Wandy Rodriguez has been shut down for the remainder of the season by the Pittsburgh Pirates because of continuing pain in the left-hander’s pitching arm.
KDKA-TV’s Bob Pompeani went into the Pirates clubhouse today and attempted to talk with Pirates Starter AJ Burnett about his blowup on the field yesterday over the Pirates defensive shifts, and it didn’t go over very well.
Vinnie Richichi had a chance to sit down with Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton before the team left for their current road trip.
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.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — In 2012 James McDonald earned All-Star consideration by surging through the first half of the season, only to fall apart down the stretch. Is All-Star southpaw Jeff Locke headed for a similar fate?
I’m ready to roll with Charlie Morton. Ready to hand him the ball in this pennant race in a game of profound significance.
On this edition of Black and Gold Sunday, Rob Pratte and Ted Arneault were joined by Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jared Hughes.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pirates starter Charlie Morton earned the nickname “Ground Chuck” for his ability to induce ground balls, but Francisco Liriano is the one who has best kept his opponents “grounded.”
In the final year of his contract, AJ Burnett admits he has thought from time to time about what the future holds for him, and talked with Joe Starkey of Starkey, Miller and Mueller about that and what it has been like being a part of this Pirates team.
Jason Grilli landed on the 15-day DL today with a right forearm strain suffered in last night’s 6-5 victory over the Nationals, and after the game he spoke with broadcaster Greg Brown. Brown joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller on The FAN to tell us what Grilli had to say about his injury.
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jeff Locke will miss his start on Sunday and the All Star Game with lower back soreness.
There was a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Sunday night at Carnegie Park, where a new $600,000 skateboard park will be constructed.
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.