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 Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is swinging a hot bat lately, but is it hot enough for Clint Hurdle to make him his cleanup man?

Pirates notebook: Hurdle gets look at Kang in cleanup spot

about 9 hours ago

 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett would rather miss time now than later.

Is it tendon or ligament damage or simply inflammation? A.J. Burnett to find out Monday

about 21 hours ago

 Charlie Morton throws a pitch against Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Morton, Walker help Pirates top Reds, 3-0

about 17 hours ago

 First baseman Josh Bell, who homered last month in the Futures Game, made his Class AAA debut Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Top prospects Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow on display in Class AAA

1 day ago

 Gerrit Cole has led a rotation that helps hold things together for the Pirates.

On the Pirates: Rotation follows plan for most part

1 day ago

 J.A. Happ has had an up-and-down season at best, but wants to regain his footing now with the Pirates.

Pirates notebook: New starter J.A. Happ searches for consistency

1 day ago

 Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Reds in the fourth inning Saturday in Cincinnati.

Reds get to Cole again

1 day ago

  Joakim Soria #38 and Francisco Cervelli #29 of the Pittsburgh Pirates talk in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 5-4.

Pirates notebook: Newcomer Soria will work as setup man

2 days ago

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Contending teams can never have too many relievers

The Kansas City Royals made it look all so easy in 2014. With their bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland,


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