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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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April 13, 2018 - 2:46 pm
The Pirates changed up a bullpen with an ERA of 6.97. Bucs calling up RHP Kyle Crick and RHP Richard Rodriguez from Triple-A Indy and sending down LHP Josh Smoker and RHP Clay Holmes. Crick had a 3.06 ERA in 30 games with the Giants last year and came over as part of the Andrew McCutchen trade. The...
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Jeff Hathhorn
April 09, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Winning his first two starts of the season and coming off a one-hit, shutout against the Reds, Jameson Taillon named the National League Player of the Week. The 26-year-old former first round pick is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 14.1 innings of work and just a pair of walks. Taillon...
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Joe Musgrove close up
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Jeff Hathhorn
April 02, 2018 - 6:38 pm
Already behind with right shoulder discomfort early in camp, Pirates right-handed starter Joe Musgrove went on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to March 30th. Pirates Director of Sports Medicine Todd Tomczyk said he was diagnosed as a muscle strain by team doctor Patrick DeMeo after feeling he...
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Josh Bell in dugout
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Jeff Hathhorn
April 01, 2018 - 5:45 am
It’s one of the more debatable team-building concepts. Does a close clubhouse promote winning? Or does it not matter how they get along, it’s about the talent in the room. The Pirates believe the former, maybe because they don’t have Cubs or Yankees talent. But some who have been in successful...
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Jameson Taillon
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 31, 2018 - 5:30 am
If the Pirates are going to compete this year, yeah a lot of things have to happen, but nothing is more critical than the young starting pitching. It is young, after 31-year-old Ivan Nova is a bunch of 26 and younger guys. It's also inexperienced, those four others have combined for four full years...
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Ivan Nova
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 29, 2018 - 4:45 am
Minutes before leaving Bradenton on Tuesday and eventually heading to Detroit, veteran Ivan Nova said it hit him, “next game is Opening Day”. “I’m very honored,” Nova said. “I going to get tired of saying I’m very honored. I’m very excited, very happy for the opportunity.” “I just like the...
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Aint No Stopping Us Now
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Pirates season about to start, so before you grab one, here is a six pack of ways the Pirates can fight for a playoff spot this season. This is full of ‘what ifs’, but isn’t it the time of year for optimism. Starting pitching Jameson Taillon becomes the ace of the Pirates rotation, not too far-...
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