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MLB paternity leave now becoming more accepted

...potential guilt felt by the player, is much higher."I think, traditionally speaking, I think some guys were afraid to ask," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "So many guys didn't want to ask because of job security. It was almost like a standard way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-14/paternity-leave-now-beco
Expanded replay might make baseball more civil

...The typically animated and emotional Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon even plans to stay calm. During his early days as Pirates skipper, he was fined $1,000 for stealing first base in a 2001 game in which he became enraged with the first base umpire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-11/expanded-replay-might-ma
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw sideline because of back issue

...DL. The Rangers open Monday at home against Philadelphia. PIRATES: Plan on keeping promising left fielder Starling Marte playing...to come.A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Pirates and Marte have agreed to a six-year contract that will keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-26/dodgers-ace-clayton-kers
Baseball fans get thrills after months of chills

...off Carlos Villanueva leading off the 10th inning to give the Pirates a 1-0, 10-inning win over the Chicago Cubs."This one feels pretty special," said Walker, who last year helped the Pirates finish with a winning record for the first time since 1992...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-31/baseball-fans-get-thrill
Tips, position breakdowns for your fantasy baseball draft

...poised to repeat his numbers.4. ANDREW MCCUTCHEN, OF, PIRATES. Consider him Trout-lite. He puts up tremendous numbers...advantage. He's still one of the best.4. GERRIT COLE, PIRATES. The age risk is there, but he should be one of the better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-26/tips-position-breakdowns
New baseball replay system makes immediate impact

...work in progress."Later, Cubs runner Emilio Bonifacio was called safe at first base on a pickoff play in the 10th inning. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle challenged the call and was right that Bonifacio was really out. Pittsburgh wound up winning 1-0...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-31/new-baseball-replay-syst
Neck stiffness will force Rangers' Yu Darvish to miss Opening Day start

...Pineda, who missed the past two seasons after right shoulder surgery, beat out David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno.PIRATES: Acquired right-hander Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins for cash.Worley went 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-25/neck-stiffness-will-forc
Daily Prospect Report: March 26

...point to the bullpen. He has the stuff for the rotation, but his command and control will determine it. Brandon Cumpton, Pirates: 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K. The Greenbrier product was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis today. Cumpton is probably a better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-03-27/daily-prospe
Daily Prospect Report: March 4

Games of March 4 Hitters:Gregory Polanco, Pirates: 2-3, 2B, RBI. Five-tool talent from a big frame. It's only a matter of time before he's wreaking havoc on the NL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-03-05/daily-prospe