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Bucs call up Kuhl, make other roster moves

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates called up right-hander Chad Kuhl, who made his Major League debut in Sunday night's 4-3 win at PNC Park against Clayton …

Baseball

Pirates Release Cory Luebke

The Pirates have announced that southpaw <b>Cory Luebke</b> has been given his unconditional release, according to several media members (including MLB.com’s …

Baseball

Multiple factors contribute to what is evolving into transition year for Pirates

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington created a stir around town last winter when he suggested the 2016 season could be a bridge from the team's …

Andrew McCutchen gets the better of Kenta Maeda in Pirates' 6-1 win over Dodgers

The residue from the fireworks was drifting toward the Allegheny River when Dave Roberts left the Dodgers dugout. He came to fetch his starting pitcher, one batter too late, in the sixth inning of a 6-1 loss to the Pirates. He came to remove Kenta Maeda, who could not solve Pittsburgh star Andrew …

Pirates notebook: Rookie pitcher Kuhl keeps his cool, prepares for Kershaw, Dodgers

Flashing his best fibber's smile, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle claimed Saturday afternoon he still isn't ready to announce who will start Sunday …

Cutch: Adele's good vibes led to 2-HR night

PITTSBURGH -- After striking out in his first at-bat, Andrew McCutchen looked comfortable at the plate Saturday night. He homered twice off Dodgers …

Baseball

Kratz's key homer touched by an Angel

PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Locke thought the ball was foul, then catchable, then caught. Then he didn't know what to think. Erik Kratz thought it was a deep …

Salt Lake City

Pirates notebook: Nicasio placed on restricted list among flurry of roster moves

CHICAGO — The Pirates on Saturday placed pitcher Juan Nicasio on the restricted list so he could return to the Dominican Republic and deal with a …

Neal Huntington On Pirates' Draft

The <b>Diamondbacks</b> had their eyes on a playoff berth during the offseason when they signed <b>Zack Greinke</b> for $200MM-plus and traded a haul for fellow …

Baseball

Vogelsong recovering, ready for another comeback

PITTSBURGH -- By the time it's all over, this could be just another comeback in a career full of them. That's the way Ryan Vogelsong sees it, …

Baseball

Freese wanted to return to Angels in 2016

PITTSBURGH -- Pirates corner infielder David Freese was at the movies on Dec. 10, midway through a screening of "Creed," when he received a text …

Southern California

Matt Joyce has made adjustments and is having hitting success with Pirates

<b>Matt Joyce's</b> 2015 season was so bad, he wondered whether he'd ever get a major league chance again.<p>He spent his winter in the Dominican Republic for the first time since he became an established major leaguer in 2008. He soon realized he no longer was an established major leaguer.<p>Even after a …

Behind Glasnow, Indians flirt with no-no

Weather was the only thing that could stop Tyler Glasnow on Wednesday.<p>MLB.com's <b>No. 8 overall prospect</b> struck out three over five innings before a …

Flirting

Fernandez outduels Cole, Marlins edge Pirates

MIAMI -- They were the cream of the 2011 Draft, and they were both on top of their respective games on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. But it was Jose …

Baseball

The stats show the Pirates as an outlier in throwing “headhunter” pitches

Last week at ESPN Sweetspot’s Inside the Zona, Ryan Morrison looked into the data and found that the Pirates stand out among the rest when it comes …

Barry Bonds reflects on 30th anniversary of MLB, Pirates debut

Pittsburgh

Pirates Notes: Rotation, Locke, Hill

• The <b>Pirates</b> have said they intend to use <b>Jameson Taillon</b>, <b>Tyler Glasnow</b> and <b>Chad Kuhl</b> as starters when the three young arms are promoted to the majors, …

Pittsburgh Pirates

Cole's bat helps propel Bucs to sweep of D-backs

PITTSBURGH -- Until Josh Harrison hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, right-hander Gerrit Cole had supplied the Pirates' only offense in their …

Arizona Diamondbacks

‘That Is Tough to See’: Scary Moment As Pirates Pitcher Is Hit in Face By Pitch, Carted Off Field

A scary moment unfolded on the field Monday when Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the face by a pitch from Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles.<p>Cameras captured Vogelsong fall to the ground and clutch his face after being struck by the pitch during a bases-loaded at bat in the bottom of the second …

Pirates' Vogelsong hit in head by pitch, leaves game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the head by a pitch in the second inning and left the game against the Rockies.<p>A pitch by …

Pittsburgh Pirates

Hurdle, Pirates still unclear on which calls are reversible in expanded replay system

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle imagines a day when the growing pains will be over with MLB's expanded replay-review system.<p>“I'm looking for that day 10 …

Pittsburgh

Nolan Arenado homers, but Rockies lose to Pirates

The Rockies received a solid start from Eddie Butler, who held his own against Pirates ace Gerrit Cole.

Git

Defense key as Pirates edge Rockies

PITTSBURGH -- Throwing seven strong innings, oddly, without a strikeout, right-hander Gerrit Cole worked his way out of trouble and led the Pirates …

Baseball

Pirates tally 12 runs to hold off Braves

PITTSBURGH -- After starting the night with a nine-run lead, the Pirates wound up needing the back end of their bullpen to close out a 12-9 win over …

Hung Up

Reds pitcher Ross Ohlendorf suspended for hitting the Pirates' David Freese

Cincinnati Reds pitcher <b>Ross Ohlendorf</b> has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Pittsburgh's <b>David Freese</b> this week after warnings had been issued.<p>Ohlendorf also was fined. He appealed the penalties, and can pitch until there is a final resolution. Ohlendorf didn't …

Friday's recap: Cubs 9, Pirates 4

<b>Cubs 9, Pirates 4</b><p>Addison Russell’s three-run home run in the fourth, was followed by a five-run fifth that included a two-run shot by Kris Bryant and a three-run blast from David Ross as the Cubs chased Pirates starter Francisco Liriano en route to a 9-4 on Friday in front of 37,479 at Wrigley …

Up next: Pirates at Cubs

<i>All games on WSCR-AM 670.</i><p><b>Season series:</b> Cubs 3-0.<p><b>Friday:</b> 1:20 p.m., WGN-9.<p>LH Francisco Liriano (3-1, 3.60) vs. RH Jason Hammel (4-0, 1.85).<p><b>Saturday:</b> 1:20 p.m., ABC-7.<p>LH Jeff Locke (1-2, 4.68) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (6-0, 1.13)<p><b>Sunday:</b> 1:20 p.m., CSN.<p>RH Gerrit Cole (3-3, 3.78) vs. LH Jon Lester (4-1, …

First impressions: Bucs' Freese plan in place

CINCINNATI -- For most of the first month of the season, David Freese played third base and batted third. That was the first part of the Pirates' …

Pittsburgh Pirates