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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Tyler Glasnow placed on 15-day disabled list

While right-hander Tyler Glasnow was bent on not blaming his three-plus shabby innings Saturday on the right shoulder discomfort that ended his start early, general manager Neal Huntington believes the injury largely was responsible for Glasnow’s lopsided line.

Beaver County Times

At 64, former Pirates manager Mackanin gets his chance with the Phillies

Pete Mackanin, who was the Pirates' interim manger for the last 26 games of the 2005 season, has finally gotten a chance at being a full-time manager with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: A.J. Schugel out in bullpen shuffle

To make room for Saturday’s starter, right-hander Tyler Glasnow, the Pirates optioned right-hander A.J. Schugel to Class AAA Indianapolis. Schugel has been part of the Pirates bullpen since mid-April. The move was a matter of options, manager Clint Hurdle said, not performance.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On the Pirates: Jaso, Kang, Harrison try to fight off slumps

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was right when he said last week that the team’s pitching staff was “a group that seems to need the most help at this point in time.” His rotation ranked 23rd in baseball with a 4.82 ERA entering a game Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers, and after Jeff Locke’s three-inning outing Wednesday, the rotation’s 5091⁄3 innings pitched were the sixth-fewest in baseball.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers at Pirates: Tuesday game report

“Quite honestly we spend more time talking about the roster,” Craig Counsell said, referring to general manager David Stearns. That’s his end, and he’s got a whole staff of people working on that stuff.”

Beaver County Times

Three Thoughts: In retrospect, keeping Neil Walker would have been best move for Pirates

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington admits trading Neil Walker to the New York Mets for Jon Niese wasn't a good idea, Jeff Locke has stagnated, and Josh Bell could turn into a much-needed power hitter.

New York Post

Pirates GM: Should’ve taken Mets junk instead of Jon Niese

Jon Niese: dissed and possibly dismissed. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he regrets acquiring Niese in exchange for second baseman Neil Walker this past offseason — and he’s reportedly shopping the former Mets left-hander before this year’s deadline. “In hindsight, maybe the two fringe prospects and trying to figure out where to re-allocate the money might have been...

MASN Sports

Baker updates on Zimmerman and Ross - Byron Kerr

Manager Dusty Baker was asked about the status of right-hander Joe Ross (right shoulder inflammation) and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (left ribcage strain) during pregame of the first game of the Pirates series. It was the first opportunity to get...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As trade deadline nears, are the Pirates buyers or sellers?

The idea, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said, had always been to buy. The club would have preferred to avoid a 9-19 June or the 6-20 stretch from May 28 to June 23. But they understood the difficulty of their schedule in June, the way it eases in July and August, and the internal reinforcements available.

CSN Chicago

Maddon: 'We need to reset' during All-Star break

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following Sundays 6-5 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

San Francisco Chronicle

Belt voted onto NL All-Star team

Belt voted onto NL All-Star team The moment Brandon Belt learned he made the Giants in 2011, he cried. On Friday, his wife, Haylee, brought the tears when they got a text from Ali Bumgarner saying Belt won the final-five fan vote and was a National League All-Star for the first time. “I can’t believe that I’m an All-Star this year,” Belt said. Belt got 10.4 million votes over three days to edge Pirates left fielder Starling Marte in a seesaw election with several lead changes. “He owes me,” manager Bruce Bochy said. Belt tried not to follow the voting play-by-play but...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Marte takes the lead in All-Star final vote

ST. LOUIS — Starling Marte received some help this week from the extended Pirates family. Manager Clint Hurdle said his kids voted for Marte, a Final Vote candidate for the NL All-Star team, and Hurdle’s father “voted so many times his hand locked up on him.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Hurdle not daunted by unusual tactics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Manager Clint Hurdle is open-minded about unorthodox pitcher usage. A pitcher-left fielder platoon? Go right ahead. Waiving the right to a designated hitter? Why not.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Can Kuhl, Taillon bolster Pirates rotation in July?

Manager Clint Hurdle was specifically referring to Francisco Liriano when he said “We’re still dealing with the same issues” after the game Monday, but he could have been talking about the entire Pirates rotation.

Mariners Blog | Seattle Times

Mariners’ manager Scott Servais: ‘That’s how we need to continue to play’

Posgame, notes, quotes, boxscore and video of Mariners manager Scott Servais discussing Seattle's 5-2 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mariners' two-out rally buries Jon Niese, Pirates in 5-2 final

SEATTLE — Manager Clint Hurdle and hitting coach Jeff Branson, like many viewers back home in Pittsburgh, didn’t stick around for long Tuesday night. They were ejected by home-plate umpire Ben May in the fifth inning and watched from the confines of the clubhouse as the Pirates added another data point to this ugly month of baseball with a 5-2 loss at Safeco Field.

Beaver County Times

Pirates Spotlight: 1,000 wins --- and 1,000 losses --- gives Hurdle perspective

The Pirates' Clint Hurdle has had his ups and downs as a major league manager, compiling a 1,002-1,044 record in 14 seasons.PITTSBURGH --- Clint Hurdle could certainly write an interesting book about his career. Or maybe two.One could be about…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Front office will contact MLB about McCutchen ejection

As they frequently do, the Pirates will send video of Andrew McCutchen’s strikeout looking Sunday night, and subsequent ejection, to Major League Baseball with some thoughts on the matter, manager Clint Hurdle said Monday.