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

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

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...

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

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

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....

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

Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

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...

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

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

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...

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