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Pirates Focus In-House, Rather Than Waiver Claims

Pirates Focus In-House, Rather Than Waiver Claims

With just two days remaining until the August 31 trade waiver claim ends, Manager Clint Hurdle said the focus for the Pittsburgh Pirates down the stretch is internal.

"I think right now as we tier things down, our focus starts in house, and then it moves down from there," Hurdle said. "[Or] if something that would happen that would grab us. There are guys out everyday on trade waivers, and there are guys still out on option waivers that you look at. You still see a lot of movement in the industry from time to time. You pay attention, you make calls. You see what the ask is. If the ask is uncomfortable, you move on."

Those in-house guys that Hurdle is taking a look at to help push the Pirates to the playoff surround three talented arms.

"I think we’ve got a number of guys still down below that we have a lot of interest in." Hurdle said. "We’ll probably look for opportunities to get them the ball just as well. We saw three guys in the last month, short looks in [Justin] Wilson a...

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