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2016 Schedule
78-83, 3rd in NL Cent
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Pirates make changes to coaching staff

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the dismissal of third-base coach Rick Sofield and reassignment of first-base coach Nick Leyva to senior advisor to baseball operations.

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Does Glasnow fit the Miller mold?

Could Pirates starter Tyler Glasnow succeed in a "super reliever" role like Andrew Miller? Jim Bowden discusses. Potential super relievers (Insider)

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Eric Wood has solid day in AFL

The Pirates prospect was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two walks for the Surprise Saguaros in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday. The 23-year-old batted fifth and played first base. Box score

Salary arbitration projections: Pirates

All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:

  • Tony Watson - $5.9 million
  • Juan Nicasio - $4.6 million
  • Jared Hughes - $2.5 million
  • Jordy Mercer - $4 million
  • Jeff Locke - $4.2 million
  • Drew Hutchison - $2.2 million
  • Wade LeBlanc - $1.6 million
  • Gerrit Cole - $4.2 million
  • MLBTradeRumors.com

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Matt Joyce among top FA power bats

Joyce faded a bit down the stretch, but his .295 average and eight homers in 129 at-bats before the All-Star break show he can still pack some punch at the plate. Buster Olney previews how he stacks up to other big bats. The well-stocked slugger market (Insider)

Santana solid in AFL outing

Pirates prospect Edgar Santana struck out four batters and allowed two hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched for the Surprise Saguaros in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday. Box score

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Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL Central

The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Fans can vote for their selections on MLB.com or on Twitter. Here are the nominees for each NL Central team:

  • Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant
  • Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Gregory Polanco
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Stephen Piscotty

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Walkoff HRs in winner-take-all postseason games: Edwin Encarnacion, Aaron Boone, Bill Mazeroski & Chris Chambliss. Edwin on an epic list!

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Pirates' longest homers of 2016

All distances calculated by ESPN's Home Run Tracker:

  • Sean Rodriguez - 468 feet (4/22)
  • Jordy Mercer - 461 feet (4/22)
  • Gregory Polanco - 457 feet (4/22)
  • Jung Ho Kang - 450 feet (8/14)
  • Sean Rodriguez - 450 feet (7/10)

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Pirates finish in bottom half of rankings

The Bucs end the season below .500 and might have some difficult decisions to make this offseason. Among them: Gerrit Cole's future with the team. Week 26 Power Rankings

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Pirates will be back in 2017

Pittsburgh fell short of the postseason this year but still has a strong young core, enviable depth and the ability to fix pitchers like no other team. Plus, the club shed salary by trading Francisco Liriano. Tony Blengino expects the Bucs to be in it next season. Teams that won't miss the playoffs (Insider)

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What's next for the Pirates?

With Pittsburgh missing the postseason for the first time since 2012, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities will be working to get its young studs better acclimated to the majors. To-do lists for eliminated teams (Insider)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals are, for now, taking care of their own business even while the Giants continue to lead over the Dodgers. Matt Carpenter connected for a three-run home run to give the Cardinals a 4-2 lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sixth inning. Adam Wainwright is in line for his 14th win.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes are not in play to start Monday, if there is a Monday.

Lineup: Pirates (78-82) at Cardinals (85-76)

  • 1. John Jaso, 1B (L)
  • 2. Gregory Polanco, RF (L)
  • 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF (R)
  • 4. Jung Ho Kang, 3B (R)
  • 5. Matt Joyce, LF (L)
  • 6. Alen Hanson, 2B (S)
  • 7. Eric Fryer, C (R0
  • 8. Pedro Florimon, SS (S)
  • 9. Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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What's the story of the 2016 Pirates?

Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole didn't live up to their reputation as stars, and the Pirates missed out on what would have been their fourth straight postseason berth. Jayson Stark looks back on the defining themes, numbers and memories of Pittsburgh's regular season. Beyond the Ivy

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25712th
On Base Percentage.3324th
Slugging Percentage.40223rd
Earned Run Average4.2118th
Quality Starts68Tied-21st

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