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This Date in Pirates History: February 25

On this date in 1999 the Pittsburgh Pirates would trade second baseman Tony Womack to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor leaguer Paul Weichard and a player to be named later. Exactly six months later, the Diamondbacks sent pitcher Jason Boyd to the Pirates to complete the trade. Boyd’s career was covered here on […]
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Pirates Release Xavier Paul

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Xavier Paul after the outfielder cleared waivers.  The team couldn’t outright him to AAA since Paul has more than three years of major league service time. They also can’t re-sign him as a free agent until May 16th, 2012.  His big strength is his speed and defense.  The Pirates have […]
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Pirates Protect Six Players From the Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson.  To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul and catcher Eric […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Corner Outfield

For most of the 2011 season, there wasn’t a specific starter at either corner outfield position for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Jose Tabata began the season as the everyday starter in left field, but finished the year as the everyday starter in right field.  That happened when Alex Presley came up and took over the everyday […]
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Game 160 Recap: Presley, Alvarez Drive Home Three Each in Win

The Pirates and Brewes engaged in an offensive battle. The pitching was porous and sloppy. Only one of the 17 runs that was scored came on a dinger. The Pirates outlasted the Beer Men in the end as the home team left 13 men on base. The see-saw battle began early on. Alex Presley led […]
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Game 153 Recap: Lincoln, Bucs Blasted by Dodgers

That was ugly. No question. The Dodgers bombed Pirate pitching for 15 runs and 23 hits. Chad Billingsley cruised through five leisurely innings while Brad Lincoln didn’t get out of the second inning. Lincoln started off with a shaky first. Dee Gordon tripled to lead off. Jamey Carroll’s ground ball out scored him and the […]
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Game 151 Recap: Bucs Fall to Kuroda

In Jeff Locke’s Major League debut, the Pirates were beaten on a one hit shutout. They got five more hits in his second start. But that wasn’t enough. Locke was lifted after three innings and James Loney poked a three run pinch hit homer as the Dodgers pulled away late. The Pirates threatened against Hiroki […]
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Game 139 Recap: Lee Slams Cubs in Ninth

Derrek Lee returned from the disabled list and knocked in five runs. The big blow was a grand slam of Carlos Marmol with two gone in the ninth. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the first. Alex Presley doubled. He moved to third on a passed ball. Andrew McCutchen walked. Derrek Lee – fresh off […]
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Game 130 Recap: Cards Rough Up Morton

Pittsburgh welcomed back a couple of players from the disabled list. But not much changed for the hitters as the offense didn’t do much against Edwin Jackson. Charlie Morton, trying to close out a great month, was hit hard by St. Louis as the Pirates dropped the opener of the series 8-4. St. Louis drew […]
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Game 128 Recap: Seven Run Second Dooms Ohlendorf

Ross Ohlendorf was hit hard in his first start back from the Disabled List. Milwaukee was aided by an error from Ryan Doumit in a seven run fourth inning and got another solid effort against Pittsburgh from Marco Estrada. Ohlendorf stranded two in the first inning before running into serious trouble in the second. Milwaukee […]
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