Game 109 Live Blog: Pirates vs Cardinals

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Pirates sign Zack Dodson

UPDATE 9:21 PM: Baseball America reports that Cain signed for $1.125 M, while Dodson signed for $600 K. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the new totals. The Pirates have spent $6,786,900, about $3 M less than what they spent last year. – According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their fourth round pick, Zack Dodson. We learned earlier that the Pirates had come to an agreement with Colton...

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Pirates to sign Colton Cain

UPDATE 6:24 PM: Jennifer Langosch is reporting that a source close to the negotiations says Cain signed for $1.15 M. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker is updated with the new bonus figures, putting the Pirates at just over $6.2 M spent so far.UPDATE 1:44 PM Friday: Jonathan Mayo is reporting that Cain is set to receive a seven figure signing bonus. That’s pretty impressive. I broke down the 2008 draft spending last month, showing...

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Pirates aren't out of the woods with Veal yet

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed 2009 Rule 5 draft pick Donald Veal on the 15-day DL today with a strained left index finger. To fill Veal’s spot, they purchased the contract of relief pitcher Chris Bootcheck, adding Bootcheck to the 40-man roster, which had an open spot. First, a bit on Bootcheck… Bootcheck was a first round pick in the 2000 MLB draft, taken with the 20th overall pick by the Angels. In his career, Bootcheck...

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A lot is being made right now of the Kevin Hart/Steven Jackson situation from last night. No, this situation had nothing to do with their on-field performance. It had to do with what happened in the locker room after the game. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and John Perrotto of Pirates Report both write about how Kevin Hart avoided the media after the game, while Steven Jackson sent word through the media relations...

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