Pirates GM Neal Huntington has had a knack for finding bullpen help from unusual places, lefty Bobby LaFromboise is another in that group.
Jim Colony caught up with relief pitcher Radhames Liz, who is battling for a spot in the Pirates bullpen.
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.
Expectations in Pittsburgh have been on the rise for the Pirates as they’ve now made the playoffs in back-to-back years, but one national expert has taken that to a whole new level.
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.
Chris Tillman allowed one run in four innings and Adam Jones hit his first home run of the spring in the Baltimore Orioles’ 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
Drafted in the first round of the 2011 Draft eighth overall as a 17-year-old, Lindor has rapidly risen through the Tribe’s Minor League system and he appears to be on the cusp of the Major Leagues at just 21 years old … though his Indians’ debut won’t come right away.
The crowd of 9,018 is a McKechnie Field record.
Tony Sanchez, Starling Marte and Willy Garcia homered, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Detroit Tigers 8-7 Wednesday night.
Francisco Liriano says he was a little surprised that Clint Hurdle named him Opening Day starter.