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Minor Transactions

8/21/2018 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Casey Sadler outright to Indianapolis Indians.

8/23/2018 Indianapolis Indians placed RHP Casey Sadler on the 7-day disabled list. Right forearm strain.

8/20/2018 West Virginia Power placed RHP Travis MacGregor on the 7-day disabled list.

8/20/2018 RHP Logan Stoelke assigned to West Virginia Power from West Virginia Black Bears. He was a senior sign, drafted in 2018 from Luisiana-Lafayette where he was exclusively a reliever and had only thrown 16 innings in his first three years. He was one of the bright spots for the Black Bears, posting a 1.77 ERAin 17 relief games with 31 K’s along with only 8 hits and 8 walks in 20 IP.

8/21/2018 RHP Yerry De Los Santos assigned to Bristol Pirates from GCL Pirates. The 20 year old made 14 starts in 2015 in the DSL but missed all of 2016 abd all but 8 23 innings of 2017. This year he’d only throw 9 13 innings in the DSL before coming stateside and getting 3 innings in the GCL before his move up to Bristol.

8/21/2018 RHP Lizardy Dicent assigned to Bristol Pirates from GCL Pirates. At 21 this is his first year in pro ball. He had 4 relief games in the DSL before being promoted to the GCL, where he had 25 K’s and 10 walks in 21 13 innings, with a 5.91 ERA.

8/20/2018 RHP Jose Maldonado assigned to GCL Pirates from DSL Pirates1.

8/20/2018 LHP Braham Rosario assigned to GCL Pirates from DSL Pirates2.

Games

— Indianapolis (69-60) pulled back into a tie for first place by beating Columbus, 8-6. Kevin Kramer (pictured) and Jose Osuna both went deep, Kramer’s 13th and Osuna’s sixth. Kramer was 2-4 and Osuna 1-4 with a walk. Eric Wood was 3-3 with a double, and Ryan Lavarnway and Pablo Reyes each 2-4. Max Moroff was 0-3 with a walk. J.T. Brubaker fanned eight over five innings and allowed just three hits and a walk, but did give up two runs. Buddy Boshers pitched for the first time in two weeks, throwing a scoreless inning. Tanner Anderson and Dovydas Neverauskas each gave up two runs.

— Cam Vieaux threw five shutout innings as Altoona (71-55) beat Harrisburg, 6-3. Vieaux allowed four hits, walked none and fanned seven. The Curve had only five hits, but they included a grand slam by Alfredo Reyes, his first AA home run. Bryan Reynolds was 2-4 with a double and Stephen Alemais 1-4 with a triple. Cole Tucker and Will Craig each went 0-3 with a walk.

— Bradenton (54-67) lost to Charlotte, 7-5. Gavin Wallace got pummeled for seven runs on a dozen hits over five innings. Blake Weiman threw two perfect innings, striking out three. Hunter Owen was 2-5 with a double and his 16th home run, and Mitchell Tolman 2-5 with a double. The legendary John Bormann went 2-3 with a walk.

— West Virginia (63-59) lost to Rome, 3-2. Oddy Nunez gave up an unearned run in five innings on two hits and two walks. He fanned seven. Drew Fischer struck out another five in two innings, but gave up a run. Rodolfo Castro went 2-3. Connor Kaiser, Cal Mitchell and Deon Stafford all went 1-4. Travis Swaggerty was 0-4 and is batting .129 since his promotion.

— Morgantown (25-40) lost to Mahoning Valley, 3-2. Zach Spears threw three shutout innings, allowing a hit and three walks, and striking out two. The Black Bears had only six hits. Mike Gretler was 2-3.

— Bristol (29-33) got torched by Kingsport, 15-7. Starter Denny Roman struck out seven over four innings, but allowed five runs on five hits and three walks. Brendt Citta went 1-2 with two walks and his second home run and Patrick Dorrian went 3-4 with a pair of triples and a walk. Chase Lambert was 2-4 with a triple and a walk, and Jonah Davis 1-4 with a double and a walk. The Pirates struck out 14 times; Mason Martin was 0-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.

— The GCL Pirates (26-24) beat the Blue Jays, 4-1. Noe Toribio gave up one run over six innings on five hits. He walked one and struck out one. Randy Jimenez threw three shutout innings in relief, allowing no hits or walks, and striking out two. Francisco Acuna went 2-4. The team’s three real prospects all went hitless: Ji-Hwan Bae was 0-5, Jack Herman 0-4 and Samuel Inoa 0-3 with a walk.

— The DSL Pirates1 (32-38) lost to the Dodgers Guerrero, 9-5. Norkis Marcos (17) was 2-4. Juan Pie (17) went 0-5 with three strikeouts. Pie is hitting just .209 in 26 games since the DSL All-Star break.

— The DSL Pirates2 (27-43) beat the Giants, 7-4. Ronaldo Paulino (19) had a big day, going 3-3 with a walk, a double, his sixth home run and three runs scored. Angel Basabe (17) was 1-4 with three strikeouts. Christian Charle (18) threw three shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk, and striking out two. Carlos Campos (17) gave up a run in three and a third innings, on three hits and two walks, while striking out five.

Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

  • 2018-06-27 3B Jung Ho Kang, left wrist sprain (underwent possible season ending surgery)
  • 2018-07-14 RHP Bo Schultz, right forearm strain
  • 2018-08-23 RHP Casey Sadler, right forearm strain
  • OF Daniel Nava

Double-A Altoona

  • 2018-08-04 RHP Austin Coley, right shoulder strain
  • 2018-08-05 RF Braelin Jackson (left quadriceps strain)

Single-A West Virginia

  • 2018-04-16 RHP Dylan Prohoroff
  • 2018-05-03 LHP Braeden Ogle, sore shoulder
  • 2018-07-19 LF Chris Sharpe
  • 2018-07-20 RHP Cody Bolton
  • 2018-08-14 SS Oneil Cruz
  • 2018-08-20 RHP Travis McGregor
  • RHP Will Reed
  • LHP Angel Martinez

Rookie Bristol

  • 2018-08-02 RHP Leandro Pina (60 day)

Rookie GCL

  • 2018-06-18 RHP Luis Gonzalez (60 day)
  • CF Emison Soto (60 day)