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Pirates, Marlins in talks to play 2016 game in Puerto Rico

By Rob Biertempfel 1:48 p.m.
The Pirates and Miami Marlins are in talks with MLB to play at least one regular-season game next year in Puerto Rico, multiple industry sources told Trib Total Media. MLB has not yet finalized its 2016 schedule, which is due …

Locke struggles again early, Pirates lose again in Milwaukee

By Travis Sawchik
MILWAUKEE — With two outs in the fourth inning Wednesday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle emerged from the third-base dugout at Miller Park and slowly walked ...

Snider happy to return to new role with Pirates

By Travis Sawchik
MILWAUKEE — On Sept. 3, 2013, Travis Snider emphatically clapped his hands a single time as he rounded first base in the ninth inning at ...

Pirates notebook: Left-side lineup intrigue continues

By Travis Sawchik
MILWAUKEE — Despite several infield defensive miscues a night earlier, despite a starting pitcher in Jeff Locke who is heavily dependent on defensive play behind ...

Gameday: Pirates at Brewers, Sept. 3, 2015

By Travis Sawchik
Pirates at Brewers 7:20 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (9-6, 3.28) vs. Brewers RHP Taylor Jungmann (8-5, 2.48) next up Friday, 8:15 p.m.: ...

Cole struggles as Brewers continue Miller mastery over Pirates

By Travis Sawchik
MILWAUKEE — Gerrit Cole immediately went in search of answers after Tuesday’s 7-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Cole seated himself in front of a laptop ...

No bitter brew for Mercer over reduced playing time after injury

By Bill West
The player whose awkward slide put Jordy Mercer on the disabled list for the first time in the shortstop’s career left the Milwaukee Brewers a ...

Pirates notebook: 6 September call-ups include first-timer Diaz

By Travis Sawchik
MILWAUKEE — Only one of the six September reinforcements the Pirates added Tuesday received his first call to the majors. Following a game Sunday in ...

Gameday: Pirates at Brewers, Sept. 2, 2015

By Travis Sawchik
Today at Brewers 8:10 p.m. Miller Park, Milwaukee TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Pirates LHP Jeff Locke (7-8, 4.46) vs. Brewers RHP Zach Davies (MLB debut) next ...

Two wild-card format hurting Pirates in short term

By Travis Sawchik
In speaking to reporters last month at PNC Park, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington did something he rarely engages in publicly: He lamented a decision. ...

Gameday: Pirates at Brewers, Sept. 1, 2015

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

No certainty for Pirates’ call-up veterans

By Bill West
TOLEDO, Ohio — Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor noticed many conversations among his players became hushed when he entered a room in the clubhouse during the ...

Rossi: Continuing legend of Pirate Ray

By Rob Rossi
The legend of the Pirate Ray, a swashbuckler who saves instead of stealing, had spread from the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania way out to ...

Morton inconsistent, Pirates’ bats go quiet in 5-0 loss to Rockies

By Travis Sawchik
As they completed their August schedule Sunday and enter September, the Pirates are trending up in many areas. They entered play Sunday 30 games above ...

Pirates notebook: Burnett encouraged by extended simulated game

By Travis Sawchik
A.J. Burnett felt so “fresh” and “efficient” that he kept getting up during Sunday’s simulated game. Burnett was supposed to throw three simulated innings, but the ...

Pirates notebook: Hurdle’s faith in Polanco pays off

By Travis Sawchik
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has rebuilt Gregory Polanco’s confidence before. On March 9, 2012, Hurdle was intrigued with the then-skinny, mostly unknown prospect and invited ...

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MLB notebook: Fenway fan injured after trying to catch foul ball

By The Associated Press
A fan at Fenway Park was taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball. The accident occurred Wednesday during the seventh inning of a game between the Yankees and Red Sox. The fan …