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As Junior Vizcaino replaces Rene Gayo with the Pirates, a possible sea change on the international front

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Sports routinely allow the people who run them to set precedents and send messages. The NCAA is currently dealing with a federal investigation into allegations of cash exchanges to steer...
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Pirates seem undecided at winter meetings

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole paces in the dugout after being relieved after giving up a pair of two-run homers in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in...
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Contend or retool? Pirates appear to be weighing such an option for 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Pirates appear to be deciding whether to attempt to contend for the postseason in 2018 or retool with 2019 in mind.
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Pirates select right-hander Jordan Milbrath in Rule 5 draft

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Pirates on Thursday selected right-hander Jordan Milbrath from the Cleveland Indians organization with the 10th overall pick in the Rule 5 draft.
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Pirates select reliever Jordan Milbrath in Rule 5 draft

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Pirates took right-hander Jordan Milbrath from the Cleveland Indians’ system on Thursday in the Rule 5 draft. Milbrath, 26, ...
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Pirates notebook: David Freese no lock at 3rd base

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates third baseman David Freese drives in to runs with a single during the first inning against the Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
  • 2 days ago

Elias Diaz could take on a larger role with the Pirates if needed

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Pirates don’t exactly have a deficit of catchers. Francisco Cervelli is signed through 2019. Elias Diaz, now out of minor-league options, is certain to make the roster...
  • 2 days ago

Clint Hurdle says Pirates will try for more lift to boost offensive numbers

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates first baseman Josh Bell scores during the eighth inning against the Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Clint Hurdle: The Pirates are looking to get more air

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Neal Huntington has repeatedly said that much of the Pirates’ poor offensive output in 2017 was less about who was on the field than who wasn’t: namely, Starling Marte,...
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Paul Zeise's mailbag: Is it time to trade Gerrit Cole?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Welcome to Paul Zeise’s weekly mailbag, where the Post-Gazette columnist and 93.7 The Fan radio host answers your questions about sports, life and everything in between. If you want to ask Paul a...
  • 2 days ago

Gerrit Cole, Scott Boras and the notion of Playoffville

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It’s Day 3 of baseball’s Winter Meetings, which meant it was time to find Scott Boras a place to stand.
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‘No evidence’ Pirates aggressively trying to trade Gerrit Cole, agent Scott Boras says

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the sixth inning against the Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Here's what we learned about the Pirates at Winter Meetings Tuesday

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Good morning. It’s Day 3 of baseball’s Winter Meetings. Here’s what we learned on Day 2 and what you can expect from Bill Brink and me on Wednesday.
  • 2 days ago

Quiet winter meetings for Pirates could change today

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli celebrates his solo home run during the sixth inning against the Brewers Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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What happened to Jung Ho Kang's salary?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — At PiratesFest Saturday, general manager Neal Huntington and president Frank Coonelly told fans what had seemed all but certain for months: Third baseman Jung Ho Kang,...
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Sources: Pirates willing to consider offers for pitcher Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertemfel) — Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the sixth inning against the Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Winter meetings notes: Pirates seeking a fourth outfielder

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Pirates are considering the acquisition of a fourth outfielder via trade or free agency to allow Jordan Luplow to begin the year in Class AAA Indianapolis, general...
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Orioles join the growing list of teams that have asked about Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Baltimore Orioles joined the list of teams that have at least checked in with the Pirates about Gerrit Cole, according to a source.
  • 3 days ago

Acquiring outfielder could help Pirates at third base

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates third baseman Sean Rodriguez catches a pop-up at the dugout next to pitcher Trevor Williams during the seventh inning against the Reds Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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