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Pirates look inward to build on promising 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates bet on themselves a year ago when they traded away stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, believing the return they received plus the pieces already in place would help them make inroads in the hypercompetitive National League Central.

The results were promising. The Pirates put together just the franchise's fourth winning season in the last quarter century, finishing 82-79 thanks in large part to the rapid development of a young starting rotation led by Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams that quickly found its footing. While many of their rivals retooled over the winter, Pittsburgh instead doubled down on its largely homegrown approach.

"I think that a seven-game improvement last year was a meaningful step forward, and we are absolutely positioned to take another meaningful step forward and get us back into that range where we have a very good shot at playoffs," owner Bob Nutting said.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Dickerson.300
HR: G. Polanco23
RBI: G. Polanco81
SB: S. Marte33
W: J. Taillon14
ERA: T. Williams3.11
Saves: F. Vázquez37
K: J. Taillon179
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 00.000-
Cincinnati 00.000-
Milwaukee 00.000-
Pittsburgh 00.000-
St. Louis 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (10)
Runs: 692 (20)
Hits: 1381 (14)
Home Runs: 157 (25)
Stolen Bases: 70 (22)
OBP: .317 (17)
SLG: .407 (16)
Total Bases: 2218 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.00 (14)
Runs Allowed: 693 (14)
Saves: 40 (17)
Strikeouts: 1336 (18)
OpBA: .251 (18)
OBP: .319 (17)
SLG: .407 (15)
Run Support: 4.34 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/21 M. Feliz Sent to Minors
3/21 C. Holmes Sent to Minors
3/20 J. Barrett Sent to Minors
3/18 K. Kramer Sent to Minors
3/12 J. Liranzo Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/4 L. Chisenhall General lower extremity tightness (day-to-day)
3/4 E. Díaz Illness (day-to-day)
3/4 T. Koehler Recovery from right shoulder surgery (day-to-day)
3/4 G. Polanco Recovery from left shoulder surgery (day-to-day)
3/4 E. Santana Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
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