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The 2012 Rule 5 Draft is Tomorrow

The MLB Rule 5 draft is tomorrow morning at 10 AM EST. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an open spot on their 40-man roster, which means they could make a pick. Whether they actually make a pick is another issue. The Pirates have made a pick in every draft overseen by Neal Huntington. They took Evan Meek in the 2007 Rule 5 draft. Donald Veal went in 2008, followed by John Raynor in 2009...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Wilson Tobs to Host 2012 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game

From the CPL The Coastal Plain League announced today that the 2012 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Wilson Tobs on July 23, 2012 at Historic Fleming Stadium in Wilson, North Carolina. The All-Star Game festivities will begin on Sunday, July 22, when the Tobs will host the All-Star Fan Fest, which will have several unique attractions, including the Home Run Derby. Fans will...
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: January 4

On this date in 1993 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent outfielder Lonnie Smith to a one year contract. Smith was 37 at the time of the deal, a veteran of 15 major league seasons who had hit .247 with 6 homers and 33 RBI’s in 84 games for the Braves in 1992. He had stolen as many as 68 bases in a season, four times topping 40 but since stealing 25 bases in 1986, he had topped...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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