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Elias Diaz throwing
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 14, 2019 - 12:09 pm
While rehab is going well for outfielder Gregory Polanco, it doesn’t appear he, nor catcher Elias Diaz, will be on the Pirates Opening Day roster.
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Jeff Hathhorn
December 17, 2018 - 4:59 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – A chance to start again in the majors is a big factor for the Pirates landing 28 year-old Jordan Lyles on a one-year contract. The former Astros first round pick struggled to a 4.79 ERA as a starter in San Diego before moving to the bullpen and finding success with the...
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Jeff Hathhorn
October 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – A day after ending a fourth winning season in 26 years, the Pirates fired their hitting coach on Monday. Five years with the Bucs, Jeff Branson and Assistant Hitting Coach Jeff Livesey will officially “not be returning” in 2019. The Pirates were sixth in the National...
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Gregory Polanco stance
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Jeff Hathhorn
September 14, 2018 - 3:03 pm
Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco likely won’t return to the Major Leagues until mid-April, maybe mid-June of next year. The news announced on Polanco’s 27th birthday on Friday. The team update stated that Polanco underwent left shoulder surgery by Dr. David Altchek at HSS in New York City on...
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Jeff Hathhorn
August 16, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) - “It’s as good as I could imagine, I did well down there and got a call up to the big leagues. It’s about all you could ask for.” Shortstop Kevin Newman as he was called up to the majors for the first time Thursday afternoon before the Pirates open a huge series with the...
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Jeff Hathhorn
August 06, 2018 - 6:38 pm
Looking to improve their defense and add some depth to their middle infield, the Pirates traded for Adeiny Hechavarria and cash for low-A West Virginia reliever Matt Seelinger. The 29-year-old Hechavarria was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay after hitting .258 with 3 HR and 26 RBI in 61 games...
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Jeff Hathhorn
June 18, 2018 - 2:28 pm
A couple of Pirates prospects were honored after impressive weeks. Starter Nick Kingham named the International League Pitcher of the Week while first baseman Will Craig honored as the Eastern League Player of the Week. On June 14, Kingham retired the first 19 batters of the game before giving up...
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Jameson Taillon
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Josh Rowntree
May 27, 2018 - 8:58 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) - Jameson Taillon had not recorded an out in the seventh inning since his complete game, one-hitter against Cincinnati on April 8. But, on Sunday at PNC Park, the Pirates righty allowed just three runs on five hits, leaving the game with one out in the seventh. The Pirates...
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George Kontos
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Jeff Hathhorn
May 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
With starter Joe Musgrove coming off the disabled list and making his Pirates debut Friday night, the Bucs dropped a veteran off the 25-man roster. Reliever George Kontos was designated for assignment. The 32-year-old Kontos was acquired by the Pirates after the Giants released him last August. The...
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Jose Osuna
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Jeff Hathhorn
May 01, 2018 - 4:31 pm
He homered in his only game with the Pirates this year, going 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs before being sent back to the minors. That didn’t affect Jose Osuna, who was named the International League Player of the Month on Tuesday. The 25-year-old outfielder/1st and 3rd baseman, hit .361 with Triple A...
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