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  1. Russell Martin’s free agency looms large as Pirates face offseason

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:54 PM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    After Wednesday’s 8-0 loss, it’s time for the Pirates to start thinking about next year.

  2. Charlie Morton out 6-8 months after undergoing surgery to repair his labrum

    Sep 26, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    Charlie Morton had surgery on his labrum, which will keep him sidelined for the next six to eight months.

  3. Charlie Morton may need hernia surgery

    Sep 26, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

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    He pitched through pain all year, but he can’t do it anymore.

  4. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EST

    Washington Nationals Celebrate

    Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch

  5. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

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    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  6. Charlie Morton to be activated tomorrow

    Sep 15, 2014, 12:41 PM EST

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    That means Vance Worley moving to the bullpen

  7. Gerrit Cole to return to Pirates’ rotation Wednesday

    Aug 17, 2014, 2:57 PM EST

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    The Pirates have lost four straight games and would not have a spot in the playoffs if the regular season ended today, but a big boost is coming this week. Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that right-hander Gerrit Cole is due back from the disabled list on Wednesday.

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2014, 7:07 AM EST

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    Welcome to the Tigers, David Price. Welcome to the big leagues Javier Baez.

  9. Pirates adjust rotation after placing Gerrit Cole on 15-day disabled list

    Jun 8, 2014, 12:25 PM EST

    Gerrit Cole

    With Gerrit Cole ailing, the Pirates called up Jeff Locke to start on Sunday and moved Charlie Morton back a day to start in Cole’s place on Monday.

  10. Martin Maldonado literally hit the cover off of a baseball

    Apr 19, 2014, 12:10 AM EST

    Martin Maldonado

    One of baseball’s older cliches came true on Friday night thanks to Martin Maldonado.

  11. Jeff Locke goes from rookie All-Star to Triple-A

    Apr 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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    Left-hander Jeff Locke is recovered from an oblique injury and off the disabled list, but rather than adding him to the active roster the Pirates have demoted him to Triple-A.

  12. 2014 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…

  13. Derek Jeter plays five innings in spring debut

    Feb 27, 2014, 3:33 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    After coming out to a standing ovation, Derek Jeter went 0-for-2 Thursday in the first appearance of his farewell season. Jeter, who announced his retirement earlier this month, played his scheduled five innings at shortstop before leaving the game against the Pirates. He grounded into a double play his first time up against sinkerballer Charlie…

  14. A.J. Burnett turned down $12 million from Pirates for $16 million from Phillies

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a follow-up to A.J. Burnett signing a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies, reporting that the free agent right-hander turned down a one-year, $12 million deal from the Pirates. At the beginning of the offseason Pittsburgh chose not to make Burnett a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer that would…

  15. Pirates sign Charlie Morton to $21 million extension

    Dec 11, 2013, 1:23 PM EST

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Pirates and right-hander Charlie Morton have agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract extension that also includes a team option for 2017. Morton would have been eligible for free agency next offseason, but now the Pirates will have him under team control for $4 million in 2014,…

  16. Cardinals force Game 5 against Pirates behind gem from Michael Wacha

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:25 PM EST

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    With their backs against the wall, the Cardinals turned to rookie right-hander Michael Wacha this afternoon to keep their season alive. And he delivered in his first career postseason start. Wacha took a no-hitter in the eighth inning as the Cardinals defeated the Pirates 2-1 to force a Game 5 in the NLDS. The 22-year-old…

  17. NLDS, Game 4: Cardinals-Pirates lineups

    Oct 7, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    St. Louis tries to stay alive in Pittsburgh … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Michael Wacha Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is sticking by his standard lineup, but the batting order changes a bit with…

  18. Pedro Alvarez’s eighth-inning RBI single helps Pirates take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 6, 2013, 7:39 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez finished the 2013 regular season with a .180/.252/.286 line against left-handed pitching. Not exactly his cup of tea. But he came through in a big spot against lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist, delivering a tie-breaking RBI single to right, putting the Pirates up 4-3 in the eighth inning. Siegrist, by the…

  19. Gerrit Cole shines in postseason debut as Pirates win Game 2

    Oct 4, 2013, 4:33 PM EST

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    Partly because they were worried about his innings count, the Pirates seriously considered putting Gerrit Cole into the bullpen for the postseason. It’s a very good thing they didn’t. Cole pitched six innings of one-run ball and singled in the first run of the game as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 7-1 to even up…

  20. NLDS Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:20 AM EST

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    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Pirates and Cardinals have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Pittsburgh Pirates (94-68) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) The Matchups Game 1 Today in St. Louis: A.J. Burnett vs. Adam…

  21. Pirates hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, including an inside-the-park homer, against Cubs

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

    Russell Martin

    The Pirates pulled another trick out of the bag tonight, hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs to erase a 3-0 deficit against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. After Andrew McCutchen and Justin Morneau made two quick outs to start off the bottom of the fourth, Pedro Alvarez hit an inside-the-park home run to right-center. Russell Martin then cranked…

  22. Pirates leaning toward using Gerrit Cole as playoff reliever

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Gerrit Cole tossed seven shutout innings last night as the Pirates clinched their first winning season since 1992–when he was two years old–but the standout rookie may not be starting any playoff games. According to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, manager Clint Hurdle “indicated Cole’s postseason role would be in the bullpen.” Francisco…

  23. Charlie Morton leaves game with left foot discomfort

    Sep 8, 2013, 4:21 PM EST

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    It has been a forgettable weekend for the Pirates. They lost to the Cardinals by a score of 12-8 on Friday night, 5-0 on Saturday night and are trailing again in Sunday’s series finale at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. Charlie Morton made the start Sunday but left with two outs in the second…

  24. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros

    Twins 10, Astros 6: Rookie and independent league veteran Chris Colabello homered twice including a grand slam to break a 6-6 tie in the ninth. Entering Sunday he was on an 0 for 23 skid and now here he is having the best day of his life. Probably the best day he’ll ever have at a ballpark.…

  25. Pirates reclaim NL Central lead, two wins away from first winning season since 1992

    Sep 2, 2013, 6:43 PM EST

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    Behind another strong start from Charlie Morton and a three-run home run from Neil Walker, the Pirates defeated the Brewers 5-2 at Miller Park this afternoon. The Cardinals lost to the Reds earlier in the day, which means that the Pirates now have a one-game lead in the National League Central. Morton allowed two runs…

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