Sanchez slated for winter action in Dominican
MLB.com Updated Oct 28 (yesterday)
Catcher Tony Sanchez, who figures prominently in the Pirates' 2015 plans behind the plate, indeed is scheduled to get in some valuable prep work in the Dominican Winter League, general manager Neal Huntington confirmed on Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates' catching future learning in fall leaguepost-gazette.com Oct 27 (3 days ago)SURPRISE, Ariz. — Yes, Elias Diaz was aware of the opportunity the Pirates’ catching situation has created for him. He knew Russell Martin would reach free agency after the 2014 season and understood that Martin will likely depart. Diaz, however, found …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: South African Keeper Senzo Meyiwa Shot Deaddeadspin.com Oct 26 (4 days ago)South Africa national team captain and Orlando Pirates keeper Senzo Meyiwa was reportedly shot and killed in Vosloorus. He was 27. A spokesperson for the South African Football Association confirmed Meyiwa's death.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates trade for Sellers, designate Gomez and Axford for assignmentpost-gazette.com Oct 25 (5 days ago)In a move to reduce their arbitration responsibilities and add depth in the middle infield, the Pirates acquired Justin Sellers from the Cleveland Indians Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.Upvote Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Oct 23 (7 days ago)Russell Martin and Starling Marte were named finalists Thursday for Gold Glove awards, the defensive honors given to the top player in each league at each position.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates sign pitcher Stinson to minor league contractpost-gazette.com Oct 23 (7 days ago)The Pirates today signed right-hander Josh Stinson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training as a non-roster player.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates' Bell getting his feet wet at first base in AFLMLB.com Oct 22Outfielder Josh Bell, the Bucs' 2014 Minor League Player of the Year, has had his ups and downs while learning a new position this fall.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates experiment with outfield prospect Josh Bell at first basepost-gazette.com Oct 19SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — What the Pirates are trying to do with Josh Bell stems from equal parts necessity, opportunity and hope. They are trying to create a spot for a valuable asset due to stability at one position and a lack thereof at another. And becaus…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Oct 17Before Travis Ishikawa hooked on with the Giants earlier this summer, he spent time mulling retirement, having been set free by the Pirates. Then injuries happened, opportunities opened and Ishikawa became the Giants' latest out-of-thin-air hero.Upvote Share TweetJeff Banister spent 29 years with the Pirates organization, the past four as bench coach, and now he is manager of the Rangers. He has a nice three-year contract plus an option for 2018 and far more responsibility than he had in Pittsburgh.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates to raise season ticket pricespost-gazette.com Oct 16SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Pirates will raise season ticket prices for the fourth consecutive year in an effort to keep pace with the prices of their division rivals, rising demand on the secondary market and record attendance.Upvote Share Tweet
Mental toughness and sound execution make Giants, who defeated Cardinals 6-4, difficult to beat in Octobernydailynews.com Oct 16You watch these Giants, who are now on the verge of their third World Series in five years, and sometimes you can’t quite figure out how they do it. They’ve hit exactly two home runs in this post-season, and only one since they routed the Pirates in the…Upvote Share Tweet
Catching prospect Diaz could be in Pirates' plans for 2015MLB.com Oct 15As the 2014 Minor League season progressed, manager Clint Hurdle and GM Neal Huntington both went out of their way to heap props on catching prospect Elias Diaz, and he could have an impact on the Pirates in 2015.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Oct 14Texas has narrowed its managerial search down to three finalists: interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister.Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs considering future of four key veteransMLB.com Oct 9After the Pirates' loss in the Wild Card Game, the club turned its attention to the offseason. On the sixth day after the conclusion of the World Series, Russell Martin, Edinson Volquez, Francisco Liriano and Clint Barmes will become free agents able to…Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers continue skipper interviews with Banister and McEwingMLB.com Oct 8The Rangers continued their interviews with managerial candidates by meeting with Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing on Wednesday. The Rangers have already interviewed pitching coach Mike Maddux, Triple-A manage…Upvote Share TweetPittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent surgery on Monday to replace his ailing right hip.Upvote Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Oct 4The result of the National League wild-card game does not do justice to the Pirates' season. They went 88-74 despite losing Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, Russell Martin, Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker to injuries at times. They also earned their sec…Upvote Share Tweet
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