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Bucs could turn to Nicasio in setup role

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:48:06 EDT

If the Pirates don't add a late-inning arm between setup man Felipe Rivero and closer Tony Watson, Juan Nicasio could fill the setup role.

Pirates keeping open mind in hunt for hurlers

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:23:20 EDT

The Bucs could add two starters, as they have been linked to a handful of contractually controllable pitchers, but with several internal options, they won't add an arm simply for the sake of making a move.

Bucs, Nats could strike McCutchen deal

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:18:26 EDT

Andrew McCutchen is still a Pirate, but that could change now that Mark Melancon and Chris Sale will not be Nationals.

Pirates have a surplus of southpaws in 'pen

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:26:07 EDT

Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington often brings up manager Clint Hurdle's annual request for three left-handed relievers. As the Pirates' roster currently stands, Hurdle is in line to open the season with four lefties.

Dodgers reportedly showing interest in Cutch

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:46:42 EDT

The first day of the Winter Meetings brought a new round of rumors around the Pirates and Andrew McCutchen -- and perhaps a new suitor for Pittsburgh's franchise player. The Dodgers have shown recent interest in McCutchen,'s Jon Morosi reported Monday morning.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

McCutchen commits to World Baseball Classic

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDT

With the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.

Bucs offering unique experiences in 'Play Ball' auction

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:04:09 EDT

The Pirates have two items up for auction: a meet-and-greet with manager Clint Hurdle that also includes passes to watch batting practice from the field, plus an autographed bat and meet-and-greet session with Starling Marte.

Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:04 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.

LeBlanc, Bucs strike one-year deal

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:41:28 EDT

The Pirates officially parted ways with left-hander Jeff Locke before Friday's non-tender deadline but worked out a deal to keep veteran southpaw Wade LeBlanc in their bullpen.

McCutchen trade wouldn't be white flag for Bucs

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:32:19 EDT

Neal Huntington is open to trading Andrew McCutchen. That doesn't mean he's abandoning hopes of the Pirates returning to the postseason next season. These issues are not mutually exclusive.

McCutchen's down year was likely a fluke

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:00:00 EDT

You can wring your hands. You can shake your head. You can sigh all you want, but I'm shrugging over the Andrew McCutchen of 2016. I remember the Johnny Bench of 1971.

Wood, Santana on Fall League's Top Prospects Team

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDT

The Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.

Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.

Pirates respond to Kang's DUI charge

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:18:30 EDT

Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after driving under the influence of alcohol in Seoul, South Korea, early Friday morning.

Pirates invite relievers Runzler, Stoffel to camp

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:21:08 EDT

The Pirates announced a pair of Minor League free-agent signings on Wednesday, bringing aboard left-hander Dan Runzler and right-hander Jason Stoffel and inviting both to Major League Spring Training camp.

Who will replace Rodriguez's versatility?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:58:13 EDT

The Pirates' super-sub has moved on to Atlanta.

Bucs designate Locke for assignment

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:40:10 EDT

Jeff Locke's time with the Pirates has likely come to an end, as the veteran left-hander was designated for assignment on Tuesday. Pittsburgh bumped Locke off its 40-man roster to make room for the signing of right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla.

Doc Emrick's first MLB game in booth was 'so perfect'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:26:21 EDT

Doc Emrick's first MLB game in booth was 'so perfect'

The Next Big Leaguers: Pirates' Santana

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.

Glasnow throws down between-the-legs dunk

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:03:30 EDT

Glasnow throws down between-the-legs dunk

Right fit in right field? Data supports moving McCutchen

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:13:01 EDT

Andrew McCutchen fared poorly in the metrics in center field in 2016, so could a switch to right field benefit him? Despite the fact that he doesn't have a strong arm, the Statcast data shows that it might be in the best interests of the Pirates.

After flooding, Bucs, Class A club aid W. Va. community

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDT

The West Virginia Power devised a plan that, with help from the Pirates, raised $50,000 toward flood relief efforts.

Unique bobbleheads highlight Bucs' promo slate

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:57:51 EDT

The Pirates released their 2017 promotional schedule, highlighted by a depiction of a memorable moment that took place not on the field, but in the broadcast booth.

Glasnow no sure thing for Pirates' rotation in 2017

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:53:59 EDT

What's the plan for Tyler Glasnow? The Pirates' top prospect made an up-and-down Major League debut this year. He didn't stick in the Majors until mid-September, and even then his role was uncertain and his performance was uneven.

Sources: Butera, Cervelli will play for Italy in WBC

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:04:02 EDT

Catchers Drew Butera and Francisco Cervelli have been added to Team Italy's roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told's Jon Paul Morosi.

Bucs appear willing to listen to offers for Cutch

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:39:39 EDT

This weekend brought more Hot Stove smoke, but still no fire, around Andrew McCutchen.

Ex-Pirate Sanchez gets 1st shot on HOF ballot

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:15:44 EDT

The big names on the Hall of Fame ballot can obscure some of the others who are eligible for the first time. While it's likely that none of them will wind up in Cooperstown they still have accomplishments that are worth celebrating.

Santana, Wood among Fall League's top breakout prospects

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:16 EDT

Many players had what could be considered breakout AFL campaigns. Here's a group of 10 of the best. There might be some crossover with the Top 20 prospects list coming on Tuesday, but it's largely a group of names everyone should get to know a bit better based on how they played this fall.

Holmes added to Pirates' 40-man roster

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:46:49 EDT

With most of their work done ahead of time, the Pirates saw fit to add only one player to their 40-man roster Friday. The Bucs selected the contract of right-hander Clay Holmes, protecting him from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.

Cora brings 'wealth of experience' to Bucs' staff

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:55:00 EDT

Joey Cora said he was "definitely surprised" when the Pirates offered him a spot on their coaching staff, but it's hard to imagine a more qualified candidate. He spent 11 years in the Majors, coached in the White Sox and Marlins' ranks and managed the Bucs' Double-A affiliate this season.

Glasnow among early candidates for 2017 Rookie of the Year

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:43:26 EDT

Here's an early look at some 2017 Rookie of the Year candidates in each league, all of whom are on the Top 100 Prospects list.