Jim Colony

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Martin Meshing With New Surroundings

Pirates catcher Russell Martin had been a relatively passive newcomer due to shoulder soreness that kept him out of the line-up for a while.

93-7 The Fan–03/15/2013

Tony Watson

Watson Works And Waits

Left-handed reliever Tony Watson is entering what should be his second full-season with the Pirates, but first he has to straighten some things out.

03/15/2013

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Garrett Jones Ready To Return

Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones, who has been out with a strained left oblique, is closer to returning to the line-up after a round of batting practice this morning.

03/14/2013

James McDonald

Bucs’ Bench Carries Day Again

For the second straight game, the Pirates bench came through in the late innings as the Bucs beat the Blue Jays, 5-4 in 10 innings.

03/13/2013

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Zagurski Trying To Win Spot In Pirates’ Bullpen

After stints with the Phillies and, last season, the Diamondbacks, lefthander Mike Zagurski is trying to win a spot in the Pirates bullpen.

03/13/2013

Josh Harrison

Pirates Spring Training Recap: March 11, 2013

The Pirates’ dormant offense finally came alive in the late innings and they walked off McKechnie Field with a 4-3 win over the Orioles, their third straight Grapefruit League win.

03/11/2013

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Garrett Jones Joins Twitter

Pirates first baseman and out fielder Garrett Jones reports his strained left oblique is making progress.

03/11/2013

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Jim Colony: Cole Impressive Again

Top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole may already be ticketed for AAA, but Cole is looking like he’ll make that as difficult a decision as possible, pitching four mostly-efficient innings, allowing two hits, one walk and two runs on a home run to Ryan Flaherty in a 5-2 win over the Orioles in Sarasota.

93-7 The Fan–03/10/2013

Black and Gold Sunday

Black And Gold Sunday: March 10, 2013

Rob Pratte hosted Black and Gold Sunday at Kuhn’s Market with guests John Miller, Jim Colony, Krista Voda, Swin Cash and Ted Arneault.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/10/2013

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Healthy Sanchez Making Strong Case

After two straight 19 home run seasons with the Marlins, and representing the team in the 2011 All-Star Game, Gaby Sanchez had off-season knee surgery and never fully recovered.

03/10/2013

San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

McCutchen, Regulars Ready To Ramp Up

Heading into the weekend, most of the Pirates regulars are not among the leaders in plate appearances, but that is about to change.

03/09/2013

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Pirates’ Inge Anxious To Take The Field

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had said that veteran Brandon Inge is “close” playing a position in Grapefruit League games and that’d be fine with Inge, who is recovered from shoulder surgery last September – well, almost.

03/08/2013

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Snider Hopes To Shred At The Plate

Outfielder Travis Snider didn’t pay immediate dividends, in fact he didn’t do much at all after coming to the Pirates from Toronto last season.

93-7 The Fan–03/08/2013

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McDonald Makes Strides, But Bucs Lose 4-2

James McDonald allowed just one hit over 4 shutout innings, but his teammates were shut out for the first 8 innings in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay at a sundrenched but chilly and windswept McKechnie Field Thursday afternoon.

03/07/2013

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Pirates Batter Boston Red Sox, 9-3

Native New Englander Jeff Locke made up for a disappointing outing in a 16-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox last Friday by lasting his scheduled 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks as the Pirates beat up on the Boston bullpen, 9-3, in Fort Myers.

03/06/2013

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