Off to a hot start this season, Pirates utilityman Sean Rodriguez joined the Starkey and Mueller show to talk about his role on this team and what it’s like playing under Clint Hurdle after spending time with Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay.
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.
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?
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says a decision is coming soon as to whether Jeff Locke or Vance Worley will fill the final job in the starting rotation.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was to the point when asked by Larry Richert and John Shumway during the “KDKA Morning News” if Jung Ho Kang will make the 25-man roster.
Larry and John continued their Spring Training journey Thursday from Bradenton, Florida with visits from manager Clint Hurdle, pitcher Jeff Locke, broadcaster Bob Walk and former Pirate catcher Mike “Spanky” LaValliere.
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.
He is under Pirates control, including a team option in 2021 and following a second half where he hit .348 following a stint on the disabled list, Starling Marte may be ready to break through and prove this Pirates outfield can, indeed, be compared to the 1992 group.
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.
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.
The crowd of 9,018 is a McKechnie Field record.
Some news after the Pirates dreadfully long 13-7 loss to the Astros at McKechnie Field. Manager Clint Hurdle said the starting rotation will be Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, AJ Burnett, then either Vance Worley or Jeff Locke followed by Charlie Morton.
Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle alluded to the fact that he knew who would be the team opening day starter early in spring training, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that he made his intentions known to the public.
Facial hair appears to be taking a more prominent role in professional sports lately. Here’s Rich Walsh’s top five beards at Pirates Spring Training.