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Pirates acquire infielder from Indians, designate Axford, Gomez for assignment

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — The Pirates on Saturday acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Cleveland Indians for cash. Sellers, 28, has played in 99 games over the past four ...
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Pirates trade for Sellers, designate Gomez and Axford for assignment

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In a move to reduce their arbitration responsibilities and add depth in the middle infield, the Pirates acquired Justin Sellers from the Cleveland Indians Saturday in exchange for cash...
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MLB notebook: Rays manager Maddon opts out of contract

Pittsburgh Tribune (Staff and Wire Reports) — Joe Maddon’s highly successful run as manager of the Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down, Maddon is free to listen ...
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Pirates to end spring in Philadelphia again, sign Stinson to minor league deal

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — The Pirates next year are again set to wrap up spring training with two games against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The ...
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Pirates notebook: Two nominated for Gold Gloves

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Russell Martin and Starling Marte were named finalists Thursday for Gold Glove awards, the defensive honors given to the top player in each league at each position.
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Pirates' Russell Martin, Starling Marte finalists for Gold Glove awards

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Russell Martin and Starling Marte were named finalists Thursday for the Gold Glove awards, the defensive honors given to the top player in each league at each position.
  • 2 days ago

Pirates sign pitcher Stinson to minor league contract

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pirates today signed right-hander Josh Stinson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training as a non-roster player.
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Royals get some payback vs. Giants, even World Series, 1-1

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.
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MLB notebook: Pirates’ McCutchen named Sporting News All-Star

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named as a National League All-Star by The Sporting News on Wednesday, which announced its All-Star teams. McCutchen was ...
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MLB notebook: Tigers hire former Pirates GM Littlefield as scout

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — The Tigers hired former Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield as a major league scout. The team announced the move Monday. Littlefield replaces Mike Russell. The ...
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Pirates experiment with outfield prospect Josh Bell at first base

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — What the Pirates are trying to do with Josh Bell stems from equal parts necessity, opportunity and hope. They are trying to create a spot for a valuable asset due to stability...
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At last, a team of his own

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels described the broad search and extensive background work as the franchise looked for a new manager. Friday, the man they chose, Jeff Banister, provided a...
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Ishikawa’s walk-off homer sends Giants to World Series

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series ...
  • 8 days ago
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Pirates to raise season ticket prices

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Pirates will raise season ticket prices for the fourth consecutive year in an effort to keep pace with the prices of their division rivals, rising demand on the secondary...
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Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister named Rangers manager

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Although he worked 29 years in the Pirates organization as a player and coach, it wasn’t until recently that Jeff Banister and his wife finally ...
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Texas hires longtime Pirates coach Jeff Banister as manager

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PHOENIX -- The Rangers have chosen Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager, according to multiple reports.
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Pirates will implement 9 percent price increase for 2015 tickets

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — The home opener always is the hottest ticket of the season for the Pirates. Next year, it also will be the most expensive. The Pirates ...
  • 9 days ago

Glasnow works on curveball in Arizona Fall League

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Before Tyler Glasnow's recent start for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League, manager Frank Kremblas gave the catcher an instruction.
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NFL notebook: Dolphins RB Moreno out for season

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Knowshon Moreno is sidelined again, this time for the rest of the season, which has left the Dolphins digging deep into their depth chart at ...
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Giants take Game 3 on 10th-inning throwing error

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — SAN FRANCISCO — A wild throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of ...
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Blog Articles

A parade of arbys

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — LEBO – While the majority of the focus entering the offseason centers on Russell Martin’s impending free agency, and to a lesser extent the free agency of starting pitchers Francisco Liriano...
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Copy a KC recipe?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — CLARK BUILDING – The Royals are an interesting team. They’re not a great team but they’ve of course played great baseball at the right time. They do a couple things very well....
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Another Wild (Card) World Series

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – We knew before and are reminded again this October that entry to baseball’s postseason as a wild card team is not a death sentence. Ideal? No, but it’s not an...
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A new kind of bench coach? And a 9 percent hike

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – You have to be happy for Jeff Banister. After spending 29 years with the Pirates, after working his way up from a 25th round draft pick who recorded only one major league at...
  • 9 days ago
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The Brain Drain … And how to fix the wild-card round

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – Tuesday was a fascinating day in baseball and I’m not speaking of another wild ending to an NLCS game or the Royals now being one win from the World Series. Rather, how...
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Is Stewart an adequate plan B?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS  - I think we all understand Russell Martin is going to be a tough sign unless he gives a discount in years or dollars for the Pirates. And discounts are usually pipedreams in free...
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“Because those are our seventh-inning guys” … and ticking clocks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – What was perhaps more amazing than Clayton Kershaw unraveling twice in a week yesterday was that hours apart, in two one-run, elimination-game losses is neither losing manager...
  • 17 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Lessons from 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS –  A baseball season is a funny thing. It’s something you live with on a daily basis for six months (seven-plus consecutive months if you’re a player, coach,...
  • 19 days ago
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The sound of silence … and what broke that silence

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — SOUTH HILLS – As I wrote in my sidebar for today’s print edition, what struck me was the silence. After Brandon Crawford‘s grand slam last night, Blackout II went silent and...
  • 23 days ago
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Who ya got Wednesday? It’s a tale of two advantages

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — PNC PARK –  Here’s something that might comfort you: Edinson Volquez is probably a lot more relaxed than you are if you’re a Pirates fan. Volquez has had a loose, energetic,...
  • 25 days ago
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Monday Mop-Up Duty: True North

Pittsburgh Tribune (Travis Sawchik) — CINCINNATI – Clint Hurdle was right. There was no easy choice in making his pitching plan Sunday. But there were those that thought he should have played the probabilities and saved his best...
  • 26 days ago
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