Tony Watson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pirates make a change at closer after four straight blown saves by Tony Watson

    CBS Sports "In his last seven appearances, Pirates closer Tony Watson was 0 for 4 in save chances with a 10.80 ERA. That's generally not a good way to hold onto that job and, sure enough, a change has been made. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told reporters (Stephen J. Nesbitt) on Friday that moving forward,..." June 09

  • Hurdle: Tony Watson will remain Pirates' closer

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Tony Watson will remain the Pirates' closer. After Watson blew his fourth save of the season on Tuesday, manager Clint Hurdle huddled with general manager Neal Huntington and pitching coach Ray Searage and mulled a bullpen shakeup. Management decided to stick with Watson. “A fixed mind set,..." June 08

  • Astros intrigued by Pirates' Cole, Watson

    Fox Sports "The Astros, with a victory on Wednesday, would improve to 29-12 and match the Cubs’ start after 41 games last season. And club officials want the team to be stronger still. The Astros remain interested in adding a starting pitcher and also are likely to pursue a left-handed reliever before..." May 17

  • Tony Watson loses arbitration hearing against Pirates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Closer Tony Watson lost his salary arbitration hearing against the Pirates, a three-person arbitration panel ruled this morning. He will make $5.6 million next season, his final season before he reaches free agency, rather than the $6 million his representatives sought. Watson was excused from..." February 16

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