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Orioles acquire Travis Snider hoping he can fill outfield void

Orioles acquire Travis Snider hoping he can fill outfield void

yahoo.com MLB.com post-gazette.com Updated Jan 27 (3 days ago)
Having lost outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis in free agency, the Orioles swung a trade with the Pirates on Tuesday to help fill that void. Source: Travis Snider deal to Baltimore believed to be done. Class A pitcher Stephen Tarpley one of the p…
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  • Pirates sign two to minor league deals

    Pirates sign two to minor league deals

    post-gazette.com 2 hours ago
    The Pirates signed catcher Wilkin Castillo and right-handed pitcher Josh Wall to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training, the team announced today.
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  • Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies

    Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies

    MLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    First baseman Justin Morneau wasn't sure how he'd fit with the Rockies when he signed with them before last season. He was a Twins mainstay from his Major League debut in 2003 until August 2013, when he was dealt to the Pirates -- where he helped during…
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  • Pirates drop infielder to make room for Jung Ho Kang

    Pirates drop infielder to make room for Jung Ho Kang

    The Pirates designated infielder Jake Elmore for assignment Tuesday to make room for Jung Ho Kang on the 40-man roster.
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  • Prospect Tucker talks about playing through torn ligament

    Prospect Tucker talks about playing through torn ligament

    MLB.com Jan 20
    The Pirates knew Cole Tucker was good. That is why they made the Phoenix shortstop their top pick in last summer's First-Year Player Draft. Now the Bucs know Tucker is also gutsy, a real gamer. He played his last 37 games with the Gulf Coast Pirates wit…
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  • Ron Cook: Kang signing makes sense

    Ron Cook: Kang signing makes sense

    The plan makes perfect sense. The Pirates made a relatively inexpensive investment in Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang to provide depth this season and give manager Clint Hurdle options at shortstop, third base and second base. Kang, after making the chall…
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  • Ron Cook: Kang signing makes sense

    Ron Cook: Kang signing makes sense

    The plan makes perfect sense. The Pirates made a relatively inexpensive investment in Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang to provide depth this season and give manager Clint Hurdle options at shortstop, third base and second base. Kang, after making the chall…
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  • 10 reasons for Cubs fans to believe in Rizzo's pledge

    10 reasons for Cubs fans to believe in Rizzo's pledge

    MLB.com Jan 16
    Anthony Rizzo, who knows the strength of the Cardinals and Pirates as well as anyone, recently said the Cubs are "going to win the NL Central" in 2015. Here are 10 reasons from columnist Phil Rogers on why the time to dream has arrived on the …
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  • Pirates notebook: Nine players settle arbitration cases

    Pirates notebook: Nine players settle arbitration cases

    The Pirates avoided arbitration Friday with nine of their 12 eligible players, while the remaining three could be headed for a hearing.
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  • Pirates catcher Sanchez not a big hit in Dominican Republic

    Pirates catcher Sanchez not a big hit in Dominican Republic

    BRADENTON, Fla. — One time, Tony Sanchez ambushed a first-pitch fastball. On a mission to improve his two-strike approach in the Dominican Winter League, Sanchez worked deep into counts as a matter of course.
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  • Pirates starter Vance Worley seeks quick start this season

    Pirates starter Vance Worley seeks quick start this season

    BRADENTON, Fla. — The casual viewer can be excused if they are surprised to hear that one of Vance Worley’s goals this year is to get off to a quicker start with better command early in the season. He struck out 43 and walked only four in seven minor le…
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  • New Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard puts comeback in 'good' han…

    New Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard puts comeback in 'good' hands

    BRADENTON, Fla. — Word spreads quickly in modern baseball, where players change teams frequently. So, when pitcher Clayton Richard was considering his options this offseason, he spoke with former San Diego Padres teammate Edinson Volquez about the Pirat…
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  • Pirates notebook: Team names new special assistant

    Pirates notebook: Team names new special assistant

    BRADENTON, Fla. — Seeking to add more recent major leaguers to their staff, the Pirates announced Monday the hiring of Jamey Carroll as a special assistant to baseball operations.
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  • Pirates invite eight to spring training in Bradenton, Fla.

    Pirates invite eight to spring training in Bradenton, Fla.

    The Pirates signed two players to minor league contracts Friday that included invitations to major league spring training and also announced that six other minor leaguers were invited to camp.
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  • Bucs sign 2 to Minors deals, invite them, 6 others to camp

    Bucs sign 2 to Minors deals, invite them, 6 others to camp

    MLB.com Jan 9
    The Pirates signed right-hander Wilfredo Boscan and left-hander Charlie Leesman to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training on Friday, while inviting six other Minor Leaguers to big league camp.
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  • Pirates reportedly on verge of 4-year deal with Kang

    Pirates reportedly on verge of 4-year deal with Kang

    MLB.com Jan 9
    The Pirates are reportedly close to officially signing Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to a four-year deal. CBS Sports reported on Friday that the two sides are "moving close to a deal" as the Jan. 20 deadline approaches. The Pirates already spe…
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  • Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

    Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

    MLB.com Jan 8
    Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and…
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  • Ex-Pirates IF Sanchez joins Japan's Eagles

    Ex-Pirates IF Sanchez joins Japan's Eagles

    ESPN.com Jan 8
    Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League for the 2015 season.
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  • Video - Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho Kang 01:54

    Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho Kang

    Dec 22
    David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.
  • Video - Lester Still The Focal Point On Day 2 Of The Winter Meetings 09:58

    Lester Still The Focal Point On Day 2 Of The Winter Meetings

    Dec 9
    "Baseball Tonight" analysts Karl Ravech, Keith Law, Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney and Jayson Stark report from the winter meetings, including the latest on Jon Lester and Max Scherzer.
  • Video - Liriano Returning To Pittsburgh 00:40

    Liriano Returning To Pittsburgh

    Dec 9
    Buster Olney explains why the news of Francisco Liriano's three-year, $39 million deal with the Pirates makes perfect sense.
  • Video - Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year Deal 02:00

    Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year Deal

    Nov 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss why signing catcher Russell Martin was a good move for the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays.

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