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Pirates avoid arbitration with pitcher Musgrove, 8 others

Jan. 15, 2021 6:28 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove and eight others on Friday as the club tries to bounce back after finishing with the worst record in the majors in 2020. Musgrove, the team’s opening day starter in 2020, will make $4.45 million after going 1-5...

Athletics acquire reliever Turley from Pirates for $60,000

Jan. 14, 2021 3:56 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Nik Turley was traded to the Athletics on Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates for $60,000, giving Oakland a reliable reliever for late in games after losing closer Liam Hendriks in free agency. Turley went 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA and one save over 25 relief outings —...

FILE - Sky Brown, 11, celebrates after maxing out her time on her first run during the women's skateboard park qualifier round at the X Games in Minneapolis, in this Friday, Aug, 2, 2019, file photo. It’s understandable if names such as skateboarder Sky Brown, Denver Nuggets center Bol Bol or French Open champion Iga Swiatek don’t ring an instant bell. Just wait, though. By the time 2021 ends, they could be making an even bigger name for themselves. (Nicole Neri/Star Tribune via AP, File)

The name game: A few athletes primed for breakouts in '21

Dec. 30, 2020 2:32 PM EST

For some, the sky's the limit, which also just happens to be the title of the book written by 12-year-old British skateboarder Sky Brown. For others, it’s no stretch that big things appear ahead. Exhibit A: 7-foot-2 Denver Nuggets center Bol Bol and his roughly 7-8 wingspan. So many potential stars in...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco drives in a run with a ground rule double to left center field off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo during the third inning of the first of two baseball games in Pittsburgh, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates' Polanco breaks wrist in winter ball, OK for spring

Dec. 26, 2020 10:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco broke a bone in his right wrist playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic. The Pirates said Saturday that Polanco has a small nondisplaced fracture of the triquetrum bone and that the wrist will be immobilized for a short time. The team...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell bats during an exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Pittsburgh. The Pirates traded the slugging first baseman to Washington on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, for pitching prospects Will Crowe and Eddy Yean. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Nats' Rizzo says Bell trade won't prevent Zimmerman reunion

Dec. 26, 2020 5:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team isn’t ruling out a reunion with Ryan Zimmerman after acquiring slugger Josh Bell to play first base this week. The Nationals acquired Bell, a 2019 All-Star, from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday for two pitching...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell bats during an exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Pittsburgh. The Pirates traded the slugging first baseman to Washington on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, for pitching prospects Will Crowe and Eddy Yean. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pirates trade slugger Josh Bell to Nationals

Dec. 24, 2020 4:23 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell embraced everything about being a Pittsburgh Pirate. He understood as the club retooled following the departure of stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole that he would serve as the de facto face of the franchise. It's a responsibility Bell ran toward. He became heavily involved...

Pirates' Shelton: pitcher Taillon on track for 2021 return

Dec. 15, 2020 5:39 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The videos from Jameson Taillon come every few days, a reminder to Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton what hopefully awaits when spring training begins. Taillon is on schedule to return in 2021 after missing most of 2019 and all of 2020 while recovering from a second Tommy John...

Milwaukee Brewers' Corey Knebel throws during a practice session Monday, July 13, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers trade reliever Knebel to Dodgers, cut 3 players

Dec. 3, 2020 2:33 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers traded reliever Corey Knebel to the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. The Brewers also announced they did not offer 2021 contracts to left-hander Alex Claudio, outfielder Ben Gamel and utilityman Jace Peterson....

Pittsburgh Pirates' Erik Gonzalez drives in a run with a double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates agree to deals with Taillon, Gonzalez and Feliz

Dec. 2, 2020 11:10 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with pitchers Jameson Taillon and Michael Feliz as well as shortstop Erik Gonzalez on Wednesday, signing each for the 2021 season. Taillion gets $2.25 million, Feliz $1 million and Gonzalez $1,225,000. The Pirates also declined to offer a...

Pirates designate P Williams, OF/IF Osuna for assignment

Nov. 20, 2020 7:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated pitcher Trevor Williams and utility player José Osuna for assignment. The team made the moves on Friday to create room on the 40-man roster for infield prospect Rodolfo Castro and starting pitching prospect Max Kranick. The 28-year-old Williams...