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Locke Excited For Opportunity To Start Season In Bucs’ Rotation

It’s the second time in three years that Jeff Locke begins the season as a Pirates starter. The last time was in 2013 due to injuries to Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton.

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Vance Worley On Move To Bucs’ Bullpen: ‘Just Here To Help The Team’

Last year, Vance Worley started some meaningful games down the stretch. Now, Worley will start the year in the bullpen.

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Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin Visits Pirates’ Spring Training

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, along with GM Kevin Colbert and offensive coordinator Todd Haley attended the Pirates game Monday in Bradenton before heading to Tallahassee.

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Pirates’ Locke Wins Final Open Spot Rotation

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle named Jeff Locke the fourth starter over Vance Worley on Monday.

93-7 The Fan–03/30/2015

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Benches Clear, Pirates Hit 6 Homers In Win Over Phillies

A shouting match between coaches cleared the benches in a rare testy spring training game, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Pittsburgh Pirates teed off on the Philadelphia Phillies for an 18-4 victory Monday.

03/30/2015

Mike Tomlin

Dunlap: Imagine Some Pirates On The Gridiron

It seems like this has become an annual pilgrimage, as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin visited Bradenton and Pirates Spring Training camp on Monday. On his visits, Tomlin normally has a chuckle with the media, catches up with his pal Clint Hurdle and takes in a workout, game or both. But as he was there on Monday, it got me thinking … what if Tomlin had to, legitimately, select someone out of Pirates camp to take to St. Vincent?

93-7 The Fan–03/30/2015

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Former Pirate Kevin Young Talks About Pedro’s Move To First Base

Former Pirate Kevin Young knows the defensive transition Pedro Alvarez is going through. The Pirates hired Young and he has spent all Spring Training as a special assistant helping Alvarez and the other first basemen get ready for the season.

93-7 The Fan–03/30/2015

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Mike LaValliere Evaluates Pirates’ Catchers

Saying all Pirates, current and former, are a family, Mike LaValliere is back with the club as a Spring Training Special Instructor.

93-7 The Fan–03/30/2015

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2013 First-Round Pick Austin Meadows Makes Major Impact

For a second straight day, a Pirates 2013 first-round pick had an extra base hit in his first major league Spring Training at bat.

03/29/2015

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Kang Drives In 3 Runs As Pirates Beat Braves

Rookie second basement baseman Jung Ho Kang homered and drove in three runs as the Pirates beat the Braves 4-2 in Kissimmee Sunday afternoon.

03/29/2015

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Miller Solidifies Braves’ Spot In 4-2 Loss To Pirates

Shelby Miller allowed one hit in six innings, solidifying a spot in Atlanta’s rotation as the Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Sunday.

03/29/2015

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Huntington Says Morton Ready To Start Season

Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said there was some miscommunication and Charlie Morton’s start on Saturday was not make-or-break and that Morton is ready to go following hip surgery in September.

03/29/2015

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McGuire Doubles In First Pirates At Bat

The Pirates first round pick in 2013 Reese McGuire thought he was just coming over to McKechnie Field Saturday to work as a bullpen catcher, but he ended getting to pinch-hit in the major league game and doubled in his only at bat.

03/28/2015

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Morton Healthy And Ready For Season

Pirates starter Charlie Morton threw 88 pitches giving up 3 earned runs over 6 innings as the Pirates beat Toronto 8-3 Saturday afternoon.

03/28/2015

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Polanco Homers As Pirates Beat Blue Jays, 8-3

Gregory Polanco homered for the second straight day and Neil Walker hit a two-run double Saturday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat a Toronto Blue Jays split squad 8-3.

03/28/2015

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