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Pirates

Polanco to miss rest of year with injured knee, shoulder

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco’s season is over. The Pirates announced Saturday that Polanco will need six to eight weeks to recover from a pair of injuries sustained after he took an awkward, tumbling slide into second base during Friday’s game against ...

Pirates’ bullpen hangs on for win

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon pitched five effective innings and helped send Homer Bailey to yet another loss as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Wednesday night to sweep their three-game series. Taillon (12-9) allowed only one ...

Hurdle has enjoyed Clemente festivities

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Some of the Pirates got an early start on Thursday so they could go to school. It was Roberto Clemente Day throughout MLB, and the Pirates participated in a number of community projects to commemorate the occasion. Clint Hurdle was among those ...

Musgrove roughs it for Bucs

By Alan Saunders The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Before he took the mound Tuesday night, Pirates starter Joe Musgrove just didn’t feel right while warming up in the bullpen. In his quest to get things straightened out, he made a quick change to his approach. That tactic seemed to ...

Kramer will get his chance

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — The Pirates called up another wave of players from Class AAA Indianapolis, including infielder Kevin Kramer, their second-round pick in the 2015 draft. Kramer was the only one of Tuesday’s recalls who has no previous major league ...

Votto gets a shirt; Pirates topple Reds

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — This trade was too good for Joey Votto to turn down. The Cincinnati Reds star first baseman spotted a fan sitting along the first base line Monday at PNC Park wearing a T-shirt that read “Votto for President.” It was from a Nike ...