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Pirates Place Jared Hughes on Unconditional Release Waivers

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed relief pitcher Jared Hughes on release waivers. The Pirates avoided arbitration with Hughes this off-season, agreeing on a one-year deal for $2.825 M. They were hoping for a bounce back season after he posted a 3.03 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 59.1 innings over 67 […]
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Pirates Notebook: The Battle For the Final Bullpen Spots

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Pirates threw four pitchers that all had a chance to factor into the discussion for one of the team’s open bullpen spots on Sunday. I say had because very quickly into the game, Josh Lindblom put a pretty serious dent in his chances by giving up five runs and eight hits […]
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Notes on Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson, Juan Nicasio, Yeudy Garcia, New...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates played to an 11-11 tie with the Blue Jays today at LECOM, with the most encouraging thing being Gerrit Cole’s five inning start. Cole gave up just one run on five hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. He was using an approach that was similar to what you’d see […]
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Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Drew Hutchison and Jared Hughes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided salary arbitration with right-handed pitcher Drew Hutchison, agreeing on a one-year deal for $2.3 M according to Jon Heyman. Teams have until 1 PM Friday to exchange salary figures with players. The Pirates still have not come to terms with Gerrit Cole, Tony Watson, Jared Hughes, Jordy Mercer and Juan […]
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Upcoming Pirates Off-Season Transactions: The Non-Tender Deadline

This Friday is the non-tender deadline in baseball, making it one of the final league-wide transaction deadlines that could impact free agency. Teams must decide who to tender contracts to for the 2017 season by this date. This involves players who are making near the league minimum, along with arbitration eligible players. Teams could decide […]
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Giles: The Pirates’ Bullpen Is Helping Guide Their Recent Success

The Pirates have had some sustained success over the last two weeks. It started with the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers last month, and included six come-from-behind wins during a seven game winning streak that ended Thursday afternoon. While several of the position players have certainly carried their weight in the last two weeks, the […]
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First Pitch: What is Leading to the Bullpen Struggles For the...

The Pirates have had some bullpen problems this year. They’ve had some rotation problems as well, but the solution there is easy — wait until Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon are ready, and hope for the best from Jeff Locke, Juan Nicasio, and/or Jon Niese in the few remaining starts until the prospects arrive. But […]
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Pirates Notebook: Update on Jung-ho Kang’s Rehab, and Jared Hughes Returns

PITTSBURGH – Prior to today’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, Pirates’ Manager Clint Hurdle discussed Jung-ho Kang’s rehab with the media. Hurdle did not give specifics about when we could expect to see Kang make his 2016 debut, noting that his stint with Indianapolis is effectively his Spring Training period. Kang has 33 plate appearances in […]
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Pirates Activate Jared Hughes, Option Rob Scahill to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes from the disabled list, and have optioned Rob Scahill to Indianapolis. Hughes didn’t have a good rehab with Indianapolis, giving up five runs in six innings of work, with all of his runs coming in two separate two inning outings his last two appearances. The runs […]
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Giles: Breaking Down the Pirates’ Struggles in the Bullpen

Chase Field is a challenging environment in which to get outs, regardless of who is on the mound. But the Pirates had a particularly difficult weekend for run prevention when taking on the Diamondbacks. Despite decent starting performances by Jon Niese, Juan Nicasio, and Francisco Liriano, the Pirates found themselves eking out an 8-7 win on […]
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