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August 18, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Cedeno back in lineup

HOUSTON — Ronny Cedeno is back in the starting lineup … for the moment, at least. Cedeno, who’s missed six starts due to a sore shoulder, was penciled into the lineup last night, then was a late scratch.

August 16, 2010
by Karen Price


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Still no word yet on picks

With just over an hour until game time, there’s still no word yet on the Pirates signing top two picks Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, and it would surprise nobody if it goes down to the 11:59 p.m. wire. “I …

August 15, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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GM (sort of) talks about draft picks

HOUSTON — No matter how the question was phrased, GM Neal Huntington had the same answer — non-answer, actually — Sunday afternoon about the status of contract talks between the Pirates and top two draft picks Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie.

August 15, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Draft deadline looms

HOUSTON — GM Neal Huntington and scouting director Greg Smith are here at Minute Maid Park, and I’ll be chatting with them later this afternoon. Tomorrow’s deadline to sign draft picks will be a topic, but I’m not expecting either …

August 14, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Sues released after rules violation

HOUSTON — Right-hander Jeff Sues has been released. Sues was on the suspended list at Double-A Altoona for an unspecified violation of team rules. Sues, 27, was the Pirates’ minor league pitcher of the year in 2008 and was placed …

August 14, 2010
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Lineup gets major facelift

HOUSTON — Jose Tabata glanced at the lineup card hanging in the clubhouse and stopped in his tracks. “What the …” Tabata wondered aloud. Manager John Russell gave the lineup a major facelift, moving around everyone from the Nos. 2 …

August 13, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Tabata jinxed on Friday the 13th?

HOUSTON — Jose Tabata went 0 for 4 for the second game in a row. It’s the first time this season he’s gone hitless in back-to-back games. Don’t be too quick to blame Tabata, though. Before the game, media relations …

August 13, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Shoulder injury benches Cedeno

HOUSTON — Shortstop Ronny Cedeno is not in the lineup tonight and might miss the entire weekend series against the Astros due to a left shoulder injury. “It feels really tight,” Cedeno said. “I won’t be ready (to play) for a couple days.”

August 12, 2010
by Karen Price


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Duke feels consistent, even with loss

Zach Duke lost his second decision in a row, with a no-decision against Colorado on Aug. 6 in between, against the Padres today. But his numbers – six hits and two earned runs allowed in six innings – were better than the three earned runs and 10 hits surrendered in six innings to Colorado and the six runs, seven hits in five innings against St. Louis on Aug. 1.

 
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