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Pirates notebook: Cole expects to pitch again this season

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CHICAGO — Gerrit Cole expects to pitch again this season after a second opinion on his right elbow confirmed the initial diagnosis.
  • New: 16 min ago

Pirates muster only 4 hits, suffer 2nd straight loss to Cubs

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — CHICAGO — Facing the stingiest pitcher in the big leagues, the Pirates on Tuesday didn’t make much of a fuss in a 3-0 loss to ...
  • New: 41 min ago

Hendricks, Cubs shut out Pirates 3-0

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta set the tone Monday night against Steven Brault. He fouled off pitch after pitch, eight in all, eliciting louder and louder cheers after each one. Brault needed 14 pitches...
  • New: 1 hr 34 min ago

Scouting report: Pirates at Cubs; Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Pittsburgh Tribune (Utby Rob Biertempfel) — WEDNESDAY at Cubs 8:05 p.m. Wrigley Field, Chicago TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP RYAN VOGELSONG ...
  • New: 3 hr 9 min ago

Pirates notebook: Cole relieved after receiving diagnosis on ailing elbow

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — CHICAGO — After getting good news about his sore elbow from an orthopedic specialist Monday, Gerrit Cole expects to pitch again for the Pirates before ...
  • New: 3 hr 56 min ago

Pair of Pirates minor leaguers arrested after bar fight

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — CHICAGO — Two Pirates minor leaguers — Triple-A Indianapolis infielder Gift Ngoepe and pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas — were arrested Sunday morning in Toledo, Ohio, after ...
  • New: 7 hr 41 min ago

Paul Zeise: The Pirates could be looking up at the Cubs for years

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Cubs may or may not win the World Series this year, but there is no argument to be made that they aren’t clearly the best team in baseball right now.
  • New: 8 hr 39 min ago

Two Pirates minor leaguers arrested over the weekend in Toledo

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CHICAGO — Class AAA Indianapolis right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas and infielder Gift Ngoepe were arrested early Sunday morning in Toledo, Ohio, according to documents obtained from the...
  • New: 8 hr 56 min ago

Bill Brink's noon Tuesday Pirates chat

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Live Blog Bill Brink's Pirates chat: 8.30.16
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Cubs outlast Pirates in 13 innings

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — CHICAGO — Pirates rookie left-hander Steven Brault needed to be practically perfect Monday against the Chicago Cubs. He wasn’t. When the Cubs built a three-run ...
  • 22 hr 41 min ago

Pirates fall to Chicago Cubs 8-7 in extra innings

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CHICAGO — In extra innings, Jeff Locke had wriggled free. Two inning-ending outs at the plate, in the 10th and 12th innings, kept the Chicago Cubs off the board and the game tied. In the 13th, the...
  • 22 hr 49 min ago

Pirates notebook: Cole goes on DL because of elbow inflammation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CHICAGO — After a baffling month of August, Gerrit Cole went on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of an elbow injury.
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MLB notebook: Dodgers hope Kershaw can come off DL soon

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told SportsNet LA there is a possibility left-hander Clayton Kershaw could be activated from the disabled list if all goes well ...
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Scouting report: Pirates at Cubs; Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — TUESDAY at Cubs 8:05 p.m. Wrigley Field, Chicago TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP CHAD KUHL ...
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Pirates notebook: Cole placed on disabled list with elbow inflammation

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — CHICAGO — The Pirates on Monday put right-hander Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with posterior inflammation in his right elbow. The move opened ...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Pirates pre-game notes: Kang, Glasnow working in Indy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — CHICAGO — Jung Ho Kang is not with the team in Chicago. Instead, he traveled today to Class AAA Indianapolis to continue to rehab his left shoulder, but has not actually begun a rehab...
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Pirates notebook: Gerrit Cole alerted management to elbow pain after last start

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Gerrit Cole ran sprints on the outfield grass Sunday morning at Miller Park but was gone by the first pitch of the series finale, headed to Los Angeles for a second...
  • 2 days ago

MLB notebook: Cardinals drop another home series

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — Jaime Garcia’s recent woes continued and so did the Cardinals’ season-long struggles at home. Garcia gave up a three-run homer to Stephen Vogt in the ...
  • 2 days ago

Scouting report: Pirates at Cubs; Monday, Aug. 30, 2016

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — MONDAY at Cubs 8:05 p.m. Wrigley Field, Chicago TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates LHP STEVEN BRAULT ...
  • 2 days ago

Pirates complete 4-game sweep in Milwaukee

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — MILWAUKEE — Solo home runs by John Jaso, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte lifted the Pirates to a 3-1 win on Sunday against the Milwaukee ...
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Cole train slows again, what does it mean? The power of humility and more

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS  – Although the Pirates don’t believe Gerrit Cole has damage to his right ulnar ligament, although his initial MRI reportedly did not show any damage, we’ll have to...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Farm Report: Dean Treanor’s Robinson Cano story, September callups, plus notes

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — Dean Treanor is a fan of winter league baseball. The Triple-A Indianapolis manager has seen winter ball turn around players’ careers, vault them to the next level and, at the very least, give them...
  • 2 days ago

Freese trade analysis and Taillon’s red line

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK – So I’m an idiot. Earlier today on our Pirates podcast I surmised it was unlikely Freese would be back with the Pirates next season. Whoops. About an hour later, Freese, of...
  • 8 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Be greedy when others are fearful? (Re: Happ) … and Bell, McCutchen, Cole and more

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Fernando Rodney shot his third imaginary arrow of the weekend into the sky above PNC Park on Sunday afternoon, a celebration Rodney enacts after each successful save. It meant, of...
  • 8 days ago
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Farm Report: Breaking down Josh Bell’s defense in Indianapolis this season

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — From the top of the Pirates organization on down, it would be difficult to find, save for maybe Jung Ho Kang or Andrew McCutchen, a player whose defense has been scrutinized this season as closely...
  • 10 days ago

Did the three days matter? (And our podcast)

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SAN FRANCISCO – So Andrew McCutchen looks like he’s back. McCutchen believes he is back. “That’s without question, honestly,” said McCutchen after Wednesday’s 6-5 win over...
  • 12 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Pirates rotation becoming Kuhl, calm and collected

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SAN FRANCISCO – If the Pirates are going to turn around their season, if they are going to make a second-half push for a wild card, they had to get more from their starting rotation. The problem...
  • 15 days ago
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Friday Farm Report: On a resurgent Will Craig and Danny Beddes

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — Over the last three weeks, Will Craig has played like the Will Craig the Pirates drafted with the 22nd overall pick in June. The Short-season Class A West Virginia third baseman went 0 for 2 with...
  • 18 days ago
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One area to increase spending … Taillon is boring (in a good way) … and our podcast

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Pittsburgh will be following with great interest what the Pirates do with the financial flexibility they created with the Francisco Liriano trade. Perhaps one area where the...
  • 19 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: There are no small markets

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK – There are smaller markets. But there are no small markets in baseball. Revenues in the game are connected, and shared, more than ever before. National television, MLB Advanced...
  • 22 days ago
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Farm Report: Best tools, Brandon Waddell adapting to Double-A and Altoona’s new approach to film

Pittsburgh Tribune (Andrew Erickson) — It’s not good to be named “best tool,” unless the context somehow includes Baseball America. Pirates minor leaguers were well-represented in BA’s “2016 Best Tools” breakdown released earlier this...
  • 24 days ago
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McCutchen and time (and time off) … Locke out of excuses? And our podcast

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – So the Pirates broke the glass on perhaps the last remedy with which they think might fix Andrew McCutchen this season: they benched him for the series in Atlanta. McCutchen...
  • 26 days ago
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