Pirates Acquire Infielder Robert Andino From Mariners

The Pirates made one trade today, acquiring infielder Robert Andino from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations, first reported by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune. Andino, 29, has played mostly in Triple-A this season, recording a .229 average and .281 on-base percentage for the Tacoma Rainiers. He has played nine Major League seasons for the Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle...

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Pirates Playoff Odds at 98 Percent, Best in Baseball
Jul31

Pirates Playoff Odds at 98 Percent, Best in Baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a nearly 98 percent chance to reach the MLB postseason, averaging projections from Baseball Prospectus and Clay Davenport, and are expected to finish the season 93-69. The combined playoff odds are the best in Major League Baseball and the highest Pittsburgh has seen in the last three seasons, including a 49 percent chance of winning the National League Central division. This should be no surprise, as the...

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points
Jul31

Pirates GM Neal Huntington Talks Deadline: 13 Most Important Points

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he was “willing to do something stupid” at the MLB Trade Deadline, but not “insane.” The prevailing sentiment from his post-deadline press conference Wednesday was that he made many offers for trades big and small, but the asking price of prospects ended up being too high. So Huntington and the Bucs held steady. “There’s no question we forced the...

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Michael McKenry Out for Season with Torn Meniscus
Jul31

Michael McKenry Out for Season with Torn Meniscus

Pirates catcher Michael McKenry is out for the season with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. McKenry underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday to repair his meniscus, the Pirates announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old will not be able to put any weight on his left leg for six weeks. Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache and the Pirates doctors decided surgery was the best option for the fourth-year catcher. He will look to return for Spring...

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Jeff Samardzija to Pirates? Cubs Have Listened to Trade Offers
Jul31

Jeff Samardzija to Pirates? Cubs Have Listened to Trade Offers

The Chicago Cubs have listened to teams about trading starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, according to Peter Gammons on MLB Network. “They weren’t getting what they thought they were getting,” said Gammons, who added that the Cubs tried to sign Samardzija to an extension. There is a chance the Pirates could be talking with the Cubs about Samardzija, according to the¬†Chicago Tribune‘s Phil Rogers. Clint Hurdle and...

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