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Pirates complete 4-game sweep in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Starling Marte's lack of home run production this year has made him the target of some teasing in the Pirates' dugout. "We've been joking ...

Pirates notebook: Cole mentioned 'discomfort' after recent start

MILWAUKEE — Gerrit Cole ran sprints on the field before Sunday's game, a final workout ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Cubs; Monday, Aug. 30, 2016

MONDAY at Cubs 8:05 p.m. Wrigley Field, Chicago TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, ...

For Pirates, seeing Kuhl was believing in him

Scouts evaluate physical attributes of pitching prospects with their eyes and radar guns. Performance is recorded in box scores and through pitch-tracking technology at the ...

Rossi: Cause for real concern over Pirates' Cole

Cruel is the comfort when word breaks that a pitcher is feeling discomfort in his elbow. We all know what often happens next. If Gerrit ...

Starting 9: Kuhl making case for spot in 2017 rotation

"The Starting Nine" is a weekly feature composed of quick-hit thoughts and analysis on the Pirates and MLB. 1. Since his return to the ...

Pirates notebook: Cole having elbow examined in L.A.

MILWAUKEE — Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will leave the team Sunday and fly to Los ...

Jaso, Polanco deliver clutch pinch hits as Pirates bail out Taillon, beat Brewers

MILWAUKEE — It was a rough night Saturday for Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon. The rookie endured the shortest, ugliest outing of his young career against ...

Osuna benefits from experience in Venezuelan Winter League

Getting a little closer to home played a big part in helping Jose Osuna get ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers; Sunday, Aug. 29, 2016

SUNDAY at Brewers 2:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates ...

Mercer's grand slam boosts Pirates in win over Brewers 

MILWAUKEE —When the Milwaukee Brewers intentionally walked Francisco Cervelli in the sixth inning Friday, Jordy Mercer took it personally. The free pass loaded the bases with ...

Pirates notebook: Bell brings hefty on-base percentage to 2nd spot in order

MILWAUKEE — Josh Bell marked his 10th game in the majors Thursday by drawing three walks in a 3-2 win against the Milwaukee Brewers. Broadcaster Greg ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers; Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

SATURDAY at Brewers 7:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP JAMESON ...

McCutchen accounts for all offense as Pirates edge Brewers 

MILWAUKEE — Andrew McCutchen was not spooked on Thursday to the Pirates' decade-long misery at Miller Park. McCutchen drove in a run on each of his ...

Pirates notebook: Polanco becomes Bucs' most consistent power source

MILWAUKEE — Which is more surprising, the fact that Gregory Polanco is leading the Pirates in home runs or that Starling Marte has yet to ...

Scouting report: Pirates at Brewers: Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Today at Brewers 8:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wis. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers Pirates RHP ...

MLB notebook: Cardinals drop another home series

Jaime Garcia's recent woes continued, and so did the Cardinals' season-long struggles at home. Garcia gave up a three-run homer to Stephen Vogt in the third, ...

MLB notebook: Rangers reliever Jeffress charged with drunken driving

The Rangers placed reliever Jeremy Jeffress on the restricted list Friday following his overnight arrest on a drunken driving charge. Jeffress was not with the team ...

MLB notebook: Dodgers acquire veteran catcher Ruiz from Phils

The NL West-leading Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from the Phillies in a trade of backup catchers Thursday, getting a popular player with a world of ...

MLB notebook: Niese to have surgery for torn meniscus

The Mets put former Pirates pitcher Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and said the left-hander will have knee surgery. Niese will have arthroscopic ...

MLB notebook: Rangers put oft-injured outfielder Hamilton on waivers

The Rangers placed outfielder Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers as he tries to come back from a series of operations on his left knee. The ...

MLB notebook: Cuban infielder Gurriel singles in Astros debut

Astros manager A.J. Hinch described Yulieski Gurriel as an international star. Now, the 32-year-old Cuban is getting a chance to make his mark in the ...

MLB notebook: Rangers sign OF Gomez to minor league deal

The Rangers signed outfielder Carlos Gomez to a minor league contract Saturday and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. General manager Jon Daniels said Gomez, who ...

MLB notebook: Howard, Zimmerman cleared following probe

The seven-month investigation by MLB into a report that linked Ryan Howard to performance-enhancing drug use found no violations, officials said Friday. Howard "fully cooperated," MLB ...

MLB notebook: Drastic alterations to game discussed

Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it ...

MLB notebook: Donaldson, Gibbons downplay dugout spat

Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson and manager John Gibbons brushed off their brief but heated exchange in the dugout Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The fiery Donaldson, ...

MLB notebook: Cubs DJ fired for inappropriate song choice

The Cubs fired the Wrigley Field DJ who played an inappropriate song after Aroldis Chapman's appearance during Sunday night's game. The '90s song, "Smack My B— ...

MLB notebook: Nationals release Papelbon

The Nationals released former closer Jonathan Papelbon. The move came Saturday when the Nationals needed a roster spot to recall right-hander Reynaldo Lopez to ...

MLB notebook: Yankees refuse A-Rod's request to play 3rd base

Alex Rodriguez was turned down in his request to play the field for his final game with the Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi said A-Rod wouldn't be ...

MLB notebook: Astros sever ties with slumping OF Gomez

Barely a year after acquiring Carlos Gomez, the Astros let the two-time All-Star center fielder go amid a season-long slump. The 30-year-old Gomez was designated for ...

MLB notebook: Rangers DH Fielder set to announce retirement

Prince Fielder, the slugger acquired by the Texas Rangers from the Tigers in November 2013, is expected to announce his retirement on Wednesday during a ...

MLB notebook: Hall of Fame gets items from Ichiro

The president of the Baseball Hall of Fame was the grateful recipient Monday as Ichiro Suzuki handed over his gear — a jersey, a pair ...