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31: Runners caught stealing this season by the Pirates, through Monday's game, which is tied for the National League lead with the Giants; in 2012, the season prior to the arrival of catcher Russell Martin, the Bucs were last in the Majors with 19 runners caught stealing.

"It's an honor to even hear my name mentioned in the conversation. But I am not interested. I've got unfinished business here, to get us over the top." -- Pirates club president Frank Coonelly, who has considerable experience in the Commissioner's Office and was mentioned as a possible person of interest early in the process to select Bud Selig's successor.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.