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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:50:19 EDTStarling Marte wasted no time announcing his return to the Pirates' lineup after participating in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:06:54 EDTWith Jung Ho Kang still awaiting his work visa in South Korea, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington acknowledged Thursday it is "unrealistic" to expect Kang to be on Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:23:50 EDTWith both teams trotting out similar lineups to the ones they'll have against each other on Opening Day in Boston, the Red Sox downed the Pirates, 10-7, in a Thursday afternoon slugfest at JetBlue Park.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:34:41 EDTDrew Hutchison's bid for the final spot in the Pirates' rotation took a hit in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Red Sox. Actually, it took 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:52:07 EDTThe Pirates whittled down their Spring Training roster on Thursday morning, sending nine players to Minor League camp. The Bucs optioned catcher Elias Diaz and infielder Max Moroff to Triple-A Indianapolis and reassigned relief prospect Edgar Santana, pitchers Brandon Cumpton, Dan Runzler and Jason Stoffel, infielders Eric Wood and Joey Terdoslavich and outfielder Eury Perez
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:33:05 EDTGrowing up on a dairy farm in New Hampshire, Neal Huntington knew at an early age that farming was not his calling. But he wanted to embark on a career for which he had the same passion that his father felt for the farm.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:14 EDTFollowing a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDTWho do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:51:05 EDTGerrit Cole, 26, will be counted on to lead a young rotation as the Pirates' Opening Day starter. He's already taken on that role in Pittsburgh's clubhouse, where teammates value his leadership, intensity and attention to detail.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:19:34 EDTJameson Taillon's journey was so crazy that there surely were days he wondered if the breakthrough season he had in 2016 would ever come.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:24 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Pirates are wearing.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:55:02 EDTAndrew McCutchen and the United States struck first on Tuesday in its World Baseball Classic semifinals matchup against Japan.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:52:47 EDTPirates prospect Jose Osuna knows his strengths, his weaknesses and the opportunity in front of him.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:38 EDTFrom 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:29:14 EDTTwo-thirds of the Pirates' outfield returned to Spring Training on Tuesday as Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte were back in the clubhouse after the World Baseball Classic.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:49:02 EDTCatcher Jacob Stallings launched a game-tying homer in the eighth inning and Gift Ngoepe hit a walk-off single in the ninth, leading the Pirates to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Tuesday afternoon at LECOM Park.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:30:50 EDTJohn Jaso made his third-base debut on Tuesday, and it would be generous to say it was uneventful.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:23:45 EDTAfter his first taste of the Major Leagues, Adam Frazier went home last October with a few goals in mind.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:03:22 EDTPittsburgh used the long ball on Monday to take a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:05:46 EDTThe Pirates made another round of Spring Training roster cuts on Monday, sending four pitchers to Minor League camp.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:20:47 EDTThe Pirates are replacing the protective netting behind home plate at PNC Park and extending it further down the baselines this season in the interest of fan safety, the club announced Monday.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:15:33 EDTWho will round out the Pirates' rotation? Whoever can "put a foot down and grab it" over the next two weeks, pitching coach Ray Searage said.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:39:32 EDTThe Blue Jays rallied for four ninth-inning runs against reliever Antonio Bastardo, but the Pirates rallied back for three more -- keyed by Gift Ngoepe's RBI double -- in the bottom of the ninth, leading to an 11-11 tie Sunday afternoon at LECOM Park.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:58:00 EDTFor three innings on Sunday afternoon, Gerrit Cole breezed through the Blue Jays lineup. He faced the minimum nine hitters, struck out five and mixed in all four pitches. Then he came up with a new game plan in the fourth inning: Let them hit it to left fielder Alen Hanson.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:35:06 EDTThe Pirates batted around in the third inning against the Phillies' likely Opening Day starter, Jeremy Hellickson, en route to an 13-8 Grapefruit League win Saturday at Spectrum Field.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:26:47 EDTSteven Brault had just come out of Saturday's game when he hopped on the exercise bike in the clubhouse and started pedaling. Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage approached him to discuss a mistake, and they both knew what it was.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:04:23 EDTIt's generally unwise to get caught up in Spring Training results, particularly later in games when regulars are replaced by reserves and Minor Leaguers, but Felipe Rivero is off to a particularly sharp start.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:00:00 EDTThe Pirates' rotation competition rolled on and remained open Friday. Right-hander Drew Hutchison gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 1/3 inefficient innings in an 8-6 loss to the Orioles at LECOM Park.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:10:00 EDTOrioles first baseman Trey Mancini launched a towering home run, leading an early attack against Pirates rotation candidate Drew Hutchison as Baltimore beat Pittsburgh, 8-6, on Friday afternoon at LECOM Park.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:48:11 EDTA pair of top 20 overall prospects -- Michael Kopech and Francis Martes -- put together dominant outings on the mound and were among Friday's top prospect performers.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:04:52 EDTClint Hurdle knows all about Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks. As manager of the Pirates, he sees more than his share of them and the Cubs' lineup that works behind them.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:10:00 EDTSteelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert met with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, GM Neal Huntington and Pittsburgh's players before Friday's game against the Orioles at LECOM Park.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:10:00 EDTThe Pirates made another round of Spring Training roster cuts on Friday morning, sending five players across town to Pirate City. Pittsburgh optioned reliever Dovydas Neverauskas and infielder Chris Bostick to Triple-A Indianapolis and reassigned outfielder Barrett Barnes, infielder Erich Weiss and catcher Christian Kelley to Minor League camp.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:15:10 EDTEfficiency was the key to starter Ivan Nova's turnaround with the Pirates last season. He pounded the strike zone. He threw two complete games and needed fewer than 100 pitches to finish both. He avoided walks like he'd become allergic to them.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:30:03 EDTChristian Vazquez helped his cause to win the backup catching spot for the Red Sox by logging a pair of hits in Thursday night's 4-3 win over the Pirates.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:50:14 EDTFor Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, the World Baseball Classic was just as good -- if not better -- the second time around.