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Bucs 2B Walker loses arbitration hearing

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker lost his arbitration case, but will still make some decent money for the 2015 season. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Saturday that Walker had filed for arbitration at $9 million for next season while the club was pushing for $8 million, and an MLB panel used to resolve these disputes elected to go with...

Pirates acquire Caminero from Marlins

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Arquimedes Caminero from the Miami Marlins in exchange for cash considerations. Caminero went 4-1 with 10 saves, a 4.86 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 42 relief appearances with Triple-A New Orleans in 2014. He also made six relief appearances with the Marlins last season. The 27-year-old Caminero...

Pirates acquire Lombardozzi from O's

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi from the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations. Lombardozzi, 26, spent the majority of the 2014 season playing for Baltimore's Triple-A club in Norfolk, hitting .270 over 78 games. The switch-hitter batted .264 with five home runs and 50 RBI in 257 games with the...

Orioles acquire OF Snider from Pirates

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. The Pirates received minor league pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Snider batted .264 with 13 home runs and a career-high 38 RBI over 140 games for the Pirates last season. The 26-year-old owns a career average of .246 with 50...

Steelers sign Tate as contingency plan

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Faced with the possibility of being without starting running back Le'Veon Bell for Saturday's AFC wild card matchup with the Ravens, the Steelers added oft-traveled Ben Tate on Tuesday. Tate has already been cut twice this season after being signed by the Browns in the offseason. Cleveland waived him in mid-November, and the RB-needy Vikings quickly...

Tomlin unsure of Bell's status for Saturday

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he was unsure if running back Le'Veon Bell would be available for Saturday's AFC wild card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. Bell suffered a right knee injury in the season-finale against Cincinnati. Tomlin, as he did on Sunday night, said the knee was hyperextended and added that there was no structural damage...

Pirates win bidding process on SS Kang

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates submitted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang. The Pirates now have 30 days to try and work out a contract with Kang. Kang, 27, hit .356 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI over 117 games last season for the Nexen Heroes. 

Pirates sign Corey Hart

By The Sports Network, 3 months 6 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hart played 68 games for Seattle last year after missing the 2013 season recovering from knee surgery. He hit just .203 with six homers and 21 runs batted in for the Mariners. The 32-year-old veteran spent his first...

Pirates finalize deal with Liriano

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed pitcher Francisco Liriano to a three-year contract on Friday. Financial terms were not released, but multiple outlets reported during the winter meetings that the left-hander's contract is worth $39 million, the richest free-agent deal in team history. Liriano, 31, went 7-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 29 starts this past season...

Pirates snag Bastardo from Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left- hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies for a minor league pitcher. Bastardo, who was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for his part in the Biogenesis scandal in 2013, was just 5-7 last season for the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3.94 ERA in 67 games. However, he did strike out 81 batters...