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The Twins announced plans Wed. to increase the length & height of Target Field's safety netting, becoming the 14th team to install or commit to extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. They join the Astros, Braves, Brewers, Chisox, D-backs, Dodgers, Jays, Nats, O's, Phils, Pirates, Rangers & Royals.
Kris Bryant to Cincy? Anthony Rendon on the Rangers? We dream up a major hot stove splash for every squad.
Mookie. Lindor. Arenado? We examine the stars who will (or should) be in offseason trade talks.
Catcher Elias Diaz became a free agent after the Pirates declined to offer him a contract for the 2020 season on Monday. Pittsburgh did agree to a $725,000, one-year contract with shortstop Erik Gonzalez.
Derek Shelton, who spent the past two seasons as the Twins' bench coach, has been hired as the Pirates' manager.
The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-hander Dario Agrazal from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.
If you could have one thing you really wanted for your favorite team, what would you be willing to give up?
Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez has been denied bail as he faces additional felony counts from his alleged sexual assault of a minor.
New GM Ben Cherington says he is comfortable the Pirates have what they need to join Tampa Bay and Oakland among teams that thrive with modest payrolls.
Vera Clemente, the widow of Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, died Saturday in her native Puerto Rico, the Pirates confirmed. She was 78.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired Ben Cherington as their new general manager, the team announced Monday.
St. Louis needs more pop despite adding Paul Goldschmidt, Chicago gets a new direction with David Ross and Milwaukee needs to bolster its rotation.
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
The Pirates have exercised their 2020 options on pitcher Chris Archer and center fielder Starling Marte.
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The HoF announced Mon. that 9 former players and pioneering union leader Marvin Miller are on its "Modern Baseball Era" (1970-87) ballot to be voted on 12/8 by a 16-member committee. Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Thurman Munson, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Lou Whitaker are the players. 75% of votes are required for election.
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
Justin Verlander has never won a World Series start, and Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to give his thoughts on how Verlander will fare tonight, if he expects to see Max Scherzer in Game 6 or in a potential Game 7, the need for an electronic strike zone and much more (7:45). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (24:43) and ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton previews tonight's game (30:57).
The Pirates have fired GM Neal Huntington, who had been in the role since September 2007. In addition, Travis Williams was named president, replacing Frank Coonelly. The team has still not hired a manager.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Just finished chatting with Nationals manager Davey Martínez in his office, where he proudly displays a few Roberto Clemente pictures, "That's my guy; my inspiration." Martínez is the second manager of Puerto Rican heritage to lead a team to the World Series, after Alex Cora with the Red Sox last year.
Frank Coonelly is out as team president after the Pirates missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.
Here's what you need to know about which managers have been fired and their replacements.
MLB teams looking to avoid unwanted affiliations, bad venues and poor facilities could be driving the agenda, but how would it work?
On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
Gerrit Cole was always supposed to make hitters swing and miss. But there was a time when the No.