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    Pirates Acquire Wandy Rodriguez from Astros

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Houston Astros. The Pirates sent prospects Robbie Grossman, Coltan Cain and Rudy Owens in exchange in the deal. The Pirates will cover $1.7 M the rest of this season, $8.5 M in 2013, and $7.5 M in 2014 if the option...

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    Jose Tabata Struggling in Triple-A Since Demotion

    The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted Jose Tabata to Triple-A in early July in order to reignite his game and to get him back on track. The organization got to a point during the season that they had enough of Tabata's miscues in the field and struggles at the plate that they decided to send him...

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    Pirates Considering Spot Starters in the Month of August

    Jeff Locke is one of the arms being considered for spots starts in August. With a tough stretch coming up for Pittsburgh in the month of August, the Pirates are considering several options in order to keep their starting staff fresh. After an off day on August 2nd, they will play 20...

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    Pirates Notebook: Adjustments Continue to Pay Off For Bedard

    During the All-Star break Erik Bedard used the time off between starts to work on some adjustments. The left-hander took advantage of three side sessions after Manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage saw some tweaks that he could work on before the second half of the season started. “We’ve identified...

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    Pirates Notebook: Karstens Getting Back to Last Season’s Form

    Jeff Karstens has been working hard to get back to his 2011 form. After missing two months of the season on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury, Karstens has shown over his last four starts that he’s getting there. Karstens tossed seven scoreless frames in the Pirates 3-0 shutout over...

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    Evan Meek Feels Like He’s Back to 2010 Form

    Evan Meek - Photo by Mark Olson Evan Meek arrived to the Pirates clubhouse on Saturday afternoon about an hour before the club was set to take batting practice and work on infield drills. The right-hander flew from Toledo, Ohio, where the Triple-A Indians were playing the Mud Hens. The Pirates placed...

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    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Continues to be the Ace of the Staff

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired A.J Burnett from the New York Yankees on February 19 this spring, the veteran right-hander had an opportunity to join a young ball club and become the ace of the staff. And that’s what he continues to do start after start after start. “I’ve never had a 35-year-old ace...

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    Evan Meek Recalled from Triple-A; Juan Cruz Placed on DL

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed reliever Evan Meek from Triple-A Indianapolis and placed righty Juan Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to July 18. Meek posted a 2.21 ERA over 27 appearances at Triple-A with 23 walks and 30 strikeouts over 36.2...

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    Pirates Waiting For the Appropriate Time to Call Up Starling Marte

    Before the organization decides to promote outfield prospect Starling Marte from Triple-A, they want to make sure he's ready. It has nothing to do with the trade deadline, Manager Clint Hurdle shot that theory down on Friday saying,  "I don’t think it probably has as much thump as if something’s being made...

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    Pirates Notebook: Correia Made Adjustment With Focus Toward More Strikeouts

    Kevin Correia isn’t a strikeout pitcher. In the first half of the 2012 season, Correia struck out a season-high four batters just three times on the season. But over his last two starts, Correia has combined for 11 strikeouts over 11.0 innings pitched — more than he had combined over his five starts prior....

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