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Jaso glad to fill multiple roles for Bucs in '17

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:40:03 EDT

John Jaso has grown accustomed to the shuffle that comes with life in the big leagues. Even if he seems to experience it more often than his peers.

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.

Bell pain-free after facing Pirates pitchers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:20:57 EDT

Pirates first baseman Josh Bell took another step toward full recovery from offseason knee surgery, facing live pitching on Tuesday for the first time in Spring Training.

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.

Nutting: Team 'refocused'; Cervelli on mend

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:32 EDT

After his annual Spring Training meeting with the Pirates players and coaches Monday morning, owner Bob Nutting sat down for a 30-minute chat with the media and covered a broad range of topics regarding the club's vision, spending and disappointing 2016 season.

Coonelly shares his vision for Pirates' future

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Since taking over as club president in September 2007, Frank Coonelly has worked to make the Pirates competitive on the field -- in the present and future -- while increasing their efforts to make a difference off the field.

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.

Nutting: Bucs would love to keep core intact

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:39:29 EDT

As the Pirates ramp up their Spring Training workouts, the futures of three organizational pillars remains uncertain. But owner Bob Nutting said Monday that the Bucs would love to keep general manager Neal Huntington, manager Clint Hurdle and right fielder Andrew McCutchen beyond the life of their current contracts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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."

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.

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.