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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

Grand Rapids Press

Anibal Sanchez, Matthew Boyd are rolling, and making Brad Ausmus' decision tough

Choosing between Sanchez and Boyd for No. 5 starter job a good problem to have, Tigers manager says. BRADENTON, Fla. - Anibal Sanchez wound up with a no-decision after six no-hit innings in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday at LECOM Park. The way Sanchez is pitching now, however, he's leaving manager Brad Ausmus with a tough decision: Who will earn the No. 5 spot in the Tigers' starting rotation - Sanchez or Matthew Boyd? Both are making exceptionally strong cases. Sanchez's first three outings were rough and Boyd struggled overall...

Grand Rapids Press

Watch Jim Leyland with fans as Tigers warm up before game vs. Pirates

The former Tigers manager began his career with the Pirates. Watch video BRADENTON, Fla. - Jim Leyland feels comfortable around these people. The highly successful manager, who spent most of his time with the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates, was on hand today at LECOM Park for the Tigers-Pirates Grapefruit League game. Leyland accommodated autograph-seeking fans and chatted with acquaintances in the stands as the teams warmed up for the afternoon game. He is fresh off leading Team USA to the World Baseball Classic title and was recognized...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers Gameday: Eyes on outfield, Anibal Sanchez vs. Pirates in Bradenton

Andrew Romine starts in center field and Tyler Collins in right field. BRADENTON, Fla. - J.D. Martinez and Matthew Boyd were the biggest newsmakers for the Detroit Tigers Friday. Manager Brad Ausmus announced that Martinez will miss three to four weeks with a Lisfranc ligament sprain in his right foot. Boyd, meanwhile, continued to impress with another strong pitching performance as the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves in walk-off fashion, 3-2, in 10 innings. That leads us to today's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Martinez news puts more focus on the...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jung Ho Kang won't be ready for opening day, Pirates GM says

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Asked about whether it is reasonable to rule out Jung Ho Kang for opening day, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said, “We’re pretty much there.”

San Diego Union-Tribune

Progress report: Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH PIRATES 2016 finish: 78-83 (3rd in NL Central; 8½ games out of wild-card spot) Manager: Clint Hurdle (509-462, seventh season) In the front office: Neal Huntington, general manager (10th season) DOLLARS AND SENSE Highest-paid player: OF Andrew McCutchen ($14.2 million in 2017) Top-returning...

CSN Philly

Pirates 13, Phillies 8: Hellickson roughed up; Gomez stretches it out

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It was one of those days for Jeremy Hellickson."He didn't have anything go right," manager Pete Mackanin said.Hellickson, the Phillies'

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates A.M. — Crunch time for pitchers

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — After yesterday’s game, manager Clint Hurdle was asked what factors will be separators down the stretch in the battle for the final open spot in the starting rotation. He gave a laundry list: “Pitch execution. Ability to throw breaking balls and secondary stuff behind in the count for strikes. …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mike Tomlin has his eyes on another Bell

BRADENTON, Fla. — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stopped by Pirates camp Friday morning with general manager Kevin Colbert and met with the team in the clubhouse at LECOM Park.

Boston Herald

Red Sox notebook: Manager John Farrell names reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello as Opening Day starter

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — You win the Cy Young award, you start on Opening Day.There’s really no reason to make it more complicated than that, and Red Sox manager John Farrell seems to agree.Rick Porcello, the 2016 American League Cy Young winner, gets the ball for the Red Sox at 2:05 p.m. at Fenway Park on April 3 to open the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Chris Sale, who might well prove the best pitcher the Sox have once the season gets underway, is to start in Game No. 2 on April 5. There’s an off day between the first two games.“We had three candidates that were certainly...

School of Roch | MASN Sports

Wrapping up a 6-5 loss - School of Roch

BRADENTON, Fla. - Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed that Chris Tillman received a cortisone injection today in his right shoulder. Tillman will be shut down for the next few days. "We're in good shape there," manager Buck Showalter said after a 6-5 loss to the Pirates. "I know they're encouraged...

Full Count | WEEI

To nobody’s surprise, John Farrell has named Rick Porcello his Opening Day starter

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — You win a Cy Young Award, the honors keep coming. Prior to the Red Sox’ game against the Rays Wednesday, John Farrell confirmed that Rick Porcello would be his Opening Day starter, going up against the Pirates at Fenway Park, April 3. The Sox manager also said if everything remains on […]

Clubhouse Insider | Boston Herald

Red Sox name Rick Porcello Opening Day starter

FORT MYERS -- Rick Porcello will go first for the Red Sox. Sox manager John Farrell named Porcello, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, his Opening Day starter today. Porcello will get the ball when the Sox open the season at home against the Pittsbugh Pirates on April 3. Porcello gets the nod over Chris Sale, the five-time All Star who was acquired from the White Sox over the winter. Porcello, entering his third season with the Red Sox, went 22-4 with the Sox last year with a 3.15 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 223 innings pitched.  

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates notebook: Prince maintains routine while filling in for Hurdle

TAMPA — Serving as the Pirates’ acting manager for two games does not dramatically alter bench coach Tom Prince’s spring training routine. In Sunday’s 3-2 ...

MASN Sports

Orioles lineup vs. Pirates - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Left-hander Wade Miley is on the mound today as the Orioles play the Pirates for the third time in eight days. This is their second trip to Bradenton. Manager Buck Showalter is running out of chances to...