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Starling Marte could be in Saturday's Pirates lineup

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Starling Marte, who is on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, could be activated for Saturday’s Pirates game, manager Clint Hurdle said.
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Pirates pick performance over leadership in releasing reliever George Kontos

Pittsburgh Tribune (Kevin Gorman) — Pirates pitcher George Kontos delivers during the fourth inning against the Phillies Saturday, March 3, 2018, at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla." src =...
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Clint Hurdle says Starling Marte could return to Pirates’ roster Saturday

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jerry DiPaola) — The Pirates' Gregory Polanco greets Starling Marte at home plate after they scored during the first inning against the White Sox Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at PNC Park." src =...
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Pirates reliever George Kontos designated for assignment

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates on Friday designated George Kontos for assignment to make room for Joe Musgrove
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Ex-Pirate John Jaso stopped by usher while trying to see former teammates

Pittsburgh Tribune (Matt Rosenberg) — Pirates right fielder John Jaso is unable to catch a ground-rule double by St. Louis Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko during the sixth inning Sunday, June 25, 2017, in St. Louis. " src =...
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Paul Zeise: The Pirates' pitching success hinges on Joe Musgrove

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Jameson Taillon hasn’t been anything close to the ace he was supposed to be. Ivan Nova seems to be a couple more bad starts away from either being DFA’d or traded for whatever anyone is willing to...
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How Austin Meadows found comfort on his way to the majors

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Austin Meadows had been in Class AAA for two days and already he got to play in front of his family. On June 20, 2016, Indianapolis traveled to Lawrenceville, Ga., a half-hour drive from Meadows’...
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Joe Starkey: Joe Musgrove inspired by his father’s harrowing journey

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Joe Starkey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — There’s no telling what might cross Joe Musgrove’s mind Friday when he makes his Pirates debut at PNC Park, but I can promise you this: At some point, he will think of his father, Mark, a...
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Ivan Nova's struggles in May continue; Pirates drop two of three to Reds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — Ivan Nova’s spring of discontent continued.
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MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

Pittsburgh Tribune (Ronald Blum  ap Baseball Writer) — Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli hits a solo home run during the second inning against the Cardinals on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at PNC Park." src =...
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The 'Pirate Way' is working out for Kyle Crick

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — Kyle Crick could feel the nerves when he entered Wednesday’s Pirates game in the 12th inning with the possibility of earning his first big-league save. As he ran out from the bullpen,...
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Paul Zeise: Are the Pirates for real? Time to find out

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates, 27-21 and in second place in the National League Central Division, have feasted on a healthy dose of the Reds, Tigers, White Sox, Twins, Marlins, Giants and Padres.
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Castllo of White Sox banned 80 games for failed drug test

Pittsburgh Tribune (Asociated Press) — Chicago White Sox's Welington Castillo strikes out to end the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago." src =...
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Analysis: The Pirates might want to try Tyler Glasnow as a situational starter

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Adam Bittner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates spent a good portion of last season figuring out who should pitch the ninth inning, but they actually had bigger problems at the beginning of games. 
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Cervelli leaves game after being hit in hand

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — Francisco Cervelli left Wednesday's Pirates game against the Cincinnati Reds due to right hand/finger discomfort. While catching for Steven Brault in the 10th inning, Cervelli was...
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Pirates win extra-inning affair over Reds, end losing streak

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — For most of the season, the Pirates have beat up on worse teams. The ability to come back late in games, particularly against those sub-.500 squads, seems to have been a calling card....
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Austin Meadows said the bright lights at MLB ballparks are helping him see pitches better

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — Austin Meadows hit one home run in his first 32 games with Class AAA Indianapolis this season. In his first four games since the Pirates called him up, he has hit two homers and has...
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Starling Marte running bases again; Jung Ho Kang continues to train

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CINCINNATI — Starling Marte, who is rehabbing from a right oblique injury, did some baserunning at Great American Ball Park Wednesday and started to take swings in an indoor cage over the...
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