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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...

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    Series Preview: Rockies vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters LHP Jeff Francis vs. RHP James McDonald RHP Jason Hammel vs. LHP Zach Duke LHP Jorge De La Rosa vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf RHP Esmil Rogers vs. LHP Paul Maholm

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    Bucs claim Resop, Park

    The Pirates have claimed right-handed pitchers Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers in an attempt to bolster a depleted bullpen. Steven Jackson was designated for assignment and Steve Pearce was placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

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    Pirates sign 4th rounder Kingham

    Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects reports that the Pirates have signed fourth round draft pick Nick Kingham. No financial details are known at this time, but Kingham will surely receive an above-slot bonus.

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    McCutchen leaves game with bruised neck

    Andrew McCutchen left tonight's game after being hit in the neck with a fastball. McCutchen passed all preliminary tests and was officially listed as day-to-day.

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    Pearce to have season-ending knee surgery

    Steve Pearce will have surgery on his left knee Wednesday, ending his season.

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    Series Preview: Reds vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters LHP Travis Wood vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf RHP Mike Leake vs. LHP Paul Maholm RHP Johnny Cueto vs. RHP Jeff Karstens

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    Starling Marte returns to Marauders

    Starling Marte, previously rehabbing from hand surgery, has returned to High-A Bradenton.

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