DeJan Kovacevic

Pirates Righthander Bryan Morris Learning To Control His Game

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No prospect would want to be part of any trade involving Manny Ramirez and Jason Bay, much less to be identified as the primary return in that trade. But such was the fate of Bryan Morris, the 23-year-old righthander the Pirates acquired along with three other players two summers ago in the three-team trade also involving the Red Sox and Dodgers, the team that selected Morris in the first round of the 2006 draft.

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Pirates Excited To See Starling Marte

DeJan Kovacevic -Premium Content

General manager Neal Huntington, speaking to 500-plus fans at the team's winter festival in late January, called outfield prospect Starling Marte "a phenomenal five-tool talent." Manager John Russell then mentioned Marte as part of a short list of players that Pittsburgh fans could see soon. Not bad for a kid fresh off his first year in North America, most of it with low Class A West Virginia.

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