his former Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, and shipping it to his family home when the call came from his agent. The left-handed reliever figured he could be claimed off waivers after New

Moran (left wrist) needs another IL stint

Bucs first baseman has fractured pisiform bone; Bednar on brother's CWS title
@JakeCrouseMLB
July 1, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- The bad luck continued for Colin Moran, who was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday (retroactive to June 29) with a left wrist injury. The Pirates originally said imaging came back clear on Moran’s hand and wrist area after he was hit by a pitch during

Moran (bruised wrist) day to day after HBP

@floresjrjohnny
June 28, 2021

Pirates first baseman Colin Moran exited Monday’s 2-0 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field with an apparent left wrist injury after being hit by a pitch in the first inning. Imaging done at Coors Field returned clean, per manager Derek Shelton. While certainly bruised, Moran will continue to be

Moran being evaluated after HBP to hand

@JakeCrouseMLB
June 10, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates’ lineup returned to full strength on Tuesday, when utilityman Phillip Evans was reinstated from the injured list. One day later, they may be down a key position player once again. First baseman Colin Moran exited Pittsburgh’s 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday at PNC Park

Notes: Keller's swift return; Evans activated

@JakeCrouseMLB
June 8, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates had two key players return from the injured list on Tuesday -- one after a few weeks, and one after only a couple of days. Super utilityman Phillip Evans was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after dealing with a right hamstring strain he sustained running

Moran, Davis in for Bucs; Tucker, Keller out

June 6, 2021

Colin Moran (INF) returned from rehab and was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Sunday. Moran has been on the injured list since May 9. He went 3-for-9 with a home run and six RBIs in his three rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis. Austin Davis (LHP) has returned from

Notes: Hayes begins rehab; Cahill (calf) to IL

No timeline for top prospect's return to Majors; Crick returns from triceps injury
@JakeCrouseMLB
May 22, 2021

The countdown is finally over for Ke'Bryan Hayes's return to game action. The No. 9 prospect in baseball will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday in their game against the St. Paul Saints. “Today is the first step to him rejoining us,” manager Derek Shelton said. “He’s

Rotation takes blow as Cahill (calf) exits early

@JakeCrouseMLB
May 20, 2021

The Pirates’ growing list of injuries grew even larger in Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals. Starter Trevor Cahill exited Pittsburgh's 8-5 loss at Busch Stadium with left calf discomfort in the second inning, the Pirates announced. He’s listed as day to day. Cahill was struggling to begin the frame. After

Moran, Evans among Bucs' injury updates

@JakeCrouseMLB
2:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- As the Pirates begin to lay out rehab assignments for some of their injured players, general manager Ben Cherington said he’s hopeful that Colin Moran and Phillip Evans will not need such stints. Moran went to the 10-day injured list last Sunday after straining his left groin muscle

Notes: Depth in OF; Hayes progressing well

@savjaye
May 14, 2021

When the Pirates claimed Ben Gamel off waivers earlier in May, they desperately needed bodies in the outfield after failed experiments in Dustin Fowler and Anthony Alford. At the time, then left fielder Bryan Reynolds was day to day with lower body soreness and Gregory Polanco was sent to the

Hayes transferred to 60-day IL among roster moves

Moran to 10-day IL, Reynolds day to day, Feliz designated for assignment
@JakeCrouseMLB
May 9, 2021

The Pirates made a flurry of roster moves and transactions ahead of Sunday’s finale with the Cubs, including the transferring of third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes to the 60-day injured list. Hayes has been out of game action since April 4, when he was placed on the injured list with left

Bucs scuffle after Moran (left groin) exits

Tom's 1st career homer the only Pirates offense in loss
@JakeCrouseMLB
May 8, 2021

The Pirates lost Saturday’s game against the Cubs, 3-2, at Wrigley Field, but they may have a longer-lasting issue with one of their primary position players. Colin Moran left Saturday’s game in the first inning with left groin discomfort. Moran caught a liner off the bat of Jason Heyward with

Pirates place Polanco on IL, call up Owen

@JakeCrouseMLB
May 4, 2021

The Pirates placed Gregory Polanco on the injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Padres. Infielder/outfielder Hunter Owen, who was on the taxi squad for the road trip, was added to the Major League roster and was active for Tuesday’s contest. There was no corresponding move to clear a

Notes: Hayes gets 'positive news'; Brault

@JakeCrouseMLB
April 28, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Ke'Bryan Hayes underwent evaluations on Friday, and according to Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk, no new issues cropped up with the third baseman’s left wrist. “Very positive news on the outcome of the exam and subsequent diagnostics,” Tomczyk said. “There were no new findings, so very,

Notes: Hayes has setback; Frazier recalled

@JakeCrouseMLB
April 22, 2021

The Pirates were hit hard by injuries this week. Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said on Thursday that third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes reaggravated his left wrist. Hayes, the No. 9 prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline, was placed on the 10-day injured list on April 4, after dealing

Notes: Feliz (finger) to IL; Hayes progressing

@JakeCrouseMLB
April 16, 2021

The Pirates moved reliever Michael Feliz to the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday’s series opener in Milwaukee and recalled Sean Poppen to the active roster. Feliz was sent to the injured list due to a cracked nail on his right middle finger, which is on his pitching hand. Pirates

'Very encouraging' signs during Hayes' rehab

Rookie star making progress, nearing return to Pirates' lineup
@JakeCrouseMLB
April 14, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- The return of Pirates rookie star Ke’Bryan Hayes appears to be near. Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Hayes, who sustained a left wrist injury in the second game of the season on April 3, began swinging a bat on Tuesday and continued to

Notes: Hayes throws; Bucs injury updates

@JakeCrouseMLB
April 7, 2021

Three days into his stint on the 10-day injured list, Ke'Bryan Hayes is doing “limited baseball activities,” according to Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk. The Bucs' third baseman, who injured his left wrist swinging the bat in the first inning of Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Cubs, is