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FILE - In this  Saturday, June 22, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell waits to take the field for the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Pittsburgh. Pirates first baseman Josh Bell watched George Floyd's death in horror. Rarely one to talk, Bell prefers to have his actions speak for him. Bell, who is Black, has started a book club and a weekly

Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice

Jul. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May. Yet as the crowds surged in downtown Pittsburgh last month during a planned...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton addresses the media after a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Bradenton, Fla. Shelton can't wait to get around his players, and not just because the first-year Pirates manager can show off his new pair of Jordans. Shelton is in a tight spot as he tries to get up to speed quickly with an organization he's been a part of for less than seven months.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

He'll manage; Pirates' Shelton navigating roller coaster

Jun. 26, 2020 2:39 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton ended nearly each press availability during spring training by jokingly telling reporters they picked the wrong day to ask the Pittsburgh Pirates first-year manager about his opening day starter. His answer was always some variation of “sorry, that's tomorrow" before...