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Pirates News
#1 SS
Kevin Newman: Starting to heat up
Aug 2nd
Newman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Cubs.
#5 P
Chad Kuhl: Dealing with finger issue
Aug 2nd
Kuhl was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs with an abrasion on his right index finger.
#7 P
JT Brubaker: Looks good Saturday, may replace Keller
Aug 2nd
Brubaker allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three in three scoreless relief innings Saturday in the Pirates' 4-3 loss to the Cubs.
#10 BP
Tyler Bashlor: Acquired by Pittsburgh
Aug 2nd
Bashlor was traded to the Pirates from the Mets for cash considerations Sunday.
#1 BP
Kyle Crick: Making progress
Aug 2nd
Crick (shoulder) is feeling better and "doing work" at PNC Park, general manager Ben Cherington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
#12 BP
Michael Feliz: MRI on tap
Aug 2nd
Feliz (forearm) is expected to undergo an MRI on his right forearm in the next couple days, general manager Ben Cherington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
#3 P
Mitch Keller: Injury severity not yet known
Aug 2nd
The Pirates are unlikely to have a timetable regarding the injury to Keller (oblique) for several days, general manager Ben Cherington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
#1 CL
Keone Kela: Not expected back Monday or Tuesday
Aug 2nd
Kela (illness) will not be activated for at least a few days, general manager Ben Cherington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
#9 BP
Robbie Erlin: DFA'd by Pittsburgh
Aug 2nd
Erlin was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Sunday.
#5 BP
Sam Howard: Receives callup
Aug 2nd
Howard was recalled from the three-man taxi squad Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
#8 BP
Cody Ponce: Joining big-league club
Aug 2nd
Ponce was recalled from the three-man taxi squad Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
#1 RF
Gregory Polanco: Sitting against lefty
Aug 2nd
Polanco is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
#1 CF
Jarrod Dyson: Not starting Sunday
Aug 2nd
Dyson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
#1 LF
Bryan Reynolds: Not starting Sunday
Aug 2nd
Reynolds is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.
#1 1B
Josh Bell: Out of Sunday's lineup
Aug 2nd
Bell is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
#1 DH
Colin Moran: Launches another homer
Aug 1st
Moran went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs.
#1 C
Jacob Stallings: Takes seat Saturday
Aug 1st
Stallings isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.
#2 1B
Jose Osuna: Not in lineup again
Aug 1st
Osuna isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.
#2 P
Trevor Williams: Takes loss against Chicago
Jul 31st
Williams (0-2) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Cubs. He gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks while fanning six across 4.2 innings.
#1 P
Joe Musgrove: Tagged with first loss
Jul 30th
Musgrove (0-1) gave up three earned runs on four hits (including two homers) and three walks in 5.2 innings Wednesday. He struck out eight in a 3-0 loss to Milwaukee.
#1 2B
Adam Frazier: Provides game-winning homer
Jul 28th
Frazier went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Brewers.
#13 BP
Nick Burdi: First big-league save
Jul 28th
Burdi walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Brewers.
#4 P
Derek Holland: Turns in solid start
Jul 28th
Holland allowed two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five across 5.2 innings against the Brewers on Tuesday. He did not factor into the decision.
#6 BP
Geoff Hartlieb: Called up by Pirates
Jul 28th
Hartlieb was recalled by the Pirates on Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
#4 BP
Clay Holmes: Sidelined with forearm injury
Jul 28th
Holmes was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
#4 1B
Phillip Evans: Collects three hits
Jul 26th
Evans went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and one RBI in Sunday's 5-1 win over St. Louis.
#2 C
John Ryan Murphy: Starting Saturday against Cards
Jul 25th
Murphy will start behind the plate and bat ninth against St. Louis on Saturday.
#2 CF
Cole Tucker: Set to patrol right field
Jul 25th
Tucker will make his debut in right field and bat ninth Saturday against the Cardinals.
#7 BP
Nik Turley: Wins bullpen job
Jul 23rd
The Pirates selected Turley's contract Thursday.
#3 3B
JT Riddle: IL bound with abdominal injury
Jul 23rd
The Pirates placed Riddle on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right abdominal strain.
#3 C
Luke Maile: Shifts to IL
Jul 23rd
The Pirates placed Maile (finger) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
#3 PROS
Ke'Bryan Hayes: Sent to alternate camp
Jul 22nd
Hayes was sent to the Pirates' alternate training camp in Altoona on Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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#3 P
Jon Lester: Turns in another strong outing
Aug 2nd
Lester allowed one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out four across six innings Sunday against the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.
#7 BP
James Norwood: Lands on IL with shoulder issue
Aug 2nd
The Cubs placed Norwood on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation.
#1 DH
Victor Caratini: On bench Sunday
Aug 2nd
Caratini is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
#1 RF
Jason Heyward: Day off Sunday
Aug 2nd
Heyward is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Pirates.
#1 CF
Ian Happ: Not starting Sunday
Aug 2nd
Happ is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Pirates.
#1 3B
Kris Bryant: Out again Sunday
Aug 2nd
Bryant (illness) is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Pirates.
#2 CL
Jeremy Jeffress: Records first hold
Aug 2nd
Jeffress pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pirates to record a hold.
#1 SS
Javier Baez: Homers against Pittsburgh
Aug 1st
Baez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored, a walk and two strikeouts in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pirates.
#1 LF
Kyle Schwarber: Goes deep against Pirates
Aug 1st
Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pirates.
#5 P
Tyler Chatwood: Fans 11 in dominant performance
Aug 1st
Chatwood (2-0) earned the win in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Pirates. He tossed 6.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and two walks while fanning 11.
#1 CL
Rowan Wick: Earns save against Pirates
Aug 1st
Wick earned a two-out save in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
#4 P
Jose Quintana: Tosses bullpen session
Aug 1st
Quintana (thumb) threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
#4 BP
Craig Kimbrel: Status as closer in question
Aug 1st
Manager David Ross was noncommittal Saturday when asked whether Kimbrel would remain the Cubs' closer going forward, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
#1 1B
Anthony Rizzo: Plates two runs in win
Jul 31st
Rizzo went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk during Friday's 6-3 win over the Pirates.
#2 2B
Jason Kipnis: Goes deep against Pittsburgh
Jul 31st
Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk during Friday's 6-3 win over the Pirates.
#1 P
Yu Darvish: Earns first win of season
Jul 31st
Darvish (1-1) earned the win in Friday's contest against the Pirates. He tossed six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and one walk while fanning seven.
#1 2B
Nico Hoerner: Heads to bench
Jul 31st
Hoerner is not in the lineup Friday against the Pirates.
#9 BP
Colin Rea: Joins big club
Jul 30th
Rea was recalled from the Cubs' alternate camp site Thursday, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.
#2 3B
David Bote: Homers again
Jul 29th
Bote went 1-for-2 with a walk and two-run home run Wednesday against the Reds.
#2 P
Kyle Hendricks: Gets rocked in second start
Jul 29th
Hendricks (1-1) allowed six earned runs on seven hits across 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Reds. He struck out three and walked two.
#6 P
Alec Mills: Works six strong innings
Jul 28th
Mills (1-0) allowed two earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out three across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Reds.
#1 C
Willson Contreras: Sitting out Tuesday
Jul 28th
Contreras isn't starting Tuesday against the Reds.
#2 CF
Albert Almora: Remains on bench
Jul 26th
Almora is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
#8 BP
Ryan Tepera: Recalled ahead of Sunday's game
Jul 26th
Tepera was recalled from the Cubs' alternate training site in advance of Sunday's game against the Brewers.
#2 BP
Brad Wieck: Lands on IL
Jul 26th
Wieck was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right hamstring strain.
#9 PROS
Miguel Amaya: Not on Opening Day roster
Jul 23rd
Amaya was not included on the Cubs' 30-man Opening Day roster.
#3 C
Josh Phegley: Earns roster spot
Jul 23rd
The Cubs selected Phegley's contract Thursday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
#4 3B
Daniel Descalso: Shut down with ankle sprain
Jul 23rd
The Cubs placed Descalso on the 45-day injured list Wednesday with a left ankle sprain, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.