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August 27, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Alvarez gets night off

MILWAUKEE — For the first time in 23 games, Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup. Andy LaRoche will start at third base tonight against the Brewers. “It’s not so much Pedro needs a rest,” manager John Russell said. …

August 25, 2010
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Dilson Herrera deal done

The Pirates have finalized their deal with Columbian shortstop Dilson Herrera, and are expected to announce the signing today.

August 24, 2010
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Karstens scratched for Wednesday

After tonight’s 4-3 victory against the Cardinals, the Pirates announced a pitching change for Wednesday’s game.

August 24, 2010
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Ohlendorf could be done for season

The good news on right-hander Ross Ohlendorf is he will not need surgery to repair his sore upper back. The bad news is, he’s likely done for the season.

August 24, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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No surgery for Ohlendorf

The MRI on right-hander Ross Ohlendorf today showed a strain to the latissimus dorsi/teres major muscles (in other words, the back of his shoulder). According to the Pirates, surgery is not necessary. There was no immediate word on how long …

August 23, 2010
by Karen Price


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Clement goes on DL

The Pirates put Jeff Clement on the disabled list today, hoping the time off will help his irritated left knee.

August 22, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Hollywood at PNC Park

The press box is more crowded than usual today. The Mets always bring a good-sized crew of beat writers and such. But there also is a movie crew setting up in the tippy-top of PNC Park and other spots throughout …

August 20, 2010
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State College contract extended

The Pirates have finalized a two-year contract extension with short-season Class A State College. Team prez Frank Coonelly and GM Neal Huntington will be at Medlar Field to make the announcement before tonight’s 7:05 p.m. first pitch. »»» The Pirates’ …

August 19, 2010
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Heredia deal announced; Sanchez to AFL?

The Pirates have paid $2.6 million to buy the rights to 16-year-old pitcher Luis Heredia from Veracruz of the Mexican League. That shatters the franchise’s international signing bonus record of $400,000, which went to Venezuelan outfielder Exicardo Cayones in 2008. …

August 19, 2010
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Taillon, Heredia in the fold

First-round pick Jameson Taillon met with reporters this afternoon at PNC Park and said he was happy the post-draft contract negotiations — he smiled and called it “an interesting process” — are over. “There was never a doubt in my mind,” Taillon said. “I knew we’d get something done.”

 
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