Pirates reliever Jared Hughes entered the 7th inning with the bases loaded and no outs and the team holding onto a 2-0 lead.
When the Pirates traded reliever Justin Wilson to the Yankees to get a starting catcher, that opened up a spot for a lefty in the bullpen.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle named Jeff Locke the fourth starter over Vance Worley on Monday.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton threw 88 pitches giving up 3 earned runs over 6 innings as the Pirates beat Toronto 8-3 Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.
It’s the sign of success, pitchers hoping the Pirates call them for a workout, whereas they may have sent that call to voicemail just a few years ago.
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.
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.
The high point of reliever Joel Hanrahan’s career came when pitching for the Pirates, which he did from 2009 to 2012.
He’s a ground ball machine that is an absolute monster getting the Pirates out of jams.
In a rare victory for a player against the club, Pirates right-handed pitcher Vance Worley won his arbitration case today, according to a source close to the case.
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.
According to CBSSports.com Baseball Writer Jon Heyman, former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez has a two-year deal worth $20 million in place with the Kansas City Royals.
It’s a long way from Children’s Hospital to the pitcher’s mound, where Eli Swierczewski once took command of the game.