Jeff grew up in Sharpsville (Mercer County) and has a BA in Journalism from Ohio State. Jeff’s career started as a sophomore in college working at WTVN Radio in Columbus, after graduation Hathhorn worked for WTVN and WCMH-TV before moving back home and joining NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in 1997.
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Cory Luebke’s chances to make the Pittsburgh Pirates got better Sunday after Eric O’Flaherty was traded to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations.
Coming off a career-worst season, outfielder Matt Joyce is trying to be the Pirates fourth outfielder when camp breaks next week.
You see it in all walks of life, where sons follow their fathers into their chosen profession. For 28-year-old Cole Figueroa, the family business is baseball.
For a second straight spring the Pirates brought back Kevin Young to work with the first basemen at camp. The Pirates converted Young from a third baseman to first early in his career and he led the National League in 1993 in fielding percentage.
It’s just another chance to put on the Pirates uniform for a little over a month that puts Mike LaValliere right back where he wants to be. The former Pirates catcher returned again this year to be an instructor during Pirates Spring Training.
He can be the smartest and dumbest person in a Pirates uniform, all in the same inning and he doesn’t even play. It’s third base coach Rick Sofield.
Jonathan Niese went 6 innings, throwing 73 pitches and giving up a pair of homers as the Orioles scored in the 9th to win 6-5 in Sarasota on Thursday.
When he came over in a trade with Milwaukee, it appeared right-hitting Jason Rogers could be the Pirates’ first baseman in 2016. But, much has transpired since Dec. 17.
The competition for the final two rotation spots continued in Bradenton Wednesday as the Pirates beat Baltimore 6-5. Jeff Locke went 5 innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits and struck out 3.
Jared Hughes said he felt pain in his left lat during his last outing and he has been diagnosed with a lat strain and is day-to-day. It’s a new injury for Hughes who said there was a specific moment where he felt it.
Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Monday morning they have three guys fighting for the last two starting rotation spots. It’s the first time this Spring anyone from the club has officially mentioned names with battles in regards to the rotation.
Juan Nicasio was dominant again leading a Pirates split squad team in Ft. Myers to a 2-0 win over Minnesota. Nicasio struck over eight over five scoreless while allowing five hits. So far this Spring, Nicasio has gone 15 innings, allowed no runs and struck out 24.
Monday marks the third game this Spring Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen will hit second in the lineup.
It’s been a couple of brutal outings for Pirates relievers as the Bucs lost to the Phillies 15-12 Friday in Clearwater.
A part of the Pirates post-season run in 2014, Bucs reliever John Holdzkom was sent down to Triple A Friday as one of 10 players reassigned.