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Black Friday sale: Take 25 percent off in Shop

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:35:53 EDT

Gear up for your holiday shopping and start saving big. Take 25 percent off any order, no minimum, at the Pirates Shop through 11:59 p.m. ET tonight

Pirates' treasure: Bucs bring hurricane aid to PR

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:12:58 EDT

As their planes descended into San Juan, they witnessed the devastation. The island Mike Gonzalez loves was littered with debris, its people without power and water. Frank Coonelly saw entire towns leveled. Joey Cora struggled to see Puerto Rico, his home, "so destroyed" by Hurricane Maria.

Parting Gift won't hurt Bucs' shortstop depth

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:30:19 EDT

When the Pirates didn't call up Gift Ngoepe in September, which essentially served as their training ground for next season, it was a sign he may not be in their long-term plans.

Williams to wear No. 34 to honor friend

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:17:31 EDT

Trevor Williams announced Tuesday that he will wear No. 34 next season to honor Cory Hahn, his former roommate and teammate at Arizona State University.

Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:14:20 EDT

The Pirates open their Spring Training schedule on Feb. 23 against the Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla., with their home debut set for Feb. 24 vs. the Yankees at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla. The Bucs' 33-game slate in Florida ends March 27 on the road against the Phillies.

Bucs add top prospect Meadows, trade Gift

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:55:26 EDT

The Pirates added three Minor Leaguers, including top prospect Austin Meadows, to their 40-man roster on Monday, protecting them from being selected in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Pittsburgh also cut ties with shortstop Gift Ngoepe .

Keller named to Pipeline's All-AFL Team

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:04:35 EDT

Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as's All-AFL Team:

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 unveil 2018 promotional schedule

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:59:46 EDT

The Pirates on Monday released their promotional schedule for next year and announced that single-game tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale Dec. 8.

Bonds makes sixth Hall of Fame ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:24:56 EDT

The last three years, Barry Bonds has inched forward in the Hall of Fame voting. Is this the year he takes a big step into Cooperstown?

Taillon shares Best Moment for amazing return

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:38:59 EDT

Every season has them, the rare moments when the numbers on the scoreboard seem to matter less. We're talking about the great moments that transcend baseball, the ones that pepper highlight reels for generations, more for their backstory and the impact they'll have on a player, a team, a community, going forward.

Tumpane's heroics share Best Trending Topic

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:43:57 EDT

The Indians' 22-game winning streak, a national phenomenon as the wins piled up, has been honored with an Esurance MLB Award for the Best Trending Topic category. Umpire John Tumpane, who helped save a woman's life on the Roberto Clemente Bridge prior to calling the Rays vs. Pirates game on June 28 at PNC Park, was also honored.

Inbox: Do Pirates plan to stick with Polanco?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:43:05 EDT

How much patience will the Bucs have with Gregory Polanco? Do they consider Gerrit Cole an ace? Adam Berry answers these questions and more in the Pirates Inbox.

Source: Pirates may explore Walker return

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:16:29 EDT

The Pirates have "some interest" in a reunion with free agent Neil Walker, a source told's Jon Paul Morosi on Wednesday.

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.

Hill rakes in final game of AFL regular season

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:13:10 EDT

Logan Hill can head into the offseason full of confidence after leading Glendale to a 11-3 win over Salt River in the Arizona Fall League's regular-season finale on Thursday.

Bucs open-minded about Kang returning in '18

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:48:19 EDT

The Pirates have watched Jung Ho Kang play winter ball, but they still don't know if they'll see him in Pittsburgh next year.

Bucs get Competitive Balance pick in 2018 Draft

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:53 EDT

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

Bell finishes 3rd in NL Rookie of the Year voting

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:57:48 EDT

Pirates first baseman Josh Bell finished third to the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who was unanimously voted the National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday. Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong finished second.

Hearn dominates again in latest AFL outing

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:26:30 EDT

Pirates lefty Taylor Hearn fired three innings of one-hit baseball to help Glendale defeat Scottsdale, 12-7, on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona Fall League action.

Keller continues to dominate in Fall League

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:27:28 EDT

With the Arizona Fall League winding down, Mitch Keller is doing his part to end his time in the desert on a high note. Keller, Pittsburgh's No. 2 prospect, turned in one of his better Fall League outings on Friday, as he allowed two hits, walked one and struck out a pair over four scoreless innings to help pace Glendale to a 3-1 victory over Scottsdale at Camelback Ranch.

Inbox: Why not Frazier at 2B, Harrison at 3B?

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 20:05:17 EDT

Why does no one mention starting Adam Frazier at second base and Josh Harrison at third with David Freese being a fill-in? Beat reporter Adam Berry fields this question and more from Pirates fans in his latest Inbox.

Keller named AFL Pitcher of the Week

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 12:55:49 EDT

Less than two months after helping the Double-A Altoona Curve win an Eastern League title, Mitch Keller is quickly making a name for himself in the Arizona Fall League. He was named the AFL Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after pitching five innings of one-hit ball and allowing no runs in a winning effort against the Scottsdale Scorpions last Monday.

Freese falls short of first Gold Glove Award

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:35:00 EDT

For the second straight year, David Freese was thrust into a nearly everyday role with the Pirates. After splitting time between first and third base in 2016, he settled in at third this season.

Bucs going for improvement over acquisitions

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:25:06 EDT

Pittsburgh isn't likely to get involved with any marquee free agents given its small-market budget. Even though the Pirates must improve across the board after back-to-back losing seasons, their roster isn't exactly littered with holes to fill. Nearly everyone is set to return -- and, they hope, bounce back.

Pirates claim lefty Turley off waivers

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 18:36:59 EDT

The Pirates added one left-hander to their roster and removed another on Monday, beginning the annual offseason shuffle on the day free agency officially opened. The Bucs claimed lefty Nik Turley off waivers from the Twins and sent veteran Dan Runzler outright to Triple-A Indianapolis. Runzler, 32, will likely become a free agent.

Bucs exercise $14.5M option on McCutchen

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 18:08:38 EDT

The Pirates exercised the club option for the 2018 season on outfielder Andrew McCutchen on Friday.

Parker on Hall of Fame's Modern Era ballot

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:01:43 EDT

Nine former big league players and one executive comprise the 10-name Modern Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 10 at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Monday.

Bucs officially extend coaches through 2019

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 16:09:34 EDT

General manager Neal Huntington said before the Pirates' final game of the season that manager Clint Hurdle's entire coaching staff would return next season, and the club made it official on Thursday.

Keller among Fall Stars Game's top performers

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:50:42 EDT

Another Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game is in the books and, not surprisingly given the talent at Salt River Fields at one time on Saturday evening, there were a number of outstanding performances throughout the 4-2 East Stars victory.

Inbox: Should Bucs have dealt for S-Rod?

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 13:26:59 EDT

Beat reporterAdam Berry answers fans' questions about the Pirates' deal to reacquire Sean Rodriguez, Max Moroff's role for next season and much more in the latest Inbox.

Young slugger answers Bell at first base

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:58:35 EDT

For all the questions the Pirates faced throughout this frustrating season, one answer emerged. They finally found their first baseman.

Keller fires five strong frames for Glendale

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:35:13 EDT

Nearly two weeks ago, a pair of the Arizona Fall League's top right-handers squared off against each other. On Oct. 17, it was the Yankees' Albert Abreu who out-pitched the Pirates' Mitch Keller with five shutout innings. In a rematch on Monday, Keller put up five zeros of his own to help the Glendale Desert Dogs beat Abreu and the Scottsdale Scorpions, 3-2.