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Gonzalez, Newman competing to be Pirates' starting shortstop

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Erik Gonzalez and Kevin Newman are competing to start at shortstop for Pittsburgh, the one open position in the Pirates' everyday lineup.

The job opened when Jordy Mercer left after seven seasons and signed with the Detroit Tigers.

Gonzalez was acquired from Cleveland on Nov. 14. Newman made his major league debut with the Pirates last August and retains his rookie status.

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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
2/18 R. Davis Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/10 M. Cabrera Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/6 N. Franklin Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/6 T. Koehler Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/4 F. Liriano Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/29 A. Frazier Right hamstring tightness (day-to-day)
9/27 E. Santana Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
9/23 S. Marte Left calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/15 G. Polanco off 10-day DL
9/7 G. Polanco Knee (day-to-day)
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