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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Huntington: Pirates plan to add using payroll savings

The Pirates plan to augment their roster with the roughly $5.3 million saved from their major league payroll, general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday.

Beaver County Times

Pirates manager keeping most of lineup as is while Gregory Polanco continues to heal

While the Pirates are searching for a solution at the cleanup position, manager Clint Hurdle said the Pirates were making good contact in their loss to the Nationals on Tuesday

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates current cleanup hitter Gregory Polanco finally shook zero out of home run column

PHOENIX — One day earlier this month, manager Clint Hurdle moseyed over to Gregory Polanco’s locker in the clubhouse and jabbed at the Pirates cleanup hitter with a little humor.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tyler Glasnow crumbles in third inning, Pirates lose sixth game in a row

PHOENIX — Tyler Glasnow ripped off his cap as he descended the dugout steps. Behind him, manager Clint Hurdle and the Pirates infielders gathered on the pitcher’s mound and awaited a replacement. For 13 minutes in the third inning of a 11-4 loss Friday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks had tormented Glasnow, tattooing each mistake harder than the previous one.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates notebook: Cervelli remains at No. 2 spot in order

PHOENIX — After homering Wednesday in his first game batting second in the order, catcher Francisco Cervelli was back there again Thursday. Manager Clint Hurdle ...

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles to undergo MRI scan of injured knee

Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles jammed his right knee into the left-field wall on Tuesday night when trying to run down a double by Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The injury caused him to leave the game, and it could have long-term consequences. After the game, manager Dave Roberts indicated...

MLB

Rizzo homers, drives in 4, but Cubs fall short

After seeing his team score five runs over the previous three days, manager Clint Hurdle decided it was time for a change atop the order. Hurdle turned to Josh Harrison, his "Tabasco sauce" leadoff man, and Harrison helped spice up the Pirates' lineup in a 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lithuanians didn't have baseballs — now they have a major leaguer

The clubhouse manager scurried into a storage room at PNC Park late Monday and produced a pair of size 12 spikes for Dovydas Neverauskas, the Pirates’ new arrival. Wearing a tan Rawlings mitt pulled from Chad Kuhl’s locker, Neverauskas was whisked away on a cart through the hallways of the stadium and deposited at the bullpen’s back door.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates are looking for outfield assistance after Starling Marte's suspension

The Pirates are looking for outfield help outside their organization as the ripple effects of Starling Marte’s steroid suspension continue, general manager Neal Huntington said.

Chicago Tribune

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on Kyle Schwarber in left field

Cubs' Joe Maddon on Schwarber in left field, pitching coach Chris Bosio's absence, and the Pirates. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Game 19: Did Nova make Yankees wonder ‘what if?’

By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner Did the Yankees make a mistake? Should they have held on to RHP Ivan Nova last year instead of trading him to the Pirates? “Look at (Nova’s) numbers at our place,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Sunday’s game. “He had some good years, he had some tough years. …

MLB

Maddon sticking with Schwarber in left field

Kyle Schwarber started in right field at PNC Park during the 2015 National League Wild Card game, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hinted in Spring Training that may happen during the regular season as well. But Schwarber made his 10th start in left field on Monday as the Cubs opened a three-game series against the Pirates.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates seek answers to Bastardo's struggles

After another bad outing by Antonio Bastardo Saturday, manager Clint Hurdle said the Pirates continue to look for the root of the issue.

Beaver County Times

Covering the bases: In light of Ivan Nova's success in Pittsburgh, Yankees manager defends trading him last summer

While the Yankees defended their decision, it's pretty clear the Pirates won the deal. Nova lowered his ERA to 2.00 Sunday, good enough for fifth in the National League amongst pitchers with four starts, and better than all five Yankees…