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Pirates look to put more pressure on opposition with better baserunning

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Every now and then, Josh Harrison will watch the videos and marvel in disbelief at what he was able to do on the basepaths. There he was, stuck between second and third and being swarmed by New ...

Pirates notebook: Harrison’s day cut short by ankle injury

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Josh Harrison’s spring training debut was cut short Wednesday by discomfort in his left ankle. Harrison left the game against the Toronto Blue ...

Spring training breakdown: Blue Jays 4, Pirates 1

By Rob Biertempfel
Blue Jays 4, Pirates 1 Blue Jays starter: RHP Marcus Stroman 1.2 IP, 2H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 SO Pirates starter: RHP Gerrit Cole ...

Blue Jays’ Martin has ‘nothing but praise’ for former Pirates teammates

By Rob Biertempfel
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Nostalgia kept tugging at Russell Martin as he went through the free agent process last winter. In the end, though, common sense — ...

Spring training breakdown: Pirates 8, Blue Jays 7

By Rob Biertempfel
Great start: Pedro Alvarez gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a two-out homer over the left field wall. “It’s a ...

Surgeon to examine Pirates’ Cumpton after pitcher experienced elbow discomfort

By Rob Biertempfel
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Pirates right-hander Brandon Cumpton, who has lingering discomfort in his elbow, will be examined Monday by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Cumpton’s elbow ...

Pirates special instructor Tekulve taking second chance to heart

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Kent Tekulve wasn’t supposed to be in spring training camp with the Pirates this year. He wasn’t supposed to be anywhere. Tekulve, a ...

Pirates notebook: Hart ‘down a few days’ after cutting foot

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Corey Hart was not available to play in the Pirates intrasquad game Monday due to a cut on his foot. Hart was injured ...

Pirates starting pitcher Worley is in right place, right time with team

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Vance Worley reported to Pirates spring training camp with a new baby, a bigger contract and a happier outlook on the season ...

Rossi: Fitting in will be Kang’s biggest hurdle

By Rob Rossi
BRADENTON, Fla. Into the clubhouse walked the player every Pirate is watching, and Jung Ho Kang came bearing gifts in the form of packets of ...

Pirates notebook: Sadler gets first Grapefruit start

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Casey Sadler will pitch the first two innings of the Pirates’ Grapefruit League opener Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, ...

Burnett’s farewell tour wishlist has just 1 item: Pirates World Series

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. There will be no farewell tour for A.J. Burnett as the Pirates’ season runs its course. When he throws his final pitch later ...

Sawchik: Should McCutchen really get a huge salary bump?

By Travis Sawchik
A lifetime contract for Cutch? There’s an interesting parallel between Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria and Pirates star Andrew McCutchen. First consider Longoria and McCutchen are signed to two of the most club-friendly contracts in the sport. The difference ...

Rossi: Pirates must pay for Mr. Right

By Rob Rossi
BRADENTON, Fla. — There are 12 pictures, all in black and white, that line the wall of a hallway leading from the clubhouse to the ...

Pirates notebook: Infield prospect Hanson used to playing elders

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Ever since he started playing in the Pirates’ minor league system, Alen Hanson has been precocious. As a newbie in the Dominican Summer ...

Ex-Brewers star Hart hopes to prove to Pirates he still can play

By Rob Biertempfel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Even after having microfracture surgery on both knees two years ago and missing the 2013 season, Corey Hart hoped he could be ...

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MLB notebook: A-Rod singles in 1st at-bat in spring debut

By Wire Reports
Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees after an absence of more than 17 months, lining a single into short left field in his first at-bat and going 1 for 2 with a walk in a 3-1 spring-training loss to the …