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2017 Schedule
75-87, 4th in NL Cent

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle on whether he thinks Andrew McCutchen is still capable of playing center field in the big leagues for another year or two: "I do. As Neal (Huntington) and I have talked, our best outfield alignment moving forward in the next year will be Andrew in center, (Gregory) Polanco in right and (Starling) Marte in left.''

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The baseball writers' choices for the Hall of Fame are due 12/31 & the results announcement is 1/24, but the people's choices re: Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens are in, according to a Seton Hall Sports Poll, released Tue. & 49% said no to the duo, 35% yes & 16% didn't know or had no opinion. 62% said they agree with HoFer Joe Morgan that players with a history of PEDs use don't belong in the HoF & 26% disagreed.

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Ngoepe relives the day he made history (2:04)
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Gift Ngoepe and brother Victor share love of baseball (1:30)
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22dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Pirates

Pittsburgh will remain playoff hopefuls, even as the Pirates weigh decisions on whether and when to move Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole.

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Meadows among three added to Pirates' 40-man

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that OF Austin Meadows and RHPs Dario Agrazal and Luis Escobar were added to the team's 40-man roster on Monday. In addition, the Pirates traded INF Gift Ngoepe to the Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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Keller grits one out in AFL

Pirates prospect Mitch Keller allowed only two runs (one earned) despite serving up nine hits in four innings for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. The 21-year-old picked up his fourth AFL win and sports a 1.52 ERA in the hitter-friendly league.

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Pirates: MLB to discipline Latin American scouting head

The Pittsburgh Pirates say Major League Baseball intends to discipline their director of Latin American scouting for rules violations, and the team announced it will not renew Rene Gayo's contract when it expires next month.

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Tolman clubs HR in Arizona Fall League

Pirates second-base prospect Mitchell Tolman blasted a three-run home run as part of a four-RBI day during the Glendale Desert Dogs' 10-3 win over the Mesa Solar Sox on Monday.

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Keller named AFL Pitcher of the Week

Pirates top pitching prospect Mitch Keller earned the nod after firing five innings of shutout ball while allowing just one hit for the Arizona Fall League's Glendale Desert Dogs last Monday. The right-hander has pitched at least three innings in each of his AFL starts and has allowed only three earned runs and four walks in 15 2/3 innings. Opponents are batting .151 against him this fall.

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35dDavid Schoenfield

Ranking baseball's 2019 free agents: Andrew McCutchen

McCutchen didn't bounce back to his peak level, and much of his 2017 value came in June and July, when he tore it up. He'll be viewed strictly as a corner outfielder in free agency.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs66828th
Batting Average.24427th
On Base Percentage.31821st
Slugging Percentage.38629th
Earned Run Average4.2213th
Quality Starts69Tied-14th
WHIP1.3715th
BAA.26422nd