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Cervelli returns to 7-day concussion DL

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:36:59 EDT

Eight days after rejoining the team, Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was placed back on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Thursday with what head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk described as "post-concussive" and "post-viral" symptoms.

Bell homers, Williams solid in loss to Brewers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:55:20 EDT

Domingo Santana's two-run home run stayed just fair down the right-field line in the seventh inning.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:24:41 EDT

Yearly subscriptions have been lowered to $99.99 for MLB.TV Premium and $79.99 for Single Team subscriptions, making it a good time to join a celebration of 15 years for the world's longest-running and most successful live streaming sports product.

Pirates' bullpen lets another lead get away

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:43:11 EDT

The Pirates' 4-3 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday night was a microcosm of their last month.

VOTE: Pick this summer's All-Stars

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:06 EDT

Which Pirates are #ASGWorthy? Cast your All-Star ballots up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes).

Freese congratulates Brewers fan after catch

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:09:01 EDT

Freese congratulates Brewers fan after catch

Bucs to keep 3 catchers with Cervelli's illness

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:15:59 EDT

The Pirates started their third catcher in as many days Wednesday at Miller Park, slotting Chris Stewart into the lineup.

Hearn throws five hitless frames

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:37:38 EDT

With one no-hitter already under his belt this season, Lucas Gioltio made a bid at a second one on Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte.

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.

Osuna, Cutch spark 6-run 1st in win vs. Crew

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:22:57 EDT

When a starting pitcher takes swings in the batter's box before he throws from the mound, it is almost always a good day for that team.

Bucs' big inning ignites confidence in lineup

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:34:25 EDT

Andrew McCutchen's historical hitting success at Miller Park spread through the rest of the Pirates lineup on Tuesday.

Marinez returns to solid form in Pirates' 'pen

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:46:19 EDT

It's been a little more than a month since Jhan Marinez was claimed off waivers by the Pirates, but he looks at home in black and gold.

Pirates come to terms with 11 Draft picks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:07:49 EDT

After signing first-round selection Shane Baz last week, the Pirates on Tuesday signed nine other MLB Draft picks.

Cutch backs Cole with HR as Bucs win opener

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:34:45 EDT

Andrew McCutchen has long been a Brewers-killer, and Gerrit Cole is becoming one.

Cole hitting stride with another gem

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:05:15 EDT

Brewers manager Craig Counsell had a hard time believing Pirates starter Gerrit Cole was struggling two weeks ago.

Hurdle optimistic Bucs can make division run

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:56:58 EDT

Manager Clint Hurdle is still hopeful the Pirates can gain ground in a tight division race in the NL Central.

Bucs yet to make impact on NL ASG ballot

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:41:36 EDT

Major League Baseball has released four All-Star balloting updates, and the Pirates have yet to make a single appearance.

Meadows, Keller among top performers

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:11:47 EDT

The powerful bat of Rhys Hoskins backed Mark Appel's career-best effort on the mound on Monday as Triple-A Lehigh Valley shut out Pawtucket, 5-0.

Bucs post mixed results in 10-game homestand

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:35:15 EDT

The Pirates began their longest homestand of the season sitting seven games below .500 but only 5 1/2 games out of first place in the National league Central. They ended it Sunday with a 7-1 loss to the Cubs, still seven games below .500 and now six games behind the division-leading Brewers.

Mercer HRs, but Bucs can't back Taillon in loss

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:42:28 EDT

The Cubs arrived at PNC Park on Sunday morning in need of a better start from John Lackey and a road series victory. They packed up their bags and headed home Sunday afternoon with both in tow and a .500 record. Lackey pitched six strong innings, leading the Cubs to a 7-1 win and their first series win on the road since their last trip to Pittsburgh in late April.

Pirates reinstate Stewart, option Stallings

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:33:48 EDT

The Pirates swapped out one catcher for another Sunday morning, reinstating veteran Chris Stewart from the 10-day disabled list as they optioned rookie Jacob Stallings to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Night after blown save, Pirates finish off Cubs

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:35:41 EDT

A day after the Pirates' bullpen decisions backfired, manager Clint Hurdle seemingly pushed all the right buttons. Specifically, the one several Bucs players have referred to as the "easy" button: Felipe Rivero. The left-hander escaped a jam in the eighth and enjoyed a perfect ninth, and his five-out save sealed the Bucs' 4-3 win over the Cubs on Saturday night at PNC Park.

Nova fired up to do his job, get through 7th

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:13:10 EDT

After watching Jon Jay swing and miss at a 97.1-mph fastball, his hardest pitch of the season, Ivan Nova spun on the mound toward first base, pumped both fists and screamed. He marched toward the Pirates' dugout, energized by the moment and the satisfaction of having done his job, and waved his cap toward the crowd of 34,383, many of them standing and cheering.

Charitable Pirates don Father's Day gear

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:19:22 EDT

The Pirates traded their black and gold for blue on Saturday as part of Major League Baseball's weekend-long celebration of Father's Day.

Pirates not ready to deviate from 'pen plan

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:21:03 EDT

Eight days ago, the Pirates promised to be flexible with their bullpen. They would use their relievers to win games, manager Clint Hurdle said, not count saves. Their ninth-inning meltdown in Friday's 9-5 loss to the Cubs has not changed their thinking.

Bell's father lured with friendly competition

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:30:29 EDT

Josh Bell and his father shared a daily routine. Almost every afternoon, Josh and his father, Earnest Bell, played baseball together in their backyard in Coppell, Texas. During these sessions, Josh tried to hit as many home runs as possible, with homers being balls that landed over the backyard fence. If he hit five or six home runs that day, his father rewarded him by taking him out to eat.

1st pick Baz celebrates 18th b-day by signing

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:00:20 EDT

A day before turning 18, Shane Baz officially began the professional career he's dreamed of since he was 3 years old. "I might have the best 18th birthday of all time," Baz said. "I don't know what more anyone could ask for than something like this." Less than a week after calling his name with the 12th overall pick in the MLB Draft, the Pirates officially signed Baz on Friday afternoon.

8 claim Pitch, Hit & Run honors at PNC Park

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:15:00 EDT

Rylee Kalocay was one of eight winners in the Team Championships on Saturday at the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition at PNC Park.

Bell has big night, but 'pen can't stop Cubs

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:17:22 EDT

The Cubs began Friday night's game with a wacky first inning and ended it with a wild ninth, rallying for six runs to swat down the Pirates' comeback and secure a 9-5 series-opening win at PNC Park.

Harrison's creative slide into first avoids tag

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:14:59 EDT

Josh Harrison's creative slide into first avoids tag

Bucs' late-inning relief plan foiled

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:08:37 EDT

Around 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday, the Pirates' coaching staff prepared themselves for the scenario that unfolded 7 1/2 hours later. If they had a slim lead in the eighth inning and faced the lefty-laden top of the Cubs' lineup, they agreed they would summon left-handed Felipe Rivero.

Inbox: Is hot Cutch more likely to be dealt?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:13:51 EDT

Beat reporter Adam Berry answers questions from Bucs fans.

Bucs load up on pitching in Draft

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:44:57 EDT

Breaking from recent tradition, the Pirates quickly jumped into the pool of high school talent available in this year's MLB Draft. The Pirates' first four picks were all prep players, including No. 12 overall selection Shane Baz, a right-hander from Concordia Lutheran High School (Texas).

Escobar throws five scoreless for Power

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:52:31 EDT

Bo Bichette had a day to remember on Thursday as he went 7-for-8 with five RBIs to pace Class A Lansing in a doubleheader sweep on the road against South Bend.

Kuhl solid, but Bucs drop finale to Rockies

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:21:20 EDT

The Pirates were on a roll entering Wednesday night, but the Rockies' pitching held their red-hot lineup in check.

Valaika joins three brothers as Draft selections

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:36:51 EDT

Growing up in Southern California, Nick Valaika knew the best example was always in front of him.

Pirates No. 3 on list of Top 5 Draft classes

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:23:22 EDT

Before this year, the last time the Twins owned the No. 1 overall pick in the Draft was 2001. They hit it big with Joe Mauer, but got little else out of the other 50 rounds, save for a few decent seasons out of Nick Blackburn and cups of coffee from Jose Morales and Kevin Cameron.

Draft Tracker: Every Pirates pick

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:15:05 EDT

Get complete Draft results, including player info, scouting video, sortable data and more on every selection.

McCutchen's HRs, Cole's gem lead Bucs to win

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:39:15 EDT

Both Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen have struggled at times this season. But they didn't show any symptoms Tuesday night. The right-hander Cole earned his first quality start since May 17, and McCutchen homered twice in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Rockies at PNC Park.