Corey Dickerson, an AL All-Star selection in 2017 who hit a career-high 27 home runs for the Rays, has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon says he's "more serious" and has a newfound maturity after being diagnosed with testicular cancer last season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor league contract and invited him to major league spring training.
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing better after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela.
Third baseman David Freese said "the demand to win just hasn't been in the air" for the Pirates, adding that the team needs a greater sense of urgency and accountability.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Según un informe policial adquirido por ESPN, Ana Isabel Soto, de 72 años, madre del receptor de los Piratas, Elías Díaz, fue rescatada ayer a las 6:30 p.m. del sector Ancon Bajo en Maracaibo, Estado Zulia. El informe dice que fue rescatada de sus captores en buenas condiciones físicas; sin pagar dinero por su rescate. Se arrestaron a varias personas implicadas con el secuestro, incluidos miembros del departamento de policía local. Se continúa la búsqueda de algunos sospechosos.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
According to a police report acquired by ESPN, 72-year-old Ana Isabel Soto, Pirates catcher Elias Diaz's mother, was rescued yesterday at 6:30pm from the area known as sector Ancon Bajo in Maracaibo, Estado Zulia. The official report says she was rescued from her captors in good physical condition; without paying ransom. Several individuals were arrested in connection with the abduction, including members of the local police department. A few suspects remain at large.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
A friend from Venezuela sent me this picture of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz's mom after she was saved from her captors / Un amigo de Venezuela me envió esta foto de la madre de Elías Díaz después de ser liberada tras su secuestro ¡Enhorabuena!
Venezuelan authorities say police have rescued the mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz three days after she was kidnapped.
Former Tampa Bay pitcher Steve Geltz, currently on Philadelphia's Triple-A roster, was banned 100 games after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. Three other minor leaguers drew 50-game suspensions.
The Pirates said they were "shocked and deeply concerned" after reports that the mother of catcher Elias Diaz was kidnapped in Venezuela.
Barry Bonds, who spent 15 of his 22 seasons with the Giants while slugging an MLB-record 762 home runs, will have his number retired by the team in 2018.
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Pirates left-handed pitcher Nik Turley has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
The MLBPA has expressed concern that teams are not spending revenue-sharing proceeds to improve play. Major League Baseball said it's not worried about any violations.
The Undefeated: Dave Parker lives with Parkinson's disease as another Hall of Fame Class heads to Cooperstown without him
Former Major Leaguer believes he has been excluded because of his cocaine use and brashness when he played the game
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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens saw only a minimal increase in their percentages -- up to 56.4 percent for Bonds and 57.3 for Clemens. They have four years left on the ballot and while they continue to fare well with new voters, the old-timers remain more entrenched as anti-steroid voters and I don't know if they have enough momentum to get to 75 percent.
Who's the next Jose Altuve or Mike Trout? What about the next Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge? Chances are you'll find a new generation of breakout ballplayers as the list reaches No. 1.
From minor leaguers with major league hopes for the upcoming season to toolsy teenagers climbing through the farm system, who made the cut as we begin counting down baseball's best prospects?
The Pirates have signed left-handed reliever Felipe Rivero to a four-year contract that runs through the 2021 season. The deal includes club options for 2022 and 2023.
Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick (4:43) and Keith Law (16:01) about the Pirates moving Cole & McCutchen, the general inactivity of the offseason and more. Plus, a "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (40:08).