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Gregory Polanco had an impressive spring in big league camp, but there was never much likelihood he would crack the 25-man roster.
Pitcher Phil Irwin, on the comeback trail from injury, finally got some spring-training work for the Pirates Thursday.
Starling Marte went 2 for 3, but Jeanmar Gomez saw his start unravel in the third inning in the loss for the Pirates.
Andrew Lambo seems to have a good focus when he bats, but the results don't match it so far this spring.
Pirates spring training report: Pirates 8, Minnesota Twins 4
Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer and Gerrit Cole went three innings and struck out three.
Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates from spring training in Florida.
The remaining spots will be filled in the next few weeks, but it is a good problem to have, says pitching coach Ray Searage.
Russell Martin hit his fourth home run of the spring, went 2 for 2 with a walk and threw out two runners attempting to steal second.
Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon was reassigned so he could to log more innings on the mound.
The Pirates are giving Pennsylvania native Josh Kinney a chance, and the veteran pitcher is excited to provide experience where he's needed.
Starter Charlie Morton surrendered his first home run of the spring and gave up five hits for the first time, but got eight groundouts.
Catcher Russell Martin hit his third home run of the spring and was 2 for 3 as the designated hitter.
Settling on one starter or a platoon in right field is an intriguing and unresolved situation in the Pirates spring camp.
PNC Park will switch from Pepsi to Coca-Cola products, since the Pirates and the soft drink giant reached an agreement during the offseason.
Jason Grilli enters the 2014 season as the Pirates closer and one of their unquestioned leaders, but is he 100 percent on the health front?
A quick recap of spring training action.
Chris Dickerson is battling in spring training for roster spot and runs a movement to make the environment a better place.
Travis Snider had a home run and 3 RBIs in a victory against Toronto in Dunedin, Fla., raising the Pirates’ spring record to 6-1-1.
Sanchez knows one full season as the starting catcher at Class AAA Indianapolis will help him become the Pirates catcher of the future.
Gregory Polanco had single, double and an RBI in three at-bats in a victory against Detroit in Lakeland, Fla.
Harrison continues to do all the things that make him a highly valued utilityman.
Live from spring training in Florida, Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates.
Pedro Alvarez had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs.
Jordy Mercer is the "front-line guy" at shortstop, but Clint Barmes is around to provide backup at every infield position.
The Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1, with a couple of strong performances from Stolmy Pimentel and Josh Harrison.
Former Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett faced his old team — by chance — in a spring-training game.
Pirates 2, Tampa Bay Rays 2; 10 innings. Starter Wandy Rodriguez strikes out two in one inning of work.
This particular trip sent Mark Melancon and former major league reliever Craig Lefferts to Durban, a town on South Africa's east coast.
Pirates notebook: Rodriguez made his spring debut and showed no sign of the left forearm injury that derailed his 2013 season.
Pedro Alvarez hopes to continue developing offensively and defensively, but won't pinpoint a specific area that needs improvement.
Pedro Alvarez had two doubles in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Brent Morel, 26, has major league experience with two clubs and a few attributes that the Pirates liked.
Charlie Morton will be the starter today in the second exhibition game, and that’s a major departure from the past.
A quick look at the Pirates spring training action.
Pittsburgh trailed 4-0 but scored twice in the second and four times in the seventh, when Tony Sanchez hit a tying three-run homer.
Manager Clint Hurdle attended a presentation Sunday on the new instant replay rules, and now he’ll have a chance to give them a try.
Bill takes your questions live from Pirates spring training in Bradenton, Fla.
The Pirates claim Brent Morel off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and designate infielder Chase d’Arnaud for assignment.
Changes in the rules that govern collisions at home plate will force catchers to change their long-standing mindset.
The Pirates have not yet made room for Morel on their 40-man roster, which is full. The team said it would do so later today.
The rule governs collisions at home plate between a runner attempting to score and the catcher in an effort to reduce injuries.
Players union executive director Tony Clark visits the Pirates spring training camp to discuss possibility of changes.
The first, best option -- what will it be? A Gaby Sanchez/Andrew Lambo combination? Sanchez alone? Or some as-yet-to-be-named third choice?
Promising right-hander Stolmy Pimentel will be one of the starting pitchers Tuesday in the Pirates; intrasquad game.
Critics on the Steve Spurrier side say there is no data to indicate that up-tempo offenses result in more injuries for defensive players.
First baseman Chris McGuiness, one of the few new players on the spring roster, was thrilled by his offseason trade to the Pirates.
Travis Snider says the toe injury that undermined him at every turn from May on last season is no longer an issue after surgery and rehab.
Francisco Liriano is injury-free this spring and looks forward to being part of what he believes will be a strong starting rotation.
Pirates chairman Bob Nutting said he's "very enthusiastic" about the 2014 team, but said it is still looking to improve.