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July 26, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Contract talks still deadlocked and silent

PHOENIX — There has been no movement by either side in the stalled contract talks between the Pirates and infielders Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson. The non-waiver trading deadline is 4 p.m. Friday. Both players are battling injuries — Sanchez …

July 26, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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What a play!

PHOENIX — How about that play last night by shortstop Jack Wilson? In case you missed it, Wilson fielded a ball in left field and threw out Augie Ojeda, who was trying to stretch a double into a triple. “Do …

July 25, 2009
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Freddy, Jack back in the lineup

PHOENIX — Freddy Sanchez is on the field now, testing his sore left knee. He’s wearing a small wrap on the knee and has been penciled into the lineup for tonight’s game. “We’ll see how it goes,” Sanchez said as …

July 24, 2009
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Sanchez, Wilson sit out tonight’s game

PHOENIX — Second baseman Freddy Sanchez is out of the lineup tonight with what manager John Russell described as an “achy” knee. “I had planned on giving him a day off (during the road trip),” Russell said. “He should be …

July 23, 2009
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Dumatrait to start for State College

PHOENIX — Left-hander Phil Dumatrait — remember him? — will make a rehab start Sunday for Class A State College. Dumatrait has been out all year recovering from shoulder surgery. Tuesday, Dumatrait made his first rehab outing for the GCL …

July 21, 2009
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Wilson out with sore hamstring

It’s a much nicer night at PNC Park. The first pitch between and Pirates and the Brewers is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Pirates beat the Brewers on Monday night for the first time in 18 games, and they’ll go …

July 20, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Pouring in PNC

If you’ve looked out your window, you’d know why we’re in a rain delay at PNC Park. The first pitch between the Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers was scheduled for 7:05 p.m.. Obviously, that hasn’t happened. It’s coming down pretty hard …

July 19, 2009
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MLB slows Bucs’ talks with draft picks

GM Neal Huntington said contract talks with several of the team’s unsigned draft picks “have hit a little bit of a wall.” Some of the turbulence is coming from the commissioner’s office, which is unhappy the Pirates want to pay …

July 19, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Contract talks stall, perhaps for good

Contract negotiations between the Pirates and infielders Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson are at a standstill — and might be over. The Pirates made Sanchez an offer of $10 million for 2010-11, provided he give up his $8.5 million option …

July 19, 2009
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Confidence in Capps

Matt Capps has endured turbulent ninth innings in his past two outings. Last night, he gave up back-to-back singles to start the inning, but escaped unscathed to nail down his 20th save. A week earlier against Philly, Capps yielded five …

 
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