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Freese thinks Pirates need to develop sense of urgency

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) David Freese thinks the Pittsburgh Pirates need to have a serious mindset adjustment if they want to compete in the stacked NL Central.

"The last two years, we didn't do as well as we could have because of our environment. That's what I think," the third baseman said Friday after reporting to spring training. "I walk in every day, and the demand to win just hasn't been in the air. That's what you need."

Deciding to retool, the Pirates traded center fielder Andrew McCutchen, the 2013 NL MVP, to San Francisco and dealt right-hander Gerrit Cole, a 19-game winner in 2015, to Houston.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.279
HR: A. McCutchen28
RBI: J. Bell90
SB: S. Marte21
W: G. Cole12
ERA: I. Nova4.14
Saves: F. Rivero21
K: G. Cole196
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 9270.568-
Milwaukee 8676.5316
St. Louis 8379.5129
Pittsburgh 7587.46317
Cincinnati 6894.42024
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (27)
Runs: 668 (28)
Hits: 1331 (26)
Home Runs: 151 (29)
Stolen Bases: 67 (22)
OBP: .318 (21)
SLG: .386 (29)
Total Bases: 2105 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.22 (13)
Runs Allowed: 731 (13)
Saves: 36 (20)
Strikeouts: 1262 (19)
OpBA: .264 (23)
OBP: .330 (17)
SLG: .431 (14)
Run Support: 4.17 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/6 D. Nava Signed to a Minor League Contract
1/31 J. Smoker Traded NY Mets (for LHP Daniel Zamora)
1/27 N. Turley Suspension Announced By League (80 games for violating MLB drug program)
1/27 N. Turley Starting to Serve Illegal Substance Suspension
1/22 R. Lavarnway Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/14 N. Burdi Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
9/16 S. Marte Left shoulder, finger (day-to-day)
9/16 I. Nova Right calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/13 D. Nava off 60-day DL
9/3 J. Harrison off 60-day DL
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