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11/23/2015 | Inbox: What's the plan for first base in 2016?

With the offseason in full swing, it's time to open up the Inbox. You can submit your questions, along with your name and hometown, via email or ask them on Twitter @adamdberry.

11/20/2015 | Cutch wins for Best Player-Fan Interaction

Andrew McCutchen helped paint one of the season's most enduring images on May 30 in San Diego. On Friday, it was named the Best Player-Fan Interaction in the Esurance MLB Awards.

11/20/2015 | Bucs protect 4 prospects from Rule 5 Draft

The Pirates on Friday added a trio of top prospects and their Minor League Player of the Year to their 40-man roster, protecting them from being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2015 | Bucs hire vet Mangan to amateur scouting team

The Pirates on Friday announced the hiring of Mike Mangan as their assistant director of amateur scouting.

11/20/2015 | Complete list of 2015 Esurance MLB Award winners

Baseball's annual award seasons was memorable, filled with Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and Cy Youngs. And on Friday we got the grand finale, with the presentation of the Esurance MLB Awards.

11/19/2015 | Hurdle proud of protege Banister's MOY Award

Minutes after being named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday night, Jeff Banister was answering questions on MLB Network about the people who helped him along the way. One of them in particular, he figured, had probably already sent him a congratulatory text message.

11/19/2015 | Bucs, Marlins will mark Clemente Day in PR

The Pirates and Marlins will play a two-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to help celebrate Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Day.

11/19/2015 | 3 Opening Day games to be played on first Sunday

Opening Day 2016 will feature a combined seven national ESPN telecasts -- three on Sunday, April 3, and four on Monday, April 4 -- Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Thursday at the end of Major League Baseball's quarterly Owners Meetings in Dallas.

11/18/2015 | Huntington: Kang 'progressing very, very well'

Since undergoing season-ending surgery on Sept. 17, Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang has been recovering away from the public eye. He hasn't spoken to the media, and his only public appearance at PNC Park came in a wheelchair before the National League Wild Card Game.

11/17/2015 | Former Pirates prospect killed in plane crash

Jordan Galvez, a onetime teenage infield prospect with the Pirates, was reportedly killed Tuesday in a plane crash in his native Colombia.

11/17/2015 | Bucs release 2016 Spring Training schedule

The Pirates on Tuesday released their Spring Training schedule, featuring an exhibition game against the Reds at Victory Field, home of Pittsburgh's Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate.

11/16/2015 | Kang finishes 3rd on NL Rookie of Year ballot

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang, 28, was the first position player to jump straight into the Majors from the Korean Baseball Organization. But he made the transition look easy, hitting .287/.355/.461 with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs.

11/16/2015 | Banister wins Chuck Tanner MOY Award

Jeff Banister, the former longtime Pirates coach who guided the Rangers to the American League West title as a first-year Major League manager, was back in Pittsburgh on Saturday night to accept the Manager of the Year Award at the annual Chuck Tanner Awards Banquet.

11/15/2015 | Kang makes case for ROY in shortened debut

Whether or not Jung Ho Kang is rewarded with a trophy tonight, he has already rewarded the Pirates' belief in him. Kang is a finalist for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

11/13/2015 | Which prospects will Pirates add to 40-man?

While they will continue to monitor the free-agent market and evaluate their trade options, the Pirates have a few decisions to make regarding their own roster over the next week.

11/12/2015 | McCutchen wins fourth straight Silver Slugger

Andrew McCutchen etched his name into the Pirates' history book once again Thursday night. Pittsburgh's star center fielder received his fourth Silver Slugger Award, the most ever won by a Pirates player.

11/12/2015 | Bucs prospect Meadows leaves AFL squad

Pirates center field prospect Austin Meadows was removed from his Arizona Fall League team's roster on Thursday morning for "personal reasons," according to a Pirates official.

11/12/2015 | No sitting back in ultra-competitive NL Central

With their first-place finish in the National League Central this past season, the Cardinals became the division's first team to capture three consecutive titles since doing so from 2004-06. But the division landscape is quite different now than it was then.

11/11/2015 | Wilson names Marte top defensive left fielder

A day after winning his first National League Gold Glove Award, Pirates left fielder Starling Marte was again recognized for his stingy defense and rocket right arm.

11/10/2015 | Marte recognized for defensive excellence

Discussing his goals for the season with Pirates third-base coach Rick Sofield, Starling Marte didn't focus on his hitting, his power numbers or his baserunning. He wanted to be recognized for his defense in left field.

11/10/2015 | Kang a finalist for BBWAA NL Rookie of the Year

The Pirates' belief in Jung Ho Kang's ability paid off in a big way, as he turned into one of the most valuable players on a 98-win club. Kang, the first KBO hitter to jump straight into the Majors, was named a finalist for the Baseball Writers' Association of America National League Rookie of the Year Award on Tuesday night.

11/10/2015 | Trio trove: BBWAA award finalists unveiled

Three by three, the finalists for baseball's greatest individual honors were revealed Tuesday night as candidates for the annual Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were narrowed down for each of the eight accolades.

11/9/2015 | Bucs claim righty reliever Knudson from Tigers

The Pirates claimed right-hander Guido Knudson off waivers from the Tigers on Monday, adding more bullpen depth to their roster.

11/9/2015 | Junior, Hoffman highlight HOF ballot newcomers

Under voting rules established this past summer by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the annual Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot was released Monday on the earliest date in recent history.

11/9/2015 | Pirates promote four within front office

Pittsburgh named Ron Hopkins and Matt Ruebel special assistants to the general manager. Hopkins had been a pro scout for the Bucs, while Ruebel was working as a national supervisor in the club's scouting department.

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