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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 past week. The Indians’ attempts to secretly speculate about September call-ups still amuse Treanor, in charge ...

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 ...

Happ’s strong start, Ramirez’s homer pace Pirates past Rockies

By Travis Sawchik
Could J.A. Happ, the last-minute rotation replacement for A.J. Burnett, be making a case to stick in the rotation if the Pirates eventually have six ...

Biertempfel: Pittsburgh native faced quick learning curve as Marlins GM

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI Miami Marlins assistant general manager Mike Berger was more than a little surprised in mid-May when he found out his boss, Dan Jennings, ...

Starting 9: Pirates place renewed emphasis on nabbing base-stealers

By Travis Sawchik
1. Much of the blame for the Pirates’ controlling-the-run-game issues has been placed on the pitchers. The Pirates have allowed 114 steals this season, entering Thursday, catching only 22 percent of base-stealers (league-average is 28 percent). They’ve already surpassed the ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 30, 2015

By Travis Sawchik
Today vs. Rockies 1:35 p.m. TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Rockies LHP Jorge ...

Strong-armed outfielder Garcia growing into all-around threat

By Bill West
TOLEDO, Ohio — Willy Garcia waits for the day when he, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco — his friends and countrymen — might compete to ...

Patience serves as virtue amid prospect Glasnow’s quest for majors

By Bill West
TOLEDO, Ohio — Tyler Glasnow and a few teammates sat huddled around a table in the middle of the Indianapolis Indians’ clubhouse inside Fifth Third ...

Pirates show depth in earning victory over Rockies; Polanco has big night

By Travis Sawchik
Aramis Ramirez and Josh Harrison did not start Friday’s game, but they helped finish a 5-3 Pirates win over the Colorado Rockies. While debate remains ...

Pirates notebook: Catcher Cervelli among ejection leaders

By Bill West
Francisco Cervelli frames pitches as well as any catcher in the majors this season, according to pitch-tracking technology, but he failed to sway home plate ...

Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 29, 2015

By Travis Sawchik
vs. Rockies 7:05 p.m. PNC Park e_SFlbTV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network Probable pitchers: Rockies LHP Chris ...

Pirates notebook: Hurdle mulling rotation options

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — With an eye toward the playoffs, manager Clint Hurdle is mulling ways to reset the starting rotation after the off day on Monday. “We’re still kind of kicking some things around,” Hurdle said Thursday, adding that he has sent ...

Pirates turn nifty double play in 9th, edge Marlins

By Rob Biertempfel
MIAMI — It doesn’t look like anything special in the box score, a routine double play. Yet the catch-throw-catch-throw in the ninth inning Thursday night ...

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MLB

Braves honor fan who died from fall

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York …