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2022 Pitching

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Top Max Kranick News

  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Goes to 60-day IL

    The Pirates recalled Kranick (elbow) from Triple-A Indianapolis and placed him on the 60-day injured list Monday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    The transaction is merely procedural, as Kranick underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month and is set to miss the rest of the 2022 season and most of the 2023 campaign. His addition to the 60-day IL frees up a spot on the Pirates' 40-man roster that the organization will look to fill at a later date.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Kranick underwent Tommy John surgery Saturday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Kranick was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on May 12, but he didn't make any appearances following his demotion due to his forearm/elbow injury. The right-hander will be forced to miss the remainder of the 2022 season and a significant portion of the 2023 campaign following Saturday's procedure. It's a discouraging development for the 24-year-old, who displayed increased velocity this year and posted a 2.70 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 6.2 innings over three appearances (two starts) in Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Dealing with arm injury

    Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Kranick may be shut down for "a little bit of time" with a right forearm/elbow injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Since being optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis following his three-inning relief appearance with Pittsburgh on May 11, Kranick hasn't pitched for the Pirates' top affiliate. He was placed on Indianapolis' 7-day injured list Tuesday, with Cherington later revealing the nature of Kranick's injury. The 24-year-old will most likely miss several weeks while recovering from the arm issue.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Optioned to Triple-A

    Kranick was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

    The 24-year-old has made two relief appearances for the major-league club this year, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out four over five scoreless innings. In spite of his strong results, Kranick will head back to the minors after Duane Underwood (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Three scoreless frames

    Kranick allowed two hits and a walk while striking out one across three scoreless innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Kranick followed Dillon Peters in a piggyback appearance, and he's now turned in five scoreless innings to begin his season. Kranick got a delayed start to the campaign after landing on the injured list with a forearm issue and has shuffled between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis since being activated. Kranick was in the big-league rotation for part of the 2021 season, so it's reasonable to expect he may get the chance to start at some point in the coming months.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Rejoins big-league roster

    The Pirates recalled Kranick from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    Kranick was optioned to Indianapolis on Sunday after he was called up to serve as the Pirates' 27th man for the club's doubleheader Saturday with the Reds, but he'll be eligible to return to Pittsburgh just two days later due to outfielder Jake Marisnick (thumb) being placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. While he's with Pittsburgh, Kranick is expected to work out of the bullpen as a long-relief or multi-inning option.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Returning Saturday

    Kranick will serve as the Pirates' 27th man for their doubleheader Saturday against Cincinnati, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Mitch Keller will start the afternoon game, but the Pirates have yet to announce who will start the nightcap. That job now looks like it could go to Kranick, though it's also possible he'll be tasked with providing length out of the bullpen. He missed the start of the year while recovering from a right forearm strain and owns a 3.12 ERA through four minor-league appearances, none of which lasted longer than three innings.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Works three innings

    Kranick (forearm) allowed one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out two across three innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

    This was Kranick's second rehab outing with Indianapolis and his longest appearance of the season as he works his way back from a forearm strain he sustained during the lockout. The 24-year-old made his major-league debut in 2021 but struggled to a 6.28 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP across 38.2 innings. He is likely to remain in Triple-A after being activated from the injured list, but given the current state of the Pirates' starting staff, Kranick could be called upon to enter the big-league rotation at some point this season.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Activated, optioned to Triple-A

    Kranick (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    He gave up four runs (three earned) over 6.2 innings over three rehab appearances. Kranick could rejoin the big club as either a starter or multi-inning reliever.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Rehab assignment shifts to Triple-A

    Kranick (forearm) will continue his rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Kranick began his rehab assignment at Low-A Bradenton but hasn't appeared in a game since April 12. He threw a side session in Indianapolis on Tuesday and is expected to appear in a game for the Triple-A club Friday. It seems likely that he'll remain in Indianapolis when healthy since he's out of options.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Completes bullpen session

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Kranick (forearm) threw a side session at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Kranick made his first rehab start for Low-A Bradenton on April 12, but he may have suffered a minor setback coming out of that outing, as he hasn't pitched since. The fact that he hasn't been shut down from throwing can be viewed as a positive sign, and he looks poised to throw again this weekend. If all goes well, Kranick could make his second rehab start at some point during the upcoming week for Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Starts up rehab assignment

    Kranick (forearm) is scheduled to make a rehab start Tuesday for Low-A Bradenton.

    Kranick didn't see any action during the Grapefruit League slate while he recovered from a right forearm strain, so Tuesday's outing will likely be the first of multiple rehab appearances for the 24-year-old before he's activated from the 10-day injured list. The time Kranick missed along with the fact that he has minor-league options remaining likely means that he'll be sent to Triple-A Indianapolis once reinstated, though the organization's plans for him could change if the big club has an opening in the rotation a few weeks down the road.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Begins season on injured list

    The Pirates placed Kranick on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right forearm strain, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    According to Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com, Kranick first experienced tightness in his right arm while throwing a live batting practice during the lockout. According to Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune, Kranick was deemed asymptomatic of the injury shortly after reporting to camp and has resumed facing hitters, but he'll still have to start the season on the IL after not making an appearance during the Grapefruit League slate. Pittsburgh will likely want to see Kranick make at least two rehab starts before activating him from the IL, and since he has minor-league options remaining, he could end up settling at Triple-A Indianapolis once he's reinstated.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Takes no-decision

    Kranick allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts through four innings, taking a no-decision in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Reds.

    Kranick struggled to subdue Cincinnati's bats; the big blow came in the fourth via a two-run shot by Eugenio Suarez that gave the Reds a 4-0 lead. Thankfully for Kranick, the Pirates rallied to spare him the loss. The right-hander finishes the season with an inflated 6.28 ERA and a suboptimal 32:19 K:BB. Even with these numbers, Kranick flashed upside in his first campaign (he was pulled after five perfect innings in his MLB debut against the Cardinals in June), and will squarely be in the fight for a roster spot next season.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Fires five shutout innings

    Kranick (2-3) earned the win Sunday versus Philadelphia with five shutout innings. He allowed four hits and three walks while striking out five.

    The right-hander operated on thin margins, but he was able to preserve the one-run lead afforded by Cole Tucker's leadoff home run. Kranick hadn't kept runs off the board since his five perfect innings versus St. Louis on June 27. For the season, he's pitched to a 6.23 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 30:17 K:BB across 34.2 innings at the big-league level. He lines up for one more start next weekend versus Cincinnati.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Draws another start

    Kranick will start Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

    Kranick will make his second straight turn through the rotation after he struck out six and gave up three runs over five innings in a no-decision last weekend in Miami following his call-up from Triple-A Indianapolis. The rookie right-hander is sitting on a 7.28 ERA overall through his first seven big-league starts.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Walks four in no-decision

    Kranick allowed three runs on four hits and four walks in five innings during Sunday's loss against Miami. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.

    Kranick turned in a pair of perfect frames to start the game and kept Miami scoreless through three innings. He coughed up a two-run double to Joe Panik in the fourth and an RBI sacrifice fly to Jesus Sanchez in the fifth. Since tossing five perfect innings in his MLB debut, Kranick has been rocked for 24 runs across 24.2 innings (8.76 ERA) with a 22:14 K:BB in six outings. If he gets another turn in the rotation, the right-handed rookie is projected to face the Phillies on the road next week.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Officially recalled

    The Pirates recalled Kranick from the taxi squad ahead of Sunday's start against the Marlins, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    The righty threw five perfect frames in his MLB debut but has struggled since and now has a 7.66 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 24.2 total innings. Despite the uninspiring numbers, Kranick could remain in the rotation beyond Sunday now that Bryse Wilson (hamstring) is on the injured list.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Starting Sunday

    Kranick will be added to the major-league roster to start Sunday against the Marlins, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    The right-hander has been with the Pirates over the past few days as a member of the taxi squad, and he'll officially rejoin the big-league roster to start Sunday's series finale. Kranick has a 7.66 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 19:10 K:BB across 24.2 innings this season, and it's unclear whether or not he'll remain in the rotation for the final two weeks of the campaign.

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  • Pirates' Max Kranick: Sent down Thursday

    Kranick was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

    Kranick started Wednesday's game and allowed five runs in 4.2 innings to take the loss against the White Sox. The right-hander will return to the minors while Phillip Evans was recalled to provide additional infield depth since Michael Chavis (elbow) and Ke'Bryan Hayes (hand) are sidelined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Scranton, PA
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R