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Pirates beat reporter Bill Brink answers your Pirates (non)trade questions.
Arizona’s Andy Marte hit the tie-breaking homer for the Diamondbacks in what would become a 7-4 Pirates loss.
Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.
Despite a multitude of needs, the Pirates apparently have not made a deal at the non-waiver trading deadline, which was 4 p.m. today.
Despite entering Thursday’s game two games out of first place in their division, the Pirates did not make a trade.
The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.
Jon Lester likely remains Pirates’ top target, while controllable years and salaries dominate any talks.
Sanchez, 24, has pitched for three different organizations this season, all at Class AA.
Pedro Alvarez was out of Wednesday’s starting lineup, but his replacement, Josh Harrison, kept his hot streak going.
Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.