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Pirates | Francisco Cervelli injures ankle

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:27:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli (ankle) exited against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 29, after being hit by a pitch on his right ankle while behind the plate.

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Pirates | A.J. Schugel optioned to Indianapolis

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:41:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP A.J. Schugel was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis Friday, July 29.

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Pirates | Steven Brault recalled

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:39:25 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Steven Brault was recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis Friday, July 29.

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Pirates | Gerrit Cole ace-like in victory

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:35:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks with six strikeouts in a complete game win against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 27. He evened up his record at 6-6 while lowering his ERA to 2.78.

Fantasy Tip: Cole hasn't always looked like an ace this season, but this type of performance is why you do not pull the plug on Cole or trade him while his value is at its nadir. He is a fantasy stud.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang drives in four runs

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:35:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and four RBIs Wednesday, July 27, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Kang has been horrendously bad in the month of July, but he has hit safely in three straight and driven in five runs over the past two games. Perhaps he is starting to show some signs of life at the plate. However, he still shouldn't be trusted outside of deeper NL-only fantasy leagues until he shows more consistency.

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Pirates | Cutch posts giant stat line

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:34:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a double, three-run home run, two runs scored and four RBIs Wednesday, July 27, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Cutch has let his fantasy owners down by underperforming this season, hitting just .246 overall with 18 doubles, 15 homers and 42 RBIs, poor by his standards. He has 10 RBIs in the month of July and six multi-hit games over the past 16 games to show some signs of life at the plate for his impatient fantasy owners.

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Pirates | Ryan Vogelsong solid in rehab outing

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:34:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Ryan Vogelsong (face) made the second of his scheduled minor-league rehab outings Wednesday, July 27, allowing two runs and five hits over seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong might be nearing a return, but it's uncertain if he'll be plugged into the rotation or work in long relief. For now, he is only worth scooping up in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues.

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Pirates | Chris Stewart rehab update

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:01:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) ran the bases Wednesday, July 27, and could ramp up baseball activities over the weekend, according to head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk.

Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain when Stewart will be able to begin a rehab assignment but it appears as though a decision could be made early next week. When healthy, he doesn't carry much fantasy relevance unless you need a second catcher for NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Ryan Vogelsong impressive in rehab start

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:47:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates P Ryan Vogelsong (face) allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in his fourth rehab start for Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday, July 27, with two walks and one strikeout. He threw 83 pitches and allowed both runs on solo homers.

Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong was originally expected to pitch out of the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list but now there is a chance that he could join the team's depleted rotation, especially since the 39-year-old right-hander has been stretched out. When healthy, he should be viewed as an option for deeper NL-only seasonal leagues.

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Pirates | Tyler Glasnow could throw soon

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:00:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow (shoulder) could "pick up a baseball in a couple of days," a team trainer said Wednesday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Glasnow is likely worth stashing in deep mixed and NL-only leagues, but Pittsburgh is going to be extremely cautious with the young hurler, and he might not return in time to have much of a fantasy impact. Stay tuned for updates.

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Pirates | John Jaso, Gregory Polanco out

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:05:36 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and OF Gregory Polanco are not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Wednesday, July 27. 3B David Freese will start at first base and is batting second. 2B Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has only three hits in his last 17 at-bats but is hitting .328 with four home runs and 11 RBI against left-handed pitchers this season. He should be a fine starting candidat for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Rodriguez has also posted solid numbers against lefties in 2016, but owners should be able to find better options to use.

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Pirates | Control issues haunt Francisco Liriano

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:03:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano allowed seven earned runs, eight hits and four walks with just three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in a loss against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, July 26. He threw just 38 of his 72 pitches for strikes, as control issues continue to dog him.

Fantasy Tip: Liriano has struggled for most of the season. He looked good last time out, but it was back to the same old for Liriano in this one. At 6-10 with a 5.38 ERA and 1.61 WHIP it's time to use him only in the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues until he can start to produce quality starts on a regular basis again.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco has four-hit game

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:03:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco posted a season-high four hits, including his 13th home run, in the game Tuesday, July 26, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco has managed six hits over his past 12 at-bats, and he is re-emerging as a must-start fantasy option in all formats now that he is healthy again.

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Pirates | Ryan Vogelsong to work in rehab

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:02:40 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Ryan Vogelsong (face) will work Wednesday, July 27, with Class AAA Indianapolis. He has been sidelined since May 28 after being hit in the face due to facial fractures. He left his last rehab start due to a stiff neck. Manager Clint Hurdle said the plan is for Vogelsong to go seven innings or at least 95 pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Vogelsong is working his way back slowly. When healthy he is only worth a look in the deepest of NL-only fantasy formats.

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Pirates | Ryan Vogelsong to make rehab start

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:23:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Ryan Vogelsong (face, neck) is scheduled to start for Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday, July 27. Manager Clint Hurdle said he hopes Vogelsong will be able to pitch seven innings or throw 90 to 95 pitches during the start.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Vogelsong is close to returning from his injury, but it is not known if he will be a starter or a reliever for the team. He should be decent starting option in NL-only leagues if he joins the starting rotation but would not have much value if joins the bullpen.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Player News

Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Amato Gary P
Aneudy Darlin P
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Bankston Maurice P
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bell Josh 1B
Benitez Deybis SS
Bernero Adam RP
Biela Andrew OF
Bishop Harrison P
Bleich Jeremy P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Boscan Wilfredo SP
Bouknight Kip P
Brault Steven P
Brito Jesus 3B
Brolsma Owen P
Bromberg David SP
Bullinger Kirk P
Buttler Vic OF
Cameron Taylor P
Caminero Arquimedes RP
Cardenas Eliecer P
Cardona Rodolfo INF
Carrasco Roman P
Carver Mark C
Castellano John C
Castillo Wilkin C
Castro Orlando P
Cavagnaro Matt INF
Cave Kevin P
Cervelli Francisco C
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
Corey Mark P
Corley Brad OF
Corsaletti Jeff OF
Cortes Jorge OF
Covington Christopher OF
Cox Tyler P
Craig Dustin P
Craig Will 3B
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
Davis Blake SS
De Aza Miguel OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Elias C
Diaz Francisco C
Diaz Juan SS
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
Feliz Neftali RP
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Florimon Pedro SS
Forrer Daniel P
Foster Zachary P
Frazier Adam INF
Freeman Wesley OF
Freese David 3B
Fryer Eric C
Fuesser Zac P
Fuller Jim P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler SP
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hagan Thomas OF
Haley Trey RP
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 2B
Hart Kevin SP
Harts Jeremy P
Harvey Kris RP
Hayes Ke'Bryan 3B
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
Irving Nate C
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Steven P
Jaso John 1B
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Joyce Matt OF
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Kang Jung Ho 3B
Keel Jared 3B
Keller Mitch P
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Krebs Eric P
Kuhl Chad SP
Lakind Jared 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leesman Charlie RP
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Liriano Francisco SP
Lobstein Kyle SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Kelvin P
Marte Starling OF
Masterson Justin SP
Mathisen Wyatt C
McClung Seth RP
McCullen Matthew P
McCutchen Andrew OF
McGuire Reese C
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
Morris Hunter 1B
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newman Kevin SS
Newsom Randy P
Nicasio Juan SP
Niese Jon SP
Norman Anthony OF
Nunez Gustavo SS
Oliver Zachary P
Ortiz Daniel OF
Outman Josh RP
Padilla Fredys 2B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Partch Curtis P
Paulino Carlos C
Payne Matthew 3B
Payne Vincent P
Pena Ramses SS
Perez Miguel C
Pevny Logan P
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 Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rodriguez Sean 1B
Rogers Jason 1B
Rojas Chris SP
Ronco Jesus SS
Rondon Jorge RP
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Salcedo Edward 3B
Sanchez Angel P
Sanz Luis P
Schugel A.J. SP
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stallings Jacob C
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Taillon Jameson SP
Tarpley Stephen P
Tejeda Oscar SS
Thompson Mike P
Tucker Cole SS
Urena Luis OF
Valdez Alex 3B
Valdez Luis Alfonzo P
Valdez Yunior OF
Valiquette Phillippe P
Valle Sebastian C
Vogelsong Ryan SP
Von Rosenberg Zack P
Walcott Damian OF
Waldron Tyler P
Waldrop Kyle RP
Walker Andrew C
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
Welch Stefan 1B
Whitehead David P
Whiteside Matt RP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Williams Trevor P
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP
Zarate Robert P

Branson Jeff TO
Dorante Luis TO
Fischer Brad 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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