1. Pirates Say Decisions Due Soon on Fifth Starter, Pitching Depth

    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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  2. Spring training report: Braves 7, Pirates 5

    Josh Harrison hit his first home run of the spring in the Pirates ' first at-bat of the game. He took former Pirate Wandy Rodriguez's pitch out to left field. He is now hitting .313 this spring...

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  3. Pittsburgh Pirates: 2015 Season Preview for Pitchers with Predictions

    The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with an 88-72 record in 2014 before getting bounced out of the playoffs in the National League Wild Card Game by the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants ...

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  4. Andrew McCutchen Cut off His Dreadlocks for Charity

    Wednesday, March 24 was already shaping up to be one of the saddest days of the Social Media Era, thanks to the (Facebook) official announcement that Zayn Malik had left British pop group One Direction...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 3 days ago 91 reads 0 comments

  5. McCutchen Not Worried About Being Ready for Season

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- In giving some insight into why he chose to lay low for a dozen days with "lower-body soreness," Andrew McCutchen also gave some insight into his makeup...

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  6. Reliever Caminero's Chances of Making Pirates' Roster Heating Up

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Ninety-eight, 98, 98. Those were the first three mile-per-hour readings of Arquimedes Caminero pitches on the Charlotte Sports Park scoreboard Monday. The Pirates reliever was just loosening up...

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  7. Pirates Launch Three Home Runs in 7-6 Victory over the Rays

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- With potential Opening Day starter Chris Archer on the hill for the fourth time this spring, the Rays ' small-ball approach wasn't enough to combat the Pirates ...

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  8. Pirates Notebook: Morton's Struggles Continue During Rough Outing vs. Astros

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The changes Charlie Morton made to his delivery this spring have not yet produced great results...

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  9. Bounce-Back Season from Pedro Alvarez Is Vital to Pittsburgh Pirates Success

    Pedro Alvarez was a dynamic offensive force in the middle of the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup in 2013. Although he batted just ...

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  10. Hart to Test Surgically-Repaired Knees in OF for First Time This Spring

    Corey Hart to test his surgically-repaired knees in the outfield today for the first time this spring http://t...

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  11. Hurdle: McCutchen Will Be Ready for Opener

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  12. Burnett: With This Staff, We Should Shoot for the Stars

    BRADENTON, Fla. — Clint Hurdle revealed Tuesday the name he'd been keeping under his hat for a while: Francisco Liriano, who will pitch against the Cincinnati Reds April 6, becoming ...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 6 days ago 81 reads 0 comments

  13. Clint Hurdle: Tony Sanchez Will Likely Be on Opening-Day Roster

    BRADENTON, Fla. — The plan since November was to have Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart split catching duties this season, and if all went perfectly perhaps they'd come somewhere ...

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  14. Pittsburgh Pirates: Young Aces and Athletic Nucleus Give Buccos Huge Potential

    After going two decades without making the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Pirates have cracked the postseason in each of the past two seasons...

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  15. Cervelli's Two Blasts Back Solid Cole, Carry Pirates

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  16. Tony Sanchez: Pittsburgh Pirates Biggest Feel-Good Story This Spring

    Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez has shown glimpses of stellar play at times with his bat over the last two seasons as one of the Pirates' backups. At other times, he has looked completely lost...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 8 days ago 4,608 reads 3 comments

  17. Liz Feels Good After Start Against His Former Team

    Adam Jones hit his first home run of the spring and Henry Urrutia's first-pitch homer in the eighth inning was just enough to give Baltimore a 6-4 win over the Pirates on Thursday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium...

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  18. Pirates Make Eight Cuts, Including Right-Hander Taillon

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  19. Marte Leads Bucs' Bash Against Tigers

    Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the sixth off lefty Tom Gorzelanny and the Pirates went on to defeat the Tigers , 8-7, in Grapefruit League play on Wednesday night.....

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  20. Tabata Leaves Game After Fouling Pitch off Left Foot

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  21. Pittsburgh Pirates Fall to Houston Astros as Locke Struggles

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  22. Liriano to Start for Pirates Opening Day Against Reds

    For the second year in a row, left-hander Francisco Liriano will be the Pirates ' opening day starter, manager Clint Hurdle announced Tuesday...

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  23. MLB's First 'New Zealander' Took Unique Path to Majors

    John Holdzkom's presence in the Pittsburgh Pirates ' spring clubhouse — all 6 feet, 7 inches of him — should be an inspiration to two groups not normally associated with ...

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  24. Stark: Pirates Could Have Baseball's Best Outfield

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Two longtime scouts are sitting in the stands of McKechnie Field on a balmy spring training morning...

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  25. Liriano's Unhittable Slider Making a Comeback

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- It was, quite simply, as devastating a pitch as the Major Leagues had in 2013. The time came that hitters, even the best of them, gave up even trying to deal with Francisco Liriano's slider...

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