Justin K. Aller

Pittsburgh Pirates: Trade rumors, transactions, news, notes

All the latest news, notes, and rumors.

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Pirates trade deadline preview

The darlings of the 2013 season have struggled to repeat that success in 2014. A few minor upgrades could have them back in the race, however.

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Pirates extend Starling Marte

Marte's new deal begins this season and extends team control for three seasons.

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Bucs targeting Morrison, Lind

With Morneau and Napoli off the market and Loney asking for big money, the Bucs have turned to the trade market to find a new first baseman.

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Pirates gear up to prove 2013 wasn't a fluke

The Pirates have arguably the best farm system in baseball, and they might use it -- one way or another -- in an attempt to return to the playoffs.

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Morneau trade reactions

The experts take on the Pirates' acquisition of slugger Justin Morneau.

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Pirates recall Duke Welker, option Josh Harrison

The right-hander is receiving his first career promotion the the major leagues.

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Pirates place Neil Walker on DL

The Pirates second baseman has been unable to play after suffering a laceration on his right hand.

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Pirates add Jose Contreras, option Jared Hughes

The veteran pitcher is returning to action 10 1/2 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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Jose Tabata leaves game with tight hamstring

The outfielder left the game after stealing second base.

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Liriano begins rehab assignment

Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano began his minor league rehab assignment last night.

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Bucs recall Morris

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-hander Bryan Morris.

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Walker extension talks shelved

Pirates second baseman Neil Walker doesn't plan on holding negotiations during the regular season.

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Burnett considering retirement

The veteran right-hander is mulling hanging up his hat when the season comes to an end.

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Bucs DFA Strickland, Robinson

The Bucs have designated the pair of players for assignment to clear up roster space.

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DL likely for Karstens

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens will likely start the regular season on the disabled list due to a shoulder injury.

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Pirates release Hawpe

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released outfielder/first baseman Brad Hawpe.

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Pirates acquire McDonald

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder John McDonald from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Pirates capture Contreras

The Pittsburgh Pirates have brought in veteran righty Jose Contreras to compete for a spot in their bullpen this spring.

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Bob Nutting: all over the place

Sometimes things just happen. Building your expectations off of fluke occurrences is a recipe for disappointment.

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Walker extension upcoming?

Second baseman Neil Walker could be the next Pirates' player in line to receive a contract extension.

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Pirates extend Hurdle

The Pittsburgh Pirates will extend manager Clint Hurdle through the 2014 season with an option for 2015.

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Pirates sign Brandon Inge

Pittsburgh has brought on the veteran infielder on a minor-league deal.

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Bucs sign Liriano (for real this time)

The veteran left-hander has finally passed his physical, meaning his two-year deal with the Bucs is official.

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Pirates sign Jonathan Sanchez

Pittsburgh adds the veteran left-hander on a minor-league deal.

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Pirates, Jonathan Sanchez nearing deal

The Pirates are close to signing the former Giants and Rockies' left-hander.

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Pirates: Still no Liriano deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates still have not reached a deal with lefty Francisco Liriano and GM Neal Huntington is not sure they will.

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Bucs, Liriano finalize deal

Pittsburgh has come to terms on a new contract with the veteran left-hander after the original was scrapped because of injury concerns.

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Pirates DFA Stewart

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Zach Stewart for assignment, MLB.com reported earlier today.

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Pirates sign Hawpe, May

The Pirates have signed outfielder Brad Hawpe and catch Lucas May.

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Jason Grilli & the Short Shelf-Life of Old Closers

Closers aren't born, they're made, and some are made late in their careers. The Pirates may have found a closer in Grilli, but they ought not hold on too hard or too long.

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Bucs, Liriano still negotiating

Pittsburgh is still attempting to renegotiate its two-year deal with the veteran southpaw.

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3 targeting Marcum

The veteran right-hander is drawing interest from a trio of clubs.

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Bucs/Liriano deal on hold

An arm problem suffered in December has derailed the two-year agreement with the southpaw.

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VandenHurk headed to Korea

Another former MLB player is headed to East Asia for the 2013 season.

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Hanrahan trade reax

A quick roundup of fan and expert analysis from around the web.

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Pirates DFA Chad Beck

The right-hander's push from the roster likely makes room for one of the squad's new trade additions from Boston.

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Red Sox acquire Hanrahan

The six-player swap between the two clubs has been finalized, with two players headed to Boston and four to Pittsburgh.

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Pirates sign Francisco Liriano

Pittsburgh has added the free-agent southpaw on a two-year, $14 million deal.

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Pirates interested in Porcello

While the Pirates are interested in Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, Detroit doesn’t want to surrender the former top prospect for a straight-up trade involving Pittsburgh’s closer Joel Hanrahan.

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Pirates shopping Hanrahan?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are “pushing to move” right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan.

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Pirates listening on Hanrahan?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are listening to offers from teams that are interested in acquiring closer Joel Hanrahan.

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Pirates re-sign Grilli

The Pittsburgh Pirates will re-sign right-hander Jason Grilli, as the sides are nearing a two-year agreement.

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Phillies add RHP Zack Miner

The right-hander has not pitched in the big leagues since 2009.

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Grilli nearing decision

The Bucs are nearing an agreement to bring the veteran right-hander back to Pittsburgh.

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