Dan Zangrilli

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Pirates’ Locke ‘Blessed’ To Compete For Spot In Rotation

Jeff Locke was just a young, Single-A pitcher with a lot of upside in 2009. That’s when he was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a very unpopular move at the time.

02/21/2013

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Pirates’ Grilli: ‘I Want To Be Here’

Jason Grilli talked with the Fan’s Dan Zangrilli today in Bradenton, Fla. after a story came out that the Pirates closer was critical of team management at last year’s trade deadline.

02/20/2013

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Big League Hopes For Pirates’ Vic Black In 2013

Vic Black, the Pirates supplemental first round pick in the 2009 draft, enjoyed a 13 save season, where he held opponents to a .189 batting average in 2012, while allowing just one run in both June and July combined while pitching for Double-A Altoona.

02/19/2013

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Karstens Back After All: “I’m Where I Want To Be”

After an injury riddled 2012 season that saw the usually reliable Jeff Karstens in an on-again, off-again role because of health issues, it was expected he would no longer be with the team at season’s end.

93-7 The Fan–02/18/2013

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