Last year, all eyes were on Andrew Lambo as he had an opportunity to become the Pirates’ everyday first baseman. Lambo struggled in Spring Training, and Travis Ishikawa ended up starting Opening Day at first base.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks! Sure, those are the ballpark staples, but once again, the Pirates are rolling out some new, more elaborate menu items for fans at PNC Park.
David Price was rocked for seven runs over six innings in his final start of spring training for the Detroit Tigers, a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
Pirates number one pick Cole Tucker didn’t get to bat and only had one ball hit to him in the three innings he played, but that couldn’t stop the smile on his face as he appeared in his first Major League Spring Training game in Lakeland, Florida.
Last year, Vance Worley started some meaningful games down the stretch. Now, Worley will start the year in the bullpen.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, along with GM Kevin Colbert and offensive coordinator Todd Haley attended the Pirates game Monday in Bradenton before heading to Tallahassee.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle named Jeff Locke the fourth starter over Vance Worley on Monday.
A shouting match between coaches cleared the benches in a rare testy spring training game, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Pittsburgh Pirates teed off on the Philadelphia Phillies for an 18-4 victory Monday.
It seems like this has become an annual pilgrimage, as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin visited Bradenton and Pirates Spring Training camp on Monday. On his visits, Tomlin normally has a chuckle with the media, catches up with his pal Clint Hurdle and takes in a workout, game or both. But as he was there on Monday, it got me thinking … what if Tomlin had to, legitimately, select someone out of Pirates camp to take to St. Vincent?
Shelby Miller allowed one hit in six innings, solidifying a spot in Atlanta’s rotation as the Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Sunday.
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.
Gregory Polanco homered for the second straight day and Neil Walker hit a two-run double Saturday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat a Toronto Blue Jays split squad 8-3.
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.