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MLB notebook: Tigers’ Verlander not worried about arm injury

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander, who left Friday’s spring training game because of a cramp in his right triceps muscle, said Saturday he is not too ...
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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 8, Blue Jays 3

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates 8, Blue Jays 3 Blue Jays starter: Randy Wolf 22⁄3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K Pirates starter: Charlie Morton 6 ...
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MLB commissioner: Pirates’ success starts in the front office

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — FORT MYERS, Fla. — The credit for the Pirates’ recent resurgence starts at the top, according to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. As part of his ...
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MLB notebook: Red Sox slugger Ortiz defends his reputation, touts drug test record

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz contends he “never knowingly took any steroids” and he’s definitely a Hall of Famer. The remarks by the 39-year-old designated ...
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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 4, Twins 2

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates 4, Twins 2 Bombs away: Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez each hit a solo homer. Polanco’s was a towering shot to right field on ...
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Spring training report: Pirates 4, Twins 2

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Records: Pirates (11-10-3), Twins (9-13-2).
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Pirates notebook: Pirates send Tabata, 11 others to minor league camp in major cutdown

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Pirates reassigned Jose Tabata to minor league camp Friday while clarifying their plans for the final open bench spot.
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New commissioner discusses pace of game changes and other key issues

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pirates principle owner and chairman Bob Nutting’s status within baseball has risen because of his work on the commissioner succession committee, new commissioner Rob Manfred...
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Pirates cut 12, including outfielder Tabata and pitcher Lincoln

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Outfielder Jose Tabata was among 12 players the Pirates cut on Friday. Tabata, who batted .167 in 15 games, was reassigned to ...
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Outfielder Tabata one of a dozen Pirates cuts

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Outfielder Jose Tabata was one of the 12 cuts the Pirates made this morning.
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About face: Pirates’ Burnett now digging the shifts

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — BRADENTON, Fla. — A.J. Burnett’s 180-degree pivot this spring seemed unthinkable two years ago. Burnett never was on board with the Pirates’ dramatic defensive alignment ...
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MLB notebook: Manfred reiterates stance on Yankees’ Rodriguez

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reiterated Thursday what he has said several times already about the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez since taking over for the retired ...
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Pirates notebook: Worley bounces back after rough start, awaits decision on spot in rotation

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Vance Worley adjusted on the fly and bounced back from a rough first inning Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. In the process, ...
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Spring training breakdown: Braves 7, Pirates 5

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — BRAVES 7, PIRATES 5 Braves starter: Wandy Rodriguez 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO Pirates starter: Vance Worley 6 IP, 7 ...
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Spring training report: Braves 7, Pirates 5

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Game: Braves (10-13) 7, Pirates (10-10-3) 5.
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Pirates say decisions due soon on fifth starter, pitching depth

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Though the events of Thursday did little to clarify the back end of the Pirates rotation or their starting depth, they indicated decisions are near.
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Ron Cook: Kang's performance triggers doubts, but not from Pirates

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Go back to early March. At the request of the Korean media, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle posed in a T-shirt with the likeness of infielder Jung Ho Kang. Hurdle’s grin nearly matched the one he had...
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Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 3.26.15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bill Brink: Good morning and welcome to this week's Pirates chat. Keep those questions coming, and here we go ...
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MLB notebook: Marlins pitcher Cosart subject of gambling probe

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by Major League Baseball for online comments he may have made about gambling. Marlins spokesman Matt Roebuck confirmed ...
  • 3 days ago

Forbes: Pirates worth $900 million

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Maybe it’s not so bad being a “small-market” franchise, after all. The value of the Pirates franchise rose 57 percent last year ...
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Blog Articles

Should MLB owners buy, sell, or hold?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – So you probably have heard the Pirates are now worth $900 million, according to Forbes. It’s been quite a return on the investment for principal owner Bob Nutting, who...
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An opening day lineup preview? Are the Pirates becoming the Royals? And a darkhorse and a Steph Curry note …

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — BRADENTON, Fla. – So the crisis is over. Andrew McCutchen (left knee? hamstring? something in that general area) is back in a Grapefruit League starting lineup today. McCutchen is batting...
  • 4 days ago

Monday Mop Up: Can the Pirates win it all?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — BRADENTON, Fla. – So you probably didn’t miss it but this happened last week: Playoff predictions: AL Orioles, Indians, Mariners; DET, NYY. NL Nationals, Pirates, Dodgers; Cardinals,...
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One seat left … or is there?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — BRADENTON, Fla. – Asked about the final rotation battle on Tuesday between Jeff Locke and Vance Worley, Clint Hurdle declined to answer and then revealed the other 80 percent of his starting...
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Monday Mop-Up: How to optimize the Pirates’ batting lineup … And Kang extras

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — BRADENTON, Fla. – Sorry the lack of activity folks, but I was tied up last week in daily coverage while also trying to finish a Sunday profile on Jung Ho Kang that I hope you will read or...
  • 12 days ago
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Urgent (Cole) Care: the Price or Harden trajectory?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — CLEARWATER, Fla. – The pain in the back-side of his shoulder scared Gerrit Cole last season. He missed 70 days on the disabled list. The Pirates cannot afford to have their burgeoning ace...
  • 17 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Cervelli and the optimism of spring

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — BRADENTON, Fla. – I have a few friends in the scouting community and I caught up with one this week and got his take on the Pirates. He likes many of the club’s components. He loves the outfield...
  • 19 days ago
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Pedro looks the other way (again). Is that a good thing? … And what to take from one swing in March

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUHT HILLS – I arrive in Bradenton, Fla. next week but I watched yesterday’s Grapefruit League opener inside the snow globe that is my South Hills home. It’s just one spring...
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March bubble watch: Locke or Worley?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Assuming Charlie Morton is ready to go, and the top three elbows and shoulders in the starting rotation are healthy, the most meaningful spring competition is for the fifth...
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Monday Mop-Up: The Kang threat … And what else can nine figures buy?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Jung-Ho Kang will start at shortstop and bat third at noon today in a 5 1⁄2-inning intra-squad scrimmage at McKechnie Field. It will be the first time observers get a look at...
  • 26 days ago
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