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  1. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  2. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  3. Jeff Karstens suffers setback

    May 24, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

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    Pirates starter Jeff Karstens felt pain in his right shoulder during his throwing program today. As a result, the Pirates have shut him down, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Travis Sawchik. Karstens has not thrown a pitch this season due to the shoulder injury, but was expected to return in early June. Karstens finished 2012 with…

  4. Jeff Karstens likely headed for DL with shoulder injury

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Jeff Karstens was scratched from yesterday’s scheduled start with a sore shoulder and Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that he’ll “likely will start the season on the disabled list.” Karstens first complained of shoulder pain in mid-February and “felt like he couldn’t pitch” yesterday, according to general manager Neal Huntington. He was…

  5. Jeff Karstens scratched Sunday due to shoulder discomfort

    Mar 24, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

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    Some bad news this morning out of Pirates camp. According to beat writer Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, right-handed starter Jeff Karstens has been scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League outing Sunday against the Orioles because of “continuing shoulder discomfort.” Karstens reported feeling soreness in his right shoulder on February 19 — after one…

  6. Details of Francisco Liriano’s contract with the Pirates

    Feb 9, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Francisco Liriano originally agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract with the Pirates in December, but the two sides went back to the negotiating table after he broke his right (non-throwing) arm in a bathroom fall. The deal was finalized yesterday as a one-year, $1 million contract with a vesting option for 2014, but now…

  7. Joe Saunders’ deal with Mariners worth $6.5 million

    Feb 8, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Saunders will make $6.5 million and could earn an additional $1 million with incentives. The deal includes a mutual option for 2014. 4:49 PM: It’s not official yet, but Joe Saunders has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mariners and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says it’ll be…

  8. Report: Pirates bring back Jeff Karstens on one-year deal

    Jan 14, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have re-signed right-hander Jeff Karstens to a one-year contract, pending a physical. It’s believed to be worth $2.5 million, which is less than the $3.1 million he made last year. Karstens was non-tendered by the Pirates in late-November and there hasn’t been any buzz about…

  9. Rockies interested in Brandon Webb and Jeff Karstens

    Jan 5, 2013, 8:35 AM EDT

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    After a year in which their starters posted a major-league worst 5.22 ERA, the Rockies continue to look for reinforcements for their rotation. While the club remains open to possible trades, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they have expressed “mild interest” in free agent right-handers Brandon Webb and Jeff Karstens. Webb, who…

  10. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  11. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  12. Pirates non-tender Jeff Karstens

    Nov 30, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    After five seasons together the Pirates have non-tendered right-hander Jeff Karstens, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Karstens has been a decent back-of-the-rotation starter for Pittsburgh, throwing 535 innings with a 4.31 ERA, but he was limited to just 91 innings this year due to shoulder and hip injuries and the Pirates…

  13. The Pirates could send James McDonald to the bullpen

    Aug 14, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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    After James McDonald was knocked around for seven runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Padres last Friday, I speculated that the Pirates could move him to the bullpen while giving Kevin Correia another extended look in the starting rotation. It appears that is exactly what is being considered right now. According to Rob Biertempfel…

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

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York

    Mets 6, Phillies 5: The R.A. Dickey vs. Cole Hamels matchup didn’t pan out as some expected, but David Wright took care of things, going 3 for 5 with four RBI including the game winner. Cardinals 6, Rockies 2: Lance Lynn had been skidding but the Rockies cured his ills. The Rockies cure everyone’s ills.…

  15. Pirates place Jeff Karstens on DL with shoulder injury

    Apr 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Jeff Karstens left last night’s start after one inning with shoulder soreness and the Pirates have placed him on the disabled list. To replace him on the roster Pittsburgh called up Brad Lincoln, a one-time top prospect and former No. 4 overall pick who pitched 48 innings for the Pirates last season. Lincoln is 26…

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

    Apr 18, 2012, 6:08 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox

    Rangers 18, Red Sox 3: The Rangers were definitely physically and emotionally into this game. In fact, they did a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line around the basepaths. Josh Hamilton drove in five, Mike Napoli drove in four. Rockies 5, Padres 3: ┬áJamie Moyer wins and thus becomes the oldest pitcher to ever win a game.…

  17. Running down the rosters: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Feb 29, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    While it was a 19th straight sub-.500 season, the Pirates did finish with their best record since 2004 by going 72-90 last year. They’ve since added two starters to an already much-improved pitching staff. As for the offense, well, they’re just going to have to hope that the incumbents get better. Rotation A.J. Burnett –…

  18. A.J. Burnett passes physical, trade to Pirates approved

    Feb 19, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Update: the teams have now confirmed the trade. While neither team has officially announced the deal, the two hurdles involved in the trade sending A.J. Burnett to the Pirates and two prospects to the Yankees have now been cleared, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and ESPN’s Buster Olney. Those two hurdles were Burnett’s physical,…

  19. Report: Pirates sign left-hander Erik Bedard for $4.5 million

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Erik Bedard

    This certainly won’t quell the rumors that the southpaw isn’t big on pressure situations. According to Marc Brassard and MLB Trade Rumors, the Pirates and Erik Bedard have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract. Bedard made 24 starts last season and went 5-9 with a 3.62 ERA for Seattle and Boston. He proved that…

  20. Pirates interested in free agent right-hander Aaron Cook

    Nov 28, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook

    We learned earlier this month┬áthat Aaron Cook planned to talk to the Padres and Reds, but Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have also expressed interest in the free agent right-hander. Talks are said to be in the early stages and Brink hears that the Bucs are just one of about…

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