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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 59 mins ago
Pirates option Steven Brault to Indianapolis

Pirates option Steven Brault to Indianapolis

BRADENTON, Fla. — Steven Brault did not earn a spot in the Pirates’ rotation. The club optioned him to Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday, reducing the number of pitchers who could get the final rotation spot to three.
Scout 19 hours ago
Dodgers Sign Justin Masterson to Minors Deal

Dodgers Sign Justin Masterson to Minors Deal

Justin Masterson, after a 2016 season plagued with shoulder injuries in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system, sets out for a fresh start signing a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2017 Season.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3 hours ago

Pirates reassign Josh Lindblom to minor league camp

BRADENTON, Fla. — More cuts are expected today, but for now, the Pirates have reassigned non-roster righty Josh Lindblom to minor league camp.

Pirates A.M. — Whither Webb?

By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — Tyler Webb was plucked off the New York Yankees’ Tripe-A roster in the Rule 5 draft on the last day of the winter meetings. If the Pirates want to keep the left-hander, he must spend the entire season on their active roster. On Monday, Webb tossed …
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 16 hours ago

Ron Cook: Pirates should feel ashamed for wanting Kang to return

Does it get any more nauseating than Frank Coonelly and Neal Huntington gushing this week about Jung Ho Kang?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 17 hours ago

Gift Ngoepe's bat catching up to his glove at Pirates camp

BRADENTON, Fla. — Gift Ngoepe’s offense has turned a corner this spring.

Pirates reassign Austin Meadows to minor league camp

The Pirates sent their top prospect, Austin Meadows, to minor league camp Monday, ending an impressive audition for the 21-year-old outfielder.

Paul Zeise: The Pirates need Jung Ho Kang

The Pirates are staring at the reality that they will be without third baseman Jung Ho Kang for a long time. Kang has visa issues that may prohibit him from playing this year, which obviously isn’t good news for the Pirates. He’s their best power hitter, one of their best overall hitters and clearly their best option at third base.

Pirates P.M. — And the fifth starter is …

By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — Pirates A.M. is on a two-day hiatus because the club plays at 6:05 p.m. today and Tuesday. There’s a good chance some cuts will be made today, so check back in a bit for updates. >>> Yesterday, GM Neal Huntington said management has “a pretty good …

Bullpen, rotation battles still going as Pirates enter final week of spring

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Five games, three in Florida and two in Montreal, remain before the Pirates must set an opening-day roster. In that time they must sort out a rotation spot and two bullpen spots while navigating five left-handers, a Rule 5 pick and four starters. They also have two bench spots open.
Beaver County Times Mar 26, 2017
Tyler Glasnow showing improvement, but hasn't separated himself from other pitchers

Tyler Glasnow showing improvement, but hasn't separated himself from other pitchers

Neither Glasnow’s results, nor the other starters he’s battling for the fifth spot in the Pirates starting rotation have done much to separate themselves in the eyes of the front office.

Neal Huntington discusses Pirates rotation, bullpen options

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The biggest takeaway we can glean from speaking with general manager Neal Huntington before Sunday’s game is that lots of things still might happen.

Possible bullpen battle as Pirates face Phillies

BRADENTON, Fla. — Four pitchers who remain candidates for a spot in the bullpen are scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Phillies at Spectrum Field.

Pirates A.M. — Righty works to stay Kuhl under fire

By Rob Biertempfel CLEARWATER, Fla. — A year ago, Chad Kuhl was one of the new guys in the clubhouse, a rookie trying to fit in. “This spring has been a ton different, just from knowing everybody and knowing my place in the locker room and the expectations,” Kuhl said. “I’m definitely a lot more …

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