Pittsburgh Pirates

Jose Osuna
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2018 - 1:04 pm
The Pirates are going with an eight man bullpen as the team optioned their Spring Training offensive leader, Jose Osuna, to Triple A Indianapolis along with righty reliever Kyle Crick. Lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist was reassigned. “We had a handful of hard decisions as we neared the end of camp,...
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Jose Osuna
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2018 - 8:28 am
The Pirates have hours now to make decisions on their roster, barring picking up a waiver claim, the everyday players are set, but the bullpen has some questions. If the Pirates go with 13 bench players, Jose Osuna will get the call and based on spring numbers, why not? The 25-year-old Osuna leads...
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Francisco Cervelli and Jose Osuna
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2018 - 5:38 pm
Home runs in back-to-back games for Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli as the Bucs beat Toronto 7-4 on Sunday. Hitting .400. Cervelli now has four homers in his last seven games. Cervelli hit five homers all of last year and only hit one in 2016 in the regular season. The Pirates lead the...
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Bryce Brentz
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2018 - 9:52 am
It looked on February 20th that the Pirates found their left fielder or at least a platoon player in the outfield. The Bucs traded cash considerations to Boston for Bryce Brentz. A 29-year-old righty who hit 31 homers for the Red Sox’s Triple A team, but the Red Sox wanted to free up a spot on...
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Tyler Glasnow
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2018 - 9:30 am
Don’t feel sorry for Tyler Glasnow after moving to the bullpen. He doesn’t feel sorry for himself, rather he’s just glad to start the season in the majors. “Kind of just the same as starting, I like the quick warm-up,” Glasnow said of relieving. “I think it’s cool. I think once you get out there...
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Ivan Nova
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2018 - 6:07 pm
Ivan Nova made his final start of the Spring, going three innings and allowing a couple of runs on five hits and three strikeouts in a 7-4 Pirates win over Tampa Bay. Of those hits, only one or two of them were solid. Nova said he had a good Spring Training overall saying an adjustment he made has...
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Jordan Luplow
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2018 - 10:42 am
Three players with major league experience were sent down on Saturday as the Pirates trimmed their roster by four. Outfielder Jordan Luplow and catcher Jacob Stallings were optioned to Triple A Indianapolis and right-handed relievers Richard Rodriguez and Tyler Jones were reassigned to minor league...
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Steven Brault
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2018 - 10:11 am
It’s not entirely new for Steven Brault to come out of the bullpen, he did it seven times for the Pirates last year with a near five ERA as opponents hit .306 against him. Brault found out for sure on Friday he’ll be a reliever to start, after hearing about a potential move all off-season. “It’s a...
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Steven Brault
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Steven Brault said he was told at the start of camp he could be moved to the bullpen, on Friday Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Brault and Tyler Glasnow would be long relievers. “Every man out there works in a chain to get the ball to Rivero when we are ahead,” Hurdle said. “When we are not, they...
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Jordan Luplow
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2018 - 10:58 am
Young outfielder Jordan Luplow came into camp with a shot to not only make the team, but compete for playing time in left field. Then came the trade for Bryce Brentz, then it was the brief Michael Saunders experience, then the trade for Corey Dickerson. Couple this with a slow start and Luplow is...
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