Matt Bandi

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    Pirates sign Grovatt

    The Pirates have signed 11th round draft pick Dan Grovatt.

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    Bucs agree to terms with 23rd rounder

    Pirates Prospects reported today that the Pirates have come to agreement with their 23rd round draft pick, first baseman Jared Lakind.

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    The underrated Zach Duke

    With Zach Duke posting a 5.32 ERA and preparing for his third and final year of arbitration, some fans have called for the Pirates to cut ties with the veteran starter after the season. Their position is that he should be traded to the highest bidder or...

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    Bucs deal Carlin to Indians

    Paul Hoynes reports that the Pirates have traded Triple-A catcher Luke Carlin to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later.

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    Series Preview: Pirates vs. Padres

    Probable Starters RHP Jeff Karstens vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc RHP James McDonald vs. RHP Kevin Correia LHP Zach Duke vs. RHP Jon Garland

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    Pirates sign Cumpton, Hafner

    The Pirates officially announced the signings of the following 2010 draft picks: Nick Kingham (4th round), Brandon Cumpton (9th round) and Ryan Hafner (17th round). The Kingham signing had previously been reported as a $480,000 signing bonus. Jim Callis of Baseball America tweets that Cumpton...

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    Pirates fire Kerrigan, Varsho

    The Pirates fired pitching coach Joe Kerrigan and bench coach Gary Varsho this morning. Ray Searage will replace Kerrigan and Jeff Banister will replace Varsho.

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    Doumit returns from DL

    The Pirates activated Ryan Doumit from the disabled list today. Erik Kratz was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for him on the roster.

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    Thomas optioned to Indy

    The Pirates optioned reliever Justin Thomas to Triple-A today to make room for Chan Ho Park.

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    Defending the Chan Ho Park addition

    Over the past couple weeks, the Pirates unloaded four veteran relievers who had helped contribute to a solid bullpen in 2010. Yesterday, in an attempt to solidify the disrupted pen, the Bucs claimed Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers. The Resop addition was applauded, but...