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Edinson Volquez still working hard to earn Pirates' No. 5 spot

Edinson Volquez still working hard to earn Pirates' No. 5 spot

post-gazette.com Updated Mar 14, 2014
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The reclamation of Edinson Volquez is still very much mid-project for the Pirates, evidenced by his 11.00 ERA this spring.
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  • Rollins 0 for 4 in Return; Pirates Beat Phils 6-5

    Rollins 0 for 4 in Return; Pirates Beat Phils 6-5

    nytimes.com Mar 14, 2014
    Jimmy 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.
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  • Samardzija to start Opening Day for Cubs

    Samardzija to start Opening Day for Cubs

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2014
    Chicago 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.
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  • Pirates option top prospect Polanco to Triple-A

    Pirates option top prospect Polanco to Triple-A

    Outfielder Gregory Polanco, considered the Pittsburgh Pirates' top prospect, was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday along with right-handed reliever Duke Welker.
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  • Mota recalls the greatness of Clemente

    Mota recalls the greatness of Clemente

    MLB.com Mar 14, 2014
    Manny 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.
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  • Lamar Odom injures back, likely to miss month from Spanish team

    Mar 14
    After playing in just two games, Lamar Odom's comeback in Spain is on hold because of a back injury.
  • Early winners and losers in NFL free agency

    Mar 14
    The aggressive Broncos emerged as early winners in free agency. The Raiders, among others, came up short, writes John Clayton.