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Pirates A.M. — Kuhl wants to be a slump-buster

By Rob Biertempfel DUNEDIN, Fla. — Chad Kuhl believes the “sophomore slump” can be a thing, but he’s not fretting about it this season. “I don’t think you can worry about it,” he said. “We’re focused on being the best we can be. We know that a lot of (the team’s success) is going to […]

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Spring training breakdown: Orioles 8, Pirates 3

MONDAY’S GAME at Blue Jays 1:07 p.m. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin, Fla. Blue Jays starter: RHP Marcus Stroman Pirates starter: RHP Chad Kuhl SUNDAY’S ...

Pirates Cole reacts to getting opening-day assignment

SARASOTA, Fla. — Gerrit Cole loves pitching in iconic ballparks. On opening day, he can check Fenway Park off his bucket list. After being tabbed ...

Pirates A.M. — Keeping tabs on Taillon

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Jameson Taillon is scheduled to throw two innings today in his spring debut against the Orioles. Last season, Taillon threw a total of 165 2/3 innings over 28 starts for the Pirates and Triple-A Indianapolis. It was his first game action since 2013, when the right-hander tossed 147 1/3 […]

Spring training breakdown: Pirates 6, Orioles 2/Pirates 7, Rays 2

sunday’s game at ORIOLES 1:05 p.m. Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Fla. Opp. starter:  LHP Wade Miles Pirates starter:  RHP Jameson Taillon Radio: 93.7 FM saturday’s ...

Pirates’ Hurdle tabs Cole as opening-day starter

BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Gerrit Cole will start the season-opener against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 at Fenway Park, manager Clint Hurdle said ...

‘Loosey-goosey’ Watson more confident in closer’s role for Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. — This spring, something seems different about Tony Watson.  Watson appears a skosh leaner. There’s an air about him that suggests added confidence ...

Pirates A.M. — Opening day

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Opening day! (Sort of.) Check my blog every morning during spring training for lineups, pitching matchups, game notes and such. I’ll try to update it througout the morning as things happen, too. >>> Today’s games Orioles at Pirates, 1:05 p.m., LECOM Park, Bradenton Orioles: Lineup TBA. Gabriel Ynoa RHP. […]

Hutchison tweaks delivery, looks for spot in Pirates’ rotation

BRADENTON, Fla. — The “new guy” feeling has faded for Drew Hutchison. He can put names and faces together in the clubhouse. He knows his ...

Pirates’ starting outfield ready for Grapefruit League opener

BRADENTON, Fla. — The entire starting outfield — Gregory Polanco in left field, Starling Marte in center, and Andrew McCutchen in right — will be ...

Pirates Stewart gets social

BRADENTON, Fla. — Good morning from the BFKMF. The Pirates will have full workout here today, followed by the “Pirates Chopped” cook-off contest, then its ...

Pirates A.M. — Stewie gets social: #perspective

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Good morning from the BFKMF. The Pirates will have  full workout here today, followed by the “Pirates Chopped” cook-off contest, then its full-speed ahead into the Grapefruit League schedule. >>> Chris Stewart put up his first-ever social media post yesterday on Infield Chatter. “The first of many,” Stewart said […]

MLBPA boss says union keeping close tabs on Kang case

BRADENTON, Fla. — The players’ union is monitoring Jung Ho Kang’s DUI trial in South Korea as well as how the Pirates respond to the ...

Pirates A.M.: MLBPA chief Clark talks Kang, pitch count, game speed

BRADENTON, Fla. — After his closed-door meeting this morning with all the players on the Pirates’ 40-man roster, MLBPA union chief Tony Clark took questions ...

Pirates A.M. — Union meeting

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — MLBPA union chief Tony Clark is meeting this morning with the players. It’s a closed-door gathering. In a few minutes (I’m writing this at 8:39 a.m.) Clark will chat with reporters, too. Check back for an update. >>> Many readers have asked why the Pirates did not compromise with […]

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