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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 ...

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 ...

Martinez, Holliday, Cards stay close in race, blank Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Matt Holliday hit an emotional home run and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 Friday night. The Cardinals began the day trailing San Francisco by one game ...

History made at PNC Park as Jaso hits for the cycle

PITTSBURGH — Coming around second base in the seventh inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night, John Jaso stumbled. Then, he went for it. Ninety feet later, Jaso was safe at third base with a triple to become the first player to hit a cycle ...

Vogelsong struggles again, Pirates fall to Cubs 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong’s resilient return from the facial fractures that cost him two months in the middle of the season is remarkable. The veteran pitcher’s stuff at the moment, however, is not. And the 39-year-old knows it. The Chicago Cubs pushed Vogelsong around for five ...