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Healthy Neil Walker happy to be with Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker dealt with back issues for almost five years and said not a day went by when he didn’t feel some kind of pain. “I’d probably wake up every single morning and as soon as I’d throw my feet over the side of bed, I ...

Pirates’ McCutchen to play in Classic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton and Baltimore star Adam Jones are among the returnees on the 28-man U.S. World Baseball Classic roster, which also includes Colorado’s Nolan Arenado, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, San Francisco’s Buster Posey and Pittsburgh’s Andrew ...

Welcome to Episode 1 of Bucco Banter for 2017.

Bucco Banter 2017 – The Opening Show

This is the opening show for Bucco Banter 2017. The gang talk about the pre-season Pittsburgh Pirates activity and share a phone conversation with a special (evil) guest.

Kang left off WBC team amid DUI allegations

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has been left off South Korea’s roster for the World Baseball Classic while he remains subject to a criminal investigation into allegations that he fled the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail while driving under ...

Pirates resign P Ivan Nova for $26 million

PITTSBURGH — Ivan Nova rejuvenated his career during a solid two-month stint with the Pirates at the end of 2016. The pitcher hopes to build on that with Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that Nova has agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract to give ...

Daniel Hudson, Pirates agree to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates bolstered their bullpen on Monday, agreeing to an $11 million, two-year contract with reliever Daniel Hudson. Hudson, 29, will make $5.5 million in both 2017 and 2018. The contract includes $1.5 million annually in performance bonuses based on games finished ...

Bostick excited to be a Pirate

BOARDMAN — Chris Bostick, a Rochester, N.Y. native and the newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates was in eastern Ohio on Friday as part of the Pirates annual CARE-A-Van event. It’s been four years since he’s been back to this part of the country. Bostick, then a member of the Vermont ...

South Korean police question Pirates’ Kang over DUI crash

SEOUL, South Korea — Police in South Korea are investigating Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for allegedly crashing a luxury car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then leaving the scene. Police are also investigating whether Kang asked a friend to falsely report who ...

Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte makes the catch on a fly ball by Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates LF Marte wins second Gold Glove

Starling Marte’s star-turn season ended with a familiar piece of hardware. Marte received his second straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night, once again recognized as the National League’s top defensive left fielder. Marte beat out finalists Adam Duvall and Christian Yelich ...

Rivero doesn’t get close call, Pirates fall to Cardinals 4-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Felipe Rivero thought he had strike three. Not quite. Rivero was walking toward the Pittsburgh dugout when the pitch to Jedd Gyorko was called a ball. Three pitches later, Gyorko launched a solo home run in the eighth inning that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the ...