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The 2018 Uni Watch MLB preview

It's time for another baseball season, so let's catch up with every patch, stripe, throwback and color change in the majors.

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Nova gets Opening Day nod for Pirates

Ivan Nova will be the Pittsburgh Pirates' Opening Day starting pitcher at Detroit on March 29. It is unclear whether he will remain with Pittsburgh through the entire season.

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Marte looking to rebound after '17 suspension

After missing half of last season because of a steroid suspension, Pirates outfielder Starling Marte says he hopes a new mentality will allow him to be the best teammate possible.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

For Corey Dickerson, an added benefit of getting traded to the Pirates last month is that he doesn't have to face Josh Harrison anymore. Harrison, Pittsburgh's All-Star utility man, retired Dickerson in his one and only pitching appearance back in 2013. Says Harrison: "That's what happens when you throw below hitting speed."

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MLBPA files grievance against four teams

The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against the Marlins, Athletics, Pirates and Rays, accusing the teams of failing to appropriately spend revenue-sharing money.

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Dickerson happy to land with Pirates

Corey Dickerson said Monday it was "embarrassing" to get designated for assignment by the Rays but he's happy he was traded to Pittsburgh and is looking forward to playing for the Pirates.


Pirates sign OF Michael Saunders

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor league contract and invited him to major league spring training.

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Freese: Pirates need greater urgency to win

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!

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RHP Geltz among 4 banned for drug violations

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.

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Reports: Mother of Pirates' Diaz kidnapped

The Pirates said they were "shocked and deeply concerned" after reports that the mother of catcher Elias Diaz was kidnapped in Venezuela.

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Bonds' No. 25 to be retired by Giants in August

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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Mets trade Josh Smoker to Pirates

Left-hander Josh Smoker has been traded from the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league left-hander Daniel Zamora and cash.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.26318th
On Base Percentage.32822nd
Slugging Percentage.4698th
Earned Run Average6.4430th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st