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.
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.
Pirates catcher Chris Stewart sat down with The Fan Morning Show at spring training in Bradenton this week to chat with the guys about the team’s preparations for the 2015 season.
Former Pirates catcher Russell Martin talks about his old team and how lucky they were to get Francisco Cervelli to replace him.
Injuries have beset Francisco Cervelli in a big way, for a long time. He hasn’t caught more than 49 games since the 2010 season, when he caught a career-high 93.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Wilkin Castillo and right-handed pitcher Josh Wall to minor league contracts with invitations to big league spring training camp.
Catcher Russell Martin is reportedly signing with the Toronto Blue Jays.
As the rumors continue to fly about whether Russell Martin will be coming back to the Pirates, there are reports of a trade tonight with the New York Yankees.
The Pirates offered catcher Russell Martin a $15.3 million qualifying offer on Monday, and today he is in high demand.
Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington says the team will go way beyond their comfort level to keep Russell Martin.
He might be playing for the Colorado Rockies as they come to PNC Park for the Pirates first post All-Star game series, but former Pirates catcher Michael McKenry says he still has fond memories of his time and Pittsburgh and pulls for them to have success.
Tony Sanchez will take over for Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli.
As is typical this time of the year, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced another round of roster moves as they trim it down to the 25 if needs to be by Opening Day.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The 2013 baseball season, at minimum, will be remembered as the one that ended a torturous streak of losing in Pittsburgh, and for backup catcher Michael McKenry, it will be remembered as the one in which the Pirates came into their own.
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.