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Travis Snider's Time in Toronto: Part 1 of 3 (courtesy *UPDATE* Part 3 of 3 added.


In depth interview with Travis Snider about his time in Toronto. Part 2 is on Wednesday, and Part 3 Thursday.

Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games, effective immediately


Rosenthal reports that Cabrera tested positive for testosterone. This can only help the Pirates in their wild card quest, as one would think the Dodgers will overtake SF and the Giants will continue to stumble

Robbie Grossman: What did he do?


Most probably know, some may not, that last season's breakout prospect Robbie Grossman has been benched for the last 7 days in Altoona. Here's a good read from Cory Giger at the Altoona Mirror about Grossman being reinstated from the suspension. The Pirates are being very hush-hush about this but there are some interesting quotes in the article. "Something happened, we handled it and are confident going forward it's the best thing long term... I'm confident that Robbie knows what's expected of him, and I don't expect any problems going forward." -Kyle Stark "Anything they tell me to abide by, those are my bosses, and everyone's got bosses," "I went about my week trying to stay the same routine as much as I could and just learned from it." -Grossman "Actions speak louder than words, and time will tell," Forbes said. "But I think he understands, and I'm sure he's already learned from it..." "That's part of it is recognizing what you have and not jeopardizing those opportunities." -PJ Forbes What do you think happened? Grossman out partying and not being prepared for games? Not taking instruction from coaches?

Doug Slaten Recalled, Juan Cruz Placed On Restricted List


Juan Cruz goes to the restricted list to take care of some personal matters at home. Doug Slaten will take his place on the roster. Also from the article: "GM Neal Huntington revealed yesterday afternoon that he’s mulling a callup for [Jordy] Mercer in the near future." UPDATE by Charlie: If the Pirates knew this was going to happen, maybe this is why Cruz pitched in yesterday's game. Slaten has an out clause that would have allowed him to leave this week, so this moves keeps him in the organization for now. He takes the roster spot vacated by Nate McLouth.

Alex Presley optioned to AAA; Meek Recalled


Can't imagine they're going to carry an extra pitcher for long

Angels release former top-5 organizational prospect


Trevor Reckling. Still only 22 and is a lefty. Can't have enough of those, can ya? " h/t to

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