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Rain postpones Pirates-Cubs game

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — The Pirates-Cubs game Monday was postponed because of rain and will be made up at a later date. The decision to cancel the game came ...
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Pirates series opener against Cubs postponed after 4th inning

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Monday night had all the makings of a bullpen bout after a rainstorm swept over Pittsburgh and chased Jon Lester and Francisco Liriano, the Chicago Cubs and Pirates respective opening-day...
  • New: 11 hr 18 min ago

Ron Cook: With Burnett sidelined, Pirates starters must step up

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Will A.J. Burnett be back to make a September push for the playoffs? That’s not the most important question this morning. Is the rest of the Pirates rotation good enough to get the team to the...
  • New: 11 hr 48 min ago

Rossi: Pirates foolish to bet on Burnett return

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — A.J. Burnett’s ballclub should follow its leader. Prepare for the worst, and hope to get lucky. Before Monday, when a medical examination delivered the diagnosis ...
  • 12 hr 12 min ago

Gameday: Pirates vs. Cubs, August 4, 2015

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — Today vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta ...
  • 13 hr 43 min ago

MLB Notebook: Passport snag strikes Twins call-up

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey wasn’t entirely prepared when he got called up to the major leagues for the first time. The right-hander, who opened the ...
  • 14 hr 13 min ago

Jung Ho Kang named NL rookie of the month

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Jung Ho Kang, the first-year Pirates shortstop, was named National League rookie of the month after batting .379 with 18 extra-base hits in July. The Pirates had a league-best 17-9 in the month.
  • 17 hr 32 min ago

Pirates pitcher Burnett could return in 4 weeks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — Whether A.J. Burnett pitches again in the major leagues remains to be seen, but Monday’s news gives him a shot at returning to the mound ...
  • 17 hr 43 min ago

A.J. Burnett out 4 weeks with flexor strain

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Right-hander A.J. Burnett was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow, and the Pirates expect him to miss approximately four weeks. Burnett underwent an MRI this morning and received a...
  • 19 hr 10 min ago

Adam Bittner: Pirates contribute their fair share to bean ball wars

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Adam Bittner / The Pittsburgh Press) — Not every beaning Pirates hitters suffer is justified, but many are invited by the club’s proclivity to pitch inside.
  • 19 hr 26 min ago

Pirates send Decker to Indy to clear roster space for Morse

Pittsburgh Tribune (Xxx) — Acquired via a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse joined the Pirates’ active roster Monday, and his arrival required ...
  • 20 hr 12 min ago

Pirates add Morse to active roster, option outfielder Decker

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates added Michael Morse to the active roster today and optioned outfielder Jaff Decker to Class AAA Indianapolis.
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Pirates notebook: Hurdle gets look at Kang in cleanup spot

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — Jung Ho Kang batted cleanup Sunday, a spot manager Clint Hurdle said he has considered for the hot-hitting shortstop, but Hurdle will not make the move permanent yet.
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Gameday: Pirates vs. Cubs, August 3, 2015

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Today vs. Cubs 7:05 p.m. PNC Park   TV/radio: Root Sports, ESPN (subject to blackout)/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM,  Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: ...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Ejections, heated moments mark Pirates’ win over Reds

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — CINCINNATI — Beanballs and fireworks in the late innings overshadowed a great performance by Charlie Morton on Sunday. Morton blanked the Cincinnati Reds for seven ...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Morton, Walker help Pirates top Reds, 3-0

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings, Neil Walker homered and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-0, at Great American Ball Park Sunday.
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Bucs’ starter Burnett says ‘surgery is not an option’

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — CINCINNATI — Even if doctors tell A.J. Burnett he has a torn elbow ligament, the Pirates right-hander would rather try to pitch through it than ...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Is it tendon or ligament damage or simply inflammation? A.J. Burnett to find out Monday

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — A.J. Burnett will be examined by Pirates team doctors Monday, but said he is prepared for either diagnosis – structural damage to a tendon or ligament in or near his right elbow, or...
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On the Pirates: Rotation follows plan for most part

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Commitment from Pirates starters to their arm-care routines and attention paid to their innings pitched by the coaching staff has helped the starting rotation remain healthy and the organization...
  • 2 days ago

Pirates notebook: New starter J.A. Happ searches for consistency

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — J.A. Happ joined the Pirates Saturday afternoon in time to throw his regularly scheduled bullpen session as he continues to search for consistency this season.
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Break glass on Glasnow?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – A.J. Burnett admitted Sunday he might have thrown his last major league pitch. Burnett was placed on disabled list Friday after a poor beginning to his second half, and the belief he...
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The Pirate Way is spreading, a podcast, and can Glasnow be the new Holdzkom?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Like many industries, baseball is a copy-cat business. Find a best practice? Duplicate and/or improve upon it. While all teams have access to the same raw data and data...
  • 6 days ago

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Pirates won the offseason (and had to). … Polanco … Illusions at the deadline

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS –  Jung Ho Kang is starting to look like quite the find and quite the steal given the paltry $17 million committed to him over four years. The Pirates deserve much credit from...
  • 7 days ago
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The day Ramirez left

Pittsburgh Tribune (Joe Rutter) — Twelve years ago, the Pirates lost another game (no surprise back then), yet there was a celebration in one corner of the home clubhouse. I can still vividly remember Aramis Ramirez and Kenny...
  • 11 days ago
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Shuffle the deck to find hidden value

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – I hate to be the one to tell you this if you don’t already know, but the trade deadline rarely nets a contender a player that truly makes a difference — a player...
  • 12 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Hurdle growing frustrated with 1B? And depth to be tested …

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — MILWAUKEE –  Pedro Alvarez was taken off third base on Aug. 17 last season at the Washington Nationals after his 24th throwing error, the most since Fangraphs.com began tracking throwing errors in...
  • 15 days ago
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Monday Mop-up Duty: is this magic sustainable? (trade deadline talk and more …)

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – After the conclusion of another instant classic game Sunday night, after the Pirates closed the first half on a tear, my good friend David Manel of BucsDugout.com and I had a...
  • 22 days ago
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Is Polanco pivoting?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — Gregory Polanco is the great hope for the Pirates’ second half in regard to untapped run production. With few sellers and many buyers in this trade market as the deadline approaches– and...
  • 24 days ago
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