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Andrew McCutchen: return to Pittsburgh not a farewell tour

Jan. 20, 2023 18:36 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen could have chosen to return to Pittsburgh out of sentimentality. Out of convenience. Out of sheer financial good sense. And while the outfielder can appreciate the symmetry of returning to the club he helped define during its brilliant if...

Frank Thomas, Pirates star and original Met, dies at 93

Jan. 16, 2023 22:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Thomas, a three-time All-Star with his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates who later became the top hitter on the expansion New York Mets, died Monday. He was 93. Both teams announced Thomas' death. The Mets said he died Monday morning in Pittsburgh. No cause was...

AP source: McCutchen returns to Pirates on $5M, 1-year deal

Jan. 13, 2023 15:27 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen served as the centerpiece for the Pittsburgh Pirates' long-awaited renaissance a decade ago. The veteran outfielder is coming back home, hoping to serve as a mentor to a young group trying to follow in his footsteps. A person with...

Rich Hill guaranteed $8M as part of contract with Pirates

Jan. 11, 2023 17:38 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Rich Hill is guaranteed $8 million in his one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hill would get a $325,000 bonus for winning a Cy Young Award, $150,000 for finishing second in the voting and $100,000 for third as part of the agreement announced...

Miley feeling better as he agrees to 2nd stint with Brewers

Jan. 09, 2023 17:26 PM EST

Wade Miley says he’s feeling healthy again and eager to match the success he had during his last stint with Milwaukee. The 36-year-old left-hander went 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 16 starts with Milwaukee in 2018 as the Brewers won the NL Central title and reached Game 7 of the NL...

AP source: Brewers, LHP Wade Miley agree to 1-year contract

Jan. 04, 2023 19:46 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers and veteran left-hander Wade Miley agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the situation. Miley can make additional $1.5 million in incentives, and there is a $10 million mutual option for...

Roberto Clemente remains Latino legend 50 years after death

Dec. 26, 2022 12:05 PM EST

When Puerto Ricans belt the name Roberto Clemente in song, they want the world to understand their pride, unity and culture. Clemente, for them, is the pinnacle of what it means to be a true Puerto Rican. His name is in their songs, and kids read about his story in school. His picture hangs in the...

Orioles trade INF Lewin Díaz to Braves for cash

Dec. 23, 2022 00:01 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles traded infielder Lewin Díaz to the Atlanta Braves for cash Thursday. Díaz hit .169 with five home runs and 11 RBIs in 58 games this year for the Miami Marlins. The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed him off waivers from the Marlins last month, then...

Pirates GM Cherington wants to add more starting pitching

Dec. 21, 2022 16:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It has been a busy offseason so far, at least by the small-market standards of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and general manager Ben Cherington would like to continue to bolster the roster of a team that has gone 142-242 over the past three seasons. “Don’t feel like...

Pirates acquire OF Joe from Rockies for prospect Garcia

Dec. 18, 2022 21:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Connor Joe from Colorado on Sunday in exchange for pitching prospect Nick Garcia. The 30-year-old Joe hit .238 with seven home runs and 28 RBIs in 111 games with the Rockies. Joe split time between left field, right...