Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates sign Jaso to 2-year deal
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The Pirates’ search for a left-handed-hitting first baseman led them to a player who has only spent five innings at first base.

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Bucs claim righty Medina from Cubs
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The Pirates claimed right-hander Yoervis Medina off waivers on Wednesday from the Cubs.

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Pirates acquire lefty Lobstein from Tigers
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The Pirates bolstered their pitching depth on Monday by acquiring left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations.

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Inbox: Will Melancon be traded?
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Beat reporter Adam Berry answers fans’ questions about the Pirates’ recent trades and acquisitions.

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Baseball America tabs Pirates top organization
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The Pirates didn’t win the World Series, or even the National League Central, but their season-long success led to the Bucs being named Baseball America’s Organization of the Year.

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Bucs begin search for first baseman
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Over the past six seasons, the Pirates have trotted out six starting first basemen on Opening Day. On April 3 at PNC Park, they’ll make it seven. So who will it be? Here’s a look at their existing options, available free agents and the trade market.

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Alvarez, Decker non-tendered by Pirates
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Before Wednesday’s deadline, the Pirates did not tender a contract to Pedro Alvarez, parting ways with the player they selected second overall in the 2008 Draft. The club also non-tendered outfielder Jaff Decker.

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Strong bench again important goal for Pirates
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Heading into last season, general manager Neal Huntington proudly called the 2015 club the deepest team he’d ever assembled with the Pirates. The Bucs took pride in their bench, believing — and eventually proving — it would help them rest players and withstand injuries throughout the year.

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Pirates sign 6 to Minors deals with ST invite
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The Pirates on Monday signed six Minor League free agents, including two pitchers who spent last season in their organization, and invited them to big league Spring Training.

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Scouting profile: Reese McGuire
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Patience is required anytime a club selects a high school player in the first round of the Draft. During this past Arizona Fall League, I scouted a first-round pick from the 2013 Draft who was selected out of high school. From what I saw in Arizona, he will more than likely make his mark as […]

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Bucs take SS in Rule 5 Draft Minors phase
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The Pirates lost three Minor League players and picked up one in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday, the final act of the Winter Meetings at the Opryland Hotel.

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With Niese, Bucs solve one of biggest problems
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Acquiring Jon Niese allowed the Pirates to cross off what Clint Hurdle called the top item on their offseason to-do list, filling the void in their rotation left by the retirement of A.J. Burnett and departure of J.A. Happ.

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