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Pirates activate catcher Stewart

Pirates activate catcher Stewart

post-gazette.com Updated 2 hours ago
The Pirates on Saturday activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Class AAA Indianapolis.
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  • In Bucs-Mets trade, no bigger winner than Ike

    In Bucs-Mets trade, no bigger winner than Ike

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    The Pirates' trade with the Mets for Ike Davis was a simple one, but a good one. Give Neal Huntington credit for making an early move to improve, and by joining a contender, Davis may feel like he won the lottery.
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  • Martín Maldonado Tears Cover Off Ball, Gets Infield Single

    Martín Maldonado Tears Cover Off Ball, Gets Infield Single

    deadspin.com 5 hours ago
    When you hear the phrase "he tore the cover off the ball," you think about a blistering line drive or a towering home run. In the sixth inning of Milwaukee's 5-3 win over the Pirates, Brewers backup catcher Martín Maldonado literally tore the …
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  • Penguins notebook: Olli Maatta gets lesson on playoffs' intensi…

    Penguins notebook: Olli Maatta gets lesson on playoffs' intensity

    post-gazette.com 17 hours ago
    NHL clip files are overstuffed with testimonials of players who had all sorts of advice thrown at them and yet did not fully comprehend how different the postseason can be until they came out of their first playoff game.
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  • Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the …

    Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the moment

    It likely would be different -- a lot different -- if the guy wearing No. 19 was, say, Scott Hartnell instead of Ryan Johansen.
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  • Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

    Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

    post-gazette.com 17 hours ago
    That search for things the Penguins can improve on from Game 1 to Game 2 in this playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets did not exactly require assistance from trained special ops among the local authorities.
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  • Brewers' Lohse Beats Pirates Again, 5-3

    Brewers' Lohse Beats Pirates Again, 5-3

    nytimes.com MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
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  • Brewers have eye on rehabbing Hanrahan

    Brewers have eye on rehabbing Hanrahan

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    The Brewers sent pro scout Cory Melvin to monitor right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and Melvin was not alone. Various reports indicate that 18-20 teams had officials on hand for a look at the 32-year-old forme…
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  • Mercer spiked, exits with ankle discomfort

    Mercer spiked, exits with ankle discomfort

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer exited Friday's game against the Brewers because of discomfort in his right ankle, and he will be evaluated Saturday. He was replaced by Clint Barmes in the top of the fourth inning.
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  • Mets trade 1B Davis to Pirates for reliever

    Mets trade 1B Davis to Pirates for reliever

    The New York Mets have traded infielder Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
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  • With hard work, Volquez finding his stride

    With hard work, Volquez finding his stride

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    The reclamation of Edinson Volquez is starting to pay dividends for the Pirates. Volquez was signed in the offseason to a one-year, $5 million contract with the hopes that pitching coach Ray Searage could help him return to the form he flashed in his fi…
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  • Hurdle thinks Martin's well-suited for two-spot

    Hurdle thinks Martin's well-suited for two-spot

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Catcher Russell Martin was moved back into the second spot in the batting order, and the Pirates' offense perked up with 11 runs on Thursday night against Milwaukee. "It worked out great," manager Clint Hurdle said.
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  • Patriots, Browns, Steelers and Jets reportedly showing interest…

    Patriots, Browns, Steelers and Jets reportedly showing interest in Andre Williams

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    Running backs might not be a first round staple anymore, but teams are still going to be selecting the top collegiate runners from 2013 at some point over the three day draft process. One that should be off the board near the top of the list is Boston C…
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  • Hit parade? Umberger's return figures to up physicality between…

    Hit parade? Umberger's return figures to up physicality between Penguins and Blue Jackets

    NHL.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Columbus Blue Jackets hope the return of forward R.J. Umberger will help them draw even with the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night. Umberger missed Pittsburgh's 4-3 w...
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  • Pipeline Perspectives: Polanco should get the next call

    Pipeline Perspectives: Polanco should get the next call

    MLB.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    While D-backs Minor Leaguer right-hander Archie Bradley, MLB.com's top pitching prospect, certainly has what it takes to pitch in the Majors sooner rather than later, no prospect is more deserving of a promotion to the bigs than than Pirates outfielder …
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  • A Look At Steelers Roster Ahead of 2014 NFL Draft: Running Back…

    A Look At Steelers Roster Ahead of 2014 NFL Draft: Running Backs

    steelersgab.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell #26 – Photo: Patrick Smith The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with Rashard Mendenhall, Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman – all in favor of moving second-year running back Le’Veon Bell to the top of their depth chart. Bell …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Martin Broduer, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabov…

    Rumor Roundup: Martin Broduer, Brad Richards and Mikhail Grabovski buzz

    thehockeynews.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Long-time New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning next season, but it remains to be seen if it’ll be with the Devils. Brodeur wouldn’t rule out another season with the Devils, but acknowledged their priority is re-signing…
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  • Bruins, Avs dominate my NHL Awards picks

    Bruins, Avs dominate my NHL Awards picks

    thehockeynews.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Once again, I’m privileged enough to receive a ballot for the NHL’s annual individual player awards. It’s a huge honor for any hockey journalist and one I think deserves the respect of full transparency to the public. If we’re supposed to represent the …
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  • How Much Is At Stake For The Pittsburgh Steelers In The Draft?

    How Much Is At Stake For The Pittsburgh Steelers In The Draft?

    steelersgab.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, a longtime Vice President of player personnel for the Cowboys, has written a good article about the upcoming NFL Draft that includes some good thoughts about the Steelers. The article, on NFL.com, is entitled 2014 NF…
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  • Video - Maldonado Rips Cover Off Baseball 00:26

    Maldonado Rips Cover Off Baseball

    Apr 18
    Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado hits a grounder to Pedro Alvarez, who can't throw him out because the cover of the ball came apart.
  • Video - Brewers Win Again On The Road 01:23

    Brewers Win Again On The Road

    Apr 18
    The Brewers improved to 7-1 on the road, beating the Pirates 5-3.
  • Video - Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates 02:17

    Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates

    Apr 18
    Kieran Darcy discusses why the Mets traded Ike Davis and what he will bring to the Pirates.
  • Video - Tyson Throws Out First Pitch, Re-enacts Biting Holyfield's Ear 00:13

    Tyson Throws Out First Pitch, Re-enacts Biting Holyfield's Ear

    Apr 18
    After throwing out the first pitch at PNC Park, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson pretended to bite off Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez's ear, referencing Tyson's bout with Evander Holyfield in 1997.

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