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Pirates sign Corey Hart to 1-year deal

By Rob Biertempfel
The Pirates on Friday signed free-agent first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. Hart can make up to another $2.5 million in performance bonuses. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, right-hander Preston Guilmet was ...

MLB notebook: Pirates’ Liriano gets $2 million bonus as part of 3-year, $39 million deal

By Wire Reports
Francisco Liriano gets a $2 million signing bonus as part of his $39 million, three-year contract with the Pirates. The left-hander will receive an $11 million salary next year and $13 million in each of the final two seasons of the ...

Ex-Pirate Parker fights against Parkinson’s with optimistic attitude

By Karen Price
Watching the Pirates during the team’s 20 consecutive losing seasons wasn’t always easy for Dave Parker. There were times he didn’t watch — couldn’t watch — ...

Pirates notebook: New catcher Cervelli eager to bond with staff

By Rob Biertempfel
Francisco Cervelli was not surprised when the New York Yankees traded him to the Pirates last month. Cervelli, 28, made his big league debut with the ...

Pirates finalize Liriano’s 3-year, $39 million deal

By Travis Sawchik
The Pirates officially announced the re-signing of Francisco Liriano on Friday. His three-year, $39 million deal is the largest free agent contract in club history. “We’ve ...

Pirates notebook: Team ‘more relevant’ as Winter Meetings end

By Rob Biertempfel
SAN DIEGO — General manager Neal Huntington filled the Pirates’ two most pressing needs during the Winter Meetings, which wrapped up Thursday. It took the largest free agent deal in franchise history — $39 million over three years — to ...

Pirates trade for left-handed reliever Bastardo

By Rob Biertempfel
SAN DIEGO — After being spurned at the last minute by a free agent reliever, the Pirates on Wednesday still found a way to acquire ...

Pirates notebook: Pirates open to signing Walker to extension

By Rob Biertempfel
SAN DIEGO — After three years of silence between the sides, the Pirates have taken a step toward reopening talks with second baseman Neil Walker ...

Pirates’ struggling catcher Sanchez sent home from Dominican Winter League

By Tribune-Review
SAN DIEGO — Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez was forced to make an early exit from the Dominican Winter League. After playing in just 10 games with Toros del Este, Sanchez was told by the team to go back to the ...

Rossi: Liriano deal good start for Pirates

By Rob Rossi
On a day when news broke that the Pirates will re-sign starter Francisco Liriano for the cost of  $39 million over three seasons, my thoughts ...

Pirates re-sign Liriano to 3-year, $39M contract

By Rob Biertempfel
SAN DIEGO — With the largest free agent signing in franchise history, the Pirates on Tuesday brought back left-hander Francisco Liriano on a three-year, $39 ...

Pirates GM Huntington shifts focus to bullpen help

By Rob Biertempfel
SAN DIEGO — By coming to terms Tuesday with Francisco Liriano, the Pirates likely ceased their pursuit of free agent Edinson Volquez and other free ...

Pirates notebook: Trade talks continue, but no deals imminent

By Rob Biertempfel
SAN DIEGO — General manager Neal Huntington on Monday said the Pirates are “engaged on a bunch of different fronts” in their quest to add ...

Pirates target rotation help at Winter Meetings

By Rob Biertempfel
The Pirates will have at least $15 million in their pocket when they arrive at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings, which begin Monday in San Diego. Most, if not all, of those dollars could go toward  acquiring pitching help. Free agent left-hander ...

Pirates sign left-handed pitcher Richard to minor league contract

By Rob Biertempfel
The Pirates on Wednesday signed left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Richard, 31, has had two shoulder ...

Pirates tender deals to 11 players, cut ties with Sanchez

By Rob Biertempfel
The Pirates on Tuesday cut their ties with Gaby Sanchez, tendered contracts to all of their unsigned arbitration-eligible players and dropped Chaz Roe from their ...

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MLB

MLB notebook: Braves trade OF Justin Upton to Padres

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA — With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal. Just one year removed from an NL …