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Pirates' struggles familiar in loss to Mariners 

SEATTLE — Players will try anything to end a slump. Well, almost anything. About half the club tried the smoked snake Mark Melancon brought to the visiting ...

Rossi: Shark should swim as Pirates sink

The guess here is Captain Neal has not yet charted a course for trading closer ...

In relative anonymity, Rojas quietly guides Pirates arms

When Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage talks about bullpen coach Euclides Rojas, it's as though he can't conjure enough praise to describe him the way ...

Pirates notebook: Cole takes next step in return

SEATTLE – Gerrit Cole threw the second bullpen session of his rehab process Tuesday at ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Mariners; Wednesday, June 29

Wednesday at Mariners 10:10 p.m. Safeco Field, Seattle TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP Jameson ...

Liriano fails to hold 4-run lead as Pirates drop series finale to Dodgers

After a nasty skid that brought out the boo birds, the critics and perhaps a bit of self-doubt caused by slipping from nine games over ...

Starkey: Liriano's torture tour continues

Move over, Andrew McCutchen. Francisco Liriano has become the Pirates' biggest underachiever this season. It's not close, really. Liriano, the highest-paid player on the team, the ...

No more Mr. Nice Guy? Fed-up McCutchen embraces 1st ejection

Feeling frustrated and helpless at the plate, Andrew McCutchen believed Sunday night he had no other choice but to do something totally out of character. When ...

Pirates notebook: Stewart continues to perplex Kershaw

Pirates catcher Chris Stewart can't explain it, and neither can his manager. That's baseball, in other ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Mariners; Tuesday, June 28

Tuesday at Mariners 10:10 p.m. Safeco Field, Seattle TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, ...

Kuhl wins major league debut as Pirates edge Kershaw, Dodgers 

Before he took the mound for his major league debut Sunday, Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl seemed unfazed by the hype. "It ought to be fun," the ...

Pirates notebook: Searage raves about new rehab technique for pitchers

Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage is hopeful a new rehab technique will allow Gerrit Cole and Ryan Vogelsong to come back better than they were ...

Multiple factors contribute to what is evolving into transition year for Pirates

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington created a stir around town last winter when he suggested ...

Scouting report: Pirates vs. Dodgers; Monday, June 27, 2016

Today vs. Dodgers 12:35 p.m. PNC Park. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 ...

McCutchen homers twice to back Locke in win over Dodgers 

Maybe Andrew McCutchen just needed to find the right chord to begin turning around what so far has been a dismal season. McCutchen certainly seemed ...

Pirates notebook: Rookie pitcher Kuhl keeps his cool, prepares for Kershaw, Dodgers 

Flashing his best fibber's smile, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle claimed Saturday afternoon he still isn't ready to announce who will start Sunday night's game against ...

MLB notebook: Dodgers send Kershaw home for tests

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles this week for tests on his sore back. Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he was ...

MLB notebook: Mets sign Reyes for infield insurance

The Mets signed shortstop Jose Reyes to a minor league contract Saturday after the infielder became a free agent. Reyes, 33, primarily played at shortstop for ...

MLB notebook: Reds Hall of Fame to add enigmatic Rose to its ranks

More satisfying than hit No. 4,192? In some ways, it is for Pete Rose, who needed more time to get into the Cincinnati Reds Hall ...

MLB notebook: Syndergaard to make next scheduled start

Plum outfielder Alex Kirilloff, the No. 15 pick overall in this year's draft, officially signed with the Twins on Thursday. The deal includes a bonus ...

MLB notebook: Mets' Colon knocked from game in 1st by line drive

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon left his start in the first inning Tuesday night with a bruised thumb after getting hit by a line drive on ...

MLB notebook: Pirates draft pick from 2003 finally reaches majors

After 13 professional seasons, former Pirates draft pick Dustin Molleken, a right-handed pitcher, was called up to the majors. The Tigers on Monday purchased Molleken's contract ...

Red Sox part ways with $72.5M Cuban outfielder Castillo

Less than three years after agreeing to a $72.5 million deal, the Red Sox placed outfielder Rusney Castillo on outright waivers, according to an MLB.com ...

MLB notebook: Blue Jays slugger Bautista out at least 2 weeks with toe injury

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left big toe. The injury occurred Thursday night in Philadelphia ...

MLB notebook: Neck surgery scheduled for Mets captain Wright

Mets third baseman David Wright was scheduled for surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The team announced Wright would have the operation ...

MLB notebook: Mets' Collins cleared to manager after brief hospitalization

Mets manager Terry Collins has been cleared to leave a Milwaukee hospital and planned to return to New York and be back in the dugout ...

MLB notebook: Mets manager Collins hospitalized, misses game versus Brewers

Mets manager Terry Collins stayed overnight in a hospital in Milwaukee after falling ill and missing New York's series finale against the Brewers. Assistant general manager ...

MLB notebook: Mets' Walker exits game with injury

Mets second baseman Neil Walker left in the fourth inning of Saturday's game against Milwaukee, two days after being hit in the chest by a ...

Former Butler players McKee, Fennell drafted on Day 3

Former Butler teammates Colin McKee and Mick Fennell highlighted the local selections on the third day of the Major League Baseball draft Saturday. McKee, a junior ...

MLB notebook: Cardinals send infielder Wong to minors

The Cardinals optioned second baseman Kolten Wong to Triple-A Memphis to open a spot for infielder Jhonny Peralta, set to come off the 15-day disabled ...

MLB notebook: Dodgers part ways with OF Crawford

The Dodgers cut ties with underperforming and oft-injured outfielder Carl Crawford, designating the former All-Star for assignment Sunday. Crawford, 34, was hitting .185 with two ...

MLB notebook: Padres deal Shields to White Sox

The Padres traded pitcher James Shields and cash to the White Sox for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. The deal was ...