Veterans infielders Steve Lombardozzi and Brent Morel and outfielder Jose Tabata were among 11 players reassigned to Minor League camp on Friday by the Pirates, who also optioned left-hander Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A.Share Tweet
Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clauseMLB.com 17 hours agoLeft-hander Clayton Richard's name comes up just about every time Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is asked about his club's rotation depth. It happened again after Richard pitched Thursday against the Braves. "Clayton is a guy you have to talk about,&…Share Tweet
Pirates say decisions due soon on fifth starter, pitching depthpost-gazette.com 18 hours agoBRADENTON, Fla. — Though the events of Thursday did little to clarify the back end of the Pirates rotation or their starting depth, they indicated decisions are near.Share Tweet
Ron Cook: Kang's performance triggers doubts, but not from Piratespost-gazette.com 18 hours agoGo back to early March. At the request of the Korean media, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle posed in a T-shirt with the likeness of infielder Jung Ho Kang. Hurdle’s grin nearly matched the one he had in Atlanta late last season when the Pirates clinched th…Share Tweet
Johnson Has 3 Hits to Help Braves Beat Pirates 7-5nytimes.com 19 hours agoJosh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.Share TweetSince he's joined the club, outfielder Andrew McCutchen has taken the Pittsburgh Pirates from David to a possible Goliath in the National League Central. The Pirates will have to hope the biblical comparisons end there after McCutchen cut off his signat…Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. — Whatever his lower-body issue was, Andrew McCutchen wasn’t worried about it.Share Tweet
Kang still getting acclimated to life in the MajorsMLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)The Pirates are giving Jung Ho Kang all that the club believes he needs -- plenty of at-bats. Kang hasn't yet reciprocated by giving the Bucs what they need.Share Tweet
Beat the Clock: Pitchers Put on Timers in High Minorsnytimes.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Rob Scahill thinks his mound mates will do just fine at beating the new 20-second pitch clock that will be used at Triple-A and Double-A this season, one that could lead to balls and strikes as penalties.Share Tweet
Pirates Hits 3 Homers During 7-6 Victory Over Raysnytimes.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)A.J. Burnett pitched into the fifth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers Monday during a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.Share Tweet
Learning on the fly led Sean Rodriguez to Piratespost-gazette.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Sean Rodriguez is certain A.J. Burnett doesn’t remember a day in June 2008 when Rodriguez, batting ninth for the Los Angeles Angels, sent Burnett’s 95-mph fastball over the wall in left field for his first major league home run.Share Tweet
Mercer firmly entrenched as Pirates' starting shortstopMLB.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)The Pirates have had numerous players offer surprising, welcomed performances in Spring Training, but for their chief episode, it is hard to top the Jordy Mercer/Jung Ho Kang drama. Because there has not been any.Share Tweet
Carter, Astros Beat Pirates 14-2nytimes.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)Chris Carter hit his second homer of the spring and started an eight-run fifth inning with a double Sunday as the Houston Astros roughed up Charlie Morton in a 14-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates debuted their all-Francisco battery Saturday, as left-hander Francisco Liriano threw to catcher Francisco Cervelli in the Pirates’ 2-2 tie against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field.Share TweetMLB.com Mar 21 (6 days ago)Johnny Cueto remains at home in the Dominican Republic tending to an unspecified family emergency, but the Reds have every confidence that their ace will be ready to start on Opening Day on April 6 against the Pirates.Share Tweet
Marlins, Pirates featuring outfield of dreamsMLB.com Mar 20 (7 days ago)It's the primary trio that is of the utmost interest, and it's a safe bet that neither the Marlins nor Pirates would trade their own outfield for the other. The rest of baseball, meanwhile, would happily grab either one.Share Tweet
Twins option Tonkin to Triple-A RochesterMLB.com Mar 20 (7 days ago)The Twins optioned reliever Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester after he gave up a run on two hits against the Pirates on Friday.Share TweetRecords: Pirates (9-7), Phillies (9-8), Twins (7-7).Share Tweetnytimes.com Mar 20 (7 days ago)Francisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.Share Tweet
Caminero hopes numbers add up for roster spotpost-gazette.com Mar 20 (7 days ago)BRADENTON, Fla. — Baseball is a numbers game, and nobody at Pirates camp has put up numbers quite like Arquimedes Euclides Caminero. This flame-throwing right-hander can reach triple digits with his fastball, has struck out 1½ batters per inning this sp…Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates optioned right-hander Nick Kingham and catcher Elias Diaz to Class AAA Indianapolis this morning, whittling the number of players left in major league camp to 47.Share Tweet
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Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho KangDec 22David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.
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