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Colin Moran's dad: "He doesn’t show emotion, but he works hard, and he’s focused.
Bill Moran could tell his son was enjoying his opportunity with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Colin Moran, the Pirates’ soft-spoken new third baseman, is...

Colin Moran off to a hot start with the Pittsburgh Pirates
In 2013, the Miami Marlins drafted Colin Moran with the sixth overall pick. It has been an up and down journey for the Tar Heels...

The Pirates missed out on B.J. Surhoff. Now they have his nephew Colin Moran.
In 1998, two decades before rookie Colin Moran drew a curtain call with his first swing at PNC Park, his uncle B.J. Surhoff sat across...

Colin Moran hits grand slam in Pittsburgh Pirates' home opener
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran's second-career home run ended with a curtain call. Moran came up to bat with the bases loaded in the...

Pirates hope third baseman Colin Moran lives up to draft pedigree
Colin Moran was considered one of the best players in college baseball in 2013 while starring at North Carolina. “We loved him going into the...

The Astros might not have traded Colin Moran if he had his full opportunity last season
Colin Moran was supposed to be up for a month. Alex Bregman would play some shortstop for the Houston Astros and third base would have...

Colin Moran could be the soft-spoken viking lookalike the Pirates need
With his 6-foot-4 frame and full red beard, Colin Moran looks like a viking. When he speaks, though, you have to lean in to hear...

Pirates counting on Colin Moran at 3rd base
Colin Moran casts a striking figure at 6-foot-4 and with a full, red beard, and the Pirates are counting on him to go from centerpiece...

Colin Moran embraces opportunity to compete for starting job with Pirates
Josh Bell got a glimpse of Pirates new third baseman Colin Moran, and he made a positive first impression. “From what I've seen last couple...

Colin Moran eyes big league opportunity with Pirates
For Colin Moran, this trade was nothing like the first one. When Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow dialed Moran's number on Jan. 18 to tell...

Colin Moran’s Power Surge May Be Long Lasting
The Pirates new third baseman Colin Moran leaves Houston as one of the biggest success stories of the Astros' belief in the power of the...

What the Pittsburgh Pirates are getting in 3B Colin Moran
The Pittsburgh Pirates have consummated weeks of trade rumors, and yesterday traded Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros for a four-player package, including today’s subject...

Houston Astros Reportedly Trade Former UNC Star Colin Moran to Pittsburgh Pirates
Former UNC third baseman Colin Moran was traded from the Houston Astros to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday as part of a four-player package for...

Colin Moran returns to Houston Astros after freak injury
Colin Moran's memory of the Houston Astros' July 22 game at Camden Yards in Baltimore remains spotty. He remembers fouling a pitch off his face...

Colin Moran returns to Astros eight weeks after fracturing face
Colin Moran says he doesn't remember too much from the night of July 22 at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Moran spoke Tuesday afternoon while standing...

Astros' Colin Moran may return from facial fracture in September
On Thursday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said something he never thought he would: third baseman Colin Moran may return from his ghastly injury and play...

Astros' Colin Moran still weeks away from playing
Colin Moran remains a few weeks away from beginning a rehab assignment. Moran has been around the Astros' clubhouse in recent days with the swelling...

Astros' Colin Moran undergoes facial surgery
Colin Moran underwent surgery to repair facial fractures Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The 24-year-old sustained the fractures as well as a concussion when...

Astros' Colin Moran set for surgery later this week
Colin Moran will undergo surgery later this week to repair a fractured cheekbone (send him a get-well card). Astros manager A.J. Hinch previously hinted that...

Astros' Colin Moran discharged from hospital Monday
Colin Moran was released from the hospital Monday and will head back to Houston soon, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. This is good news, as...

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