Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:32:48 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered 1B Garrett Jones, C Mike McKenry and SP Kyle McPherson Monday, Dec. 2, making them free agents. C Chris Stewart signed an undisclosed one-year deal to avoid arbitration.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:51:37 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated C Mike McKenry for assignment Monday, Dec. 2, to make room for C Chris Stewart on the roster. Stewart will compete with C Tony Sanchez as the primary backup to C Russell Martin next season.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:13:41 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have transferred C Mike McKenry (knee) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:06:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates C Mike McKenry (knee) underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus and will miss the rest of the season. He is expected to be ready for spring training.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:18:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said C Mike McKenry (knee) will undergo surgery on his left knee.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:09:19 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed C Mike McKenry (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain Monday, July 29, and they will recall OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:18:46 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Mike McKenry (knee) went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs against the Miami Marlins Saturday, July 27, but tweaked his left knee while grounding out during a ninth-inning at-bat. "It's all right," he said after the game. "It's just kind of stuck."
Mon, 13 May 2013 11:46:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) is out of the lineup again Monday, May 13, but the team is hoping he can return Tuesday, May 14.
Fantasy Tip: Mike McKenry is getting all the playing time with Martin hurting. Tony Sanchez, the team's former first-round pick, was on call last weekend in case Martin needed to be placed on the disabled list. It looks like Martin will avoid a trip to the DL, so sit tight for now.
Fri, 10 May 2013 15:47:19 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) is out of the lineup again Friday, May 10, after his neck soreness flared up.
Fantasy Tip: If this becomes a lingering problem for Martin, Mike McKenry could become useful in two-catcher setups and NL-only leagues. Continue to monitor Martin's availability.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:40:20 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates declined C Rod Barajas' $3.5 million option for the 2013 season Wednesday, Oct. 31, making him a free agent. The team will look to re-sign him to a reduced salary. C Mike McKenry will be given the chance to win the starting job at catcher next season.