Bucs Reliever Joe Blanton Sees Championship World Series Traits In TeamPirates reliever Joe Blanton has been lights out since coming to the Pirates from the Royals back in late July, posting a 3-0 record and an ERA of 0.52 in 17.1 innings pitched.
Pirates' Newly-Acquired Blanton Talks Brief RetirementContending baseball teams oftentimes swap young prospects for veteran leadership around this time of the year when the trade deadline looms on the horizon.
Brewers Edge Pirates 1-0 To Tighten Wild Card RaceElian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the second National League wild-card spot.
Pirates Reach .500, Beat Diamondbacks, 3-2 In 12 InningsAndrew McCutchen’s home run in the 12th inning lifted the Pirates above the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2. The win puts the Bucs at .500 in June for the first time in nearly six years.
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Pirates Complete Duke Trade With ArizonaThe Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized their trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks that sent left-handed Zach Duke to Arizona in exchange for right-handed starter Cesar Valdez.
Zach Duke Signs Contract With Diamondbacks
Pirates Sign Nieve, Marte, Brown To Minor League ContractsThe Pittsburgh Pirates have signed three players with major league experience to minor league contracts.
LaRoche, Young Become Free Agents After Clearing Waivers
Pirates Trade Zach Duke To Diamondbacks
Pirates Release Duke, LaRoche, Add 4 New PitchersThe Pittsburgh Pirates designate for assignment left-hander Zach Duke and infielders Andy LaRoche and Delwyn Young.