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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez working on throwing problems

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:51:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was partly benched the last two days in order to work on his throwing problems at third base. Twenty one of his 23 major league-leading errors this year have been on throws. "He just needs to continue to work," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We want to help him regain his form on (offense and defense) that he's shown us in the past."

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has become a platoon third baseman because of his throwing issues and his struggles against lefties and the fact that Josh Harrison has been raking. You should only own Alvarez in deep mixed and NL-only leagues at this point.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting again

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup for the second straight day against a lefty Wednesday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Starting Alvarez against a lefty is foolish, since he's hitting only .181 against them this year. Make sure he's out of your daily lineups today.

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Pirates | A.J. Burnett talks appear off

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:00 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates appear to be out of the hunt for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett. The issue is that Burnett has been unwilling to give an assurance that he would not pick up his player option for next season, creating too much financial uncertainty for Pittsburgh.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sits

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:54:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29, against the San Francisco Giants, but the absence was not trade-related, according to a source.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi

Pirates | In the mix for Jon Lester?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:22:35 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester could be on the move to the Pittsburgh Pirates, a team which is viewed as a dark-horse candidate in the pre-trade deadline sweepstakes, according to a major league source. One name at the center of the talks is Double-A switch-hitting prospect OF Joshua Bell, according to sources. The Los Angeles Dodgers are another team believed to be in the running for Lester's service.

Fantasy Tip: The Boston pitcher was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday, July 30. Other teams pursuing a frontline starter are the Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals and Seattle Mariners. The Milwaukee Brewers are in that club, too, although a report earlier said they are not in on Lester.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Tim Brown and Jeff Passan

Pirates | Not optimistic about Starling Marte

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:05:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) might not be ready to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list when eligible Wednesday, July 30, manager Clint Hurdle said.

Fantasy Tip: Marte had his first full workout Tuesday, and the team will see how he feels Wednesday. Fantasy owners in weekly leagues have a few days to see when he returns and how he responds before making a decision on him for next week.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jenn Menendez

Pirates | Clint Barmes update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:10:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Clint Barmes (groin) took batting practice and participated in drills Tuesday, July 29.

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Pirates | Looking for southpaw reliever

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:31:27 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to trade for a left-handed reliever at the trade deadline, according to sources.

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Pirates | Kicking tires on Bartolo Colon

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:43:49 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent a scout to watch the start of New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Monday, July 28, during his start against the Philadelphia Phillies. They were one of several teams to check out the veteran.

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Pirates | Looking at LaTroy Hawkins

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:50:35 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at Colorado Rockies CL LaTroy Hawkins.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Thomas Harding

Pirates | Tracking Boston relievers

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:43:44 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are taking a look at the Boston Red Sox relievers in advance of the trading deadline. No specific names were mentioned.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Pirates | Travis Snider dealing with injury

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:06:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (hamstring) has been dealing with a hamstring injury over the past few days.

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Pirates | Gerrit Cole may make multiple rehab starts

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:06:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) is expected to make two rehab starts before rejoining the team so he can build up his pitch count, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Cole is expected to throw around 80 to 85 pitches in the first start and move to 100 pitches in the second.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez returns to action Friday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:20:09 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) appeared as a pinch hitter against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 25, and remained in the game to play third base.

Fantasy Tip: He's expected to return to the starting lineup this weekend.

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Pirates | More on Gerrit Cole's rehab outing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) will make a minor-league rehab start Monday, July 28, with Triple-A Indianapolis. Manager Clint Hurdle said Cole will shoot for 80 to 85 pitches Monday after throwing 60 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, July 25. Cole sounded open to making at least one or two rehab starts before returning to the big club.

Fantasy Tip: It might be two more scoring periods before fantasy owners have Cole back with the big league team. Be patient, but don't expect to activate him until early August.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Player News

Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Alvarez Pedro 3B
Amato Gary P
Andino Robert 2B
Aneudy Darlin P
Anna Dean 2B
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Ashley Nevin C
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Balester Collin SP
Bankston Maurice P
Barmes Clint SS
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bell Joshua OF
Benitez Deybis SS
Bernero Adam RP
Biela Andrew OF
Bishop Harrison P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Bouknight Kip P
Brigham Jake SP
Brito Jesus 3B
Brolsma Owen P
Bromberg David SP
Broxton Keon OF
Bullinger Kirk P
Buttler Vic OF
Cameron Taylor P
Cardenas Eliecer P
Cardona Rodolfo INF
Carrasco Roman P
Carver Mark C
Castellano John C
Castro Orlando P
Cavagnaro Matt INF
Cave Kevin P
Chaves Brandon INF
Chen Yung-Chi INF
Chi Ping-Hung OF
Chiaffredo Paul C
Child Dylan C
Claggett Anthony P
Clapp Brad P
Cofield Kyle P
Cole Gerrit SP
Copley David P
Cordier Erik P
Corey Mark P
Corley Brad OF
Corsaletti Jeff OF
Cortes Jorge OF
Covington Christopher OF
Cox Tyler P
Craig Dustin P
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
d'Arnaud Chase SS
Davis Blake SS
Davis Ike 1B
De Aza Miguel OF
Decker Jaff OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Francisco C
Dodson Zackry P
Dorta Melvin INF
Durham Miles OF
Edwards Mike 3B
Enochs Chris P
Erickson Casey P
Escobar Elvis OF
Escobar Elvis OF
Esqueda Carlos SS
Evans Tom INF
Fagan Albert P
Falcon Omar C
Fallon Ed P
Farrell Jeremy INF
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Forrer Daniel P
Foster Zachary P
Freeman Wesley OF
Frieri Ernesto RP
Fuesser Zac P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler P
Godfrey Graham SP
Gomez Jeanmar SP
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hafner Ryan P
Hagan Thomas OF
Hague Matt 3B
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh OF
Hart Kevin SP
Harts Jeremy P
Harvey Kris RP
Henriquez Cristian P
Henriquez Ralph C
Herbort Ryan P
Heredia Luis P
Hernandez Anderson 2B
Hernandez Christopher P
Herrera Johan 3B
Hill Josh P
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Jay SP
Jackson Steven P
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Keel Jared 3B
Keller Mitch P
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Krebs Eric P
Lakind Jared 1B
Lambo Andrew 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Liriano Francisco SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Starling OF
Martin Russell C
Martinez Michael 2B
Mathisen Wyatt C
Mazzaro Vin RP
McClung Seth RP
McCullen Matthew P
McCutchen Andrew OF
McGuiness Chris 1B
McGuire Reese C
McPherson Kyle SP
Meadows Austin OF
Medina Jhondaniel P
Melancon Mark RP
Melhuse Adam C
Mendez Mauricio P
Mercer Jordy SS
Miller Matt J. RP
Miller Quinton P
Moeves Mark P
Montero Yunior P
Montilla Richard P
Morales Jose C
Morel Brent 3B
Morton Charlie SP
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newsom Randy P
Norman Anthony OF
Obispo Wirfin P
Oliver Andrew SP
Oliver Zachary P
Padilla Fredys 2B
Palmeiro Patrick 3B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Paulino Carlos C
Payne Matthew 3B
Payne Vincent P
Pena Ramses SS
Perez Miguel C
Pevny Logan P
Pimentel Stolmy RP
Polanco Gregory OF
Polo Tito OF
Polonia Rodney SS
Pond Simon OF
Ponder Allen P
Powell Jeremy P
Prasch Eddie 3B
Pribanic Aaron SP
Quarles Jason P
Ramirez Elvin P
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramos Jhonathan P
Reames Britt RP
Reddinger Brandon C
Reichert Dan P
Reid Justin P
Reith Brian P
Reyes Milver C
Rice Chad SS
Rivera Maximo SS
Roberts Kevin P
Roberts Willis P
Robertson Nash P
Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Joely P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rojas Chris SP
Ronco Jesus SS
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rowland Robby P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sadler Casey SP
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Sanchez Gaby 1B
Sanchez Tony C
Santos Omir C
Sanz Luis P
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Snider Travis OF
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Tabata Jose OF
Taillon Jameson SP
Tejeda Oscar SS
Thompson Mike P
Trepagnier Bryton P
Tucker Cole SS
Urena Luis OF
Valdez Alex 3B
Valdez Luis Alfonzo P
Valdez Yunior OF
Valiquette Phillippe P
Volquez Edinson SP
Von Rosenberg Zack P
Walcott Damian OF
Waldron Tyler P
Waldrop Kyle RP
Walker Andrew C
Walker Neil 2B
Wall Josh RP
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
Welch Stefan 1B
Whiteside Matt RP
Wilk Adam SP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Wilson Justin RP
Worley Vance SP
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP

Banister Jeff TO
Branson Jeff TO
Dorante Luis TO
Huntington Neal GM
Hurdle Clint MAN
Jauss Dave TO
Leyva Nick TO
Livesy Jeff TO
Searage Ray PC
Sofield Rick TO

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