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Beaver County Times

Analyzing the Pirates' trade for relievers Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton

The Pirates hope the trades for Joe Blanton and Joakim Soria bolster a bullpen that, beside a few relievers, has fallen out of favor of manager Clint Hurdle.

Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Tigers obtain SS JaCoby Jones, believe he has potential to be everyday player in big leagues

The Tigers sent Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh in exchange for Jones, who is a shortstop but has played other positions in the past. BALTIMORE -- The Detroit Tigers have their shortstop of the future in Jose Iglesias. But they believe that JaCoby Jones is talented enough and athletic enough to be an everyday major leaguer for them somewhere someday. The Tigers obtained Jones from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday in exchange for closer Joakim Soria. "He has flexibility to play other positions," Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "He's played center. He's...

Beaver County Times

3 Thoughts: Pirates GM moved decisively to fill hole

General manager Neal Huntington was swift in adding an infielder when he traded for Aramis Ramirez, manager Clint Hurdle fields many poor questions and the receiving of a welfare draft pick.

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Nationals-Pirates discussion thread: Game 97

Joe Ross (2-2, 2.70 ERA), the pitching revelation of the Nationals season, makes his fifth start of the season. Because he is only 22 and hasn’t thrown much more than 120 innings in any professional season, the Nationals are keeping a close eye on his workload, especially as the season goes on. He is probably good for about 95-100 pitches, according to Manager Matt Williams. He will be opposed by Pirates all-star Gerrit Cole (13-4, 2.31 ERA), one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.Read full article >>

Beaver County Times

Hurdle remembers Hall of Fame class

With the Hall of Fame induction Sunday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle reflected on the class.

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar receives good news following test on wrist

Yunel Escobar underwent a CT scan, essentially a high-quality X-ray, on his left wrist and hand and results were good, according to Nationals Manager Matt Williams. Although Escobar is out of Thursday’s lineup against the Pirates, Williams said the third baseman is available off the bench.Read full article >>

Beaver County Times

Pirates Spotlight: Padres manager sees Alvarez in different light

San Diego Padres interim manager Pat Murphy says he feels fortunate to call Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez his son-in-law.

Chronicle-Telegram

Five-run fifth propels Pirates over Indians in series finale

PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Indians had an early three-run lead and were hopeful that Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole might soon be removed from the game. “You could see over (in the Pittsburgh dugout) that they were moving around and thinking about getting somebody up (in the bullpen),” Indians manager Terry Francona said. Instead, Cole Read More... The post Five-run fifth propels Pirates over Indians in series finale appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County...

Plain Dealer

Michael Bourn thrilled to be in the center of the Cleveland Indians' offensive action

Michael Bourn tallied two hits and three RBI in the Indians' 5-2 victory against the Pirates on Friday. Here is what Bourn, manager Terry Francona, pitcher Trevor Bauer and first baseman Brandon Moss said about the win.