Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Jung-Ho Kang will get some at bats at Pirates City with the minor leaguers, but it’s not that big of a deal.
Signed as a free agent in December, righty Radhamas Liz threw 3 scoreless innings Tuesday, with the help of three double plays. Liz has an ERA of 1.80 this Spring , giving up just 8 hits in 10 innings.
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen played in his first Spring Training game since March 12th and said he will be ready to go for Opening Day in Cincinnati.
Andrew McCutchen was hitless in two at-bats in his return to the Pirates’ lineup, and Steve Pearce homered against his former team to lead the Baltimore Orioles over Pittsburgh 9-2 Tuesday.
While it might seem like fun in the southern sun, the ramping up of Spring Training is the preparation for an endurance run like no other in professional sports.
The “KDKA Morning News” is in Bradenton this week broadcasting from McKechnie Field – the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates – getting you ready for the 2015 season.
Vance Worley and Gerrit Cole became the first Pirates pitchers to complete 5 innings as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 6-5, in Bradenton and the Twins, 4-2 in Fort Myers. But the news of the day was the revelation that catcher Tony Sanchez “is on the club,” according to manager Clint Hurdle.
In his weekly “VESLA 360 Injury Report” exclusively here on 937thefan.com, former Pittsburgh Pirates trainer Frank Velasquez takes a look at some injuries the Pirates are dealing with in spring training.
To hear him say it, the experience in the Dominican Winter League was not a pleasant one for Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez, but the things he learned there have helped him make the big league club out of spring training.
Pedro Alvarez had three hits, including an RBI double and a two-run homer, as a Pittsburgh Pirates’ split squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Friday.
Francisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Covering Spring Training the last 2 weeks it finally dawned on me. It’s gonna drive me to drinkin’ … to try to write a new song about my buddy Brad Lincoln.
Some good and some not-so-good in Sarasota which makes Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the Orioles a typical Grapefruit League game.