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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell takes batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bell's Bounce; Pirates 1B eager to prove 2019 was no fluke

Feb. 18, 2020 6:04 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Josh Bell insists he has not arrived. Not yet, though the metric the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star uses to judge his own progress is highly specific. Several times a year Bell will order the jersey of a high-profile opposing player and stash it in his locker. At some point during a...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings (58) bats in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Denver Rockies in Denver.  Stallings did whatever he could to extend his career. Now the 30-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates catcher who was once an afterthought now figures to be the starter on opening day, a testament to his perseverance and the team's move to become more defensively oriented in 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Jacob's Ladder; Stallings' persistence pays off for Pirates

Feb. 16, 2020 6:25 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The son's stay in town has outlasted the father's. The irony isn't lost on Jacob Stallings. It wasn't necessarily supposed to be this way. Stallings was still a catching prospect — and not necessarily a young one — in the Pirates' organization four years ago when his...

Shelton's 1st workout as Pirates' manager 'cool' experience

Feb. 12, 2020 2:08 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The smile never seemed to leave Derek Shelton’s face as he walked from one practice field to another while watching the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitchers and catchers go through their first spring training workout. Shelton was hired as general manager of the Pittsburgh...

FILE —This file photo from Dec. 4, 2019 shows Derek Shelton as he takes questions during a news conference where he was introduced as the new manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team in Pittsburgh. The Pirates will have a fresh look in 2020, from their new alternate road uniforms to a totally overhauled front office. Most of the faces on the field, however, haven't changed much from the group that finished last in the NL Central. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Pirates eager to get to work after eventful offseason

Feb. 7, 2020 1:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton isn't big on meetings. Or at least, having meetings just to have meetings. The new Pittsburgh Pirates manager would prefer to see his players working out on the field rather than sitting in chairs. “It loses its luster,” Shelton said. “It's like if you...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Dario Agrazal during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers have a lot of work to do in spring training. Having Christian Yelich sure helps. Yelich was working on a strong case for his second straight NL MVP award last year when he broke his right kneecap in September, sidelining the All-Star slugger for the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:39 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ St. Louis Cardinals Manager: Mike Shildt (third season). 2019: 91-71, first place, lost to Nationals in...