All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

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    Hughes Optioned to Triple-A with Plans of Returning Soon

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Righty reliever Jared Hughes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon in order to activate right-hander A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list. Hughes' stay in Indy, however, won't last long. "It’s been a great opportunity. It will continue to be when I get back here. Right now,...

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    Burnett to Make Debut Tonight; Reinstated From DL

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pirates have reinstated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list and he will start the game tonight in Pittsburgh against St. Louis. Right-hander Kevin Correia is experiencing discomfort in his left side and will not be starting the game tonight. Burnett was originally scheduled to make his final rehab start for Double-A Altoona tonight....

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    Presley Hits an Inside the Parker, But Bucs Fall 4-1

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Bucco bats remained quiet combining for just one run on four hits off the St. Louis Cardinals pitchers at PNC Park on Friday night in the 4-1 loss. They entered game action with a National League worst .205 team batting average. After plating a run on two hits in the...

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    Strong Pitching Nabs Series Win vs. Dbacks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their first road series victory on Wednesday after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1, at Chase Field. It also marked the first time the Bucs won back-to-back games since winning two straight during their Opening Series against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 7-8. In all three starts during...

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    Pirates Notebook: Barajas Getting to Know Pirates Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter game action on Wednesday with a team ERA of 2.97, which ranked No. 6 best in the Majors, fifth in the National League. Over the 11 games so far this season, Rod Barajas has been behind the dish starting in eight of those games manning the club’s pitching staff....

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    McDonald Getting Hands on Experience from Veterans

    Photo by Mark Olson The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander James McDonald from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the summer of the 2010 season (along with prospect Andrew Lambo) for then closer Octavio Dotel. In his first full season as a starting pitcher in 2011, McDonald posted a 4.21 ERA over 171 innings....

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    Bucs Bats Fizzle in Loss to Dbacks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates lost game one of a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, at Chase Field on Monday. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead off the Diamondbacks. With two outs in the first, Andrew McCutchen singled into left and quickly swiped second base for his third of the season....

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    Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Positive McCutchen Can Do This

    He’s been ranked as one of the top center fielders in baseball. And rightfully so. Despite the club struggling with offense to start the 2012 season, Andrew McCutchen has been doing his share. The 25-year-old entered game action on Wednesday with a .333/.405/.394 line in 33 at-bats, with four runs, two doubles, an RBI,...

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    Pirates Drop Fifth Straight After Giants Walkoff

    A day after getting shutout by the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, the club saw another loss on Saturday night. After battling back in fourth in the see-saw game, the Giants hit a walkoff infield single in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates giving them...

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    Pirates Option Hague to Triple-A; Activate Morton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned infielder Matt Hague to Triple-A Indianapolis in order to make room on the 25-man roster for right-hander Charlie Morton. Morton, 28, will start for the Bucs against the San Francisco Giants tonight at 9:05 p.m. ET at AT&T Park. The right-hander will be making his 2012 debut after...

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