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 Corey Hart plays for the Brewers.

Pirates sign Corey Hart to one-year deal

Hart will make $2.5 million in 2015 with an additional $2.5 million available in incentives, according to reports from CBS Sports and ESPN.

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 Edinson Volquez delivers at the 2014 wildcard game.

Ex-Pirates pitcher signs with Kansas City

Pitcher Edinson Volquez leaves Pirates after one season and heads to Kansas City and a two-year, $20 million contract with the Royals.

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 Camden Branche, 9, and Antoine Smith, 9, celebrate with Pittsburgh Pirate Sean Rodriguez while bowling at Swissvale Arcade Lanes in Swissvale on Friday, December 12, 2014. Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, in partnership with Tickets for Kids Charities sponsored the event.

Former Rays utility infielder pleased to find new home

Pirates notebook: Newcomer Sean Rodriguez can play nearly every position, supplying versatility manager Clint Hurdle will appreciate.

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 Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon talks with kids from Mount Ararat Community Activity Center during a party at Swissvale Arcade Lanes in Swissvale. The community center partnered with Tickets for Kids Charities to host the event.

Taillon still has long road to recovery

Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has made considerable progress after Tommy John surgery, but recovery far from finished.

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Obituary: Sy Berger / Creator of the modern baseball trading card

Baseball cards date to the 19th century, but for Sy Berger, the decade after World War II was the perfect time to revitalize them.

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 A.J. Burnett on his return: “I think as soon as the Pirates announced [the signing], my phone, Gerrit [Cole’s] calling me, yelling at me.”

A.J. Burnett’s return to Pirates follows plan of his own making

A.J. Burnett’s return to the Pirates went according to plan; his plan, as it turns out.

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 Francisco Cervelli, new Pirates catcher acquired from the New York Yankees, dons the team's new alternate camouflage jersey Sunday at PirateFest.

Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli finally gets chance to start

New Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli finally will get his first chance to be a starter in the majors.

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 Pirates starter Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Red Sox at PNC Park in September.

Pirates' new deal with starter Liriano finally official

The Pirates officially announced the re-signing of pitcher Francisco Liriano and the signing of another pitcher, Radhames Liz.

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 Ace pitcher Jon Lester is now a Chicago Cub.

Pirates to face a more challenging NL Central

As Major League Baseball’s winter meetings finished up, some teams were more active than others, and the NL Central looks to be fierce.

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 The Pirates traded for Sean Rodriguez on Dec. 1. Today they sent Buddy Borden to the Rays.

Pirates complete Sean Rodriguez trade, send Borden to Rays

The Pirates drafted Buddy Borden in the seventh round in 2013 out of UNLV. The Pirates traded for Rodriguez, a utility player, on Dec. 1.

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Pirates lose left-hander Andy Oliver in Rule 5 draft

The Pirates also lost right-handers Luis Urena and Tyler Waldron in the Class AAA portion, but passed on selecting any players.

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 Pirates Neil walker tries to make a play on a ball during the NL wild-card game at PNC Park on Oct. 1.

Pirates open to extension for Walker

Preliminary talks about signing the second baseman to a multiyear contract extension have occurred but are not close.

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 Antonio Bastardo

Pirates acquire pitcher Antonio Bastardo

The Pirates today acquired left-hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor-league pitcher Joely Rodriguez.

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 Francisco Liriano delivers against the Cardinals at PNC Park in August.

Ron Cook: Liriano's deal a sign of (good) times for Pirates

Pirates will make a good move at good price with the re-signing of starting pitcher Francisco Liriano.

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 Pirates' say right field is Gregory Polanco's to lose entering spring training.

Pirates' Polanco due to be No. 1 in right field

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said right field is "probably [Gregory] Polanco's job to keep" entering spring training this season.

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 Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Phillies during the first inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on Sept. 11 in Philadelphia.

Pirates close to deal with pitcher Liriano

Starter Francisco Liriano is a physical and a signature away from biggest free-agent contract in team history.

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 Jeff Banister was introduced as the new Rangers manager in October.

Ex-Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister thanks mentors, Clint Hurdle

Banister now has the head job with Texas, but remembers those who taught him along the way — especially Clint Hurdle.

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 The Pirates' Neal Huntington and many other MLB GMs are waiting for some of the pitching dominoes to fall.

Winter meetings notebook: Pitching movement still a bottleneck

Pirates pluck reliever Josh Lindblom off waivers from Oakland, but expected big-name offseason changes still in holding pattern.

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 The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen signals to the Pirates dugout after hitting a triple against the Brewers in September. Pirates single game tickets go on sale Friday.

Pirates single game tickets go on sale Friday

A limited number of tickets will be available for the April 13 home opener against the Detroit Tigers

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Pirates claim right-hander Josh Lindblom off waivers from A's

Lindblom, 27 started one game for Oakland in 2014.

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AP sources: Pads to obtain Middlebrooks from BoSox

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan


AP sources: Peavy agrees on $24M, 2-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy and one of the

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