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Pirates notebook: Jung Ho Kang's adjustment continues with alac…

Pirates notebook: Jung Ho Kang's adjustment continues with alacrity

post-gazette.com Updated 8 hours ago
BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates spring training symphony isn’t complete without a crack of the bat, a fastball stinging the mitt or the sounds of Manny Sanguillén during batting practice.
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  • Derek Jeter’s Lessons Live On ... With Blue Jays

    Derek Jeter’s Lessons Live On ... With Blue Jays

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    The former Yankees catcher Russell Martin, who signed with Toronto in the off-season, said he had vivid memories of Derek Jeter’s strict routines and unyielding approach to the game.
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  • Vance Worley ready to compete in second season with Pirates

    Vance Worley ready to compete in second season with Pirates

    post-gazette.com 10 hours ago
    BRADENTON, Fla. — Vance Worley is no stranger to spring training battles. A year ago, the 6-foot-2 right-hander was locked in a three-horse race with Scott Diamond and Samuel Deduno for the fifth spot in the Minnesota Twins’ starting rotation.
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  • Glasnow impressing Bucs with his work in camp

    Glasnow impressing Bucs with his work in camp

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    The Pirates brought Tyler Glasnow to big league camp to show him something about a Major League environment. Instead, the 21-year-old right-hander has been showing them something.
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  • Pirates Star Andrew McCutchen Eyeing Another Step Forward

    Pirates Star Andrew McCutchen Eyeing Another Step Forward

    nytimes.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 95 games in 2005, the year they drafted outfielder Andrew McCutchen in the first round. Four years later, when McCutchen made his major league debut, they lost 99 games.
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  • Pirates sickened to see 'Jihadi John' in team hat

    Pirates sickened to see 'Jihadi John' in team hat

    The Pittsburgh Pirates say it's "absolutely sickening" to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" wearing a Pirates hat.
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  • Pirates pitcher Jameson Tailon, almost a year removed from surg…

    Pirates pitcher Jameson Tailon, almost a year removed from surgery, will start facing batters soon

    post-gazette.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    BRADENTON, Fla. — This wasn’t supposed to happen to Jameson Taillon.
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  • Cervelli makes strong early impression at camp

    Cervelli makes strong early impression at camp

    MLB.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    The 2015 Pirates could be a star-making vehicle again, with Francisco Cervelli among the candidates for a breakthrough season.
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  • McCutchen declares Pirates' outfield baseball's best

    McCutchen declares Pirates' outfield baseball's best

    MLB.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    Andrew McCutchen believes he is the leader of baseball's best outfield, disagreeing with his buddy, Matt Kemp, who made a case for his trio in San Diego.
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  • Pirates owner brings MLB a voice from the North Shore

    Pirates owner brings MLB a voice from the North Shore

    post-gazette.com Feb 25 (5 days ago)
    BRADENTON, Fla. — Bob Nutting addressed the media Wednesday with his back to the cavernous new fitness center at the Pirates spring training facility. The setting matched the session, which touched on several recent additions — a new commissioner, new r…
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  • Pirates unveil new spring clubhouse facilities

    Pirates unveil new spring clubhouse facilities

    MLB.com Feb 24 (5 days ago)
    The Bucs' Spring Training base since 1969 received a $6.5 million facelift, centered by a plush, spacious locker room area and functional spaces that simply were nonexistent previously.
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  • New Pirate Corey Hart looks for better health and big comeback

    New Pirate Corey Hart looks for better health and big comeback

    post-gazette.com Feb 24 (5 days ago)
    BRADENTON, Fla. — Corey Hart would like to hit the ground running with the Pirates, but two things are slowing him down. There’s the surgically repaired left knee and the surgically repaired right knee.
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  • Pirates Notebook: New bars, meeting space among PNC Park upgrad…

    Pirates Notebook: New bars, meeting space among PNC Park upgrades

    post-gazette.com Feb 23 (7 days ago)
    Fans will notice a number of upgrades to 15-year-old PNC Park when the Pirates play their home opener April 13 against the Detroit Tigers.
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  • Not big on utility, Harrison earns top billing at third

    Not big on utility, Harrison earns top billing at third

    MLB.com Feb 22
    During Josh Harrison's first three nomadic seasons, as he went about changing positions more often than a yoga instructor, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle went out of his way to compliment him with comparisons to notably versatile predecessors. If the skip…
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  • Jung Ho Kang begins transition to Pirates, MLB

    Jung Ho Kang begins transition to Pirates, MLB

    BRADENTON, Fla. — Turns out Jung Ho Kang is wondering the same thing as everybody else.
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  • Hurdle excited to see Hart step into box for Pirates

    Hurdle excited to see Hart step into box for Pirates

    MLB.com Feb 21
    On Corey Hart's first day in the Pirates' Spring Training camp, manager Clint Hurdle saw him at his best position -- legs slightly spread, arms belt-high, in the batter's box.
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  • On Baseball: An Ex-Yankee Starts Over, and May Win a Starting J…

    On Baseball: An Ex-Yankee Starts Over, and May Win a Starting Job

    nytimes.com Feb 21
    After a turbulent ride with the Yankees, catcher Francisco Cervelli has earned a second chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates to become a major league starter.
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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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