Pirates notebook: Jung Ho Kang's adjustment continues with alacrity
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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Derek Jeter’s Lessons Live On ... With Blue Jaysnytimes.com 5 hours agoThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Vance Worley ready to compete in second season with Piratespost-gazette.com 10 hours agoBRADENTON, 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Glasnow impressing Bucs with his work in campMLB.com 13 hours agoThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates Star Andrew McCutchen Eyeing Another Step Forwardnytimes.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.Upvote Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Pirates say it's "absolutely sickening" to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" wearing a Pirates hat.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates pitcher Jameson Tailon, almost a year removed from surgery, will start facing batters soonpost-gazette.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)BRADENTON, Fla. — This wasn’t supposed to happen to Jameson Taillon.Upvote Share Tweet
Cervelli makes strong early impression at campMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
McCutchen declares Pirates' outfield baseball's bestMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates owner brings MLB a voice from the North Shorepost-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…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates unveil new spring clubhouse facilitiesMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
New Pirate Corey Hart looks for better health and big comebackpost-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.Upvote Share Tweetpost-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.Upvote Share Tweet
Not big on utility, Harrison earns top billing at thirdMLB.com Feb 22During 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…Upvote Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. — Turns out Jung Ho Kang is wondering the same thing as everybody else.Upvote Share Tweet
Hurdle excited to see Hart step into box for PiratesMLB.com Feb 21On 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.Upvote Share Tweet
On Baseball: An Ex-Yankee Starts Over, and May Win a Starting Jobnytimes.com Feb 21After a turbulent ride with the Yankees, catcher Francisco Cervelli has earned a second chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates to become a major league starter.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho KangDec 22David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.
Lester Still The Focal Point On Day 2 Of The Winter MeetingsDec 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.
Liriano Returning To PittsburghDec 9Buster Olney explains why the news of Francisco Liriano's three-year, $39 million deal with the Pirates makes perfect sense.
Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year DealNov 17Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss why signing catcher Russell Martin was a good move for the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays.
On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes OutMar 2I’m like everybody else with this Los Angeles thing. I’m on page 24 of a 300-page book, and it’s not all that interesting so far. But I hear the end is compelling, so I’d rather speed past the next 230 pages and go straight to the climax. Tell me what t…
Sources: Sixers waive newly-acquired McGeeMar 2The Philadelphia 76ers have waived newly-acquired center JaVale McGee, according to league sources.
With Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler injured, the odds are against a deep play…Mar 1Yet again, the Bulls are the NBA's most injured team. With Jimmy Butler now out along with Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose, a deep playoff run will be nearly impossible, Michael Wilbon writes.
Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars must be big free-agency spenders -- …Mar 1John Clayton's mailbag: The Raiders and Jaguars are lagging behind the minimum spending threshold, so they have to be big players in free agency.