Pirates Prioritizing Finding a Catcher, Yankees a Match

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have prioritized finding a catcher this off-season, and speculates that the New York Yankees could be a match.  Sherman mentions that the Yankees are expected to keep Russell Martin, and that Jesus Montero will be his primary backup.  He says that the Yankees could dangle Austin Romine, although they prefer him at AAA as a Plan B to Montero. The guy that Sherman...

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AFL Recap 10/24: Three More Hits for Grossman

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-3 today to Surprise.  In what is becoming a regular theme, Robbie Grossman had a big day, going 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.  It was Grossman’s eighth multi-hit game in his last ten games, and took his line to a .406 average and a 1.161 OPS in 69 at-bats on the season.  Jarek Cunningha also got a start, but went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts, and a sacrifice fly RBI. Nathan Baker took the mound for...

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Pirates Make Additions to Training Staff

The Pittsburgh Pirates announce the following additions to their Major League Athletic Training Staff. The announcement was made by Senior Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington. Ben Potenziano has been named the Assistant Athletic Trainer. He spent the previous eight seasons with the San Francisco Giants, the last six as the club’s Strength and Conditioning coach. A member of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers...

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Edwin Jackson a Possibility for the Pirates?

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors looked at Edwin Jackson’s upcoming free agency, following his poor start in the World Series last night.  Dierkes speculated that the Yankees and Red Sox won’t be suitors for Jackson in the off-season, and listed the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of the teams that could be matches for Jackson. Dierkes noted Jackson’s inconsistent play over the last few years, and how he’s moved...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 24

Born on this date in 1952 was the starting center fielder for the last Pirates championship team, Omar Moreno, who played for Pittsburgh from 1975-1982. He signed as a 16-year-old with the Pirates in 1969 and would play 25 games in the Gulf Coast League that year. He spent seven seasons in the minors before making his debut in September 1975. He began the 1976 season in AAA getting some brief time in June and July before finally...

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