July 2013 - Pittsburgh Pirates Wiretap

Pirates Tried To Acquire Mark Trumbo

Jul 31, 2013 3:12 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates unsuccessfully tried to make a trade with the Los Angeles Angels for Mark Trumbo, according to a report.

Pittsburgh has been looking to bolster their offense and Los Angeles is willing to listen on some players.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Trade Talks For Bud Norris Accelerating

Jul 31, 2013 2:38 PM

Trade talks for Houston Astros starter Bud Norris are accelerating as the trade deadline approaches.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks have been in contact with Houston.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Trade Rumor

Arizona, Baltimore, Pittsburgh In On Bud Norris

Jul 30, 2013 11:21 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates are all interested in Bud Norris.

Arizona had been linked to Jake Peavy, who is reportedly headed to the Boston Red Sox in a three-team deal with the Chicago White and Detroit Tigers.


Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Trade Rumor

Pirates, White Sox Aren't Close To Rios Deal

Jul 30, 2013 4:35 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in Alex Rios, but they are not close to a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

It had previously been reported that the two clubs were near a deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

Report: Pirates Close To Landing Alex Rios

Jul 30, 2013 2:35 PM

The Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates are getting close to a trade centered around Alex Rios, according to a report.

The amount of money involved, in relation of Rios' contract, is being discussed.

David Kaplan/CSN Chicago (via Twitter)

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

Pirates, Diamondbacks Front-Runners For Brian Wilson

Jul 29, 2013 4:07 PM

Brian Wilson has contract offers from five teams, four National League and one American League, after a recent workout.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks are considered the front-runners for the reliever.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today (via Twitter)

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor

Pirates Place Grilli On Disabled List

Jul 24, 2013 8:32 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Jason Grilli on the disabled list with a strained right forearm.

Grilli left Monday night's game at Washington in the ninth inning with discomfort in his forearm.

"The biggest thing we've got to do is get Jason back to Pittsburgh and be seen by our doctors and get a more thorough evaluation," Neal Huntington said. "The initial read was he's going to be down at least seven to 10 days so the DL becomes a no-brainer at that point, but the rest is speculative and anything else at this point would be purely that."

Grilli has 30 saves this season.

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury

Grilli Injury Taints Pittsburgh's Win

Jul 23, 2013 8:31 AM

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of home runs as the Pirates beat the Nationals on Monday night, but the club was in no mood to celebrate.

Jason Grilli left the game in the ninth inning with forearm tightness.

Grilli entered in the ninth and gave up a two-run homer to Jayson Werth before leaving with an apparent arm injury after getting two outs.

"Pretty much he threw the ball, and his reaction was, he just grimaced a little bit," Russell Martin said. "It seemed like he was in a little bit of pain. It just looked like his forearm was bugging him. A definite blow. Hopefully it's not as severe as it can be and is just something minor."

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury

Source: Giants Interested In Garza

Jul 22, 2013 7:29 AM

Matt Garza will pitch for the Cubs on Monday as the club continues to search for the right trade partner.

Chicago re-engaged in talks with other teams after discussions with Texas broke down over the weekend. The Pirates, Athletics, Red Sox and Orioles are on the short list.

The Giants have been showing interest as well, according to a source.

Gordon Wittenmyer/Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumor

Pirates Looking At Chicago's Rios, Ramirez

Jul 19, 2013 7:29 AM

The Pirates are among the teams said to be interested in Alex Rios and according to sources, they could expand trade talks to include Alexei Ramirez as well.

Pittsburgh is looking to improve both their lineup and bench.

"They definitely need a right fielder," one National League scout said of the Pirates.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

Pirates Release Jose Contreras
In seven appearances with Pittsburgh this season, Jose Contreras had a 9.00 ERA.

Rob Biertempfel/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (via Twitter)

Melancon, Romo, Tillman Added To All-Star Rosters
Mark Melancon, Sergio Romo and Chris Tillman have been selected as injury replacements for this week's All-Star Game in New York City.

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Back Forces Locke Out Of All-Star Game
Jeff Locke's back tightened up after a game against the Athletics last week.

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Alvarez Replaces Gonzalez In HR Derby
Carlos Gonzalez has pulled out because of a sprained middle finger on his right hand.

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Full American League All-Star Roster
There are 13 first-time All-Stars on the American League squad.


Full National League All-Star Roster
There are 17 first-time All-Star on the National League All-Star team.

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Burnett Will Start For Pirates Sunday
A.J. Burnett will return to the mound for the Pirates after being sidelined the past month because of a strained right calf.

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Phillies Hand Cole First Major League Loss
Gerrit Cole, who allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, had won his first four career starts for Pittsburgh.

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