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Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli hoping for healthier 2017

Before he broke his hand while taking a swing last June, Francisco Cervelli already had been on the disabled list at least a half-dozen times. Cervelli missed five weeks after …


Court hands Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang a suspended jail term over crash

A South Korean court has handed Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang a suspended prison sentence of two years for fleeing the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail …


Starling Marte ready to take over in center field for Pirates

Starling Marte is the new guy in center field for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year, but he is no newcomer to the position. About a month before spring training began, …


Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang attends trial for drunk driving

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has appeared in a South Korean court as judges heard arguments in a trial over charges that he fled the scene after slamming a …


Jung Ho Kang left off South Korea’s WBC team amid DUI allegations

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has been left off South Korea’s roster for the World Baseball Classic while he remains subject to a criminal investigation into allegations that he …


MLB notes: Pirates, Ivan Nova agree to $26M, 3-year deal

A person with knowledge of the deal tells the AP that pitcher Ivan Nova and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract.


Daniel Hudson, Pirates agree to $11M million, 2-year deal

The Pirates bolstered their bullpen on Monday, agreeing to an $11 million, two-year contract with reliever Daniel Hudson.


MLB Notes: Gerrit Cole shut down; Pirates shuffle roster to add pitching depth

The headliner in a flurry of Pirates roster moves Tuesday was the official shutdown of right-hander Gerrit Cole.


MLB Notes: Pirates place Gerrit Cole on disabled list

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed ace Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.


MLB Notes: Nationals acquire Mark Melancon from Pirates

Washington sent reliever Felipe Rivero and pitching prospect Taylor Hearn to the Pirates for Mark Melancon, who supplants struggling Jonathan Papelbon as Washington’s closer.


Gerrit Cole pitches three-hitter as Pirates rout Mariners

Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to …


Iwakuma’s strong start carried M’s past Bucs

It is a constant refrain from manager Scott Servais, almost a mnemonic beat, that all success for the Mariners centers on strong starting pitching.


Jim Harbaugh helps coach Tigers to 10-3 rout of Pirates

With Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh moonlighting as their first base coach, a split squad of Detroit Tigers scored four runs in the first inning Wednesday and beat the Pittsburgh …


Pittsburgh star McCutchen hoping to end his career with team

Andrew McCutchen wants to end his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but it will take a new contract to ensure that happens.


Jake Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates 4-0 to win NL wild-card game

Young, brash Chicago Cubs blank Pittsburgh Pirates behind ace Jake Arrieta in N.L. wild-card game


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015

Upstart Cubs face steady Pirates in N.L. wild card

The Chicago Cubs mirror their National League wild-card opponents, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in numerous ways.


MLB notes: Pirates star Andrew McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub

Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit. The Pirates star centerfielder laughed off a leaked photo of his pay stub Friday, joking he can handle the attention so long as …


Baseball notes: Adrian Gonzalez sets homer record

Adrian Gonzalez homered three times for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 7-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, making him the first player …


Padres reach deal with former Royals pitcher James Shields

Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a $75 million, four-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The deal includes an …


Madison Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

PITTSBURGH – The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful …


Edinson Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH – Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s …


Oakland still in control

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top A.L. wild card …


MLB notes: Andrew McCutchen off the DL

Andrew McCutchen’s fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates. His return didn’t help Tuesday …


Yanks on the mend

Masahiro Tanaka has taken a very small step toward returning to the New York Yankees rotation, playing a pain-free game of catch. Michael Pineda, another sidelined Yankees starter, appears much …


MLB Managers of the Year: Francona and Hurdle

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday. Francona (left in photo) edged John Farrell of the …


Newsmakers

Arrested Phoenix police have arrested 22-year-old Robert Chavez and 23-year-old Joseph Corrales in connection with the beating death of 17-year-old national champion boxer Alexis Urbina. Police say Urbina was found …


Wacha subdues Pirates

PITTSBURGH – Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Monday and …


Alvarez delivers in Pirates’ win

Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five N.L. …


Pirates headed to playoffs

The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago …


Mellinger: Pirates did what Royals wanted to do

NEW YORK – Andrew McCutchen is a wonderful baseball player with great hair and a big smile. He does not, however, know much of anything about Kansas City or the …