role. The team also has the number of intriguing options that AAA. Most notably Ryan Reid and Jerry Hughes but also Duke Welker and big black provided of course that recovers from his oblique injury.
faces New York's Dillon Gee (2-4, 6.16) ... The Pirates called up 2007 second-round pick RHP Duke Welker on Wednesday. Welker was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA at Triple-A Indianapolis this season.
Dominican Republic. Liriano said he was injured when he slapped a door in his house. Pittsburgh optioned right-hander Duke Welker to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on its 25-man roster. --- --- --- Francisco Liriano's long-awaited
Darren Ford to their minor league camp. INF Clint Robinson, OF Jerry Sands and RHPs Vic Black, Hunter Strickland, Duke Welker and Stolmy Pimentel were optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. ... Pirates RHP Jeff Karstens (biceps tightness
additions of first baseman Matt Hague, outfielder Starling Marte, infielder Jordy Mercer and pitchers Rudy Owens, Duke Welker and Justin Wilson filled the 40-man roster to capacity. To clear space, outfielder Xavier Paul and catcher Eric
Robbie Grossman hit two triples and drove in three runs. Jeff Clement went 3 for 3, including a homer, with three RBI. Righty Daniel Cabrera worked two-thirds of an inning and yielded three hits. Duke Welker tossed two scoreless innings.
Prairie High in Texas. The team has signed 21 picks, including seven of its first 10 selections. ... Right-hander Duke Welker , a second-round pick in 2007, was promoted to Double-A Altoona. ... Left-hander Jeff Locke was promoted to
infielder Greg Picart (52), pitcher Duke Welker (24), pitcher Wilson Ortiz (five ..... Baseball America named right-hander Welker the "sleeper" - an underrated prospect ..... among the Pirate minor leaguers. Welker will get the Opening Night start
one. 3B Pedro Alvarez (.224) went 0 for 3 with a walk. WEST VIRGINIA (13-25) lost to Lakewood, 4-2. RHP Duke Welker (0-5, 4.62) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings. ??? Wednesday's game Pirates 2, Nationals
Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Power has been shut out four times this year. West Virginia stranded seven runners. Duke Welker (0-3) took the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with three strikeouts in five innings