Pittsburgh Pirates

Taillon fights against bullying at X Games
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Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon took a break from his offseason routine over the weekend to stop by the 2018 X Games in Aspen, Colo. The 26-year-old right-hander was representing Major League Baseball on behalf of the Shred Hate bullying-prevention initiative.

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Pirates relying on Cervelli to stay healthy in '18
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With Spring Training approaching, it’s time for an in-depth look at the Pirates’ roster. This is the first part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. First up: catcher.

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Pirates reliever Turley suspended 80 games
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Pirates left-hander Nik Turley on Saturday received an 80-game suspension without pay for a violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Turley tested positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance.

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Keller leads Pirates' trio in Pipeline's Top 100
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The Pirates’ top three prospects remained on MLB Pipeline’s list of baseball’s Top 100 Prospects, which was unveiled Saturday night.

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NL Central gets tougher for young Pirates
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While they’ve dealt away Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole for younger players, the Pirates’ competition continues to reload. The Bucs finished in fourth place in the National League Central last year, so they already faced an uphill climb. It’s only grown steeper.

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Inbox: Could the Bucs have kept Cutch, Cole?
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Why didn’t the Pirates keep Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole and add to the team instead? Beat reporter Adam Berry tackles this and more in the latest Pirates Inbox.

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Newcomers, prospects among Bucs' NRIs
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Two new outfielders and a trio of highly regarded infield prospects highlight the Pirates’ list of non-roster players invited to Spring Training, which the club announced Monday morning.

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Cutch pens heartfelt letter to Pirates fans
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A trade moved Andrew McCutchen’s career out of Pittsburgh, but the former face of the franchise made it clear Monday that the move didn’t take Pittsburgh out of his heart and mind.

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Hurdle excited for 'new era of Pirates baseball'
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle isn’t going to try to tell anyone how they should react to his club trading Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole — not even Pirates fans or players.

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Bucs, Rivero complete 4-year contract
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Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole are gone, but Felipe Rivero should be sticking around a while. The Pirates and Rivero completed a four-year deal with club options for 2022-23, with the club announcing the signing on Thursday.

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Huntington lauds Bucs' 'good core base'
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Pirates management has been bombarded with questions about the past, present and future of the franchise as the club moves forward after dealing Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, their best player and best pitcher.

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Cutch says goodbye to Pirates fans, Pittsburgh
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Andrew McCutchen issued a heartfelt goodbye to Pirates fans and the city of Pittsburgh — a place he called “My Home” in a classy tweet — hours after it was revealed that he had been traded to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

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