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Bell helps propel Bucs into position for run at a division crown

Rookie first baseman Josh Bell slides safely into home plate on Sunday afternoon. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 12, 2016

By surging into the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates positioned themselves to make a run at an elusive National League Central Division title during the second half of the season. After a nightmarish slump saw the Pirates lose 13 of 15 games and fall a ...

Pirates need help from McCutchen, pitching prospects to make second-half surge

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will need to revert to MVP form in order for the Pirates to make the playoffs in 2016. (TNS)

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

June 28, 2016

The Pittsburgh Pirates have struck out with their pitching staff in 2016. Between injuries and underwhelming performances, the Pirates’ starting rotation is not working out, and it’s time for a change. The Pirates are in desperate need of a spark, and their top three pitching prospects can infuse t...

Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

Pitcher T.J. Zeuch is one of five Pitt Panthers selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. - Credit: Jeffrey Gamza/Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 14, 2016

Junior pitcher T.J. Zeuch became Pitt’s first player taken in the first round of the MLB Draft in 35 years Thursday night. By the end of the 2016 MLB Draft, five Panthers heard their names called. Zeuch became Pitt’s highest draft pick of all time and only the second Panther ever selected in the fi...

Los Angeles Dodgers draft Pitt’s Nick Yarnall in 35th round

Pitt's Nick Yarnall (33) became the fifth Panther selected in the 2016 MLB Draft.  Emily Klenk | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016

Junior utility man Nick Yarnall is Pitt’s fifth player selected in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers took Yarnall in the 35th round of the draft (No. 1061 overall) on Saturday night. He joins pitcher T.J. Zeuch, shortstop Charles LeBlanc, catcher Alex Kowalczyk and outf...

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