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Marte brings sweet swing back from Classic

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:50:19 EDT

Starling Marte wasted no time announcing his return to the Pirates' lineup after participating in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic.

Huntington: Kang on OD roster 'unrealistic'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:06:54 EDT

With 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.

Marte's slam buoys Bucs; Hutchison struggles

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:23:50 EDT

With 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.

MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:31:09 EDT

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Rough 1st inning sets tone for Hutchison

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:34:41 EDT

Drew 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.

Bucs whittle roster by 9, including 3 prospects

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:52:07 EDT

The 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

Q&A: Huntington on Amherst connection

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:33:05 EDT

Growing 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.

Polanco among All-Classic Team standouts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:14 EDT

Following 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.

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.

Cole thrives in leadership role for Pirates

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:51:05 EDT

Gerrit 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.

Tough times helped mold Bucs' Taillon

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:19:34 EDT

Jameson Taillon's journey was so crazy that there surely were days he wondered if the breakthrough season he had in 2016 would ever come.

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.

Cutch helps USA break through vs. Japan

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:55:02 EDT

Andrew McCutchen and the United States struck first on Tuesday in its World Baseball Classic semifinals matchup against Japan.

Hot-hitting Osuna has eyes on Opening Day spot

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:52:47 EDT

Pirates prospect Jose Osuna knows his strengths, his weaknesses and the opportunity in front of him.

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.

Polanco, Marte rejoin Bucs after playing in Classic

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:29:14 EDT

Two-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.

Pirates rally as Ngoepe hits walk-off single

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:49:02 EDT

Catcher 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.

With homer at plate, Jaso has easy 3B debut

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:30:50 EDT

John Jaso made his third-base debut on Tuesday, and it would be generous to say it was uneventful.

Frazier proves his value to Bucs this spring

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:23:45 EDT

After his first taste of the Major Leagues, Adam Frazier went home last October with a few goals in mind.

Strong Taillon, home runs lift Bucs vs. Rays

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:03:22 EDT

Pittsburgh used the long ball on Monday to take a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park.

Pirates trim roster by sending four to Minors

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:05:46 EDT

The Pirates made another round of Spring Training roster cuts on Monday, sending four pitchers to Minor League camp.

Bucs announce netting changes at PNC Park

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:20:47 EDT

The 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.

Pirates' fifth starter spot still up for grabs

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:15:33 EDT

Who 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.

Pirates rally to tie Blue Jays in slugfest

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:39:32 EDT

The 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.

Hanson, playing LF, throws out two at plate

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:58:00 EDT

For 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.

Jaso's HR, 5-run 3rd lead Bucs past Phils

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:35:06 EDT

The 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.

Brault commits to learning from 'selfish' mistake

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:26:47 EDT

Steven 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.

Spring or not, Rivero is impressing Hurdle

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:04:23 EDT

It'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.

Hutchison can't gain ground in rotation audition

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:00:00 EDT

The 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.

Bucs' bats hang tough as Hutchison struggles

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:10:00 EDT

Orioles 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.

Meadows, Hanson among top prospect performers

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:48:11 EDT

A 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.

Rotation holds key to Bucs' return to contention

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:04:52 EDT

Clint 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.

'Hardcore fan' Tomlin visits Pirates at camp

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:10:00 EDT

Steelers 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.

Neverauskas among 5 Bucs sent to Minors

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:10:00 EDT

The 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.

Nova successful working with 'efficient' pace

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:15:10 EDT

Efficiency 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.

Nova sharp over 5 frames against Red Sox

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:30:03 EDT

Christian 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.

Cervelli enjoys Classic experience with Italy

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:50:14 EDT

For Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, the World Baseball Classic was just as good -- if not better -- the second time around.