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    Pirates News and Notes: Sanchez's pain continues

    Freddy Sanchez had a setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery during yesterday’s loss to the Reds. He did not make any throws during the game, but was very discouraged afterwards. “It just doesn't feel right. It's frustrating. I'm very concerned now.” That quote is very disheartening, and leads me to believe...

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    The Big Three

    Three players who will be starting the season in Indianapolis, and making for a very interesting team -- the guys at The Pittsburgh Lumber Company, and Cory on this site last fall, have previewed and profiled these three, so we'll make this a quick look. STEVE PEARCE Outfield Born: 4/13/1983 in Lakeland, Florida Ht:...

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    The Big Three

    Three players who will be starting the season in Indianapolis, and making for a very interesting team -- the guys at The Pittsburgh Lumber Company, and Cory on this site last fall, have previewed and profiled these three, so we'll make this a quick look. STEVE PEARCE Outfield Born: 4/13/1983 in Lakeland, Florida Ht:...

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    Morris, Kim hit hard in loss

    The powerful Yankees’ lineup terrorized Matt Morris last night, scoring eight runs on 13 hits in his four innings. Aided by a shaky Yankee defense, the Pirates fought back and took a 9-8 lead. But Byung-Hyun Kim’s struggles continued, as he allowed four runs and two home runs in the eighth inning....

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    Pirates and Yankees to play under the lights

    The Pirates will play the first night game in McKechnie Field history when they face off against the Yankees tonight at 7:05. Matt Morris will start against Phil Hughes, with Phil Dumatrait, Byung-Hyun Kim and Damaso Marte also slated to pitch. Freddy Sanchez will make his first spring appearance in the field....

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    Pirates over/under number

    The Pirates over/under number (for wins) seems to be 68.5. I am not a gambler, but I think that we will be over that number of wins this year. What do you folks feel?... To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article...

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    Newcomer Ty Taubenheim

    Another starter new to the Pirates' organization TY TAUBENHEIM RHP -- starter B: 11/17/1982 in Bellingham, Washington Ht: 6' 6" Wt: 250 lb B: Right T: Right Ty Taubenheim was drafted by the Brewers in the 44th round of the 2002 draft. He began his pro career in 2003 with Helena...

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    Pirates win again

    The Pirates are working on a winning streak, after winning their third straight game today. The Bucs defeated the Reds 8-4 behind another capable starting pitching performance. Today it was Paul Maholm, who allowed three runs on three hits in five innings. Maholm’s only blemish was a three-run home run served up...

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    Van Benschoten demoted

    The Pirates sent John Van Benschoten to minor league camp today. Apparently, he would have been included in yesterday’s wave of cuts if not for a blister on his finger. The team wanted to make sure he was healthy before demoting him. This move leaves 39 players in Major League camp. The...

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    Romulo Sanchez: AA to MLB

    Another pitching prospect who is slated to pitch in Indianapolis in 2008: ROMULO SANCHEZ RHP -- reliever Born: 4/28/1984 in Carora, Venezuela Ht: 6' 5" Wt: 245 lbs B: Right T: Right Romulo Sanchez bypassed AAA entirely in 2007, going straight from the Altoona bullpen to the bullpen in Pittsburgh. ...

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