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Pirates acquire right-hander Chris Stratton from Angels for cash

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired 28-year-old right-hander Chris Stratton from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. Stratton was 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA in five starts and two relief appearances …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

Elbow strain forces Pirates to shut down Jameson Taillon for 4 weeks

Pittsburgh Pirates ace Jameson Taillon will be shut down for at least a month because of a strained right elbow. The team placed Taillon on the 10-day injured list after …


Jeff Banister back in Rangers ballpark, cherished time managing

Jeff Banister says he cherished his time as manager of the Texas Rangers. He was back in their ballpark seven months after he was fired, now as a special assistant …


Pirates pitcher Chris Archer sidelined by injured thumb

Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list with inflammation of the thumb on his pitching hand, which has bothered him for his last two starts. With …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 1:50 p.m.

Collision sends Pirates’ Erik Gonzalez, Starling Marte to injured list

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed center fielder Starling Marte on the 10-day injured list and shortstop Erik Gonzalez on the 60-day injured list a day after the two collided in …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Chris Archer suspended for 5 games, Yasiel Puig for 2, David Bell for 1

Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer has been suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one for their roles in a bench-clearing fracas …


MLB roundup: Cubs rout Pirates in home opener

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Pirates 1B Josh Bell looking for power boost in 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is hoping to regain some power in 2019. Bell hit just 12 home runs in 2018, less than half the total he put up …


Lonnie Chisenhall ready to move around the field for the Pirates

Lonnie Chisenhall knows his new gig as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right fielder is likely temporary while Gregory Polanco recovers from shoulder surgery. Chisenhall is willing to serve in a …


Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang having a strong spring despite long layoff

The Pittsburgh Pirates admittedly took a leap of faith when they re-signed Jung Ho Kang to a $3 million, one-year contract in November as a free agent. Kang missed the …


Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery, out for 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2019 season. Kuhl went 5-5 with a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts …


MLB roundup: Cubs turn record-tying 7 double plays, beat Pirates 1-0

The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays Friday night, including a game-ending effort by rookie third baseman David Bote on a grounder by David …


Rays get touted prospect Shane Baz from Pirates for Chris Archer

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired minor league pitcher Shane Baz from Pittsburgh as the player to be named in the July 31 trade that sent Chris Archer to the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Giants retire Barry Bonds’ No. 25 jersey

Barry Bonds has gotten his No. 25 jersey retired by the San Francisco Giants, 11 years after he broke Hank Aaron’s home run record in his 22nd and final major …


MLB roundup: Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Josh Bell homer; Pirates beat Indians for 11th straight

Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell each hit a two-run homer, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-4 on Tuesday night for their 11th straight win.


Bruce Kison dead at 68, won 2 World Series with Pirates

Bruce Kison, a pitcher who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series in 1971 and 1979 and spent three decades in player development and scouting roles, has died of …


Pittsburgh Pirates’ Nick Kingham retires first 20 batters in MLB debut

In his big league debut, Nick Kingham carried a perfect game into the seventh inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.


Pirates’ Josh Harrison to undergo further evaluation on hand

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison will undergo further evaluation Monday after leaving their game at Miami when he was hit on the left hand by a 96-mph fastball from …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Gregory Polanco’s homer lifts Pirates past Tigers in kooky opener

Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 13-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday in Detroit – about an …


Ex-baseball player Esteban Loaiza arrested on drug charges

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza (loh-EYE-suh) has been arrested in California on suspicion of smuggling cocaine and heroin.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Giants acquire OF Andrew McCutchen from Pirates

The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. Pittsburgh …


Astros heat up hot stove by acquiring Pirates ace Gerrit Cole

The Houston Astros already had two Cy Young winners on their staff. They’re hoping Gerrit Cole can make it three.


MLB capsules: Nationals take precaution with ace Max Scherzer

Nationals ace Max Scherzer was pulled with a hamstring cramp while tuning up for the playoffs Saturday during host Washington’s 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Josh Harrison spoils Rich Hill’s no-hitter in 10th with home run

Dodgers lefty Rich Hill lost his perfect game on an error in the ninth inning, then lost his no-hitter on a leadoff home run in the 10th by Josh Harrison …


Pirates’ Josh Harrison ends Dodgers’ Rich Hill’s no-hitter with homer in 10th

Rich Hill walked off the mound, toward the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout, and to his right the Pirates piled on Josh Harrison at home plate.


Baseball capsules: Pirates sweep Milwaukee to move closer to N.L. Central lead

Gregory Polanco homered, Chris Stewart added three hits and the host Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the N.L. Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-2 victory on Thursday. The …


Pirates OF Starling Marte humbled in return from suspension

Starling Marte insists he still isn’t sure exactly how the banned steroid that cost the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder an 80-game suspension got into his system. “That’s something I regret, not …


Baseball capsules: Pirates’ Jameson Taillon works five scoreless innings in return from treatments

Jameson Taillon pitched five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular cancer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Monday night.


Pirates’ Jameson Taillon cleared to throw amidst cancer fight

On Tuesday, two weeks after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon was cleared to return to the mound. He threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with catcher Chris …


Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon takes upbeat tone in cancer fight

Jameson Taillon felt like he was in a movie, as if he was watching somebody else’s life change and not his own.