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Bucs, Rivero complete 4-year contract

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:32:53 EDT

Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole are gone, but Felipe Rivero should be sticking around a while. The Pirates and Rivero completed a four-year deal with club options for 2022-23, with the club announcing the signing on Thursday.

Huntington lauds Bucs' 'good core base'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:58:02 EDT

Pirates management has been bombarded with questions about the past, present and future of the franchise as the club moves forward after dealing Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, their best player and best pitcher.

Cutch on time with Bucs: 'A lot to be thankful for'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:51:44 EDT

On Tuesday, Andrew McCutchen began looking forward to his next act. But first, he reflected on the first chapter of his career.

J-Hay desires trade if Bucs won't contend in '18

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:48:48 EDT

The Pirates traded two franchise cornerstones over the long weekend, giving up Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen for young players and prospects. If their roster "retooling" takes them out of the postseason picture, Josh Harrison doesn't want to be a part of it.

Bucs trade icon McCutchen to Giants

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:19:44 EDT

The Pirates traded McCutchen to the Giants, ending the franchise player's nine-year tenure in Pittsburgh. The Pirates receive Giants' No. 4-ranked prospect Bryan Reynolds and right-hander Kyle Crick -- who is ranked No. 16, according to MLB Pipeline.

Cutch says goodbye to Pirates fans, Pittsburgh

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:02:45 EDT

Andrew McCutchen issued a heartfelt goodbye to Pirates fans and the city of Pittsburgh -- a place he called "My Home" in a classy tweet -- hours after it was revealed that he had been traded to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Keller lands on Top 10 RHP Prospects list

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:48:46 EDT

The Pirates spent the long weekend reshaping their roster, trading a pair of cornerstone players for a haul of young talent. But the Pirates' next young ace may have been in their system all along.

Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDT

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Pirates announce 2018 Minor League staffs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:20:54 EDT

The Pirates on Tuesday announced their Minor League coaching staffs for the 2018 season, introducing a new manager at Triple-A Indianapolis while keeping their championship-winning manager in place at Double-A Altoona.

Trading Cutch was a tough but wise decision

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:57:40 EDT

Once Gerrit Cole was traded to the Astros, it was clear that the Neal Huntington and the Pirates' front office were going to swallow hard and do the thing they never wanted to do -- trade Andrew McCutchen.

McCutchen bids farewell with emotional tweet

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:20:02 EDT

McCutchen bids farewell with emotional tweet

Young talent keeps Bucs in position to compete

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:06:36 EDT

Over the last three days, the Pirates traded Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, the star player and pitcher for Pittsburgh's postseason teams from 2013-15. In return came a bundle of young talent the Bucs hope will lead them back to the playoffs in the near future.

Musgrove eager to work in Pirates' rotation

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:35:36 EDT

Joe Musgrove will immediately join the Pirates' young rotation as the club retools its roster without Gerrit Cole. The Bucs believe the 25-year-old Musgrove will thrive as a starter, even after some ups and downs with the Astros.

Best GIFs from Cutch's time with Bucs

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:31:52 EDT

Best GIFs from Cutch's time with Bucs

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:15:18 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Cole deal helps Bucs fill holes on '18 roster

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:40:11 EDT

With Gerrit Cole now an Astro, what's next for the Pirates?

Bucs net 4 players as Cole goes to Astros

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:06:44 EDT

The Pirates traded right-hander Gerrit Cole to the Astros on Saturday for right-handed pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, as well as prospects Colin Moran and Jason Martin.

Bucs' Carle, Vielma designated for assignment

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:34:15 EDT

The Pirates on Sunday designated right-hander Shane Carle and infielder Engelb Vielma for assignment, finalizing the corresponding roster moves following Saturday's trade of right-hander Gerrit Cole to the Astros.

Health goes beyond luck for Bucs' Meadows

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:53:54 EDT

Austin Meadows wore No. 13 with Triple-A Indianapolis last season. He won't wear it again this year. But Meadows, the Pirates' top prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has changed more than just his number in an effort to avoid the injuries that have plagued him throughout his climb up Pittsburgh's Minor League system.

Pirates pitchers promoting podcast project

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:59:00 EDT

Steven Brault and Trevor Williams are reporting to Spring Training in roughly five weeks, and the duo hopes to get the word out about their offseason project to as many ears as possible beforehand.

Bucs have intriguing 'pen in front of Rivero

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EDT

The Pirates have made a handful of minor moves this offseason, most of them dedicated to improving or reshaping their bullpen depth. But the core of their relief corps remains the same as it was in September.

Pirates claim former 2013 Draft pick Carle

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 17:03:08 EDT

The Pirates on Thursday claimed Shane Carle off waivers from the Rockies, reuniting with the right-hander a little more than three years after dealing him to Colorado.

Q&A: Hurdle reflects on time with Pirates

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:15:00 EDT

Clint Hurdle was the phenom's phenom. A first-round Draft choice of the Royals when he came out of high school in the spring of 1975, Hurdle passed up college opportunities for baseball and football that ranged from Harvard to Miami.

Rodriguez happy to be healthy, back in Bucs uni

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 19:20:00 EDT

After batting .270 with 18 home runs and 56 RBIs in 140 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016, while seeing action at all four infield spots and all three outfield spots, Sean Rodriguez signed with the Atlanta Braves as a free agent.

A legacy cherished: Remembering Roberto

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:16:12 EDT

Old film of athletes rarely ages well. There's a brilliance and magic about their talents that doesn't quite translate, that does not travel through the years. But every now and again, there's a rare athlete whose gifts are so beautiful, so pure, so timeless that the crackling video looks as modern and fresh as if it was taken yesterday. Just watch Roberto Clemente throw a baseball.

Setbacks aside, Bucs found some magic in '17

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 13:10:08 EDT

The past year resulted in disappointment for the Pirates, from the early absences that hamstrung their lineup to the 75-87 record that again left them searching for answers this offseason. But 2017 was not without its bright spots for the Bucs.

Clemente's spirit of goodwill, stardom lives on

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:46:11 EDT

New Year's Eve marked 45 years since the sudden loss of Pittsburgh icon Roberto Clemente, whose legacy hasn't dimmed since his heyday.

Bucs' Hearn primed for breakout in '18

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:36:43 EDT

Jonathan Mayo breaks down a list of an even dozen prospects -- six hitters and six pitchers -- who seem primed to have big 2018 seasons and who could, as a result, land on our Top 100 at some point in the current year.

Inaugural MLB Little League Classic a success

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:38:00 EDT

What made the inaugural MLB Little League Classic between the Pirates and Cardinals so special?

Resilient Taillon confident, focused forward

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 01:41:11 EDT

Think about where this year took Jameson Taillon, and it might have come across as a relief to hear him talking about something as relatively minor as his changeup grip earlier this month.

Williams' gifts for Bucs: Instruments for everyone

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:00:00 EDT

You probably know Trevor Williams the pitcher, the guy who came out of the bullpen and locked down a spot in the rotation during a solid rookie season. You also probably know Trevor Williams the social media presence, otherwise known as @MeLlamoTrevor, the guy who occasionally goes viral with, as he would say, "average to above-average jokes."

Hurdle in awe of Bell's approach, 'different optic'

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT

It's nearly 2018, and it's still unclear if the Pirates view next year as a chance to contend or another bridge to a brighter future. Either way, Josh Bell might be the most important player in Pittsburgh's lineup.