Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:07:29 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated 2B Neil Walker (appendix) from the disabled list and outrighted OF Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Pittsburgh to keep Josh Harrison in the lineup as often as possible despite Walker's return. Walker was raking for stretches before he hit the sidelines.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:24:13 -0700
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (appendix) will return from the disabled list and play Tuesday, June 24.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:13:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (appendix) took some at-bats during SP Gerrit Cole's simulated game Monday, June 23. Walker remains on track to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 24.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:35:46 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (appendix) is expected to meet the team in Tampa Monday, June 23. He is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 24.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:19:06 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (appendix) took batting practice for the first time Tuesday, June 17. He's optimistic he'll be ready to return June 24.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:06:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (appendix) has been sidelined for the past eight days after having an appendectomy, but he is ready to return from the 15-day disabled list. He has seven more days until he is eligible to come back, and he is annoying manager Clint Hurdle. "He's living up to that 'Dennis the Menace' nickname I dropped on him five minutes after I met him," Hurdle said Tuesday, June 17. "He's gonna simulate being an extra man, he'll go up in the (indoor batting) cage and hit off the machine, with velocity and spin. The more he (yaps), the healthier he's getting. He came up here (into my office) twice today, which never happens when he's healthy."
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Walker will be ready to come off the DL as soon as he is eligible. It's uncertain if he will need a game or two in the minors for a rehab stint, but fantasy owners should prepare to activate him next week. When Walker does return, there is no way Gregory Polanco will be displaced, so Josh Harrison likely stands to lose playing time.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:53:38 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said 2B Neil Walker (appendix) has been running and could start swinging a bat Tuesday, June 17.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:36:14 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (appendix) is hoping that he can return on the first day he's eligible to be activated from the disabled list June 24. Walker said he's just dealing with surgery after undergoing an appendectomy earlier this week. He's able to walk up steps and should be able to ride an exercise bike soon. His appendix did not burst, which should speed his recovery time.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:46:41 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed 2B Neil Walker (appendix) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, June 9, after he underwent an appendectomy.
Fantasy Tip: With Walker out of the mix, Josh Harrison is expected to fill the void at second base, with prized prospect Gregory Polanco starting in right field.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:02:44 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (abdominal) was scratched from the lineup with abdominal pain Monday, June 9.