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Pirates Notebook: New Metric Shows the Pirates Lineup Has Plenty of Speed

PITTSBURGH - The Pirates have some speed to burn. MLB's Statcast data now includes a metric for player speed and the Pirates seem to have a leg up on the competition.

Injury Updates: Cervelli Dealing With Post-Concussion Symptoms, Meadows Out 2-4 Weeks

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Jason Rogers in Negotiations With a Japanese Team

INDIANAPOLIS - Jason Rogers may soon be leaving the Pirates organization to play in Japan, though, a contract has not yet been officially signed. A first baseman/designated hitter with Triple-A Indianapolis, Rogers is in negotiations with the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League.

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Third Round Draft Pick Dylan Busby

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their last remaining draft pick among the top ten rounds. Florida State third baseman Dylan Busby signed on Wednesday afternoon, exactly one week after his team was eliminated from the College World Series.

Trevor Williams should have rotation spot locked down

While some of the Pittsburgh Pirates younger pitchers have struggled, Trevor Williams continues to impress and should have a rotation spot locked down.

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Pittsburgh Pirates entire season to date was summed up in Tuesday gut punch of a loss to the Tampa Rays in extra innings.

Morning Report: Pirates May Have Gotten a First Round Talent in the Second Round

I came across a link from early in the draft coverage this year, which I thought was interesting. Every year, high school teams compete in the National High School Invitational and it's a huge event for scouting.

Trevor Williams Following a Key Approach From Ivan Nova

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams is a right-handed pitcher that relies heavily on his sinking, two-seam fastball. He worked that combination well on Tuesday, holding the Tampa Bay Rays to two runs on six hits over seven-plus innings in a 4-2 loss.

David Freese’s error, Felipe Rivero’s mortality doom Pirates despite comeback

A big David Freese error gave the lead right back after the Pirates, who had been no-hit for six innings, staged a ninth-inning comeback, and the Bucs fell to the Rays, 4-2, in 10 innings on...

Takeaways and Throwaways – Pittsburgh Pirates Stung by the Rays

Despite 9th inning heroics by Andrew McCutchen, the Pittsburgh Pirates drop the first of three to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 in extra innings tonight.

Pirates sign sixth round pick Cody Bolton, two others

The Pirates have announced the signing of sixth round draft pick Cody Bolton, 14th round pick Chris Sharpe and 31st round pick Jesse Medrano (sub. req'd).

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Three Players, Including Sixth Round Draft Pick Cody Bolton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed sixth round draft pick Cody Bolton, a right-handed prep pitcher from California. He had a commitment to Michigan and is expected to receive an over-slot bonus.

Prospect Watch: Kingham, Hearn and Escobar on the Mound Tuesday Night

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Jose Osuna), or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list.

Pirates Notebook: Bastardo Believes There is Reason for Optimism in His Return

PITTSBURGH — For the first time since April 24, Antonio Bastardo is back in the Pirates' bullpen. Considering the fact that the 31-year-old left-hander is carrying a 16.20 ERA this season and took the entire 30-day rehab time to recover from a minor quad strain, he's probably not expected to be returning as a conquering […]

BREAKING NEWS – Andrew McCutchen Back in Three-Spot of Batting Order

The Pittsburgh Pirates released their lineup for game one of their series vs. the Tampa Bay Rays and Andrew McCutchen is back in the third spot of the order