• The Pirates on Friday announced the signing of five more selections from last week's First-Year Player Draft, including second-round pick Blake Taylor, the left-hander from California's Dana Hills High School.
Also coming to terms were fifth-round infielder Trae Arbet, right-hander Shane Carle (10th round), infielder Danny Collins (13th) and catcher Max Rossiter (15th). The latest signings bring the total to 15.
• Andrew McCutchen (15) and Starling Marte (20) are the only set of teammates in the Majors with 15-plus steals each. McCutchen has a month remaining to turn the tandem into the first Pittsburgh pair with 20-plus steals prior to the All-Star break since 1987, when Andy Van Slyke led with 21 and Barry Bonds had 20.
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