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Austin Meadows is staying with the Pirates. What's that mean for the outfield?

Austin Meadows, the Pirates’ No. 2 prospect according to Baseball America, will remain with the Pirates, manager Clint Hurdle said.

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Starling Marte could be in Saturday's Pirates lineup

Starling Marte, who is on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, could be activated for Saturday’s Pirates game, manager Clint Hurdle said.

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Josh Harrison expected to rejoin Pirates Sunday

The Pirates plan to activate Josh Harrison from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, manager Clint Hurdle said.

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Joe Starkey: Evaluating Pirates GM Neal Huntington is no easy task

The first thing you have to acknowledge in any fair evaluation of Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is this: He shows up for work every day wearing financial handcuffs.

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Josh Bell drives in winning run; Pirates finish sweep vs. White Sox

Two Sundays ago, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Edgar Santana had assumed the role of a sixth-inning bridge to Michael Feliz.

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Rick Renteria on Reynaldo Lopez's struggles against the Pirates

White Sox manager Rick Renteria discusses Reynaldo Lopez's struggles against the Pirates on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Teddy Greenstein/Chicago Tribune)

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Reynaldo Lopez struggles as White Sox get crushed by Pirates in 7-0 loss

After rallying to beat the Cubs on Sunday, the White Sox were flying high. The good vibes didn’t last. They nosedived during their first night in Pittsburgh. “Baseball has tremendous peaks and valleys,” Sox manager Rick Renteria said before Tuesday night’s game. “We’re trying to come out of the...

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Pirates remove George Kontos from eighth-inning reliever role

The Pirates have removed George Kontos from the set-up man role, manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday.


Moran gets key hit as Pirates rally past White Sox 10-6

CHICAGO — When it comes to interleague play, the Pittsburgh Pirates sail along like no other team in the National League.Colin Moran hit a key two-run double, Jordy Mercer also drove in two runs and the Pirates beat the lowly Chicago White Sox 10-6 on Tuesday night.Corey Dickerson had four of Pittsburgh's 16 hits, atoning for an early fielding miscue and helping the Pirates improve to 3-5 on a nine-game trip. Starling Marte finished with three hits."Everybody contributed," manager Clint Hurdle said.Pittsburgh had dropped five of seven, but the Pirates love to plunder the American League,...

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Josh Harrison says Andrew McCutchen is excited to see the Pirates

CHICAGO — Shortly before his first season as the Pirates’ manager, Clint Hurdle had his first one-on-one conversation with Andrew McCutchen. They discussed their respective visions and hopes for the team and about the center fielder’s family, and Hurdle was struck by McCutchen’s respect for baseball.

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Clint Hurdle and Felipe Vazquez weren't on the same page last week — or were they?

MILWAUKEE — Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez pitched on Friday night for the first time in a week, and manager Clint Hurdle said that timeline went beyond his own comfort zone.

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Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove is scheduled for another rehab start

WASHINGTON — Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove is scheduled for a four-inning rehab start for Class AA Altoona Sunday, manager Clint Hurdle said.

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Chad Kuhl allows four home runs as Pirates lose to Nationals 12-4

WASHINGTON — Twice Tuesday night, Pirates pitchers faced No. 9 hitter Wilmer Difo with a man on first and Bryce Harper lurking in the on-deck circle. Twice, they walked him. For one night at least, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez’s strategy of putting Harper atop his lineup worked.

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Jung Ho Kang has reported to the Pirates' spring training facility

WASHINGTON — Jung Ho Kang reported to the Pirates’ spring training facility in Bradenton, Fla., manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, and began the process of receiving his physical exams.

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Nick Kingham will get another start with the Pirates

WASHINGTON — Prior to Nick Kingham’s spot start Sunday, the Pirates concocted two plans for their rotation. One of them involved retaining Kingham for another start if, as manager Clint Hurdle put it, “He pitched competitively to his skill set, gave us a chance to win the game.”

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Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wins 600th game with the team

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle becomes only the fifth manager to win 600 games with the Pirates. When the Pittsburgh Pirates came from behind to beat the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, manager Clint Hurdle joined a club that includes Fred Clarke, Danny Murtaugh, Jim Leyland, and Chuck Tanner. In the 137 years, the team […] Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wins 600th game with the team - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Stop the stupid: Royals' Salvador Perez joins Fun Police to enforce unwritten rules violated by White Sox's Tim Anderson

Who made Royals catcher Salvador Perez the new chief of the Fun Police? Was it Fun Commissioner Clint Hurdle? Did the Pirates manager who didn’t like Javier Baez’s bat flip deputize Perez? Or maybe they’re undercover cops who pop up at the dumbest times while working off the same idiotic list of...