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  1. Report: The Pirates and Gregory Polanco have reopened extension talks

    Mar 30, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT

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    The two sides first discussed the possibility prior to Polanco’s promotion to the majors last year.

  2. 2015 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 25, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Can the Bucs make a third consecutive trip to the postseason?

  3. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    On your mark. Get set. Complain!

  4. Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Not a ton of surprises. Gaby Sanchez in at first over Ike Davis because of the lefty on the hill. Otherwise, play ball.

  5. Playoff Reset: The National League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    Bumgarner vs. Volquez is, on paper anyway, something of a mismatch. But as we saw in last night’s game, predicting these things is a fool’s errand.

  6. Starling Marte exits game after being hit in arm by pitch

    Sep 11, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

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    Marte has been one of the hottest hitters in the game since returning from a concussion in early August.

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

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

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    Tyler Flowers hit two homers to crush the Athletics, Marcus Stroman hurled a Maddux and the Cardinals can’t be stopped.

  8. Pirates activate Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list

    Aug 19, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

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    McCutchen was having another MVP-caliber season at the time of the injury, ranking among the NL’s top five in batting average (.311), on-base percentage (.411), slugging percentage (.536), and OPS (.947).

  9. Pirates expect Andrew McCutchen back when eligible Tuesday

    Aug 18, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    In his absence Pittsburgh has shifted Starling Marte from left field to center field and used Travis Snider as the primary left fielder. And the Pirates have gone 5-8 without McCutchen in the lineup, including five consecutive losses.

  10. Pirates place reigning MVP Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list

    Aug 11, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

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    After initially holding out hope that Andrew McCutchen could avoid the disabled list–including general manager Neal Huntington saying yesterday that he’d made “remarkable” progress in his recovery–the Pirates have placed the reigning MVP on the shelf with an avulsion fracture of his rib.

  11. Pirates activate Starling Marte from the concussion DL

    Aug 5, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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    Starling Marte is back on the Pirates’ active roster after missing close to two weeks with a concussion. Pedro Alvarez was placed on the bereavement list in a corresponding roster move.

  12. Pirates could be without reigning MVP Andrew McCutchen for a month

    Aug 4, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

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    In a serious blow to Pittsburgh’s playoff chances, the Pirates may be without center fielder, No. 3 hitter, and reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen until September because of an oblique muscle injury.

  13. Pirates place Starling Marte on concussion disabled list

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Pirates outfielder Starling Marte took a pitch off his helmet last Friday night. A concussion was initially ruled out — the Bucs were instead calling it “head trauma” — but now there’s this …

  14. 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.

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

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    Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.

  16. The Pirates-Giants game is EXACTLY what we want from instant replay

    May 7, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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    Instant replay is somewhat clunky, but it can clunk all it wants if it means games aren’t decided by bad umpire calls.

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

    May 7, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    Baseball has been played for 150 years, but a first in Major League history occurred last night.

  18. Starling Marte: leadoff-hitting strikeout machine

    Apr 26, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

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    At least a Pirates hitter is leading the majors in something.

  19. Jose Tabata leaves game with concussion-like symptoms

    Apr 16, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata just made a great catch to rob Brayan Pena of an extra-base hit, but unfortunately he slammed into an unpadded portion of the wall in Cincinnati and had to leave the game.

  20. 2014 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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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…

  21. Starling Marte, Pirates agree to long-term extension

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Last week Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported that outfielder Starling Marte had turned down multiple long-term contract extension offers from the Pirates, but now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com says the two sides have agreed to a six-year, $31 million deal. Marte is still another year away from arbitration eligibility and under the…

  22. Pirates have been trying to sign Starling Marte to an extension

    Mar 22, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that the Pirates have been thus far unsuccessful in signing outfielder Starling Marte to a multi-year contract extension. According to reports, Marte turned down at least two offers. The two sides remain open to negotiations, however. GM Neal Huntington explained the benefit of locking up players early:…

  23. Pirates send top prospect Gregory Polanco to the minors

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Gregory Polanco was always a long shot to make the Pirates out of spring training and today the team officially ruled him out, optioning the 22-year-old top prospect to the minors among the latest batch of roster cuts. Polanco was impressive in camp, but has just 70 games of experience above Single-A and wasn’t especially…

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