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Rotation — Who’s in? Who’s out?; Alvarez Bumped to Fifth

How the Pirates rotation works out is an interesting topic this morning. What we do know is that Jeff Karstens will not be making a rehab start today. The right-hander… Read more »

Lincoln Worked on Several Things in Bullpen for Today’s Start

Right-hander Brad Lincoln will take the bump at 4:05 this afternoon to face the Tigers in his fifth start of the season. It will be his fourth straight since moving… Read more »

Bedard’s Tightened Some Things Up; Maz, Virdon Off the Bench

Left-hander Erik Bedard will take the bump tonight for the Pirates at PNC Park looking to bounce back from two rough starts in the month of June. Bedard has a… Read more »

Maz and Virdon in the House; Doumit Returns to Pittsburgh

Former players Bill Mazeroski and Bill Virdon were both in the Pirates clubhouse this afternoon. They had lockers set up for them next to Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker’s, and… Read more »

Gerrit Cole Discusses Promotion to Double-A (VIDEO)

Pirates first round pick in the 2011 draft right-hander Gerrit Cole is set to make his Double-A debut on Wednesday in Altoona for the Curve. Cole went 5-1 with a… Read more »

Possible Make it or Break it Start for Lincoln

Brad Lincoln will take the bump today in Cleveland for what very well could be a make it or break it start for him. The right-hander is set to make… Read more »

No Baggage From Baltimore; McDonald Looking to Be the Stopper

The Pirates are coming off the highest of highs –four-game wining streak, sweep of the Royals and a season-high five over .500, to seeing their pitching struggle for three straight… Read more »

Pedro Out of the Lineup; No Challenges of Quick Homestand

Third baseman Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup this afternoon with the Royals throwing a lefty to the mound in Bruce Chen. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said that’s not,… Read more »

Alvarez Hitting Fifth to Take Pressure off; Tabata to get him out of the Spotlight

Tonight will mark the third straight game in a row that Manager Clint Hurdle has ran out the same lineup. Starting on Thursday, Hurdle inserted Pedro Alvarez into the fifth… Read more »

Hurdle Proud of His Guys; Who are the Pirates?; Pregame Notes

The Pirates 5-4 win in extras against first place Cincinatti was probably one of the best wins by the club this whole season. The guys really picked each other up… Read more »