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Juan Cruz

Juan Cruz

Pirates Release Cruz

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — After refusing an assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis, relief pitcher Juan Cruz, who was designated for assignment earlier this week, was released outright by the Pirates today.

93-7 The Fan–08/23/2012

Kevin Correia

Correia To Start In San Diego Monday Night

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Yesterday the Tribune-Review’s Dejan Kovacevic reported, according to an internal source, that Pirates right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia privately volunteered to pick up the team’s tired pitching staff after a 19-inning win in St. Louis. The team has confirmed Correia will indeed make a spot start, opposing Edinson Volquez, in tonight’s game at San Diego, the start of a three-game set against the Padres.

93-7 The Fan–08/20/2012

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Bucs: Pirates Recall Reliever Evan Meek

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled relief pitcher Evan Meek to the majors Sunday.

93-7 The Fan–07/22/2012

A.J. Burnett

Pirates Climb Closer To First Place With 8-4 Win

(93-7 The FAN) — The Pirates will make a lot of moves this week, as they take part in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.

93-7 The Fan–06/05/2012

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Bucs: Slaten Replaces Cruz For Time Being

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Pirates reliever Juan Cruz has been placed on the restricted list, and Doug Slaten has been called up from Triple-A Indianapolis in his place.

93-7 The Fan–05/29/2012

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Mets Win Pitchers Duel, 3-2

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Despite yet another strong start from starting pitcher James McDonald, the Pirates lost to the New York Mets Tuesday night, 3-2.

93-7 The Fan–05/22/2012

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Bullpen Leads The Way In 4-2 Pirates Win

(93-7 The FAN) — The bullpen pitched eight innings Wednesday and the Pirates beat the Nationals, 3-2.

93-7 The Fan–05/09/2012

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Walker RBI Pushes Pirates Past Diamondbacks, 2-1

(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the West Coast road trip on a high note, beating Arizona, 2-1, and finishing with back-to-back wins in the desert.

93-7 The Fan–04/18/2012

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Pirates Beat D-Backs, 5-4; Karstens Injured

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Overshadowing what was the Pirates’ best hitting night of the season Tuesday at Arizona was the loss of starting pitcher Jeff Karstens after just one inning.

93-7 The Fan–04/18/2012

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Bucs: Ethier Homers Late, Pirates Lose, 2-1

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Andre Ethier drove a 2-1 slider high and over the right field wall to break open a tie game and give Los Angeles a 2-1 win.

93-7 The Fan–04/10/2012

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Pirates Finalize Opening Day Roster

(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates made a couple moves Wednesday to help finalize the roster for today’s season opener against Philadelphia.

93-7 The Fan–04/05/2012

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Bucs: Pirates Sign Juan Cruz

Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — The Pittsburgh Pirates signed relief pitcher Juan Cruz to a minor league contract and gave him an invitation to spring training.

93-7 The Fan–02/03/2012