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nytimes.com Mar 14, 2014Jimmy Rollins was 0 for 4 in his return to Philadelphia's lineup after a three-game benching and NL MVP Andrew McCutchen hit his third home run of spring training in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-5 win over the Phillies on Friday.Share Tweet
Samardzija to start Opening Day for CubsESPN.com Mar 14, 2014Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was named the Opening Day starter for the March 31 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, manager Rick Renteria announced on Friday.Share TweetOutfielder Gregory Polanco, considered the Pittsburgh Pirates' top prospect, was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday along with right-handed reliever Duke Welker.Share Tweet
Mota recalls the greatness of ClementeMLB.com Mar 14, 2014Manny Mota has spent 46 years in Dodgers blue, but it was during his six seasons with the Pirates that he became close friends with Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.Share Tweet