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Francisco Cervelli Open To Extension With Pirates

Jan 28, 2016 9:18 AM

Francisco Cervelli is open to a long-term contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cervelli is one season away from free agency where he's projected to be one of the top catchers on the market.

He is reportedly looking for a deal in the range of three years and $39 million.

Travis Sawchik/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Gregory Polanco Open To Extension With Pirates

Jan 14, 2016 3:44 PM

Gregory Polanco says he's once again open to discussing a contract extension with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh hasn't revisited talks since they were tabled last April.

Polanco and the Pirates were reportedly very close to reaching an agreement, according to a report.

Adam Berry/MLB

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Neftali Feliz Signs One-Year Deal With Pirates

Jan 6, 2016 3:46 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Neftali Feliz to a one-year contract.

Feliz, 27, split last season between the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers, posting a 6.38 ERA over 48 innings.

The Rangers designated him for assignment in July, and the Tigers non-tendered him in December.

Adam Berry/MLB

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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John Jaso Signs With Pirates, Plans Move To First Base

Dec 28, 2015 7:13 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed John Jaso to a two-year, $8 million contract.

Jaso, 32, has played mostly in the outfield and at catcher in the past, but the Pirates plan to use him at first base. He has played first in just two Major Leagues games.

"John is enthusiastic about playing in Pittsburgh and developing as a first baseman," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. "We feel he has the ability to play the position at the major league level."

Jaso will earn $4 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal. He can make an additional $1 million annually in performance bonuses.

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Mat Latos Drawing Interest From Five Teams

Dec 22, 2015 4:51 PM

Five teams have checked on Mat Latos, who is looking to sign a one-year deal in hopes of re-establishing his value.

The Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals have shown interest in the right-hander.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Ryan Vogelsong Signs With Pirates

Dec 18, 2015 4:54 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Ryan Vogelsong, but the terms of the deal are unknown.

Vogelsong logged a rough 4.67 ERA with 7.2 K/9 against 3.9 BB/9 last season.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Pirates Acquire Jason Rogers From Brewers

Dec 18, 2015 8:25 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Jason Rogers from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league outfielder Keon Broxton and pitcher Trey Supak.

Rogers, 27, hit .296 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 86 games in 2015. He hit .265 with two homers and eight RBIs in 58 plate appearances as a pinch hitter.

Associated Press

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Pirates Re-Sign Sean Rodriguez

Dec 15, 2015 3:06 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to re-sign Sean Rodriguez, according to a source.

Rodriguez hit just .246 in 139 games with Pittsburgh last season, but the club values his versatility. He has played every position except catcher and pitcher in the Major Leagues.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Mets, Pirates Complete Niese-For-Walker Trade

Dec 10, 2015 5:58 AM

The New York Mets have acquired Neil Walker from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jonathan Niese.

New York focused on acquiring Walker after Ben Zobrist signed with the Chicago Cubs in free agency.

Mets assistant general manager John Ricco compared the trade for Walker to how the Mets moved on from their aborted pursuit of Carlos Gomez at the trade deadline. The Mets turned around and acquired Yoenis Cespedes.

"It came together pretty quickly today," Ricco said. "I think the start of it was last night. Roy Smith, one of our top scouts, was in contact with the Pirates. They mentioned Neil Walker might be available. We started talking about some names back and forth. It really came together about midday today to where we got some traction and were able to get a deal done. ... He's a guy we had on our short list, but didn't know if he would be available. We view him as a real positive alternative to the deal we were looking to do the other day. He fits on a lot of different levels -- a switch-hitter. He's got some power. A real good fit for our team. I think we're pretty happy to have him."

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Mets, Pirates Deep In Talks On Neil Walker

Dec 9, 2015 3:34 PM

The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates are deep in trade talks regarding Neil Walker, according to multiple reports.

Jon Niese is one name that has been mentioned as a possible return for Walker.

Kristie Ackert/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Pirates Decline To Offer Pedro Alvarez Contract
The Pirates declined to offer Pedro Alvarez a contract for the 2016 season on Wednesday, making him a free agent.

Associated Press

Pirates Interested In Justin Masterson
Justin Masterson is believed to be seeking a one-year deal to reset his value after a few down seasons.

Travis Sawchik/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates Acquire Allen Webster From D-Backs For Cash
Allen Webster was traded from the Red Sox last offseason.


J.A. Happ Returns To Blue Jays
Free agent left-hander J.A. Happ agreed to a $36M, three-year deal with the Blue Jays on Friday.


Pirates Listening To Offers For 2016 Free Agents
The Pirates are listening to offers for Mark Melancon, Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez.


Pirates, Orioles Have Discussed Neil Walker
The Pirates are listening to offers for Neil Walker and have discussed a possible trade with the Orioles.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Joakim Soria Eyeing Three-Year, $27M Deal
Joakim Soria, who turns 32 in May, is considered the second-best reliever on the free agent market next to Darren O'Day.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Sources: Lopsided Marlins-Pirates Trade Was Compensation Deal
The Pirates and Marlins worked out a seemingly lopsided trade last month that was arranged because the Pirates demanded compensation in exchange for allowing highly regarded special assistant Jim Bene

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Report: Pirates Could Trade Mark Melancon
The Pirates are open to trading closer Mark Melancon, according to a pair of rival general managers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Pirates Will Try To Re-Sign J.A. Happ
J.A. Happ will be a free agent for the first time this winter, but he may not be on the market long as the Pirates will try to re-sign the left-hander.

Rob Biertempfel/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sean Rodriguez Apologizes For Skirmish, Punching Cooler
Sean Rodriguez has issued an apology on Twitter for his actions in Wednesday night's bench-clearing scuffle and for pummeling a cooler in the Pirates dugout after his ejection.


Andrew McCutchen 'Never Bringing' Dreadlocks Back
Andrew McCutchen does not plan to regrow his dreadlocks, bristling at the idea that the long hair was his trademark.


Pirates Become Fifth Team To Win 10,000 NL Games
Pittsburgh is fifth all time in NL wins behind San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Associated Press

Pirates Clinch Third-Straight Playoff Berth
The Pirates defeated the Rockies 13-7 on Wednesday, allowing them to clinch a playoff berth for the third-straight year.

Associated Press

Cardinals Clinch MLB's First Playoff Spot
Despite losing to the Cubs on Saturday, the Cardinals have clinched at least a NL wild-card slot.


Pirates Unlikely To Call Up Tyler Glasnow
Tyler Glasnow has made six starts at the Triple-A level, posting a 0.81 ERA and striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings.

Travis Sawchik/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A.J. Burnett Hopes To Return By Mid-September
A.J. Burnett has been on the DL since July 31 with a strained right elbow.


Madison Bumgarner, Marlon Byrd Homer In Win Over Pirates
Giants' ace Madison Bumgarner leads all pitchers in batting average (.254), home runs (five) and RBI's (nine).


Aramis Ramirez To Take Ground Balls At First Base
Aramis Ramirez has only fielded third base in his 18 Major League seasons, but that may change in what could be his final season.

Rob Biertempfel/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates Acquire J.A. Happ, Michael Morse
J.A. Happ went 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 20 starts for the Mariners this season.


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