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December 14, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Hurdle helped seal Overbay deal

Before flying back to his home near Seattle, Lyle Overbay had lunch this afternoon in Pittsburgh with new manager Clint Hurdle. Overbay came away from the meeting convinced he’d made the right decision by signing a one-year, $5 million contract with the Pirates.

December 13, 2010
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DSL player suspended

Pitcher Arquimedes Lorenzo, who was playing for the Pirates’ Dominican Summer League team, has been suspended 50 games for an undisclosed violation of MLB’s minor league drug treatment and prevention program. The suspension is effective at the start of next …

December 10, 2010
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McCutchen’s market value

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce’s six-year, $51 million contract extension helps bring Andrew McCutchen’s market value into focus. McCutchen was the 11th overall pick in 2005. Bruce was drafted 12th. McCutchen, who debuted in the majors on June 4, 2009, has …

December 9, 2010
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Kawakami remains an option

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Winter Meetings ended this morning with the Pirates still engaged in talks with the Atlanta Braves about a trade for pitcher Kenshin Kawakami. The Baltimore Orioles no longer seem interested in the right-hander, which …

December 9, 2010
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Bucs take SS in Rule 5 draft

After failing to swing trades for either J.J. Hardy or Jason Bartlett, the Pirates this morning claimed 25-year-old shortstop prospect Josh Rodriguez with the first overall pick of the Rule 5 Draft.

December 8, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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A bigger deal after Diaz?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When it became clear the Braves would non-tender Matt Diaz, it wasn’t hard to figure he would be a good fit with the Pirates. Corner outfielder. Reasonably priced ($2.55 million this past season). A bit …

December 8, 2010
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Matt Diaz gets 2-year deal

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Pirates early today added some right-handed pop to their lineup by signing outfielder Matt Diaz to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not immediately available. Diaz, 32, became a free agent after being non-tendered …

December 7, 2010
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Pitching upgrades in progress

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Here are some quick-and -irty snippets from GM Neal Huntington’s afternoon confab with the media on Day 2 of the Winter Meetings: »»» Huntington didn’t confirm the deals with pitchers Kevin Correia and Scott Olsen …

December 7, 2010
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Interest in Kawakami cools?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Signing free agent pitchers Kevin Correia and Scott Olsen may have lessened the Pirates’ interest in trading for Braves righty Kenshin Kawakami. Atlanta is shopping Kawakami, 35, who will make $6.667 million next season in …

December 7, 2010
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Correia deal in the works

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Pitching continues to be the Pirates’ focus at the Winter Meetings, as the club is close to wrapping up a two-year deal with right-hander Kevin Correia. The contract reportedly will be worth $8 million. In …

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