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Former Pirate Michael McKenry Still Rooting For His Old Team

He might be playing for the Colorado Rockies as they come to PNC Park for the Pirates first post All-Star game series, but former Pirates catcher Michael McKenry says he still has fond memories of his time and Pittsburgh and pulls for them to have success.

93-7 The Fan–07/17/2014

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Grilli, Martin Placed On Disabled List After Suffering Injuries

Tony Sanchez will take over for Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli.

04/26/2014

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Pirates Make Another Round Of Roster Moves

As is typical this time of the year, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced another round of roster moves as they trim it down to the 25 if needs to be by Opening Day.

93-7 The Fan–03/21/2014

Michael McKenry

Pirates Catcher McKenry Says LHP Locke Needs To Simplify

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The 2013 baseball season, at minimum, will be remembered as the one that ended a torturous streak of losing in Pittsburgh, and for backup catcher Michael McKenry, it will be remembered as the one in which the Pirates came into their own.

93-7 The Fan–09/07/2013

Jason Grilli

All-Star Closer Grilli Among Those Rejoining Pirates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have recalled right-handed closer Jason Grilli from his rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona and reinstated him from the disabled list, the team announced today.

93-7 The Fan–09/03/2013

Kelly Shoppach

Pirates Assign Free Agent Catcher Shoppach To Triple-A

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — As the Pirates prepare for the arrival of outfield prospect Andrew Lambo in St. Louis Tuesday, they have also announced the acquisition of former Major League catcher Kelly Shoppach, who has been assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

93-7 The Fan–08/12/2013

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Russell Martin Growing Accustomed To Playing Hero

Pirates Catcher Russell Martin got the day off in the series finale against the Miami Marlins, but when his name was called to pinch hit late in a tied game, he came up clutch as the Pirates completed the three game sweep.

08/08/2013

Tony Sanchez

Pirates Catcher Tony Sanchez Looks Back At Shutout, Opportunity He Has Been Given

With backup Catcher Michael McKenry out for the year after having knee surgery, Tony Sanchez will get his first extended chance with the big league club, and talks about his first game behind the plate being a shutout.

08/01/2013

Wandy Rodriguez

Injured Pirate Pitchers Still On The Mend As Stretch Run Continues

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates’ impressive pitching depth continued to be on display Monday night at PNC Park. They’ve had to lean on that depth with a number of injured hurlers still working toward a return–whether it’s this season or next.

93-7 The Fan–07/30/2013

Alex Presley

Fort Goes Down, Bucs Recall Presley For Key Series Vs. Cardinals

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have placed backup catcher Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a left knee sprain, the team announced a short while ago.

93-7 The Fan–07/29/2013

Jared Hughes

Jared Hughes, Pitching Staff Comfortable With Russell Martin

With the team going out and signing a new catcher this offseason, the Pirates pitching staff was looking towards spring training as an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Russell Martin.

03/13/2013

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Pirates’ Catcher Michael McKenry Digs In For 2013 Season

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry joins Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan for a spring training update.

93-7 The Fan–03/08/2013

Tony Sanchez

Pirates’ Catcher Tony Sanchez Dishes On Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon

The Pirates hopes for the future lie heavily on the arms of Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon, and Catcher Tony Sanchez has caught both of them and knows what they’re capable of.

03/06/2013

Tony Sanchez

Catcher Tony Sanchez On His 2013 Season: “It’s Extremely Crucial”

Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez hit the weight room hard this off-season adding 15 pounds of muscle.

93-7 The Fan–02/16/2013

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Russell Martin Expects To Continue Winning Ways With Pirates

Newly-signed Pirates’ catcher Russell Martin joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN fresh off of signing his contract.

11/30/2012

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