After watching AJ Burnett sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle got on the phone and called his former pitcher and then talked with Starkey and Mueller about what was said in that conversation.
The Pirates’ offseason has been relatively quiet with the hope being that at some point, they would make a move to improve their situation at first base.
Bob Pompeani previewed the season with first baseman/outfielder Andrew Lambo.
Dan Zangrilli caught up with Pirates hitting coach Jeff Branson to talk about his approach with Pirates hitters.
The Pirates have avoided arbitration with Third Baseman Pedro Alvarez, Reliever Mark Melancon, Outfielder Travis Snider and First Baseman Gaby Sanchez after coming to agreements today.
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Starkey and Mueller to discuss the future for AJ Burnett, the improvement the minor league system has made during his tenure and contributions of players like Starter Edinson Volquez and Outfielder Gregory Polanco.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates named outfielder Andrew Lambo their Minor League Player of the Year and Tyler Glasnow their Minor League Pitcher of the Year on Monday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have recalled right-handed closer Jason Grilli from his rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona and reinstated him from the disabled list, the team announced today.
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed leadoff hitter Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a bruised right hand.
Troy Clardy talked about the Pirates with John Perrotto of USA Today.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — At 70-47 the Pirates have been a great team, but they are not necessarily a deep one, so fans surely breathed a sigh of relief when the team announced today left fielder Starling Marte will not go on the disabled list.
The Pirates have just announced their intent to call up outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. A corresponding move on the 25- and 40-man rosters is also expected to be announced tomorrow.
Tab Douglas looked at the Pirates farm system as well as the big league club with Kevin Creagh of SteelCityBuzz.com.
Former Pirates pitcher and current color commentator Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for his weekly “Walk on Wednesday” interview.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pirates general manager Neal Huntington addressed the media prior to the team’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park Wednesday evening after an uncommonly uneventful non-waiver trade deadline day around Major League Baseball.