Jeff Locke RUMORS & NEWS

  • Locke accuses Arrieta of throwing at Pirates

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's chosen walk-up song in the sixth inning Saturday was Taylor Swift's “Bad Blood,” also an appropriate theme for the continuing drama in the rivalry with the Pirates. Two pitches after Francisco Cervelli's two-run single briefly gave the Pirates a lead over the..." May 15

  • Pirates' Locke cleared of game-fixing allegations

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke wonders why a former childhood friend whom he hasn't seen in years would tell people Locke threw games at the behest of sports bettors during the 2012 season. “You could say it's because I come from a small town with envious people,” Locke said. “No one else from..." August 15

  • Pirates' Jeff Locke unknowingly dragged into game-fixing hoax

    SI "In the waning days of the 2012 major league season, Niki Congero received an unusual text message. It came from a man she had never met — a sports handicapper who for a couple of weeks had been texting unsolicited betting tips to her cellphone. “LOL,” wrote the man, who identified himself as..." August 13

  • Jeff Locke won't be on Pirates' postseason roster

    CBS Sports "Not so long ago Pirates lefty Jeff Locke was an All-Star and a core member of a playoff-bound rotation. However Locke has struggled badly of late pitching to a 7.25 ERA and 1.37 K/BB ratio over his final 10 starts. Not long ago the Pirates decided he would not make another start in..." September 29

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    Tom Singer @Tom_Singer

    Hurdle confirms: Jeff Locke will not make another start this season for #Pirates. If games matter Morton and Cole will follow A.J. in Cin.

  • Pirates Jeff Locke not starting Sunday due to back tightness, wont pitch in ASG

    Hardball Talk "Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke felt some back tightness following his most recent start on Monday, so Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that he will not start tomorrow against the Mets and will also skip Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Gerrit Cole will start in Locke’s place..." July 13

  • Pirates' Locke climbing to stardom in big leagues

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Shadows start to creep up the southwest slope of Rattlesnake Mountain as Alan and Pam Locke settle into cushioned wooden chairs on their front porch. In a few minutes, their son, Jeff, will step on the mound at PNC Park, about 600 miles away, to pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers. But they..." June 25

  • Locke finds a groove as Pirates edge Phillies, 2-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In preparation for Tuesday's start, Jeff Locke added a dose of reality to his practice session. Like a golfer who plays the course in his mind on the driving range, Locke simulated potential matchups against the lineups the Philadelphia Phillies sometimes use against left-handers. "You got..." April 24

  • Pirates name Locke fifth starter; Opening Day roster all but set

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates named Jeff Locke their fifth starter this morning and made nine other moves to cut their major league roster to 26 players. Assuming Brandon Inge starts the season on the disabled list, the team's opening day roster is all but set. General manager Neal Huntington said Locke's..." March 27

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