Archer ‘can’t wait to experience’ home opener

Chris Archer is scheduled to start the Pirates' home opener against the Cardinals. When manager Clint Hurdle announced Pittsburgh's opening series rotation on Saturday, he also gave Archer the nod for the season's first game at PNC Park.… Read More
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Bucs camp begins with focus on pitching

Before the Pirates' pitchers and catchers warmed up for their first workout on Wednesday, they gathered to meet with Clint Hurdle. Pittsburgh's manager delivered a quick message, he said, one meant to "reinforce the belief that the game leans heavily upon pitching."… Read More
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How has Cervelli brought ‘sexy’ back? Dingers

Cervelli is feeling good as he prepares for his fifth -- and potentially final -- season with the Pirates. He missed time last year due to concussions, but he slugged a career-high 12 homers in 104 games and finished the season without any lingering issues. Now he eyes an increase in home runs from where he finished in 2018.… Read More
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Polanco throwing, hopes for April-May return

When Gregory Polanco underwent shoulder surgery on Sept. 12, the Pirates offered a vague timetable for his recovery that implied he could return as early as mid-April or as late as mid-June. Unsurprisingly, Polanco wants to be back sooner rather than later.… Read More
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Source: Bucs ink Melky to Minor League deal

The Pirates added a veteran outfielder to their Opening Day roster competition, agreeing on Sunday to sign free agent Melky Cabrera to a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training.… Read More
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