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  1. Neil Walker rejoins Pirates after appendectomy

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:50 PM EST

    Neil Walker AP

    Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy.

  2. Gerrit Cole throws bullpen session, eyes return to Pirates

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Gerrit Cole

    On the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole threw a bullpen session Sunday and reported no problems.

  3. Pirates place Francisco Liriano on the disabled list

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EST

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    Francisco Liriano’s disappointing season continued Tuesday, as the reigning Comeback Player of the Year exited his start against the Cubs in the fourth inning with an oblique injury.

  4. 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.

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

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EST

    Henderson Alvarez

    Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.

  6. Moneyball and Bubba

    Jun 3, 2014, 10:44 AM EST

    Sonny Gray

    Three years ago, the Kansas City Royals took high school phenom Bubba Starling with their first-round pick. It looks like a mistake … and one the Oakland A’s never would have made.

  7. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2014, 6:48 AM EST

    Josh Collmeter

    A gem from Josh Collmenter, an ugly dud from the Braves and a horrible, horrible bit of stream of consciousness from me about what would happen if the season ended today.

  8. Everything you wanted to know about baseball’s unwritten rules. And lots of stuff you don’t.

    May 29, 2014, 4:32 PM EST

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    Every man’s gotta have a code. Even a silly, antiquated and contradictory one like baseball players have.

  9. Carlos Gomez drops his appeal of three-game suspension

    May 14, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    Carlos Gomez

    Carlos Gomez has dropped his appeal of his three-game suspension, a result of his involvement in the Easter brawl with the Pirates.

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

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EST

    Dallas Keuchel

    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

  11. Brian McCann and Carlos Gomez are now friends

    May 9, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    Once enemies, Carlos Gomez and Brian McCann are now friends.

  12. Yasiel Puig has a top-ten bat toss after hitting a Giancarlo Stanton-esque homer

    May 3, 2014, 9:10 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig’s bat flip on a home run hit Saturday against the Marlins is arguably one of the top-ten best bat flips of all time.

  13. MLB suspends Martin Maldonado, Carlos Gomez, Travis Snider, and Russell Martin for Easter brawl

    Apr 22, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

    Russell Martin AP

    MLB has handed out suspensions for the Easter afternoon brawl between the Brewers and Pirates.

  14. Russell Martin challenges Martin Maldonado to a fight for charity

    Apr 21, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    Russell Martin AP

    Pirates catcher Russell Martin isn’t ready to move on from Sunday’s benches-clearing brawl with the Brewers.

  15. Watch Jim “Hot Dog” Thome ruin baseball with his bat flip

    Apr 21, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

    Jim Thome

    Someone needs to explain to 1995 Jim Thome that this is NOT how baseball is meant to be played.

  16. In which I agree with Jon Morosi 100% about bat flips and on-field flair

    Apr 21, 2014, 9:23 AM EST

    Tom Lynn -- Getty

    Lighten-up, baseball. It’s a fun game. Let’s let people actually have fun out there.

  17. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 21, 2014, 6:39 AM EST

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    The Unwritten Rules strike again. Plus, I wish you all a happy Spring Thanksgiving.

  18. Chipper Jones chimed in on the Carlos Gomez incident

    Apr 20, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Chipper Jones is not a fan of Carlos Gomez.

  19. Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple

    Apr 20, 2014, 3:07 PM EST

    carlos gomez getty

    A pretty vicious brawl just went down at PNC Park after Carlos Gomez of the Brewers went into home run celebration mode after slugging a Gerrit Cole pitch to the top of the center field wall …

  20. 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.

  21. The Pirates have made velocity an organizational focus

    Mar 30, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

    Gerrit Cole

    Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote an intriguing column about the rise in fastball velocity across Major League Baseball. In 2008, the average fastball in the Majors registered at 90.9 MPH; in 2013, it was 92 MPH. A change of 1.1 MPH over a six-year period may seem small, but when hundreds of thousands of fastballs…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

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