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Pirates spring training report: Phillies 8, Pirates 2

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Game data
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Pirates send down Hutchison; Glasnow, Williams vie for 5th rotation spot

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates pitcher Drew Hutchison throws during the first inning of a game against the Red Sox Thursday, March 23, 2017, at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla." src =...
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Trevor Williams wants to pitch at Fenway Park

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Trevor Williams was granted seven major league appearances near the end of the 2016 season. He turned his main takeaway — big league hitters hit more mistake pitches,...
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Pirates release reliever Jared Hughes

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates pitcher Jared Hughes delivers during a game against the Orioles Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla." src =...
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Paul Zeise: Hutchison demotion shows the Pirates want to win

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Neal Huntington said earlier this week the Pirates would put their best 25 players on the major league roster and that salaries and how a player was acquired will not be a part of the...
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Pirates place Jared Hughes on release waivers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates on Wednesday placed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes on release waivers, according to sources.
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Passport issue will keep Gregory Polanco from traveling to Montreal

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — A problem with Gregory Polanco’s passport will prevent him from traveling to Montrea with the Pirates this weekend, general manager Neal Huntington said Wednesday.
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On the Clock: Who should play third base for the Pirates?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — With Jung Ho Kang's status uncertain, the Pirates could turn to several options in the hot corner. Paul Zeise and Sean Gentille offer their picks. (Video by Melissa Tkach)
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Drew Hutchison is the new Jeff Locke

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Adam Bittner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Advanced analytics can be a difficult sell to baseball fans for a lot of reasons, but players like Jeff Locke and Drew Hutchison, lightning rod starters past and present, are at the top of the...
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Pirates: Polanco has visa ‘glitch,’ Hutchison sent to minors

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates outfielders Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte returned to the team Tuesday after playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic." src =...
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Drew Hutchison sent down, eliminated from Pirates rotation competition

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates optioned right-hander Drew Hutchison to Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday after a bad second half of spring training and reduced the number of starters competing for...
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Pirates spring training report: Red Sox 9, Pirates 2

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Game data
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Anticipated North Shore garage pending spring completion

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The new 1,000-space parking garage on the North Shore will be ready this spring, but not in time for the Pirates home opener April 7.
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Drew Hutchison continues to struggle on mound for Pirates

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the notion, present among some Pirates fans, that Drew Hutchison has an advantage in the competition for...
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Spring training breakdown: Red Sox 9, Pirates 2

Pittsburgh Tribune (Xxx) — WEDNESDAY’S GAME vs. Phillies (ss) 1:05 p.m. LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla. Phillies starter: LHP Luis Garcia Pirates starter: RHP Gerrit Cole TV: Root Sports TUESDAY’S ...
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Pirates reliever Webb stuck in tought spot as Rule 5 pick

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Long reliever, lefty specialist, spot starter, mop-up guy. Tyler Webb is willing to fill any job the Pirates offer. “I’ll be the ...
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Pirates option Brault and Ngoepe to Indianapolis

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Left-hander Steven Brault was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, taking him out of the race for the final open spot in ...
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Pirates option Steven Brault to Indianapolis

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — Steven Brault did not earn a spot in the Pirates’ rotation. The club optioned him to Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday, reducing the number of pitchers who could get the final...
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Pirates reassign Josh Lindblom to minor league camp

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — BRADENTON, Fla. — More cuts are expected today, but for now, the Pirates have reassigned non-roster righty Josh Lindblom to minor league camp.
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Blog Articles

Pirates A.M. — Sweet start, sour finish for Hutchison

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — You can look at Drew Hutchison’s linescores this spring and draw a bright, wide line of demarcation between the good and the bad....
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Pirates A.M. — Whither Webb?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — Tyler Webb was plucked off the New York Yankees’ Tripe-A roster in the Rule 5 draft on the last day of the winter meetings. If the...
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Pirates P.M. — And the fifth starter is …

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — Pirates A.M. is on a two-day hiatus because the club plays at 6:05 p.m. today and Tuesday. There’s a good chance some cuts will be...
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Pirates A.M. — Righty works to stay Kuhl under fire

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel CLEARWATER, Fla. — A year ago, Chad Kuhl was one of the new guys in the clubhouse, a rookie trying to fit in. “This spring has been a ton different, just from knowing everybody...
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Pirates A.M. — They’re baaaaack!

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel/Photos by Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — The entire Dream Outfield — Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco — will be in the lineup today for just the third...
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Pirates A.M. — Cutch, J-Hay return. Kang? Well …

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen came back from the World Baseball Classic with a gold medal … and a case of laryngitis. “I’m a little hoarse,” McCutchen said. “It was a heck...
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Pirates A.M. — Reading tea leaves

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story: Rob Biertempfel/Photos: Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — Keep an eye on the pitching assignments and performances the next few days. There will be signals — some being only small and...
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Pirates A.M. — Osuna or later, he’ll be in majors

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Every year, it seems, there’s a guy who’s on the fringes of the battle for an opening day roster spot who becomes a cause celebre by putting up big numbers in...
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Pirates A.M. — Bored in RF? Try the hot corner instead

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — John Jaso will make his debut at third base today against the Rays. He’ll probably enjoy that spot more than right field. “It’s a little more boring out there...
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Pirates A.M. — “We roll out a bunch of 6-5 guys throwing 95 mph”

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — For the first couple weeks of spring training games, there’s usually not a lot of star power on the field after the fifth or sixth innings. That hasn’t been...
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Pirates A.M. — How to (expletive) off a pitcher

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — It’s almost always a good interview when John Jaso is involved, and our chat a few days ago about walks was no exception. Jaso has a knack for drawing walks...
  • 10 days ago
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Pirates A.M. — Crunch time for pitchers

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — After yesterday’s game, manager Clint Hurdle was asked what factors will be separators down the stretch in the battle for the final open spot in the starting...
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Pirates A.M. — Cutch for MVP?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Which Pirates player has the best chance to win the NL MVP award this year? The answer might surprise you. According to online betting site Bovada, Kris Bryant...
  • 12 days ago
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Pirates A.M.: Taillon a confident pitcher right now, with good reason

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski BRADENTON, Fla. — Jameson Taillon didn’t have his best stuff Wednesday. And that he yet still put up a clean stat line is a testament both to his talent and his current confidence...
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Pirates A.M.: Pedro Alvarez to make his spring training debut – against the Pirates in Bradenton

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski BRADENTON, Fla. — There is finally an El Toro sighting for the Grapefruit League this spring.   And it’s coming at a very familiar place.   Four days after signing with...
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Pirates A.M.: What’s up with Tyler Glasnow?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski BRADENTON, Fla. — Repeat after me: Spring training statistics don’t matter. Everyone will tell you that.   OK, now that that’s out of the way… let’s start to panic about why...
  • 15 days ago
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Pirates A.M.: Ode to Jaso – and not just because of his fabulous dreadlocks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski   BRADENTON, Fla. — Fans can debate the on-field contributions and statistical worth of John Jaso while he’s midway through a two-year, $8 million contract. He hit...
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Pirates A.M. – Bucs still “going to give Alen Hanson opportunities”

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski   BRADENTON, Fla. — Alen Hanson is fast. He has the type of speed that, when you see him run up close in person, it sort of takes your breath away.   But, in an analogy I feel...
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Pirates A.M. – Bullpen basically set, strong and working to get innings in

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski   BRADENTON, Fla. — Three-quarters of the Pirates’ regular lineup aren’t with the team right now. Two of their three established starting pitchers (Ivan Nova and Jameson...
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Pirates A.M. – Long before Jeromy Burnitz was a lamentable Pirates signing, he was a Williamsport superstar for Hurlde

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) —   By Chris Adamski BRADENTON, Fla. — ‘Morning, yinz. You’re stuck with me over the next week. It won’t be easy filling the hoes of the talented Mr. Biertempfel, but I’ll try.   Anyway…...
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