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Mike Moustakas HR Wins SUV For Fan

Jun 9, 2019 10:09 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas.

Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major-league-leading 24th home run, and the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

"That homer won us the game and somebody a car, which is pretty cool," Yelich said.


Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Pirates Seeking Mid-Season Acquisitions

Jun 4, 2019 8:44 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-30, but they remain in the hunt in the National League Central.

The Pirates have dealt with a number of injuries.

Pitching is the focus of possible mid-season additions.

Jason Mackey/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Josh Bell's 94 Total Bases Most In May Since Willie Mays In '58

Jun 1, 2019 12:09 AM

Josh Bell finished off his historic May with two more hits, giving him 94 total bases in May, the most by any player in May since Willie Mays (102) in 1958.

Bell went 2-for-5 and drove in a run to help the Pittsburgh Pirates pounce on struggling Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin in a 9-4 victory Friday night.

His 94 total bases in May is the most by any player in any month in the Pirates' 138-year history.


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award, Stats

Joe Musgrove Calls For Pirates To Add Rotation Help

May 28, 2019 8:17 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are without two starters currently and they've had to improvise with openers and spot starters.

The rotation has a 6.68 ERA in May, the third worst in Major League baseball.

Things reached a boiling point for Joe Musgrove on Saturday night when he was forced to pitch an extra inning to help out the worn down bullpen despite getting hit hard by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"It would be nice to have another starter that we can run out there," Musgrove said. "Not to say that [Steven] Brault and Rookie [Davis] — I heard [Mitch] Keller's coming up — can't do it.

"But if you look at the staffs around the league and the division we're in, it's tough. We have to be running out the best thing we have every night. That's what we're trying to do right now."

Musgrove has a 4.27 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 59 innings this season.

"Our coaching staff and our ownership knows the position we're in right now," he said. "It's up to them to make the moves.

"We have guys here who can compete. We're doing a good job right now of staying afloat. Having another solid arm in the rotation that has been through a lot and experienced a lot would be nice."

Jason Mackey/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Pirates GM Wants Players To Re-Enter Games After Concussion Tests

May 28, 2019 8:03 AM

Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington would like to see Major League Baseball allow players to re-enter games after being examined for concussions.

The club lost Francisco Cervelli to a documented concussion on Saturday night and placed him on the injured list.

"Any player that had an obvious concussion risk incident should be allowed to be removed from the game, taken off the field, taken into the locker room, assessed by a doctor, assessed by a trainer, go through an extended period of time and then re-enter the game," Huntington said. "Because right now, all of this has to happen on the field."

"The player has to feel pressure as he's standing there with 30,000 or 10,000 or 50,000 eyes on him," he added. "He has to feel pressure to make a decision whether (he's) in or (he's) out of this game. He knows if he takes himself out and he's the catcher, there's only one other catcher, and the game becomes a fiasco if that other catcher gets hurt."

Associated Press

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Pirates Place Francisco Cervelli On Concussion List

May 26, 2019 4:55 PM

The Pirates placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the seven-day concussion list Sunday in a series of moves.

Cervelli left Saturday night's game against the Dodgers in the fourth inning after he was hit in the helmet by Cody Bellinger's bat following a swing by the outfielder.


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury, Misc Rumor

Pirates Shut Down Jameson Taillon For One Month

May 5, 2019 8:13 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Jameson Taillon on the injured list with a right elbow flexor strain.

Taillon will be shut down for at least the next four weeks.

The right-hander has a 4.10 ERA, 30 strikeouts and eight walks in 37.1 innings.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury, Misc Rumor

Pirates Place Chris Archer On IL

Apr 28, 2019 12:53 AM

Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer was put on the 10-day injured list because of inflammation in the thumb on his pitching hand, which has bothered him for his past two starts.


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Homer In Record 33 Straight Home Games

Apr 27, 2019 2:23 AM

Cody Bellinger hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a major league record with homers in 33 consecutive home games in a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Pirates' Chris Archer Drops Appeal
Pirates pitcher Chris Archer has begun serving a five-game suspension for an April 7 altercation.


MLB Suspends Chris Archer Five-Games, Yasiel Puig Gets Two-Game Ban
Chris Archer and Yasiel Puig were both suspended for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl last Sunday at PNC Park.


Lester Leaves Game With Hamstring Injury; Tallon Hit In Head By Liner
Cubs ace Jon Lester appeared to hurt himself running the bases in the second inning.


Puig Among Five Ejected In Reds-Pirates Brawl
Pirates starter Chris Archer threw a 93 mph fastball behind Reds first baseman Derek Dietrich's back to spark the benches-clearing incident in the fourth inning at PNC Par.


MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Garth Brooks In Spring Training With Pirates
Garth Brooks, 57, has previously been in the camps of the Padres (1999), Mets (2000) and Royals (2004).

Associated Press

Pirates, Melkey Cabrera Agree To Minor League Deal
Veteran outfielder Melkey Cabrera can make up to $2M in performance bonuses with the Pirates.


Francisco Liriano Agrees To Minor League Deal With Pirates
Francisco Liriano will make $1.8 million if he makes the Major League roster, according to a source.


Pirates Legend Bob Friend Dies At 88
Bob Friend pitched more innings than anyone else in Pirates history.


Dodgers, Pirates Having 'Ongoing' Talks About Starling Marte
The Dodgers are looking for some right-handed hitting and have had "ongoing and active discussions" with the Pirates about Starling Marte, according to a report.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles

Pirates, A's Complete Trade
The Pirates have acquired pitcher Wilkin Ramos from the A's as the player to be named from the trade of pitcher Tanner Anderson on November 20.

Press Release

Pirates To Sign Lonnie Chisenhall
The Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Lonnie Chisenhall.


A's Acquire Tanner Anderson From Pirates
Pittsburgh will receive a player to be named later or cash.

Associated Press

Dodgers Get David Freese To Fortify Bench
The Dodgers acquired David Freese from the Pirates on Friday for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Chris Archer Hurts Left Leg While Batting
Chris Archer left Monday night's start with left leg discomfort.

Associated Press

Cubs, Pirates To Meet In 2019 Little League Classic
The Pirates will face off against the Cubs in the 2019 Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.


Rays Land Another Top Prospect To Complete Chris Archer Deal
The Rays have received another top-100 prospect as the player to be named later in last month's Chris Archer trade with the Pirates.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Pirates Acquire Chris Archer From Rays
Chris Archer is a two-time All-Star.


Rays Have Asked Teams To Make Best, Final Offers For Chris Archer
The Dodgers, Yankees, Braves, Brewers and Padres have been linked to Chris Archer.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Pirates Land Keone Kela From Rangers
The Pirates have acquired reliever Keone Kela from the Rangers for two players to be named later.

Associated Press