Josh Smoker

93.7 the Fan
April 13, 2018 - 2:46 pm
The Pirates changed up a bullpen with an ERA of 6.97. Bucs calling up RHP Kyle Crick and RHP Richard Rodriguez from Triple-A Indy and sending down LHP Josh Smoker and RHP Clay Holmes. Crick had a 3.06 ERA in 30 games with the Giants last year and came over as part of the Andrew McCutchen trade. The...
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Bae slide
93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2018 - 6:18 pm
Trevor Williams gave up a couple of earned runs in two plus innings as the Pirates lost to the Phillies 6-3 in their final home Grapefruit League game. Five of Williams seven outs were strikeouts. “It’s go time,” Williams said. “We’re all ready to get out of here. We’re all ready to go to Detroit...
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Josh Smoker
93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2018 - 5:28 pm
While many wondered and maybe still wonder if he will ultimately be on the Opening Day roster, Josh Smoker was confident all along and felt from early last week that he would make the club. “I was definitely excited and they were very excited,” Smoker said of calling his family. “My dad is pretty...
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Jose Osuna
93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2018 - 1:04 pm
The Pirates are going with an eight man bullpen as the team optioned their Spring Training offensive leader, Jose Osuna, to Triple A Indianapolis along with righty reliever Kyle Crick. Lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist was reassigned. “We had a handful of hard decisions as we neared the end of camp,...
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Jose Osuna
93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2018 - 8:28 am
The Pirates have hours now to make decisions on their roster, barring picking up a waiver claim, the everyday players are set, but the bullpen has some questions. If the Pirates go with 13 bench players, Jose Osuna will get the call and based on spring numbers, why not? The 25-year-old Osuna leads...
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Francisco Cervelli and Jose Osuna
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm
Home runs in back-to-back games for Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli as the Bucs beat Toronto 7-4 on Sunday. Hitting .400. Cervelli now has four homers in his last seven games. Cervelli hit five homers all of last year and only hit one in 2016 in the regular season. The Pirates lead the...
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Chad Kuhl
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2018 - 10:22 pm
Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl went five and a third innings giving up one earned as the Pirates lost to Toronto 5-4. Kuhl allowed five hits, on a windy night that started at 62 degrees, with a walk and five strikeouts. “Felt really good, felt like the curve ball and slider execution were ok,”...
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Jose Osuna
93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2018 - 5:46 pm
Pirates beat the Twins 11-8 on Monday as Jose Osuna made a couple of web gems at first base and hit his 4th homer of the spring. “He reminds me of Galarraga in the fact that he’s a big man who has quick feet and soft hands,” said manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle added that minor-league staffers have...
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Neal Huntington
KDKA Radio
Jeff Hathhorn
March 14, 2018 - 9:40 am
Less than two weeks until the Pirates break camp and head north the Pirates general manager Neal Huntington says this weekend will be critical. “We still have the ability to get pitchers stretched out, we’re still getting innings for our young position players, but we’re starting to get pinched,”...
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tervor williams
Kim Klement USA Today Sports
Jim Colony
March 10, 2018 - 4:24 pm
The Pirates split the squad and got splintered – 14-1 by the Braves at LECOM Park and 13-5 by the Orioles in Sarasota. In Bradenton, Trevor Williams breezed through the first 3 innings but in the 4th gave up an RBI double to Johan Camargo then a 2-run bomb to Dustin Peterson. “Out of the hand it...
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