Charlie Morton 1 Step Closer To Joining Pirates RotationMaking his third and possibly final rehab start, Pirates starter Charlie Morton pitched 6.1 innings for the teams AAA affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, allowing two runs on just two hits while walking four and striking out nine.
Harang, Howard Lead Phillies To 4-2 Win Over PiratesAaron Harang scattered five hits over eight scoreless innings and Ryan Howard hit his team-leading seventh home run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
Bryant, Hammel, Cubs Beat Pirates; Fan Injured By Flying BatKris Bryant drove in two runs, Jason Hammel threw eight scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 4-0 Monday night, ending the Pirates' five-game winning streak.
Polanco, Worley Help Pirates Hold Off CubsGregory Polanco hit his first home run of the season and Vance Worley got through 5 2-3 shaky innings for his second straight win as the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Pirates Snap Out Of Slump, Run Away From Brewers 6-3Vance Worley worked six effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped out of a lengthy slump to top the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night.
Locke Excited For Opportunity To Start Season In Bucs' RotationIt’s the second time in three years that Jeff Locke begins the season as a Pirates starter. The last time was in 2013 due to injuries to Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton.
Vance Worley On Move To Bucs' Bullpen: 'Just Here To Help The Team'Last year, Vance Worley started some meaningful games down the stretch. Now, Worley will start the year in the bullpen.
Pirates' Locke Wins Final Open Spot RotationPirates manager Clint Hurdle named Jeff Locke the fourth starter over Vance Worley on Monday.
Clarity Coming On Pirates' Fourth StarterPirates 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.
Pirates Split Squad Finishes Day 2-0Vance 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.
Pirates Notes: Jeff Locke Gets Rocked, Pirates Announce Starting RotationSome news after the Pirates dreadfully long 13-7 loss to the Astros at McKechnie Field. Manager Clint Hurdle said the starting rotation will be Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, AJ Burnett, then either Vance Worley or Jeff Locke followed by Charlie Morton.
Pirates Name Opening Day StarterPirates Manager Clint Hurdle alluded to the fact that he knew who would be the team opening day starter early in spring training, but it wasn't until Tuesday that he made his intentions known to the public.