Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:36:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli will work in middle relief for the time being as he returns from his forearm injury. RP Mark Melancon remains as the team's closer, with RPs Tony Watson and Kyle Farnsworth serving as setup men.
Thu, 30 May 2013 18:39:34 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said RPs Justin Wilson, Tony Watson and Vin Mazzaro could be used in the eighth inning moving forward in case RP Mark Melancon gets used too often.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:28:51 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson picked up his first career save Thursday, April 25, against the Philadelphia Phillies with RP Jason Grilli getting a day off.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:12:30 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson (lat) threw 23 pitches in a minor league game without any issues Sunday, March 17. He had been bothered by a sore lat.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:31:25 -0800
Between Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson, who will both be starting rotation insurance heading into spring training, Locke is more likely to transition to a relief role if the team needs it at any point. Locke could become the second lefty in the bullpen along with RP Tony Watson. Locke gave up only one hit in 4 1/3 relief innings last year, and hitters typically have much more success the second time they see him in the same game.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:41:53 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli is expected to serve as the team's closer next season with RPs Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jared Hughes serving in a setup role.
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:33:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli will be the team's primary eighth-inning setup man out of the bullpen, according to skipper Clint Hurdle. RP Tony Watson is the only lefty in the pen, and RP Chris Resop is set for the seventh inning. RP Jared Hughes will be in long relief, and Hurdle has yet to define RP Evan Meek's role. "It's going to be interesting to see where his niche evolves," Hurdle said, adding that Meek has been effective against left-handed batters as well as righties.
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:34:05 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned P Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, April 3, going with P Tony Watson as their situational lefty out of the bullpen. Moskos had a 1.00 ERA in nine spring outings.
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 12:07:24 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates may decide to open the regular season with eight relievers in their bullpen as a result of SP Charlie Morton (hip) being on the disabled list. RPs Joel Hanrahan, Jason Grilli and Chris Resop appear to be locks to make the team, with RPs Tony Watson, Evan Meek and Juan Cruz also having good chances of being on the 25-man roster. RPs Daniel Moskos, Jared Hughes and Chris Leroux are also in the hunt for a spot in the bullpen, although Leroux is out of minor league options.
Sat, 03 Mar 2012 10:04:13 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 25 players for the 2012 season, meaning that all of the players on their 40-man roster are now under contract. OFs Gorkys Hernandez, Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Alex Presley, INFs Chase d'Arnaud, Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer, Yamaico Navarro, Gustavo Nunez and Neil Walker, C Mike McKenry and Ps Jared Hughes, Chris Leroux, Brad Lincoln, Jeff Locke, Daniel McCutchen, James McDonald, Kyle McPherson, Bryan Morris, Daniel Moskos, Rudy Owens, Tony Watson, Duke Welker and Justin Wilson agreed to terms Saturday, March 3.