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  1. Comeback complete: Jose Contreras called up by Pirates

    May 3, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 5

    Jose Contreras has successfully come back from Tommy John surgery at age 41. Contreras blew out his elbow pitching for the Phillies last season, but decided not to call it quits and signed a minor-league deal with the Pirates. And after six appearances in the minors Pittsburgh has called him up while demoting Jared Hughes…

  2. Pirates take out struggling Andrew McCutchen in double-switch

    Apr 26, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    Andrew McCutchen entered tonight’s game against the Cardinals hitting just .235, including .105 in his previous five games, but you don’t expect the Pirates’ star to be subbed out in a fifth-inning double-switch. But that’s exactly what acting manager Jeff Bannister did when he approached home plate umpire Tim Timmons with his lineup card. Starling…

  3. 2013 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    andrew mccutchen getty

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Can the Buccos break .500 for the first time since the 1992 season? It is absolutely…

  4. Brandon Phillips is a punk because he didn’t charge the mound to fight Jared Hughes? What?

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    The he-said, he-said of the Brandon Phillips-Jared Hughes thing died out a day after it all went down. Probably for the best, given that (a) neither Phillips nor Hughes was willing to say they were wrong; and (b) no one’s interests would be served by having it strung out any longer. But in today’s Post-Gazette…

  5. Jared Hughes issues statement to address Brandon Phillips’ racism allegations

    Sep 12, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jared Hughes and Brandon Phillips have already squashed whatever beef they had, but Phillips alleging that Hughes made racist comments during Monday night’s game continues to be a story. Hughes addressed the allegations by issuing the following statement today: In response to Brandon Phillips’ TV interview yesterday prior to the game, I feel compelled to…

  6. NBC SportsTalk: Brandon Phillips confirms that, yes, Jared Hughes said something racist, but it’s all over now

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    brandon phillips getty

    The ugly comment threads that developed following the Brandon Phillips-Jared Hughes posts yesterday were made ugly when a number of people decided — based on nothing other than their own preconceptions and prejudices, it seemed — that no, there’s no way Jared Hughes could have said something racist to Brandon Phillips. That it must be…

  7. Brandon Phillips, Jared Hughes made nice

    Sep 11, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    In the wake of the Brandon Phillips-Jared Hughes dustup with alleged racial overtones last night, peace has apparently been achieved: Hughes, Phillips talked it out on phone. #pirates #reds Both sides put issue to rest. McCutchen was go between — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) September 11, 2012   Thanks to Andrew McCutchen for playing the United…

  8. Brandon Phillips accuses another player of racism

    Sep 11, 2012, 6:35 AM EDT

    brandon phillips getty

    UPDATE:  Peace has apparently been achieved. 6:35 AM: From the Twitter feed of Brandon Phillips after last night’s marathon game against the Pirates: #RealTalk… Not really surprised by what I heard come outta another player’s mouth tonite but DAMN… Still PISSED bout that $h¡+!! #Racism — Brandon Phillips (@DatDudeBP) September 11, 2012 No names attached,…

  9. 2012 midseason awards: NL Rookie of the Year

    Jul 4, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    If the NL is going to narrow the talent gap with the AL in the coming years, it doesn’t really show up here. Sure, there’s a likely superstar playing well in Bryce Harper, but the AL can seemingly cancel him out with Mike Trout, who is playing a whole lot better. Beyond Harper, it’s a…

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