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2017 Schedule
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Ngoepe relives the day he made history (2:04)
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Gift Ngoepe and brother Victor share love of baseball (1:30)
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20dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Pirates

Pittsburgh will remain playoff hopefuls, even as the Pirates weigh decisions on whether and when to move Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole.

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21dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Pirates this offseason

The Pirates could use bullpen help, but they really need offense, particularly power. One versatile free agent looks like a good fit.

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Meadows among three added to Pirates' 40-man

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that OF Austin Meadows and RHPs Dario Agrazal and Luis Escobar were added to the team's 40-man roster on Monday. In addition, the Pirates traded INF Gift Ngoepe to the Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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Keller grits one out in AFL

Pirates prospect Mitch Keller allowed only two runs (one earned) despite serving up nine hits in four innings for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. The 21-year-old picked up his fourth AFL win and sports a 1.52 ERA in the hitter-friendly league.

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Pirates: MLB to discipline Latin American scouting head

The Pittsburgh Pirates say Major League Baseball intends to discipline their director of Latin American scouting for rules violations, and the team announced it will not renew Rene Gayo's contract when it expires next month.

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Tolman clubs HR in Arizona Fall League

Pirates second-base prospect Mitchell Tolman blasted a three-run home run as part of a four-RBI day during the Glendale Desert Dogs' 10-3 win over the Mesa Solar Sox on Monday.

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29dJeff Sullivan

Will Josh Bell deliver bigger things in 2018?

Bell continues to hit more than half of his balls in play on the ground, and that isn't going to work for him if he's going to maximize his ability. However, a power surge could be on the horizon.

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Keller named AFL Pitcher of the Week

Pirates top pitching prospect Mitch Keller earned the nod after firing five innings of shutout ball while allowing just one hit for the Arizona Fall League's Glendale Desert Dogs last Monday. The right-hander has pitched at least three innings in each of his AFL starts and has allowed only three earned runs and four walks in 15 2/3 innings. Opponents are batting .151 against him this fall.

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33dDavid Schoenfield

Ranking baseball's 2019 free agents: Andrew McCutchen

McCutchen didn't bounce back to his peak level, and much of his 2017 value came in June and July, when he tore it up. He'll be viewed strictly as a corner outfielder in free agency.

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The "Modern Era" ballot for the Hall of Fame, announced Mon., has Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Marvin Miller, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell on it. Voting results to be announced Dec. 10.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs66828th
Batting Average.24427th
On Base Percentage.31821st
Slugging Percentage.38629th
Earned Run Average4.2213th
Quality Starts69Tied-14th
WHIP1.3715th
BAA.26422nd

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