Minor League Opening Day

Today is the opening day for the full season minor league teams, with all four of the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates in action.  The schedule is as follows: Indianapolis Indians (AAA) at Columbus Clippers – 7:05 PM EST The Indians open their season on the road against the Clippers, the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Kevin Hart will take the mound for Indianapolis, with Pedro Alvarez making his AAA debut....

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Pirates Notebook: Already looking like a different team

There were so many moments tonight when I was teetering between “same old Buccos” and “this is looking like a new team”.  Between the walks, the solid work from the bullpen, and the victory in extra innings, I’m coming away from tonight’s victory leaning more toward the feeling of “this is looking like a new team”.  A topic by topic recap of what I liked: The Walks First...

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Indianapolis Indians Roster Set

The Indianapolis Indians roster has been uploaded, completing the full season leagues.  Here is a look: Expected Starters C - Erik Kratz1B - Steve Pearce2B - Brian FridaySS - Argenis Diaz3B - Pedro AlvarezOF - Brandon JonesOF - Brandon MossOF - Jose Tabata Bench C - Luke Carlin1B/OF - Brian MyrowIF - Doug BernierOF - Jonathan Van EveryUTIL - Neil Walker Starting...

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Game 2 Live Blog: Pirates vs Dodgers

Lineups: Pirates: Aki Iwamura, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFGarrett Jones, RFRyan Doumit, CLastings Milledge, LFJeff Clement, 1BAndy LaRoche, 3BRoss Ohlendorf, PRonny Cedeno, SS Dodgers: Rafael Furcal, SSMatt Kemp, CFAndre Ethier, RFManny Ramirez, LFJames Loney, 1BCasey Blake, 3BBlake DeWitt, 2BRussell Martin, CKershaw, P <p><p><a...

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Pirates release minor leaguers

Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that the Pirates have released the following minor leaguers (broken up in to groups, as we already knew about some): Players that we heard about from Baseball America earlier this Spring: Chris Aure, Gerardo Esparza, Jesus Aguilera, Brad Clapp, Jeff Corsaletti, Diomedes Garcia, Gemmy Gonzalez, Edgar Gutierrez, Papiro Juan, Ricardo Paulino, Rafael Quintero, Ciro Rosero, Andres Santos, Carlos Silva. Players...

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