Joe Beimel Dropped As Pirates Pitching Carousel Keeps Spinning

With Paul Maholm out, it appears that Ross Ohlendorf and Brad Lincoln will make starts this week for the Bucs.

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Brewers Vs. Pirates: Ross Ohlendorf Knocked Around In Return

The Pirates were blown out by the Brewers 11-4 Tuesday night.

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Joe Beimel Dropped As Pirates Promote Ross Ohlendorf

Jenifer Langosch notes that the Pirates have designated reliever Joe Beimel for assignment in order to make room for Ross Ohlendorf, who will start Tuesday night.

The number of roster moves the Pirates are making to make sure their pitching staff has functional arms is getting dizzying, but it’s hard to have any problem with the Pirates dropping Beimel, who spent the entire year either hurt or ineffective. He allowed six homers in his 25.1 innings with the Bucs. He pitched short stints because he was supposed to be effective against lefties, but he wasn’t, allowing a .798 OPS against them. Meanwhile, he got torched by righties, who burned him for a 1.027 OPS. Beimel is 34, but he’s left-handed, so it’s not at all hard to see him bouncing around the league for a couple more years, but as a Pirate, he looked like he was just about done.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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Kevin Correia The Latest Pirates Starter To Fall To Injury

Kevin Correia is the latest Pirates starting pitcher to hit the DL, Jenifer Langosch reports – he has a strained oblique.

Correia had been scheduled to pitch Wednesday; it’s not yet clear who will start in his place. It can’t be Brad Lincoln, who’s pitching Monday night, or Ross Ohlendorf, who’s pitching Tuesday. Jeff Locke, who last pitched for Indianapolis Saturday, is probably also out, as is Brian Burres, who pitched Monday night. Justin Wilson has been pitching out of the bullpen. It looks like the choices, unless I’m forgetting someone, are Garrett Olson, Kyle McPherson, Aaron Thompson, or someone from outside the organization. McPherson would be a fun choice, although an unlikely one.

Correia had been pitching very badly, and it will be hard to find someone worse than he’s been recently, although the circumstances have certainly made it as easy as possible for the Pirates to do so.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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Paul Maholm To See Dr. James Andrews

Jenifer Langosch reports that Pirates pitcher Paul Maholm will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday. That’s never a good sign when a pitcher has arm trouble. David Todd of the Pirates’ postgame show says that Maholm thinks his injury isn’t a big deal, so the trip to Andrews might be a precaution.

If his doctor’s visit turns up something, though, or even if it doesn’t, it’s possible that Maholm has already pitched for the Pirates for the last time. He has an option for 2012, but the Pirates won’t pick it up if he’s not healthy. That would make him a free agent. He could re-sign with the Bucs, of course, or he might go elsewhere. It would be an anti-climactic end to the Pirates career of a player who’s been with the organization since he was a first-round draft pick in 2003.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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After Paul Maholm's Injury, Pirates Shuffle Roster

With Paul Maholm out, it appears that Ross Ohlendorf and Brad Lincoln will make starts this week for the Bucs.

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