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5/24/2016 | Skipping Taillon's start 'part of the plan'

Stand down, Pirates fans. Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is skipping his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation, but he's not hurt. Nor is he coming to join the Pirates -- not yet, anyway.


5/24/2016 | Segura, Ahmed hit in head by Bucs' Caminero

Pirates right-hander Arquimedes Caminero hit two D-backs players in the head during his 1 2/3 innings of relief on Tuesday night, sending second baseman Jean Segura to a local hospital with concussion symptoms and leaving the indentation of a baseball seam on the chin of shortstop Nick Ahmed.


5/24/2016 | Locke, Pirates go for series win over D-backs

Left-hander Jeff Locke (2-3, 5.00 ERA) will try to give the Pirates another win over the D-Backs on Wednesday at PNC Park. In four of his last five starts, Locke has given up three runs or fewer and has pitched at least six innings.


5/24/2016 | Pirates rout D-backs behind Polanco's 5 RBIs

The Pirates roughed up right-hander Shelby Miller, pounded out 17 hits and rode a scoreless bullpen performance to a 12-1 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at PNC Park.


5/24/2016 | Bucs seek consistency from bridge to Melancon

The Pirates jumped out to a 6-0 lead against the Rockies on Monday afternoon. It wasn't an insurmountable margin, but one most would describe as comfortable.


5/24/2016 | Vogelsong on DL with fractures, 'in good spirits'

A day after sustaining a left eye injury when he was hit by a pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles on Monday afternoon, Ryan Vogelsong was placed on the 15-day disabled list with facial fractures. The Pirates called up A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Vogelsong's place on the active roster.


5/23/2016 | Crew chief Nelson exits due to debris in eye

Home-plate umpire and crew chief Jeff Nelson had to leave Monday's Rockies-Pirates game at PNC Park in the third inning.


5/23/2016 | Vogelsong in hospital with eye injury after HBP

Pirates right-hander Ryan Vogelsong was being treated and evaluated at a local hospital after sustaining a left eye injury when he was hit by a pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles on Monday afternoon.


5/23/2016 | Rox-Bucs makeup game requires MLB input

With the Pirates and Rockies unable to agree on a makeup date for Sunday's rainout at PNC Park, Major League Baseball had to intervene and set up Monday afternoon's game, manager Clint Hurdle said.


5/22/2016 | Reyes among top prospect performers in debut

Alex Reyes did not disappoint in his highly anticipated season and Triple-A debut on Sunday, as the No. 11 overall prospect allowed just two hits (both singles) in four scoreless innings to pace Memphis in an 8-1 win over Fresno.


5/22/2016 | Pirates, Rockies to play makeup Monday at PNC Park

After waiting nearly four hours for the rain to wash away at PNC Park, the Pirates and Rockies will wait less than 24 hours for their makeup game. With Sunday's game rained out, Pittsburgh and Colorado now will finish their three-game series Monday at 12:35 p.m. ET.


5/22/2016 | #ASGWorthy: Battle rages within Bucs outfield

It's hardly a stretch to say that a Pirates outfielder deserves to be voted on to the National League All-Star team this season. The bigger question is which one to pick when filling out an Esurance All-Star ballot.


5/22/2016 | Pirates-Rox postponed, to be made up Monday

The Pirates and Rockies series finale Sunday afternoon at PNC Park was postponed after one inning -- and a three-hour, 37-minute delay -- due to rain.


5/22/2016 | Pirates considering ways to bolster bullpen

The Pirates' bullpen has been a strength each of the last three seasons, locking down leads and helping the Bucs reach the postseason three years in a row.


5/22/2016 | Zinsser finds strength through love of Pirates

Kirsten Zinsser loves converting those around her into Pittsburgh fans. But the past year, that effort has taken a backseat as she battled invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer.


5/21/2016 | Kang day to day with discomfort in left hand

Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang left Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Rockies after five innings due to discomfort in his left hand. He is day to day, the club announced.


5/21/2016 | Hurdle: No way to know benefits of new strike zone

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he didn't want to give away any trade secrets. But it's pretty clear how the league raising the bottom of the strike zone to the top of a hitter's knees could affect the Bucs, whose pitching staff regularly pitches low in the zone.


5/21/2016 | Pirates' Nicasio faces former team in finale vs. Rox

The Rockies and Pirates play the rubber game of their three-game series on Sunday at PNC Park. Colorado snapped an eight-game losing streak to Pittsburgh with Saturday's victory.


5/21/2016 | Rockies top Pirates with four-run ninth

A pair of Pirates errors opened the door for the Rockies' four-run ninth inning in a 5-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.


5/21/2016 | Mercer, Harrison spice up Pirates' defense

Gerrit Cole bounced around the diamond as he praised the Pirates defense Friday. John Jaso at first. Andrew McCutchen in center. Starling Marte in left. David Freese at third. And, of course... Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison.


5/20/2016 | Gloves, actually: Cole credits defense for win

Over his first 80 starts in the Majors, Gerrit Cole has averaged nearly a strikeout per inning, punching out roughly a quarter of the batters he's faced. Cole faced 28 Rockies hitters Friday night at PNC Park, and he didn't strike out any of them.


5/20/2016 | Work of Marte: 100-mph throw nails tying run

Gerrit Cole could only watch as left fielder Starling Marte held the Pirates' 2-1 lead in his hand. In the top of the seventh inning, as Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon singled on a line drive to left field, Dustin Garneau tried to head home from second base. Unfortunately for Garneau, Marte snatched up the ball and his 100.6 mph throw, according to Statcast™, beat Garneau there.


5/20/2016 | Rox look to Chatwood to snap skid vs. Bucs

Colorado will try to end its longest losing streak to Pittsburgh in franchise history in the second game of their series at PNC Park on Saturday. The Rockies have struggled when facing the Pirates on the road, going 21-34 all-time at PNC Park but 46-37 at Coors Field.


5/20/2016 | Adjustment has Jaso relaxed at plate

John Jaso doesn't hide how he's feeling at the plate. When he was off a few weeks ago, he said he wasn't seeing the ball well. Asked how things were going after a three-hit game Thursday night, Jaso was characteristically honest.


5/20/2016 | Pinder, Taillon among top prospect performers Thursday

A look at the best performances from top prospects Thursday.




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