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The Pirates first round pick in 2013 Reese McGuire thought he was just coming over to McKechnie Field Saturday to work as a bullpen catcher, but he ended getting to pinch-hit in the major league game and doubled in his only at bat.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton threw 88 pitches giving up 3 earned runs over 6 innings as the Pirates beat Toronto 8-3 Saturday afternoon.
As the roster narrows approaching Opening Day, 25-year-old Pirates outfielder Jaff Decker is still here and hope his familiarity with the team will make the decision on the final outfield spot hard on manager Clint Hurdle and GM Neal Huntington.
Clayton Richard has twice won 14 games in the majors, and signed with the Pirates hoping to resurrect his career after missing most of the 2014 season following surgery.
Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will be game-time decisions when the Penguins host the Arizona Coyotes Saturday at 1 p.m.
26-year-old Jose Tabata was among 10 re-assigned to minor-league camp today by Pirates GM Neal Huntington. Lefty reliever Bobby LaFromboise was optioned to Indianapolis.
The “KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway concluded their visit to Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton on Friday.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says a decision is coming soon as to whether Jeff Locke or Vance Worley will fill the final job in the starting rotation.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the signing of wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year deal.
Within hours of announcing he was getting rid of a ‘weighty issue’, over 100-thousand people viewed Pirates All-Star Andrew McCutchen’s haircut on YouTube.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was to the point when asked by Larry Richert and John Shumway during the “KDKA Morning News” if Jung Ho Kang will make the 25-man roster.
Larry and John continued their Spring Training journey Thursday from Bradenton, Florida with visits from manager Clint Hurdle, pitcher Jeff Locke, broadcaster Bob Walk and former Pirate catcher Mike “Spanky” LaValliere.
Robert Morris men’s basketball head coach Andy Toole paid a visit to “The Fan Morning Show” Thursday and spent an hour hanging out in the studio, previewing the Sweet Sixteen, discussing the state of his program and having some fun with the hosts.
It’s the sign of success, pitchers hoping the Pirates call them for a workout, whereas they may have sent that call to voicemail just a few years ago.
Forbes is out with its annual Major League Baseball franchise values, and the Pirates appear to be in the middle of the pack.