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Rule 5 and upcoming roster issues


The Pirates figure to have a lot of roster movement over the next 4-5 months

Padres to trade Huston Street to Angels


The Padres are trading closer Huston Street to the Angels. The Pirates had reportedly asked about Street, although as I noted at the time, there are probably better deals to be had out there, given...

Pirates overcome bumbling defense in 4-2 win


A series of defensive miscues by the left side of their infield put the Pirates behind, but fortunately they were playing the Rockies.

Indianapolis loses to Columbus, 5-4


Indianapolis lost 5-4 to Columbus Friday in a nice game for Andrew Lambo, who's in his second game back at Indy after a thumb injury that's kept him out most of the summer. The Clippers scored...

Matt Morris Report: Sampson takes no-no into 9th


Pirates pitching prospect Adrian Sampson took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and pitched a complete-game shutout as Altoona beat Bowie, 3-0. Sampson walked one, striking out two. Earlier today,...

Q+A: New Pirates infielder Dean Anna


Infielder Dean Anna came to the Pirates just this month after the Bucs claimed him from the Yankees. Anna doesn't have a typical background for a player on a 40-man roster -- the Padres took him in...

Pregame: Frieri discusses progress with mechanics


Cole update Clint Hurdle said that Gerrit Cole's workout yesterday was successful. "Ray [Searage] said it went very well, his fastball, changeup, it was was 30 pitches. So, after he settles down...

Gamethread: Liriano kicks off second half


Here's the lineup as Francisco Liriano and the Pirates take on lefty Jorge de la Rosa and the Rockies. Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFRussell Martin CNeil Walker 2BGaby...

Q+A: Sanchez working on defense at Indianapolis


I spoke with Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez Thursday afternoon, hours before he went 1-for-3 with a double and threw out a base stealer in Indianapolis' 1-0 win over Columbus. Here's a lightly edited...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/17/14


A new era started in Altoona, a hitting streak at West Virginia stopped, a pitcher moved to a new role, and the GCL Pirates had a forgettable day.

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