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Cervelli day to day with right foot pain

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:06:55 EDT

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was removed from the club's workout Sunday morning due to right foot discomfort.

See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:53:25 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.

LeBlanc hoping he's found home with Pirates

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:27:26 EDT

In eight Major League seasons, Wade LeBlanc has played for seven teams. He's used to moving around.

Spring Training has arrived! Get tickets, schedule and gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:09 EDT

Spring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Pirates coverage.

Healthy offseason propels Harrison into spring

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:37:45 EDT

Josh Harrison could tell when he swung a bat, picked up a dumbbell or playfully tossed his 3-year-old daughter, Mia, in the air.

Hurdle keen on Bucs' 'fun' spring matchups

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:38:28 EDT

During the portion of Spring Training held at Pirate City, Clint Hurdle likes to stroll from field to field, observing drills and standing behind "turtle" batting cages. When the manager's around, the thinking goes, the level of intensity picks up.

Cutch ready to put turbulent offseason in past

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:54:08 EDT

Andrew McCutchen made it clear Friday morning: Moving out of center field was not his preference or his decision, but he has come to accept the position change after a turbulent offseason.

Hurdle, Cutch enter camp tighter than ever

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:53:15 EDT

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is highly regarded for his ability to understand and communicate with players. His experience as a person, former top prospect, player, coach and manager gives him a unique, empathetic lens into their situations.

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.

Bucs trio gearing up for outfield realignment

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:52:39 EDT

This season, Andrew McCutchen will get his first taste of right field. Gregory Polanco will be an everyday left fielder for the first time in his career. But for Starling Marte, the Pirates' outfield realignment brought a welcome return to his natural position.

Glovely to meet you: Taillon receives his mitts

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:26:08 EDT

It might be a cliché to say Thursday was like Christmas Day for Jameson Taillon and some of his Pirates teammates. But, well…

Spring into fresh look for Pirates' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:24 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Pirates are wearing.

Watson's arbitration case settles in Bucs' favor

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:31:00 EDT

The Pirates have won their arbitration case against closer Tony Watson, setting the left-hander's 2017 salary at $5.6 million.

Nicasio content to pitch out of Pirates' bullpen

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:12:17 EDT

Juan Nicasio won't be the Pirates' Spring Training surprise this year. He's ready to pitch out of the bullpen. "No more trying to be a starter," Nicasio said, smiling. "I'm pitching better in the bullpen. I think I can help the team more in the bullpen than starting."

Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:38 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Pirates' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Bell recovering well from left knee surgery

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:36:26 EDT

The first week of Spring Training, the Pirates' list of injury updates is short. It's just one name, in fact: Josh Bell. Two weeks removed from left knee surgery, Bell is making progress in his return to the field.

Bucs' final rotation spot up for grabs as camp opens

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:36:52 EDT

Pirates pitchers and catchers took the field Tuesday for their first Spring Training workout, and with that came the beginning of a competition for Pittsburgh's final rotation spot.

Hurdle: McCutchen to bat in usual lineup spot

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:57:30 EDT

Andrew McCutchen will bat third this season, manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday. Backed by supporting data and logical reasoning, the Bucs bumped McCutchen to the No. 2 spot last spring but eventually returned him to the three hole.

Kang expected to miss Pirates' report date

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:37:02 EDT

Third baseman Jung Ho Kang will not report to Spring Training on Friday with the rest of his Pirates teammates, following his offseason arrest in Korea for driving under the influence.

Nova enters Bucs camp as veteran presence

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:57:30 EDT

Ivan Nova might not have felt like a veteran while with the Yankees, but the 30-year-old right-hander will be taking on a leadership role in the Pirates' young rotation.

Cole arrives at camp with clean bill of health

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:30:56 EDT

This time last year, Gerrit Cole was recovering from rib inflammation that derailed his preseason program. He provided a more optimistic outlook Monday on the eve of the Pirates' first spring workout for pitchers and catchers.

Bell expects to be ready for Opening Day

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:51:46 EDT

When the Pirates announced on Feb. 1 that Josh Bell underwent surgery on his left knee, the club listed his Opening Day status as "to be determined." But it's not a question for him.

Bucs ready to rebound as camp approaches

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:37:52 EDT

With Spring Training fast approaching, will take a look at a different aspect of this year's Pirates squad each day this week. Today's topic: Spring Training is here.

Pirates have a few roster spots up for grabs

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:11:13 EDT

With Spring Training about to begin, the Pirates have a lot of time to settle the few spots remaining on their Opening Day roster.

Bucs fielded Majors' first all-minority lineup

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:32:27 EDT

The 1971 Pirates became baseball legends in October, winning the franchise's fourth World Series. A month and a half before their Game 7 triumph, they made history.

Pirates rename spring home LECOM Park

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:13:59 EDT

The Pirates' southern home is no longer known as McKechnie Field. As part of a 15-year naming rights agreement announced Friday morning, the Bucs' Spring Training ballpark in Bradenton, Fla., is now called LECOM Park.

Pirates set lofty goals for 2017

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:16:50 EDT

The Pirates are coming off an imperfect season, a 78-win campaign that occasionally felt as if it was governed by Murphy's Law. Most everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.

Pirates add righty-hitting versatility in Gosselin

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:45:37 EDT

The Pirates added to their infield depth Friday, acquiring Phil Gosselin from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-hander Frank Duncan.

Pirates trade for righty reliever Light

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:15:28 EDT

The Pirates acquired right-hander Pat Light from the Twins on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Bucs' OF trio playing in World Baseball Classic

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:45:00 EDT

The Pirates will watch their entire starting outfield from afar for at least part of Spring Training. Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco are set to represent their countries in the World Baseball Classic next month.

Bucs believe they can contend now and in future

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:00:17 EDT

Is the Pirates' window still open? Earlier this offseason, when it seemed as if Andrew McCutchen might be traded, there was some discussion in Pittsburgh about whether the Pirates have made the most of his time here. With one of the game's best players in their lineup, the Bucs successfully snapped a 20-year losing streak and made three straight postseason appearances. Yet they only reached one National League Division Series and went no further.

'Thick skin' has McCutchen raring for rebound

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:00:17 EDT

It has been a year of challenges and change for Andrew McCutchen. But McCutchen is still the Pirates' franchise player and key to their success in 2017.

Fantasy 411 Cheat Sheet

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDT

Get positional ranks and auction values plus insight on top prospects, sleepers, comeback candidates and more to help you dominate your league.

Glasnow poised to produce at MLB level

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 17:47:32 EDT

This time last year, fans were calling for top prospect Tyler Glasnow to join the Pirates' rotation as soon as possible. The perception of Glasnow may have changed after a brief but shaky debut last season, but he has not. Nor have the Pirates' lofty hopes for their top prospect's future.