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Daniel Benjamin has written 949 articles so far, you can find them below.


Hunter Pence Expected To Go On Rehab Assignment

Texas Rangers outfielder/ designated hitter Hunter Pence (groin) is eligible to come off the 10-day injured list on Thursday. However, he still can't run at full speed and will likely go on a rehab assignment before returning to the club, according to manager Chris Woodward. Pence, who last saw action in a game on June... Read More

5 months ago

Jameson Taillon Will Play Catch This Weekend

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (elbow) is expected to play catch this weekend, marking the first time that he has done so since early May. While him tossing the ball is encouraging, the big right-hander is probably still at least a couple of weeks away from returning to action. If everything goes well, Taillon,... Read More

5 months ago

Colin Moran Sets Tone With Second-Inning HR

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran went 1-for-3 with a home run with two RBI in Thursday's 6-1 victory over Atlanta. Moran gave the Pirates an early 2-1 lead by depositing the third pitch that he saw in his first at-bat (second inning) over the right field wall for a two-run dinger. He has now... Read More

5 months ago

Gregory Polanco Continues Hot June Start On Thursday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI in Thursday's 6-1 victory over Atlanta. Polanco got off to a good start to the game, hammering a hanging curveball from Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz 399 feet over the right field wall to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead. He struck... Read More

5 months ago

Josh Bell Sets Season High With Three Doubles

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs scored and two RBI in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Braves. Bell doubled in each of his first two at-bats and then did so once again in the eighth with a shot to deep right/center, driving in two runs. While Bell has... Read More

5 months ago


Bryan Reynolds Collects A Pair Of Hits

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday's 6-1 victory over Atlanta. Reynolds has now collected a hit in 14 straight games, which includes nine multi-hit contests. The rookie left fielder has been one of the best hitters on the team this entire season, producing a .346/.404/.953 slash line.

5 months ago

Chris Archer Allows One Run In Win

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (3-5) went six strong innings, allowing a single tally on six hits and two walks while also fanning six in Thursday's 6-1 victory over the Braves. Archer, who threw 67 of his 97 pitches for strikes, was replaced by reliever Francisco Liriano in the seventh after permitting both batters... Read More

5 months ago

Spencer Turnbull Decent In Loss

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull (3-5) turned in a so-so effort in Wednesday's 4-0 setback to Tampa Bay. Turnbull allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks in five innings of work while striking out four. He wasn't helped by his defense as the Tigers had a couple of miscues that proved... Read More

5 months ago

Gregory Polanco Moved Down To Sixth In Order

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will bat sixth when the Pirates face the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at PNC Park. The 27-year-old, who sat out the past two games, has struggled at the plate recently, compiling a slash line of .182/.237/.364 with an astonishing 42.5 percent strikeout rate over his last 54 at-bats. However, he... Read More

5 months ago

Francisco Cervelli Placed On 10-Day Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates transferred catcher Francisco Cervelli (concussion) to the 10-day injured list on June 4. Cervelli, who last played in a game on May 25, was placed on the seven-day list on May 26. The Pirates recently said that they are going to take their time with bringing Cervelli back given his extensive concussion... Read More

5 months ago


Steven Brault Inefficient Against Braves

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Steven Brault struggled with his control in a 12-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Brault was replaced by reliever Clay Holmes after just four innings of work as he threw 93 pitches, including only 51 strikes. He finished the evening allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits while... Read More

5 months ago

Ryan Carpenter Goes Seven Strong Innings

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Ryan Carpenter was fantastic against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The 28-year-old lefty scattered seven hits and struck out three over a career-high seven innings of work. His only real mistake was leaving a 1-1 pitch up over the plate, which Avisail Garcia made him pay for by depositing... Read More

5 months ago

Tigers Tab Franchise-Type Outfielder Riley Greene at No. 5

The Detroit Tigers are in desperate need of some offensive talent and as a result took high school outfielder Riley Greene (Oviedo, FL.) with the No. 5 pick in the 2019 MLB amateur draft. The 18-year-old left-handed hitter was considered to be one of the best pure hitters in the class with some power due... Read More

5 months ago

Pirates Take Sammy Siani With Competitive-Balance Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates had four selections in the first 72 draft picks in the 2019 MLB amateur draft. After selecting high school right-hander Quinn Priester at No. 18, they used their competitive-balance pick (37th overall) on William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA) center fielder Sammy Siani. The left-handed hitter batted .457 this past high school... Read More

5 months ago

Pirates Nab Quinn Priester With 18th Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates used the 17th overall selection in the 2019 MLB amateur draft on high school pitcher Quinn Priester. The 18-year-old right-hander, who has committed to TCU, posted a 6-2 record with a 1.04 ERA at Cary-Grove High School (IL) as he allowed just 25 hits and 11 walks while striking out 73 in... Read More

5 months ago


Josh Bell Named NL Player Of The Month

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell was named the National League Player of the Month for his record-setting May. This is the second honor that Bell has received this year, as he was previously named the NL Player of the Week (May 19). The budding 26-year-old led all of baseball with 46 hits and 31... Read More

5 months ago

Christin Stewart's Three Hits Tie Season High

Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart had one of his best games of the season in Saturday's 10-5 loss to the Braves. The 25-year-old left fielder went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI. He also struck out twice, which has been a problem for the second-year pro this year, as his strikeout... Read More

6 months ago

Daniel Norris Battered Around By Braves

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris had one of his worst outings of the year in Saturday's 10-5 loss to Atlanta. Norris allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits, including two home runs, along with one walk and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. He got off to an outstanding start in the game,... Read More

6 months ago

Keone Kela Suffers Setback

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Keone Kela (shoulder) has been put on the shelf for at least 10 days after feeling recurrent discomfort in his right shoulder and has been pulled from his rehab assignment. He made just one appearance with Triple-A Indianapolis during the assignment, allowing three runs on three hits in an inning of work.... Read More

6 months ago

Chris Archer Has Been A Major Disappointment

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer has been a major disappointment this season. Expected to be the ace of the staff when acquired from Tampa Bay at midseason last year, the 34-year-old righty is 1-5 with career highs in both ERA (5.75) and WHIP (1.54) over just 40 2/3 innings. Archer has recorded two quality... Read More

6 months ago


Kevin Newman Collects One Hit From Leadoff Spot

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman continued to swing a hot bat as he went 1-for-5 in Thursday's 11-5 loss to the Brewers out of the leadoff spot. He now has hit safely in 21 of his 29 appearances. Newman, who has spent most of the season batting sixth or lower, has compiled a slash line... Read More

6 months ago

Adam Frazier Goes Hitless After Getting Dropped In Lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier has struggled from the leadoff spot this season, so manager Clint Hurdle decided to change things around. It didn't help Frazier in his first game batting eighth, as he went 0-for-3 while leaving three on base in Thursday's 11-5 loss to the Brewers. He is hitting just .233 with... Read More

6 months ago

Joe Musgrove Looking To Get Back On Track Against Brewers

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Joe Musgrove (3-5, 4.27 ERA) will look to put his last start behind him when the right-hander toes the rubber against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The 26-year-old, who has been pounded in three of his last five starts, has posted a 1.54 WHIP along with a .310 BABIP and an... Read More

6 months ago

Josh Harrison Seeking Second Opinion

Detroit Tigers second baseman Josh Harrison (hamstring) is currently on the 10-day injured list but is awaiting a second opinion before deciding what to do next. Harrison suffered a left hamstring strain after sliding into third base in Monday's game against the Orioles. A subsequent MRI on Tuesday revealed a Grade 2 strain and a... Read More

6 months ago

Ryan Carpenter Gets No-Decision

Detroit Tigers left-handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter is still winless in four starts this year, although he has thrown better in his last two appearances. Carpenter, who received a no-decision on Wednesday, allowed two earned runs on four hits and a pair of walks along with three strikeouts over five innings in the Tigers 4-2 victory... Read More

6 months ago


Nick Ramirez Earns First Career Win

Detroit Tigers reliever Nick Ramirez (1-0) threw three perfect innings to pick up his first major league win in Wednesday's 4-2 victory over the Orioles. Ramirez, who replaced starter Ryan Carpenter in the bottom of the sixth, struck out five of the nine hitters he faced and got three others to ground out. He needed... Read More

6 months ago

Brandon Dixon's Ninth-Inning Gives Tigers Victory

Detroit Tigers outfielder Brandon Dixon came up big late in the team's 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Dixon went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, but the hit essentially gave the Tigers the victory. The 27-year-old left fielder came up to the plate in the top of the ninth and quickly untied the 2-2... Read More

6 months ago

Cole Tucker Goes 2-for-2 Off The Bench

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker has struggled all season long at the plate, but for one night all was well. The 22-year-old rookie, who began the game with just four hits in his last 41 at-bats, went 2-for-2 with a run scored in Wednesday's 7-2 victory over the Reds. He entered the game at short... Read More

6 months ago

Elias Diaz Continues To Take Advantage Of Playing Time

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Reds. Diaz has collected four hits in his last two games and has 18 hits since taking over as the starter behind the plate for Francisco Cervelli (concussion) on May 15. Overall, he has posted a slash line of .340/.368/.377 with six... Read More

6 months ago

Colin Moran's Three Run Home Run Propels Pirates To Win

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran ended a two-game hitless streak by launching a three-run home run in the fifth inning to put the team up 3-0 in their 7-2 victory over the Reds on Wednesday. It was his only hit in five at-bats, although he did not strike out once, marking the first time... Read More

6 months ago


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