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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:41:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) could be out of the rotation when he returns from injury rehab. McDonald has struggled in all three of his Triple-A rehab starts while he recovers from a sore shoulder. He allowed four runs (three earned) and eight hits Sunday, June 16. Pirates GM Neal Huntington acknowledged that when McDonald returns to the Pirates, he might not rejoin the rotation.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:35:08 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates P Kyle McPherson (shoulder), who will compete for a job in the rotation this spring, was brought home early from winter ball due to a sore shoulder. General manager Neal Huntington said surgery will not be necessary and McPherson is expected to be ready for spring training.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:41:08 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said "it's a bit early" for him to reveal what role, if any, SP Jeff Karstens will have with the Pirates in 2013. But Huntington did not seem enthused when discussing whether Karstens could claim a spot in next year's starting rotation, a possible indication Karstens is a non-tender candidate this offseason.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:47:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly said that front office executives Neal Huntington, Greg Smith and Kyle Stark, as well as manager Clint Hurdle, will all return for the 2013 season.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:51:17 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is on the hot seat after the team's collapse of late. Manager Clint Hurdle appears safe.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:34:58 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates intend to open the 2012 season with Pedro Alvarez at third base, according to team sources. "We're committed to Pedro as long as he's committed to doing what he needs to do," general manager Neal Huntington said. "The reality is that he has the ability to be a great player. We have to work hard to help him achieve that ceiling and achieve that potential. But at the same time, we have a business to run and we have to protect ourselves against the downside."
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:01:04 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have given a three-year contract extension to general manager Neal Huntington. The deal runs through the 2014 season, with a club option for 2015.
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 10:40:01 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to sign general manager Neal Huntington to a contract extension in the offseason.
Sun, 28 Aug 2011 13:17:38 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said on a radio show that it was a mistake to place OF Ryan Ludwick (back) on the 15-day disabled list. He is healthy enough to play now but isn't eligible to return until Sept. 7.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 02:09:03 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly is evaluating the status of general manager Neal Huntington, and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports Huntington has not been offered a contract extension. "He is under contract for this season and it's our expectation that Neal will be here for a long time," Coonelly said. "He has hot been extended at this point. We'll continue to evaluate it as we move forward."