• Detroit Tigers' James McCann, left, and Joakim Soria (38) celebrate after the Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 in a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Pirates get reliever Soria from Tigers for minor leaguer

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates made another move to upgrade their bullpen on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for a minor leaguer.

  • Pirates designate Worley to make room for reliever Blanton

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Vance Worley was excited when he found out that former teammate Joe Blanton would be joining the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen. He was surprised at what came next.

  • Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

  • Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) participates in a drill at NFL football training camp Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.