• Infielder Erich Weiss, the Pirates' 11th-round selection in last month's First-Year Player Draft, has signed his contract and been assigned to Jamestown. The club has come to agreements with 28 of its 41 draftees, including each of the top 20.
• Seven of the Pirates' last eight homers entering Wednesday's game had been solo shots. The exception: Pedro Alvarez's three-run blow July 3 against Philadelphia.
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