by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Pirates minor league pitcher Kyle McPherson continues to experience discomfort in his right elbow, so general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday he will be shut down for an extended period of time, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. McPherson was pitching for Triple-A Indianapolis before being shut down in mid-April.
Pirates cautious with Kyle McPherson
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Pirates minor-league pitcher Kyle McPherson received an injection in his ailing right elbow Monday and will be shut down from all baseball activities for the next two weeks, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. McPherson has been tagged for 10 runs in just 4 2/3 innings during his first two starts for Triple-A Indianapolis this season.
Pirates to examine Kyle McPherson's elbow
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) The Pirates will examine pitching prospect Kyle McPherson's elbow this week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
McPherson was placed on the minor league disabled list Saturday with a forearm issue. The examination will determine his recovery time, and if he is able to return quickly, he could be in the running for the starting rotation spot currently vacated by the injured Wandy Rodriguez.
Kyle McPherson nursing forearm issue
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson was placed on the minor-league disabled list Saturday with forearm tightness, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. McPherson was in the running for a spot start Sunday in place of Wandy Rodriguez before the team opted to use Phil Irwin.
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson had a hard time keeping the ball in the park in Monday's 6-2 Grapefruit League loss to the Rays. He allowed five runs on seven hits -- including three homers -- over five innings. The right-hander gave up a solo home run to Shelley Duncan in the second and four runs in the fifth.
McPherson, who struck out two and walked one, has an 8.46 ERA through six spring starts as he competes for a spot in the rotation.
Kyle McPherson doesn't help chances
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) Pirates starting pitcher Kyle McPherson did not put his best foot forward Wednesday as he vies for a spot in the team's rotation. The right-handed hurler was tagged for nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He surrendered two homers -- a two-run blast to Freddie Freeman in the second inning and a solo shot to Andrelton Simmons in the fourth inning. McPherson (0-2) struck out two, but his ERA soared from 5.68 to 8.31 in his fifth spring start.
Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson 'keeping the ball down'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Pirates rotation candidate Kyle McPherson got back on track as he made quick work of the Phillies on Thursday afternoon. He had allowed four runs through three innings of work in his previous outing. McPherson, who made his fourth start of the spring, cruised through five innings, allowing just four hits in a 2-1 loss. He held hitters to six ground ball outs and had a strike out and no walks. The outing lowered his ERA to 5.68.
"I wanted to focus on keeping the ball down, and I had tremendous success with that," McPherson said. "I got some early contact and it worked in my favor today with balls on the ground and some fly balls we could handle."
McPherson continues to struggle
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/8/2013) Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson was roughed up in Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Orioles. McPherson ran into trouble early on as he allowed a run on a sacrifice fly. He then allowed three runs in the third inning before he was pulled. He allowed four runs on six hits over three innings of work in a 6-3 defeat. McPherson also struck out three and issued a walk.
McPherson with poor outing
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Pittsburgh rotation candidate Kyle McPherson didn't have an excellent performance on Sunday in Grapefruit League competition against the Astros. McPherson battled command issues as he walked three batters and gave up two hits to allow four runs to cross over his 2 2/3 innings. He struck out two and his spring ERA is now at 7.71.
McPherson gearing up for rotation
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson permitted just one hit in two crisp innings during Pittsburgh's 5-4 loss to Minnesota in Grapefruit League action Monday. McPherson, in contention for the fifth spot in the rotation, needed just 12 pitches to finish his scoreless innings. He also showed no indication of the shoulder issue that limited him during the offseason and cut short his appearance in the Dominican Winter League. "For Kyle's first time out, our biggest interest was in the up and down twice," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Obviously, we're going to monitor him and not give him too many innings. We've got plenty of time to get his pitch count where it needs to be."
McPherson in 'a very good place'
(2/12/2013) Pirates pitcher Kyle McPherson experienced some shoulder fatigue over the winter but took part in pitchers' fielding practice Tuesday and continues to make progress. McPherson is expected to compete for a spot in the rotation this spring. "He had some minor setbacks over the winter, but his rehab is in a very good place," manager Clint Hurdle told MLB.com. "He's throwing his mounds and is on time with everything."
McPherson to be healthy for ST
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/8/2013) The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Pirates starting pitcher Kyle McPherson will be ready for the start of spring training, even though he cut his Dominican Winter League season short due to a shoulder strain. McPherson told the Tribune-Review, Im probably just a little bit behind (other pitchers) but Im still in a good spot. Weve got a good bit of time left before spring training, so Ill be ready to go." McPherson will be competing with Jeff Locke for the fifth spot in the Pirates' rotation.