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Pirates

Spring games this season will look a little different

On deck Sunday exhibition: Baltimore Orioles vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:05 p.m. The Associated Press Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon figures players can find plenty to do with any extra time they could get at the end of days if spring training games don’t go nine innings. “Maybe ...

RF Polanco hoping for smoother season

Gregory Polanco doesn’t linger over his long-term future. There’s too much to focus on in the present, namely kick-starting a career that’s been stuck in neutral for more than two years. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder is only too aware that he has struggled to live up to a $35 ...

Frazier will focus only on the present

Adam Frazier spent the winter watching the Pittsburgh teammates he came up through the minors with get flipped for prospects or flat-out released. Josh Bell. Jameson Taillon. Trevor Williams. The Pirates parted ways with all of three and a handful of others during the offseason as part of a ...

Priester imagining PNC debut

PITTSBURGH — Quinn Priester is very much trying to live in the moment. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. Not when the Pittsburgh Pirates are pointing to you as one of the key parts of a core they believe will one day return the team to contention. So yeah, as much as the 20-year-old ...

Pirates sign Todd Fraizer

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Infielder Todd Frazier agreed to a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates that includes an invitation to big league spring training. If Frazier is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract paying a $1.5 million salary while in ...

One-time player for Curve named as new manager

From Mirror reports The Altoona Curve on Wednesday named Miguel Perez as the new manager for the upcoming 2021 minor league season. Perez, who is the 12th manager in franchise history, will become the first former Altoona Curve player to serve as the team’s manager. He appeared in 92 ...

Sports at a glance

Ex-Pirate signs with Phillies CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Philadelphia Phillies finalized a minor league deal on Wednesday with left-handed pitcher Tony Watson, who will attend spring training as a non-roster player. Watson, a one-time Pittsburgh Pirate, was 1-0 with two saves and a 2.50 ERA ...

Shelton: Tune out the noise

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton has a bit of advice for his players as they prepare to report to spring training. Tune out the outside noise. All of it. Shelton is aware expectations aren’t particularly high for a club in the midst of a ...

New year, but same protocols for MLB

2021 Pirates Manager: Derek Shelton, 2nd season 2020: 19-41, 5th place, NL Central Training camp: Bradenton, Fla. Park: LECOM Park First workout: Feb. 17/22 First exhibition game: Feb. 28 vs. Baltimore Orioles By Jake Seiner The Associated Press NEW YORK — Completing the 2020 ...

Pirates will open 2021 season with Central Division rival

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, announced the complete schedule of game times for the 2021 regular season on Thursday. The Pirates will open the 2021 campaign on Thursday, April 1, at Chicago with first pitch ...

Jackson, winning pitcher in 1979 WS Game 7, dies

PITTSBURGH — Grant Jackson, the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 1979 World Series for the “We Are Family” Pittsburgh Pirates and a reliable left-hander for 18 seasons in the majors, died Tuesday from COVID-19 complications. He was 78. The Pirates said Jackson died at Canonsburg ...

Sports at a glance

Archer back with Tampa ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two-time All-Star pitcher Chris Archer has agreed to rejoin the Tampa Bay Rays on a $6.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The 32-year-old right-hander, an All-Star with the Rays in 2015 and ...

Big Apple looks tasty for Taillon

By Ronald Blum The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jameson Taillon’s trade from Pittsburgh to the New York Yankees started to soak in, and he thought about reuniting with former roommate Gerrit Cole. “Every night you get a five-star cooked meal,” Taillon said. “Even if he’s ...

Pirates sign minor league catcher

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have signed catcher Joe Hudson to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Pittsburgh announced the deal on Monday. The 29-year-old Hudson has appeared in 18 major league games for St. Louis, Seattle and the ...

Bucs deal Taillon to Yanks for prospects

NEW YORK — The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects. Pittsburgh received right-handers Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure, infielder Maikol Escotto and ...

Pirates rebuild mode picks up steam

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It’s the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent ...

Musgrove traded to San Diego

From Mirror, wire reports SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Joe Musgrove to his hometown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated ...

Pirates avoid arbitration with nine on roster

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove and eight others on Friday as the club tries to bounce back after finishing with the worst record in the majors in 2020. Musgrove, the team’s opening day starter in 2020, ...

Bell trade could be just the beginning

Notes and observations from a hot stove season that never lacks for suspense and intrigue: n When the Pittsburgh Pirates traded power-hitting first baseman Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals on Christmas Eve for two pitching prospects, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington admitted that ...

Pirates trade pitcher to Oakland

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)— Left-hander Nik Turley was traded to the Athletics on Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash, giving Oakland a reliable reliever for late in games after losing closer Liam Hendriks in free agency. Turley went 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA and one ...