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December 10, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel

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Winter meetings day 3

SAN DIEGO — Tony Sanchez‘s stint in the Dominican Winter League wound up being a lot shorter than he expected. After playing in just 10 games with Toros del Este, Sanchez was told by the team to go back to …

December 9, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Instant analysis: Pirates sign Liriano

SOUTH HILLS – The Pirates did not retain their No. 1 offseason target in Russell Martin but they did resign their No. 2 free agent, Francisco Liriano, on Tuesday. Liriano signed surprisingly early in the free agent process as the …

December 9, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel

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Winter meetings day 2

SAN DIEGO — Good day, and welcome to day two. If you’re still hunting stocking stuffers, the Pirates will be ready to take your cash starting 10 a.m. Friday, when single-game tickets go on sale. You can get them via …

December 8, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel

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Winter meetings day 1

SAN DIEGO — 8:45 am PT First off, I vow to refrain from making any “Anchorman” jokes this week. There was not a lot of buzz about the Pirates last night in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt, but, hey, it’s …

December 4, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Are stars losing trade value?

SOUTH HILLS - Josh Donaldson and Andrew McCutchen have much in common. McCutchen (15.0) and Donaldson (14.1) rank No. 2 and No. 3 all of baseball in Wins Above Replacement accumulated over the last two years – trailing only Mike Trout. …

December 2, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Pirates’ payroll obligations as the clock nears midnight

SOUTH HILLS – The deadline to tender contracts to players without guaranteed contracts for next season is 11:59 p.m today. The key players to watch at the tender deadline are the players eligible for arbitration. The Pirates tendered contracts to …

December 1, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Adding versatility and ending a platoon?

CLARK BUILDING – The Pirates gained bench versatility on Monday while also perhaps ending their strict platoon at first base. The Pirates acquired utility man Sean Rodriguez from Tampa Bay for a player to be named and cash considerations, and cleared …

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