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July 31, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Breaking up the bullpen

ST. LOUIS — The Pirates’ bullpen, which was one of the most effective and experienced relief corps in the majors, now has a whole new look. Time will tell if that’s a good thing.

July 31, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Too many catchers

ST. LOUIS — There are too many catchers — two too many, actually — in the Pirates’s clubhousse, now that Chris Snyder is on his way here from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

July 31, 2010
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Snyder may depose Doumit

DENVER — If a trade for Chris Snyder goes through, Ryan Doumit no longer will be the Pirates’ everyday catcher when he returns from his latest stint on the disabled list.

July 30, 2010
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Maholm uneasy about trade rumors

ST. LOUIS — According to an industry source, the Pirates today are in close negotiations with more than one team regarding left-hander Paul Maholm. If he Pirates’ asking price is met — the Pirates want at least a major-league starting pitcher in return — a trade could be completed quickly.

July 30, 2010
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Pirates add minor league OF

ST. LOUIS — The Pirates acquired outfielder Mitch Jones, 32, from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis. Jones hit .250 with 18 homers in 89 games for Triple-A Gwinnett. He played in eight games …

July 29, 2010
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McCutchen’s status is day to day

DENVER — Andrew McCutchen did not play today against the Rockies and is day to day with a sore right shoulder. “It’s a little stiff today,” McCutchen said. “I tried to take some swings in the cage (before the game), …

July 29, 2010
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McCutchen scratched

DENVER — Center fielder Andrew McCutchen was scratched from today’s lineup against the Rockies. Jose Tabata will bat leadoff and start in center. Last night, McCutchen reinjured his right shoulder when he crashed into the outfield wall while making a …

July 29, 2010
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Ohlendorf expected to make next start

DENVER — Other than the phone calls every two hours, Ross Ohlendorf got a good night’s sleep last night. The Pirates’ medical staff made frequent checkups to ensure that Ohlendorf, who was struck on the head by a line drive …

July 29, 2010
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Gallagher steps up

DENVER — Sean Gallagher stepped up at the right time for the Pirates, tossing three hitless, scoreless innings last night after Ross Ohlendorf was struck on the head by a line drive. That gave the offense time to build a 5-1 lead en route to a 6-2 victory.

July 28, 2010
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Ohlendorf: “I got lucky”

DENVER — Pirates right-hander Ross Ohlendorf was not seriously injured Wednesday when he was struck on the right side of his head by a line drive during the Pirates’ 6-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies.

 
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