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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:49 p.m.
 

Ike Davis has a career .828 OPS against right-handed pitching. That's the key number. Pair that production with Gaby Sanchez‘s excellent numbers against left-handed pitching and the Pirates should have a platoon that effectively gives them above-average production from first base, which was one of their biggest issues entering the season. ... Zach Thornton has put up some big numbers as a reliever at Triple-A, but he's going to be 26 in a few weeks and the Pirates have a surplus of relievers. General manager Neal Huntington indicated the Pirates would like to trade from that surplus.

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