The Pirates named Jeff Locke their fifth starter Wednesday as they made nine roster moves.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Pirates catcher Mike “The Fort” McKenry on the upcoming season, live from Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton, Florida.
Despite 12 big league seasons on his resume, when Brandon Inge stepped to the plate Monday night in Port Charlotte, Fla., he did not know whether he would have a job today.
Shortly after breaking news about Pirates’ roster moves, Michael Sanserino of the Post Gazette joined the Fan Morning Show to discuss who will be with the team when they travel North.
With less than a week before the Pirates break camp in anticipation for their April 1 home opener against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park, the club has one more known starting pitcher (three) than unknown starting pitchers (two).
It may be sunny and beautiful in Florida today, but the Pittsburgh Pirates are keeping a close eye on the fresh blanket of snow that has fallen on PNCPark.
A little over a week away from Opening Day and Pedro Alvarez is rocking a .143 batting average this spring. It’s the exact same average Alvarez had 15 games into last regular season.
Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones, who has been out with a strained left oblique, is closer to returning to the line-up after a round of batting practice this morning.
For the second straight game, the Pirates bench came through in the late innings as the Bucs beat the Blue Jays, 5-4 in 10 innings.
After stints with the Phillies and, last season, the Diamondbacks, lefthander Mike Zagurski is trying to win a spot in the Pirates bullpen.
The Pirates’ dormant offense finally came alive in the late innings and they walked off McKechnie Field with a 4-3 win over the Orioles, their third straight Grapefruit League win.
Pirates first baseman and out fielder Garrett Jones reports his strained left oblique is making progress.
Top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole may already be ticketed for AAA, but Cole is looking like he’ll make that as difficult a decision as possible, pitching four mostly-efficient innings, allowing two hits, one walk and two runs on a home run to Ryan Flaherty in a 5-2 win over the Orioles in Sarasota.
The Pirates’ McKechnie Field woes continued Saturday with a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins in Bradenton, Fla., but presumptive ace A.J. Burnett took another step as he gets ready for his Opening Day start.
Heading into the weekend, most of the Pirates regulars are not among the leaders in plate appearances, but that is about to change.