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Pirates' Liriano set to return

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 5 days ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano will make his first major league start in a month when the team wraps up its first half Sunday in Cincinnati.Liriano, sidelined since June 10 with a strained left oblique, was activated from the 15-day disabled list to pitch Sunday's game against the Reds.The 2013 National League Comeback Player of the Year had...

Pirates' Cole placed on DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 2 days ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh The Pirates placed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.Cole, a right-hander, is suffering from right lat soreness.The move is retroactive to July 5. He spent 3 1/2 weeks on the DL earlier this season due to a fatigued shoulder.Cole is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 14 starts this season. In 85 2/3 innings, he has allowed 83 hits and...

Indians acquire Dickerson from Pirates

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 4 days ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians have acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.Cleveland needed to add depth to the outfield with Michael Bourn expected to be out three to four weeks with a left hamstring injury.In 65 games with Triple-A Indianapolis this season, Dickerson has batted .309 with 15...

Pirates' Barmes lands on DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 5 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates placed infielder Clint Barmes on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and recalled infielder Michael Martinez from Triple-A Indianapolis.Barmes injured his left groin making a throw during batting practice before Saturday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia. He has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 adductor sprain and is expected to be sidelined for 4...

Pirates take Cole off DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 6 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerrit Cole will return to the Pittsburgh Pirates' rotation after a 3 1/2-week absence when the club continues its series with the New York Mets on Saturday.The Pirates activated Cole, who hasn't pitched since June 3 due to a fatigued shoulder, from the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's matchup.Prior to being temporarily shut down, the 2011 No. 1...

Pirates, Angels swap relievers

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 weeks 5 hours ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired struggling reliever Ernesto Frieri from the Angels on Friday, in exchange for reliever Jason Grilli."We are appreciative of all that Jason has done for the Pirates and in our community," said Bucs GM Neal Huntington. "We believe that adding Ernesto Frieri was a good move for our bullpen. He has been an effective late inning...

Bucs' Marte leaves vs. Tampa Bay

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 day ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte left Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a possible head injury.In the fifth inning, Marte tried to steal second and was caught as he slid headfirst into the base. He appeared to take a knee to the head on the play.Marte later walked off the field under his own power and was replaced in the field by...

Pirates activate Walker

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 day ago
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates activated second baseman Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.Walker underwent an appendectomy on June 9, landing him on the disabled list.Walker is batting .280 with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 62 games this season.To make room for Walker, the Pirates outrighted outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Grilli removed from Pirates' closer role

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 5 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Grilli is out as the Pittsburgh Pirates' closer, with Mark Melancon back in.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced prior to Friday's game with the Chicago Cubs that Grilli will not be used in save situations for the time being, this after the 2013 All-Star struggled once again in a loss to Cincinnati on Thursday.Grilli surrendered a game-tying solo homer to...

Cincinnati Reds (33-35) at Pittsburgh Pirates (34-35), 7:05 p.m. (ET)

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto hopes for some run support on Tuesday when the Reds open a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.Cueto has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, but doesn't have the record to show for it, despite pitching to a 1.85 ERA. The Dominican hurler improved to 6-5 on Wednesday against the Los Angles Dodgers, as he...