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It's very unlikely that my words on the MLB Draft make much of a difference to the overall process. Last year, I went hard in the paint to say that the Pittsburgh Pirates should draft Paul Skenes...
The Pittsburgh Pirates made the right pick at number one overall in last year's draft. A lot can happen between now and the remainder of the careers of the players picked last year. At the moment, the...

‘A Time And A Place’: Pirates Contemplate Bullpen As Kontos Trends Down

PITTSBURGH -- Felipe Vásquez bailed out the Pirates on Saturday night, even though he wasn't literally credited with a save. In taking over for a...

Seeing The Josh Harrison Situation From A Pitcher’s Perspective

PITTSBURGH -- Josh Harrison made his feelings known. Boy, did he ever. A day after getting the fifth metacarpal bone on his left hand broken...

Gajtka: Shorten The MLB Season? Unlikely, But It Makes Some Sense

PITTSBURGH -- The Cubs and Cardinals had their Wednesday game at Wrigley Field postponed due to nasty weather. That was the 25th postponement across...

Gajtka: There’s a Lot Riding on George Kontos … And His Go-To Pitch

BRADENTON, Fla. - George Kontos' locker position in the Bill McKechnie Clubhouse at LECOM Park is centrally located among several pitchers expected to make...

Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Mercer, Kontos and Cole; Rivero will Go to Arbitration

Today is the deadline for Major League teams and players to exchange arbitration figures. The Pittsburgh Pirates have four players who are eligible for...

Pirates Tender Contracts to All Four Arbitration Eligible Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration eligible players on Friday night. Pitchers Gerrit Cole, Felipe Rivero, George Kontos and...

Pirates Notebook: Kontos Sees High-Leverage Spots; Finding Playing Time for Luplow

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates will get right-handed reliever George Kontos back for the remainder of the 2017 season, as he was activated from the...

Pirates Activate George Kontos from Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-handed relief pitcher George Kontos off of the disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs. He was...

Pirates Notebook: Pirates Still Working with a Short Bullpen Tonight After Roster Moves

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates made six roster moves on Tuesday, sending Dovydas Neverauskas to Triple-A Indianapolis and placing Joaquin Benoit and George Kontos...

Pirates Notebook: Kontos and Rodriguez Add Versatility to Bullpen and Bench

PITTSBURGH — The under-the-radar move of the Pirates unexpectedly busy first weekend in August may have been the acquisition of right-handed relief pitcher George...

Pirates Add George Kontos to Active Roster; Option Neverauskas to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher George Kontos to the active roster for tonight's game against the Detroit Tigers and optioned right-hander Dovydas...

Pirates Claim RHP George Kontos from Giants; DFA Jhan Marinez and Danny Ortiz

The Pittsburgh Pirates were busy on Saturday afternoon besides making the trade for Sean Rodriguez. They also claimed right-handed pitcher George Kontos off waivers...
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