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 Joe Blanton appeared in 15 games for the Royals this season.

Pirates trade for right-hander Joe Blanton from Kansas City Royals

about 13 hours ago

 Top Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow pitches for the West Virginia Black Bears against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers last month at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Pirates notebook: Top prospect Tyler Glasnow promoted to Class AAA

about 14 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen smiles after scoring and hitting a four-run single against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in Minneapolis. Pirates left fielder Jaff Decker and first baseman Travis Ishikawa also scored on the play and accompany him back to the dugout.

McCutchen leads way as hot bats set up sweep of Minnesota,10-4

about 21 hours ago

 Gregory Polanco seems to be hitting his stride in the Pirates lineup after a period of struggles.

Pirates notebook: Polanco's improvement starts with short swing

1 day ago

Cleveland Indians pick up Pirates' pitcher Jayson Aquino

about 21 hours ago

 Jung Ho Kang, left, celebrates with right fielder Gregory Polanco, center fielder Andrew McCutchen and left fielder Jaff Decker after Tuesday's win at Minnesota.

Kang's 9th-inning homer gives Pirates 8-7 win over Twins

1 day ago

 Gerrit Cole pitches against the Nationals Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.28.15

1 day ago

 “I know all players wish they could have a day game on getaway days, but you understand the economics behind the night games, drawing a bigger crowd and whatnot,” Chris Stewart said.

For Pirates, traveling after night games poses unique problems, forces unique solutions

2 days ago

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Blue Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of week

DETROIT (AP) -- Toronto has acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers, the second major move in less than

Indians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals for pitcher

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians....


The good and bad about the Pirates' improved finances

Consider how much it cost the Pirates to negotiate with Jung Ho Kang. They bid $5 million just for the righ

Gerrit Cole's rise

Gerrit Cole likes living on the beach. He leaves his house and hits the water to surf when everyone else hits the office. "And nobody's out there," Cole said.


PG special on Cuba

A line of American cars from the 40s and 50s driven by taxi drivers wait to break free of traffic in Havana, Cuba on June 8, 2015. After the United States imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in the early 1960s, the importing of American cars to the island stopped.
Reporter J. Brady McCollough and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to Cuba to document life in the changing country.

Check out their two-part series:
* Cuba: Behind the Facade
* Why Pirates bullpen coach Euclides Rojas risked everything for freedom