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  1. Derek Jeter is the most popular MLB jersey this year

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Yes, it’s Jeter day at HBT, apparently.

  2. Francisco Liriano (oblique) cleared to return to the Pirates’ starting rotation this weekend

    Jul 8, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano was dominant in his rehab debut Monday at Triple-A Indianapolis, striking out eight batters and surrendering only three hits over six scoreless innings against the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate from Lehigh Valley. His next start will be in the majors.

  3. Francisco Liriano dominates in first (and last?) rehab start

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Francisco Liriano’s first minor-league rehab start may end up being his last minor-league rehab start, because the Pirates left-hander was dominant last night at Triple-A.

  4. Gerrit Cole is back on the disabled list

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Friday’s start was Gerrit Cole’s third outing since returning from a disabled list stint for shoulder fatigue, but he exited after five innings with a strained lat muscle and is now back on the shelf.

  5. This year’s All-Star Game musical guests announced

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Hey, it’s better than Pitbull. He performed last year. That actually happened.

  6. Let’s not get too worked up about All-Star snubs

    Jul 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Chris Sale Getty

    There are eight days until the All-Star Game. Almost all of these “snubs” will work themselves out.

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Corey Kluber

    It’s Corey Kluber’s world. We’re all just living in it. We had no idea we were, though, because most of us don’t pay a heck of a lot of attention to Corey Kluber. Like, how are we supposed to know it’s his world anyway? What are we, psychic? Put up a sign.

  8. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  9. Clint Barmes out 4-6 weeks with Grade 3 groin strain

    Jul 6, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Pirates infielder Clint Barmes will be out for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a Grade 3 groin strain during batting practice Saturday.

  10. Gerrit Cole exits Friday’s start with right lat soreness

    Jul 4, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole left Friday’s start against the Phillies with right lat soreness. The Pirates will evaluate him on Saturday.

  11. Francisco Liriano cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jul 3, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    On the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

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

    Jun 30, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate. And the Dodgers find themselves in a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.

  13. Pirates activate Gerrit Cole from the disabled list

    Jun 28, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    The Pirates have activated Gerrit Cole from the disabled list in time for Saturday’s start against the Mets.

  14. Pirates, Gregory Polanco are far apart in contract talks

    Jun 28, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Could you turn down a guaranteed $75 million? Gregory Polanco has. And may continue to do so, for good reason.

  15. Video: Josh Harrison escaped in a crazy rundown last night

    Jun 28, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Josh Harrison

    He’s out, right? He ran out of the baseline, didn’t he?

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 28, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu went deep twice and finished the night tied for the major league lead in homers with 25.

  17. Pirates, Angels swap closers Jason Grilli, Ernesto Frieri

    Jun 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT

    Jason Grilli

    The Pirates and Angels have exchanged their troubled closers. Jason Grilli will head west to the Angels. Ernesto Frieri will head east to the Pirates.

  18. Gerrit Cole is coming off the disabled list Saturday

    Jun 25, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole wasn’t ready to come off the disabled list when eligible last week, but the Pirates right-hander is now recovered enough from his shoulder problems to rejoin the rotation Saturday versus the Mets.

  19. Starling Marte leaves game with concussion symptoms

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Pirates left fielder Starling Marte banged his head into the knee of Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez while trying to steal second base in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday. A little white later, the Bucs revealed that Marte is experiencing concussion-like symptoms.

  20. MLB tweaks Rule 7.13 to eliminate obstruction calls on force outs

    Jun 24, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    After a silly call last week, MLB makes an adjustment in the obstruction rule.

  21. Jose Tabata goes unclaimed on waivers, stays with Pirates at Triple-A

    Jun 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    To make room for second baseman Neil Walker’s return from the disabled list the Pirates designated for assignment outfielder Jose Tabata, who was once a top prospect acquired from the Yankees in exchange for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte in 2008.

  22. Neil Walker rejoins Pirates after appendectomy

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Jun 24, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT

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    Two guys had multiple homer games last night. Four teams got shutout. Just another night in the all-or-nothing age of Major League Baseball

  24. Pirates demote Jason Grilli from the closer role

    Jun 20, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Last night Jason Grilli gave up a game-tying homer against the Reds and today the Pirates announced that he’s been demoted from the closer role.

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