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Pirates win bid for Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Pirates have won the bidding for the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has reported.

The bid is reportedly just over $5 million.

The team will have 30 days to work out a contract. The Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, for whom Kang had played, will receive the posting fee if he signs. If not, no money chnages hands and Kang will continue to play in Korea.

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RHP Preston Guilmet receives DFA tag from Pirates
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Ten weeks after acquiring right-hander Preston Guilmet in a trade from Baltimore, the Pirates have designated him for assignment.

Guilmet has pitched in 14 major league games, all in relief, and yielded 12 runs on 16 hits in 15 2/3 innings.

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Pirates sign 1B Corey Hart to one-year contract
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Pirates announced they signed veteran first baseman Corey Hart to a one-year deal on Friday, per the team's official website. Hart is expected to make $2.5 million from Pittsburgh, plus $2.5 million in incentives, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hart will likely be the right-handed platoon option with Pedro Alvarez at first base. Hart has 160 homers in his 10-year career in the majors. Last season, he appeared in only 68 games due to injury, batting .203 with six home runs, nine doubles and 21 RBI.

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Pirates' Liriano gets $2M signing bonus as part of new deal
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano will make $11 million in 2015, and then $13 million in 2016 and 2017 as part of the new three-year deal he signed. He will also receive a $2 million signing bonus and award bonuses, which includes $325,000 for winning the Cy Young, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

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Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon hopes to throw off mound in January
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is throwing from 120 feet and is pitching off flat ground, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He hopes to throw off a mound in January.

"My elbow feels great," Taillon said. "Body feels great. It's a year just to work out and get stronger. My legs have gotten a lot stronger. Really, my whole body has gotten a lot stronger."

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