All-Star Andrew McCutchen is helping to turn around a Pirates team that's no longer counting on him alone to break its seasonal losing streak.
Will Ohman, one of the top relievers left on baseball's free agent market, has major league offers in hand from the Pirates, Marlins and Padres, but plans to continue discussions with three contending teams before making a decision.
The Pirates' deadline deals received a tepid response, but jaded Bucs fans are warming up to the team's devotion to long-term goals.
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez agreed on a contract that could be worth about $19 million over three seasons, a baseball source said Tuesday.
The Pirates, filling their need for a left-handed power bat, acquired first baseman Adam LaRoche from the Braves for lefty reliever Mike Gonzalez, two sources confirmed to ESPN.com.