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Grand Rapids Press

Anibal Sanchez's scoreless streak, confidence rise in Tigers' loss to Pirates

Sanchezs scoreless streak reaches 14 innings, as he no-hits the Pirates in his six innings of work Saturday. BRADENTON, Fla. - Brad Ausmus said Friday that Matthew Boyd was pitching as well as anybody for the Detroit Tigers during spring training. Anibal Sanchez is giving Boyd and Justin Verlander a run for their money now. The new-look Sanchez, who tweaked his delivery through a series of sessions with pitching coach Rich Dubee, continued to string of domination during the Tigers' 5-4 spring-training loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday at LECOM...

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates A.M. — Osuna or later, he’ll be in majors

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Every year, it seems, there’s a guy who’s on the fringes of the battle for an opening day roster spot who becomes a cause celebre by putting up big numbers in spring training. Caution: Michael Morse hit .389 last spring. Tony Sanchez knocked four homers in 2015. Matt Hague …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates broadcasters: Fight was part of the shtick

Pirates broadcasters Greg Brown and Steve Blass said their on-air “fight” was part of a gag designed to break up spring training monotony, not a sign of bad blood between people in the booth. 

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates A.M. — “We roll out a bunch of 6-5 guys throwing 95 mph”

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — For the first couple weeks of spring training games, there’s usually not a lot of star power on the field after the fifth or sixth innings. That hasn’t been the case, though, with the Pirates’ pitchers. “I think it would be tough to find another organization that has the …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Huntington: Pirates' Kang still waiting on U.S. visa

BRADENTON, Fla. — Jung Ho Kang remains in a holding pattern. Kang is in South Korea waiting to obtain his United States visa and be cleared for travel to Bradenton, where Pirates’ spring training has been in full swing for more than a month.

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates A.M.: Pedro Alvarez to make his spring training debut – against the Pirates in Bradenton

By Chris Adamski BRADENTON, Fla. — There is finally an El Toro sighting for the Grapefruit League this spring.   And it’s coming at a very familiar place.   Four days after signing with the Orioles (and waiting four weeks into camp before doing so), Pedro Alvarez is in their lineup for the first time …

Carroll County Times

Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez battles control, Pedro Alvarez debuts in 6-5 loss to Pirates

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez battled his control throughout Wednesday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. Despite issuing five walks, he became the first Orioles starter to pitch into the fifth inning this spring training.

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles Ubaldo Jimenez battles control, Pedro Alvarez debuts in 6-5 loss to Pirates

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez battled his control throughout Wednesday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. Despite issuing five walks, he became the first Orioles starter to pitch into the fifth inning this spring training.  “That’s what you want to do,” Jimenez said about...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kingham, Newman among first six players cut from Pirates spring training camp

The Pirates sent six players over from LECOM Park to minor league camp at Pirate City.

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates A.M.: What’s up with Tyler Glasnow?

By Chris Adamski BRADENTON, Fla. — Repeat after me: Spring training statistics don’t matter. Everyone will tell you that.   OK, now that that’s out of the way… let’s start to panic about why Tyler Glasnow’s statistics are so bad.   He’s pitched in four games (one of them does not count in his “official” …

Boston Herald

Bronson Arroyo ready for 1 last try with the Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Bronson Arroyo is the center of attention again — just like old times.The 40-year-old right-hander is a performer on the mound and has performed on stage with a guitar in his hands. After 2 1/2 years out of the bright lights of Major League baseball, Arroyo just wanted to pitch pain-free.Sal Romano, who followed Arroyo to the mound, wasnt even 2 years old when Arroyo was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with third pick in the 1995 draft.There was a little excitement in the dugout today for a spring training game, Reds pitching coach Mack Jenkins said. Guys were excited...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Spring training breakdown: Orioles 7, Pirates 6

Sunday’s game vs. Twins 1:05 p.m. LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla. Pirates starter: RHP Trevor Williams Twins starter: RHP Ryan Vogelsong TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM Saturday’s ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Spring training breakdown: Pirates 10, Rays 8

Friday’s game vs. Rays 1:05 p.m. LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla. Opp. name starter: RHP Matt Andriese Pirates starter: RHP Drew Hutchison Thursday’s result Pirates 10, ...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees, Pirates lineups for Friday; Luis Cessa scratched

The Yankees play the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1:05 p.m. spring training Grapefruit League game on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Clearwater, Fla.

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates A.M. — See yinz next week

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — We’re at the midpoint of spring training, so I’m taking a week’s hiatus from the sunny Gulf Coast. Whilst I’m away, follow Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) for Pirates coverage. >>> Although Gregory Polanco was in the lineup for the Dominican Republic’s pre-WBC games against the Pirates and Orioles, he probably […]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Spring training breakdown: Dominican Republic 10, Pirates 6

THURSDAY’S GAME at Rays 1:05 p.m. Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, Fla. Rays starter: LHP Blake Snell Pirates starter: RHP Chad Kuhl WEDNESDAY’S RESULT Dominican ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Spring training breakdown: Pirates 13, Yankees 1

Tuesday’s game vs. Braves 1:05 p.m. LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla. Braves starter: LHP Jaime Garcia Pirates starter: RHP Travis Williams TV: Root Sports Monday’s result ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Spring training breakdown: Pirates 6, Braves 3

Wednesday’s game vs. Dominican Republic 1:05 p.m. LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla. Dominican Republic starter: RHP Wily Peralta Pirates starter:   RHP Gerrit Cole Monday’s result ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates 1B Bell finds positives in spring training debut

BRADENTON, Fla. — For his first Grapefruit League at-bat, Josh Bell was hoping for a result that would be a good test of his surgically ...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees, Pirates lineups for Monday; Bryan Mitchell vs. Ivan Nova

The Yankees, who sit atop the Grapefruit League standings with a 9-2 record, play the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-3) in a 1:05 pm., spring training game Monday in Bradenton, Fla. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Newark Star-Ledger

What Yankees now say about Pirates' Ivan Nova, Monday's opposing starter

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ivan Nova spent most of his career playing for the Yankees before being traded last August. The right-hander will face his former club in a spring training game Monday in Bradenton Fla. Here is what current Yankees Chase Headley, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Starlin Castro and Luis Severino think of Nova.

New York Post

Bryan Mitchell blinks in Yankees’ rotation battle

BRADENTON, Fla. — With the Dog Days of March upon us, it’s no longer early in spring training, but short of late. And that means the five-man battle for two spots in the Yankees rotation is no longer in the introduction stage. Bryan Mitchell made his third exhibition start Monday against the Pirates at Lecom...

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 ...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Spring training breakdown: Yankees 3, Pirates 2

MONDAY’S GAME vs. Yankees 1:05 p.m. LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla. Yankees starter: RHP Bryan Mitchell Pirates starter: RHP Ivan Nova TV/Radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM SUNDAY’S ...

Bucco Blog | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates A.M. — Cervy’s last game (for a little while)

By Rob Biertempfel TAMPA — Today is the the first of back-to-back games against the Yankees. It’s also one of just four road games the Pirates will play between now and March 14, which is the club’s first off day of spring training. Francisco Cervelli will be the designated hitter in his last game before […]

CSN New England

Red Sox held to four hits in 3-2 loss to Pirates

Hector Velazquez allowed three runs in three innings in his second spring training start at the Red Sox dropped a 3-2 decision to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in Bradenton, Fla.