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Bucs allow another trade deadline to pass them by

In case you missed it this weekend, the August trade deadline came and went, and the Pirates again didn't make any significant additions. As we head into September, they're still allowed to trade...

Bucs allow another trade deadline to pass them by

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In case you missed it this weekend, the August trade deadline came and went, and the Pirates again didn't make any significant additions. As we head into September, they're still allowed to trade...

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Cardinals come from behind to beat Pirates, 5-4

The Pirates grabbed an early 3-0 lead against the Cardinals, but couldn't hold on as St. Louis won 5-4 in the first game of a key NL Central series. Neil Walker brought home two runs in the first...

Cardinals come from behind to beat Pirates, 5-4

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The Pirates grabbed an early 3-0 lead against the Cardinals, but couldn't hold on as St. Louis won 5-4 in the first game of a key NL Central series. Neil Walker brought home two runs in the first...

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The Matt Morris Report: The regular season ends

-- Indianapolis scored two in the top of the 9th to take a 3-2 lead, but blew the lead in the bottom half and lost to Louisville, 4-3.  Rafael Perez gave up two runs in five innings on seven hits...

The Matt Morris Report: The regular season ends

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-- Indianapolis scored two in the top of the 9th to take a 3-2 lead, but blew the lead in the bottom half and lost to Louisville, 4-3.  Rafael Perez gave up two runs in five innings on seven hits...

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Pirates add Holdzkom to 40-man, DFA McGuiness

The Pirates have announced that they've selected John Holdzkom's contract, designated Chris McGuiness for assignment, promoted Gerrit Cole and Tony Sanchez, and reinstated Stolmy Pimentel from the...

Pirates add Holdzkom to 40-man, DFA McGuiness

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The Pirates have announced that they've selected John Holdzkom's contract, designated Chris McGuiness for assignment, promoted Gerrit Cole and Tony Sanchez, and reinstated Stolmy Pimentel from the...

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Chris Heisey homers twice to help Reds avoid sweep

The Pirates jumped out to an early lead, but Chris Heisey and the Reds came back to tie the game and eventually win 3-2, foiling the Pirates' plans for a sweep. Josh Harrison hit his 13th home run...

Chris Heisey homers twice to help Reds avoid sweep

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The Pirates jumped out to an early lead, but Chris Heisey and the Reds came back to tie the game and eventually win 3-2, foiling the Pirates' plans for a sweep. Josh Harrison hit his 13th home run...

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MM Report: Bradenton clinches playoff spot

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Altoona belts four HRs, West Virginia and Jamestown get rained out.

Gamethread: Gerrit Cole faces Cardinals

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Here's the lineup as the Pirates take on Lance Lynn and the Cardinals at 2:15. Josh Harrison 3B Andrew Lambo RF Andrew McCutchen CF Neil Walker 2B Russell Martin C Ike Davis 1B Starling Marte LF J...

Neal Huntington: no trades imminent

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No moves imminent Neal Huntington said the team has been "aggressive" in the making waiver claims, but that not a lot of players the club feels would be "significant additions" have cleared...

Josh Bell to play 1st base exclusively this winter

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Buried in Rob Biertempfel's recent article about first basemen is this tidbit about Josh Bell: Tuesday, the Pirates announced Bell will play in the Arizona Fall League, which usually acts as a...

Pirates get another strong start, beat Reds 3-2

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Vance Worley gave the Pirates their fifth straight solid start, and Neil Walker provided all the offense they would need on a first inning three-run home run, as the Bucs defeated the Reds 3-2. S...

The Matt Morris Report: Sampson, Creasy pitch well

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Bradenton moves closer to a playoff spot. Bristol's season ended yesterday.

Pregame: Bucs face difficult decision with Morton

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-P- Brent Morel has returned to the Pirates 25-man roster. In a corresponding move, Jeff Locke has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates rotation will be unaffected by the roster...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano takes on Reds

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Here's the lineup as the Bucs take on Johnny Cueto at 1:35. Josh Harrison 3B Andrew Lambo RF Andrew McCutchen CF Neil Walker 2B Ike Davis 1B Starling Marte LF Jordy Mercer SS Chris Stewart C F...

Postgame: Harrison does everything in win

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Harrison has a night "You can watch a lot of baseball games and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better all-around game than Josh [Harrison] had tonight on both sides of the ball," Clint Hurdle...

Gamethread: Vance Worley faces Reds

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It's Alfredo Simon and Vance Worley at 4:05pm this afternoon. Note the weird, shadow-heavy start time.

Dry Land now available

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My book, Dry Land, is finally available! You can find physical copies at CreateSpace. (You can also get it at Amazon, and I thank you no matter where you buy it, but I get a much higher royalty at...

The Matt Morris Report: Espinal on fire

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-- Nick Kingham gave up six runs in the first two innings, but Indianapolis pounded out 18 hits on their way to a 9-7 win over Columbus.  Kingham recovered enough to last five and two-thirds...

Harrison, Volquez brilliant in Pirates' 2-1 win

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It's not often that a player can pitch brilliantly, take a no-hitter into the seventh, and still be overshadowed by a position player in a 2-1 game, but somehow that happened Friday as the Bucs...

Pirates outright Tommy Field

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The Pirates have outrighted infielder Tommy Field to Indianapolis. Field isn't even particularly likely to be a September call-up after the Bucs claimed him from the Angels earlier this summer, so...

Pirates promote Andrew Lambo

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The Pirates have promoted Andrew Lambo and optioned Gerrit Cole to Bristol. Cole isn't going to pitch for Bristol, obviously; he'll be back in a couple days when rosters expand. Bristol's season...

Pregame: Morton update, Volquez's velocity rising

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Notes and quotes from today's pregame: Morton update Charle Morton threw 73 pitches and four complete innings during his rehab start in Altoona. Clint Hurdle said that he liked the number of...

Jason Grilli criticizes Pirates front office

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Noted narcissist Jason Grilli is at it again, via Robert Morales of the Long Beach Press-Telegram: "The job I’m doing now, I’m overqualified for," he said. "But I’m happy to do it because I’ve...

Gamethread: Volquez kicks off series against Reds

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Early gamethread! Edinson Volquez starts against Mike Leake as the Bucs host the Reds at 7:05.

Mets promote Dilson Herrera

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The Mets have promoted second base prospect Dilson Herrera, Danny Knobler tweets. The Mets acquired Herrera, of course, with Vic Black from the Pirates in exchange for Marlon Byrd. Herrera still...

MM Report: Edwin Espinal drives in seven

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-- Indianapolis squeaked past Columbus, 2-1.  Casey Sadler gave up a run on two hits and a walk in six innings.  He struck out three.  Recent random waiver claimee Bobby LaFromboise threw a...

Royals claim Jayson Nix

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The Royals have claimed Jayson Nix, Andy McCullough tweets. Nix's Pirates career thus ends -- for now! -- with 39 plate appearances, four singles and one walk. The Bucs designated him for...

Pirates potential September call-ups

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Tim already took a shot at who the Pirates might promote when rosters expand. Here's mine. It could be a bigger group than usual. Likely P Charlie Morton: Has a rehab assignment in Altoona...

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