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Pirates notebook: Kang to return tonight against Cardinals

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — ST. LOUIS — The Pirates activated infielder Jung Ho Kang from the disabled list on Friday and optioned third baseman Jason Rogers to Triple-A Indianapolis. ...
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Pirates games in Puerto Rico moved to Miami amid Zika scares

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates’ two-game series May 30-31 against the Marlins scheduled to be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been moved to Miami. The move was announced today by MLB.
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Pirates officially activate Jung Ho Kang, who bats sixth tonight

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — ST. LOUIS — Jung Ho Kang has reached the end of his long road back to the majors.
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Paul Zeise: With Jung Ho Kang returning, let's talk Pirates lineups

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — I’ve seen nothing official from the Pirates yet, but I’m going to believe the demotion of Jason Rogers to Class AAA and the Instagram photo of Jung Ho Kang and Francisco Cervelli on a plane headed...
  • New: 4 hr 23 min ago

Decision expected on Pirates' Puerto Rico series

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By The Associated Press) — The Pirates and Miami Marlins will find out within the next few days if they will play in Puerto Rico this month.
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Ron Cook: Cole, McCutchen top the list of early season Pirates disappointments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — So you were offended by Gerrit Cole’s boorish behavior Wednesday night at the Penguins-Washington Capitals game? Get over it. No, it wasn’t a good look for Cole, beer in hand, apparently heckling...
  • 16 hr 43 min ago

Why does Andrew McCutchen tip his cap after home runs?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt
 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — When Andrew McCutchen crushed three home runs into the Coors Field bleachers last Tuesday, he ended each trot around the bases by tipping his cap as he stepped on home plate.
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MLB notebook: Cardinals’ Adams leaves game with bruised knee

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — • Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams bruised his left knee and exited Thursday’s game at St Louis. The Slippery Rock product was injured when he ...
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Biertempfel: Scorekeeper ‘surprised’ by McCutchen’s comment

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — ST. LOUIS — Stuck in postgame traffic near PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon, Tony Krizmanich turned on his radio and heard Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen ...
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Pirates outfielder Joyce fueled by failure

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bob Cohn) — Bearing down on a pop fly to short left field last July, Matt Joyce smacked Los Angeles Angels teammate Erick Aybar in the knee with ...
  • 19 hr 3 min ago

Pirates option Rogers to Indy, Kang call-up next?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — ST. LOUIS — The Pirates on Thursday optioned infielder Jason Rogers to Triple-A Indianapolis but did not immediately make a corresponding move — a possible ...
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Pirates option Jason Rogers to Class AAA Indianapolis

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates optioned corner infielder Jason Rogers to Class AAA Indianapolis after Wednesday’s game against the Cubs, a move that could mean Jung Ho Kang is close to returning.
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Scouting report: Pirates at Cardinals; Friday, May 6

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — Friday at Cardinals 8:15 p.m. Busch Stadium,  St. Louis TV/radio: Root Sports/  93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates LHP ...
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McCutchen apologizes to Pirates’ scorekeeper for ‘fired’ comment

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen on Thursday apologized to the team’s official scorer after saying he should be fired for ruling a misplayed ball by ...
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Paul Zeise: McCutchen's criticism of official scorer a mistake to grow from

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — So much happened in the past 24 hours that a notes column seems appropriate. Here we go:
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Gene Collier's all-sports chat: 5.5.16

Pittsbugh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Live Blog Gene Collier's all-sports chat: 5.5.16
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Pirates notebook: Diaz out two months after elbow surgery

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Pirates minor league catcher Elias Diaz had an arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow and should be able to return in about two months, head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday.
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Puerto Rico irked by likely loss of Pirates-Marlins series

Pittsburgh Tribune (Luis Fábregas  and Ben Schmitt) — Puerto Rico officials on Wednesday expressed indignation over the potential cancellation of a Pittsburgh versus Miami baseball series scheduled on the island, saying concerns about ...
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Cubs set early standard with series sweep

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — The Chicago Cubs are who everyone thought they were. That’s a problem for the Pirates. The Cubs, the preseason NL favorite, certainly have played like ...
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Blog Articles

Friday Farm Report: Awards season and a promotional day worthy of television

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — It’s May, which means fewer rainouts and teams’ fast or slow starts finally meaning something. It also means the announcement of the first batch of Player of the Month awards for each...
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The Cubs are who everyone thought they were

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK – We’ve learned over the last couple of springs not to make too much of a slow start by the Pirates. After all, the Pirates have been below .500 in each of the last two Mays. The...
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Cubs-Pirates, a clash of offensive titans. Who knew?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – After last Wednesday’s game vs. the Pirates, the Rockies’ staff went back and watched video to see how many pitches the Pirates had fouled off. They counted 53. Rockies...
  • 4 days ago

Friday Farm Report: Meadows, Hayes and Taillon

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — Spring training produces a few freak injuries each year, and in 2016, Austin Meadows might’ve been the unluckiest Pirate. The ninth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Meadows was playing catch...
  • 6 days ago
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“The Process” and Andrew McCutchen

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — DENVER – Before I came to the Trib, I covered college football, reporting on Clemson and the ACC for the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier. While I was in the Upstate of South Carolina, a...
  • 9 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: What’s up with the end game?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — DENVER – Time to worry about the bullpen? Maybe. Coors Field probably won’t help us evaluate the Pirates’ pen as we near the close of April,  but early this season the bullpen does not look like...
  • 11 days ago
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Friday Farm Report: Chad Kuhl, Power surge

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — Chad Kuhl’s start to the season with Triple-A Indianapolis was delayed slightly by some forearm discomfort in spring training, but  he pitched a gem in his second start on Wednesday. The...
  • 13 days ago
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The Pirates’ groundball plan is up in the air (and our podcast)

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK – If you’re a regular reader here (If you’ve read a certain book about the Pirate Way!) you know the groundball has been a big part of the turnaround. The Pirates have induced dozens upon...
  • 15 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Groundball plan is up in the air

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK – The Pirates’ groundball plan has gone up in the air. Well, at least through two weeks. If you’re a regular reader here (if you’ve read a certain book about the Pirate Way!) you know the...
  • 19 days ago
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Sunday chat (and transcript) with Neal Huntington

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK – Greetings and salutations on this fine Sunday. I’m endeavoring to post key parts of  Neal Huntington‘s Sunday Q & A with reporters in the blog for your...
  • 19 days ago
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Friday Farm Report: Mitch Keller, Kevin Newman and Trevor Williams

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — Mitch Keller turned 20 just 11 days ago. He’s also the leader in the clubhouse for most impressive minor league start of the young season. Call it Keller instinct (I’m sorry, had to)....
  • 20 days ago
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Jameson Taillon, X factor

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Despite the blow-up last night, the bullpen should be a strength this season for the Pirates, it should be deeper. Neftali Feliz has looked very sharp earlier this season. The...
  • 22 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: The extra 2 percents are piling up

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — DETROIT – Since shifts are so 2013, the Pirates have turned their search for hidden value elsewhere: to defensive alignment. I’ve read many a complaint in my Twitter feed and email in box about...
  • 25 days ago
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Farm report: Indy’s “interesting” rotation, McGuire’s Double-A debut

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — A minor league affiliate staying in tune with a big league club is generally a good thing. That’s not the case when it comes to inclement weather. Mother Nature must have taken notes on the...
  • 25 days ago
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