Charlie Morton took it upon himself on Tuesday to stand up for his teammates and bean Reds leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo in the bottom of the first inning, but to hear it, Morton claims it was not on purpose.
Both Clayton Kershaw and Clay Buchholz find themselves off to absolutely electric starts in the 2013 season. So begs the question, which of them is the best?
A.J. Burnett is wearing a walking boot over his torn right calf and isn’t sure when he’ll be ready to return.
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed ace A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf and filled his roster spot by activating right-hander Charlie Morton, who returns to the majors almost a year to the day after having Tommy John surgery.
A blazing arm and a future of bright potential, a young man from Newport Beach, Calif., has the attention and the hopes of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ faithful.
The Pirate announced Saturday that their top prospect, right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole, will make his MLB debut Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.
With the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros have taken Stanford pitcher Mark Appel who turned down the Pirates after they drafted him at eight overall last year.
Pirates veteran lefthander Wandy Rodriguez was removed from Wednesday afternoon’s game in the bottom of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves with left forearm tightness, according to the team.
After making the transition in the middle of the season last year from pitcher to position player, nothing but questions surrounded the development of Pirates prospect Stetson Allie.
With the team going out and signing a new catcher this offseason, the Pirates pitching staff was looking towards spring training as an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Russell Martin.
After stints with the Phillies and, last season, the Diamondbacks, lefthander Mike Zagurski is trying to win a spot in the Pirates bullpen.
Newcomer Mark Melancon not only lockers between the more outgoing Jared Hughes and Jason Grilli but could end up pitching between them in late-game situations.
Jeff Locke was just a young, Single-A pitcher with a lot of upside in 2009. That’s when he was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a very unpopular move at the time.
Many believe Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole could find his way to the major leagues this year, and he talked about those expectations and how he welcomes them when he joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller.
The Pirates reportedly have another starting pitcher.