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Bucs DFA Williams, Osuna

From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates selected infielder Rodolfo Castro and pitcher Max Kranick to add to their 40-man roster on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Trevor Williams and INF/OF Jose Osuna were designated for assignment. “We felt like ...

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Bucs add to coaching staff PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates named former big-league catcher John Baker their director of coaching and player development Tuesday. General manager Ben Cherington announced the hire on Tuesday, the latest step in an organizational shuffling that’s ...

Curve looking for new manager again

From Mirror reports For the second year in a row, the Altoona Curve, the Class AA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are searching for a manager. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Thursday reported that Altoona needs a manager because Dave Turgeon was let go without having managed a single ...

Archer now a free agent

PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer’s $11 million option for 2021 has been declined by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 32-year-old right-hander became a free agent. Archer will receive a $250,000 buyout, completing a contract he agreed to with Tampa Bay in April 2014. The deal originally guaranteed ...

60 years later, Maz’s feat recalled

PITTSBURGH — Dick Groat vividly recalls the moment he realized the Pirates could beat the heavily favored Yankees in the 1960 World Series. It was the top of the ninth inning of Game 1 at Forbes Field, and the Pirates were clinging to a 6-4 lead with one out, one on and the potential tying ...

Hayes gives Bucs hope

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates began 2020 with plenty of questions. The truncated 60-game schedule provided few answers save for one: Ke’Bryan Hayes can play. Really, really play. The rookie third baseman’s splashy debut — one that finished with a flourish thanks to an eight-game ...

Pirates finish with 19 wins

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are staying home for the first round of the postseason — with the New York Yankees coming to town. Carlos Santana had four RBIs and delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning as the Indians rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 on Sunday ...

Pirates collapse in final inning

CLEVELAND — Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth inning as Cleveland rallied for its third walk-off win in four days, a 4-3 victory Friday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates that kept the Indians’ hopes alive for winning the AL ...

Kuhl sharp for Pirates

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter ...

Bucs beat Cubs for 2nd straight night

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier and Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates all the offense they’d need to slip by the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Cubs ...

Stallings wins it for Pirates

On deck Tonight: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-4) vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (1-8) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff spot under rookie manager David Ross, returning to the ...

Pirate bats go quietly into the night at home

On deck Tonight: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Chicago Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (0-0) vs. Pirates LHP Steven Brault (1-3) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kyle Schwarber found the quickest way to get back in his manager’s good graces: hit the ...

Bucs’ bats silent

PITTSBURGH — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek ...

Cardinals make up ground with DH sweep of Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Dylan Carlson’s first taste of the big leagues didn’t go as planned. The St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect hit just .169 in 23 games before being sent to the team’s alternate camp earlier this month in hopes of finding a reset. Consider it done. The 21-year-old ...

Brault too much for Cardinalls

On deck Today: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, DH,, 4 p.m.; 7:35 p.m. Pitchers: Cards TBA vs. Pirates RHP Trevor Williams (1-7), Gm. 1; Cards TBA vs. Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (1-2), Gm. 2 TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first ...

Bucs drop 8th straight in finale at Cincinnati

On deck Tonight: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitching matchup: Pirates LHP Steven Brault (0-3) vs. Cards RHP Dakota Hudson (3-2) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo pitched a masterful seven innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the ...

Villanueva’s choice surprising to Roethlisberger

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed the need for unity as the team weighed how to properly promote social justice. It didn’t quite work out that way during their season-opening win over the New York Giants, and left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva finds ...

Cincy using Pirates for playoff push

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Tucker Barnhart hit a home run and Brian Goodwin prevented one with a leaping catch as the Cincinnati Reds extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Michael Lorenzen (2-1) ...

Pirates’ woes continue in twinbill defeat at Cincy

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Mike Moustakas hit a big three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Monday night for a doubleheader sweep. Moustakas drove in Shogo Akiyama and Eugenio Suarez with a two-out shot to center off Nik ...

Pirates’ woes continue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0, on Sunday. Keller (4-2) was in total command, allowing only three hits until the ninth inning. “I just ...