Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 1/7/13
The first week of 2013 was a pretty slow one in terms of Pirates news, but here’s a quick roundup: As you’ve surely seen far too many times by now on Twitter or Facebook, Andrew McCutchen is in the running to be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show. You can vote for him by tweeting with the hashtag MLB13Cutch or by clicking here and using Facebook. Remember Francisco Liriano? The Joel Hanrahan trade talk sort of overshadowed the buzz about his signing, and there’s this slight little detail also holding things up: Liriano hasn’t actually signed yet. There doesn’t appear to be a problem, but he hasn’t actually made it to Pittsburgh yet to take his physical. Meanwhile, the Pirates released pitcher Rick VandenHurk this week, presumably to make room for Liriano on the 40-man roster. VandenHurk, who pitched well in AAA but imploded a couple times with the Bucs during the collapse, will reportedly sign with a foreign team. The Bucs made some changes to their minor league coaching staffs. You can check out the full rundown here.  Frank Coonelly told Kipper of the Pittsburgh Sports Forum that the Pirates are in the process of creating a new “Jolly Roger logo” for 2014. RumBunter & friends have already posted some ideas. ROOT Sports will be re-playing some of the best Pirates games from 2012 for the next several Monday nights, starting tonight at 7PM. Here’s the full schedule. 
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Eagles want Carson Wentz to be 'starter ready' Week 1

Report: 49ers concerned Anthony Davis will quit again

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Report: Steinbrenner won't allow fire sale, wants to make playoffs

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

Lamar Odom said to be held back by one 'toxic friend'

Mario Balotelli crashes Liverpool fans' wedding

Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

WATCH: Astros, Rangers minor leaguers get into brawl

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker