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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
91-69 7-3 W3
82-78 4-6 L4
82-78 4-6 W1
75-85 5-5 L1
69-91 2-8 L3

Top Pirates News

  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Steals sixth base

    Peguero went 2-for-4 with a steal in Friday's loss against the Marlins.

    Peguero secured his sixth stolen base of the season when he swiped second in the fourth inning. The rookie infielder has managed 27 total steals total in 2023 after taking 21 bags during two minor leagues stops prior to promotion. Peguero's performance this season has been mediocre outside of the speed as he is slashing .230/.271/.364 over his first 56 big-league games.

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  • Pirates' Ji Hwan Bae: Sitting Friday

    Bae isn't in the Pirates' lineup Friday against the Marlins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bae has gone 5-for-20 with four RBI and three runs scored across his last five games, and he'll get a breather to open Pittsburgh's final series of 2023. Jared Triolo will start at second base instead while Connor Joe gets the nod at first base.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Sent down to minors

    The Pirates optioned Ortiz to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    Ortiz put up a 4.78 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through 86.2 innings with the Pirates and was solid during his last outing Thursday, surrendering one run through five frames and picking up a win. He'll head back to Triple-A in favor of Cody Bolton, who was promoted from Indianapolis. Ortiz projects to be in the mix for Pittsburgh's Opening Day rotation in 2024.

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  • Pirates' Cody Bolton: Recalled from Indianapolis

    The Pirates recalled Bolton from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    Bolton has put up a rather unimpressive 6.52 ERA and 2.22 WHIP through 19.1 innings in the majors this season. Nonetheless, he will come up to give Pittsburgh a fresh bullpen arm for its final series against Miami. Luis Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Pirates' Osvaldo Bido: Draws start Friday

    Bido is set to start Friday's game against the Marlins at PNC Park, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    Bido will be making his ninth start of the season for Pittsburgh, but he may not be asked to work as deep into Friday's outing as he has for most of those other eight starts. Before being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis last Sunday, Bido hadn't recorded more than four outs in any of his seven appearances for the affiliate in September. The Pirates don't have an obvious candidate to work in bulk relief behind Bido and may treat Friday's contest as more of a bullpen day.

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  • Pirates' Jack Suwinski: Getting back on track

    Suwinksi went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Thursday against the Phillies.

    Suwinski has had a poor second half of the season, though he's turned things around within the last few weeks. Since the start of September, he's maintained a .295 batting average (23-for-78) while hitting four home runs, driving in 16 and scoring 12 runs across 24 games. Despite some inconsistencies, Suwinski should be locked into a starting outfield role in Pittsburgh to begin 2024.

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  • Pirates' Jared Triolo: Making case for 2024 role

    Triolo went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Phillies.

    Triolo has settled into a regular utility role around the infield. Since Sept. 9, he's hit .375 (18-for-48) with two home runs, five RBI and 12 runs scored, and he's recorded seven multi-hit performances across 14 starts. The Pirates will have a number of younger infielders vying for playing time to begin 2024, and Triolo may have added his name to the mix with the way he's wrapping up the current campaign.

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  • Pirates' Luis Ortiz: Allows one run in win

    Ortiz (5-5) gave up one run on four hits and two walks across five innings, earning the win in Thursday's 3-2 victory over the Phillies. He struck out four.

    Ortiz was able to settle down after a first-inning solo shot to Kyle Schwarber, keeping the potent Phillies lineup in check to secure his fifth win of the season. The young right-hander has split time between the starting rotation and bullpen this year, but has not yet clicked in either role. Ortiz pitched to a 4.78 ERA and 1.70 WHIP with 59 strikeouts across 86.2 innings in the majors while also logging 56.2 innings as a starter at Triple-A.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Locks down 38th save

    Bednar pitched a scoreless inning with one walk and two strikeouts to close out the save in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Phillies.

    Bednar continues to roll as one of the top closers this season, placing second on the saves leaderboard as of the end of Thursday's game. Notably nine of his 38 saves have come in September while pitching to a 1.62 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 15 strikeouts across 11.1 innings in that span.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Shut down for year

    Manager Derek Shelton announced Thursday that Contreras has been shut down for the year, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Contreras could have maybe been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis for the Pirates' final regular-season series against the Marlins, but the 23-year-old right-hander will instead get an early start to his offseason regimen. He posted a disappointing 6.59 ERA over 68.1 major-league innings this year and also held an underwhelming 4.96 ERA in 32.2 innings at Triple-A.

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  • Pirates' Mitch Keller: Gets early shutdown

    Keller will not start Sunday's season finale against the Marlins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Keller would have been on normal rest for the matchup in Miami, but he's already thrown a career-high 194.1 innings this season and the Pirates will go ahead and shut him down a bit early. The 27-year-old right-hander showed promising flashes at times in 2023 while delivering an overall 13-9 record, 4.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 210:55 K:BB across those 194.1 frames.

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  • Pirates' Liover Peguero: Sitting amid struggles

    Peguero is not in the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

    Nick Gonzales will start at shortstop and bat eighth versus the Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler. Peguero, 22, is slashing just .157/.181/.200 with two walks and 26 strikeouts over his last 72 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Sitting out Thursday

    Davis is absent from the lineup Thursday versus the Phillies.

    Davis has been playing through an ankle injury, though he drove in two runs out of the DH spot Wednesday. Bryan Reynolds will take a turn as the Pirates' designated hitter Thursday at Philadelphia as Miguel Andujar covers right field.

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  • Pirates' Endy Rodriguez: Gets breather Thursday

    Rodriguez is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

    Jason Delay will catch and bat ninth for the visiting Pirates. Rodriguez started behind the plate in the first two games of the three-game series and went 0-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts.

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  • Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Rest day Thursday

    Hayes is not in the lineup for Thursday's game at Philadelphia.

    This appears to be a routine day of rest for Hayes, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the Pirates' loss to the Phillies on Wednesday. Jared Triolo will start at third base and bat third in Thursday's series finale.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .239


Player Injury
O. Cruz SS Oneil Cruz SS Ankle
A. McCutchen DH Andrew McCutchen DH Achilles
V. Velasquez SP Vince Velasquez SP Elbow
B. Falter SP Bailey Falter SP Neck
C. Holderman RP Colin Holderman RP Thumb

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