Corey Hart plays for the Brewers.

Pirates sign former Brewer

Corey Hart, trying to battle back from two years of knee problems and surgeries, likely will platoon at first base with Pedro Alvarez.

about 6 hours ago

 Edinson Volquez delivers at the 2014 wildcard game.

Ex-Pirates pitcher signs with Kansas City

Pitcher Edinson Volquez leaves Pirates after one season and heads to Kansas City and a two-year, $20 million contract with the Royals.

2 days ago

 Camden Branche, 9, and Antoine Smith, 9, celebrate with Pittsburgh Pirate Sean Rodriguez while bowling at Swissvale Arcade Lanes in Swissvale on Friday, December 12, 2014. Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, in partnership with Tickets for Kids Charities sponsored the event.

Former Rays utility infielder pleased to find new home

Pirates notebook: Newcomer Sean Rodriguez can play nearly every position, supplying versatility manager Clint Hurdle will appreciate.

4 days ago

 Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon talks with kids from  Mount Ararat Community Activity Center during a party at Swissvale Arcade Lanes in Swissvale. The community center partnered with Tickets for Kids Charities to host the event.

Taillon still has long road to recovery

Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has made considerable progress after Tommy John surgery, but recovery far from finished.

5 days ago

Obituary: Sy Berger / Creator of the modern baseball trading card

Baseball cards date to the 19th century, but for Sy Berger, the decade after World War II was the perfect time to revitalize them.

5 days ago

 A.J. Burnett on his return: “I think as soon as the Pirates announced [the signing], my phone, Gerrit [Cole’s] calling me, yelling at me.”

A.J. Burnett’s return to Pirates follows plan of his own making

A.J. Burnett’s return to the Pirates went according to plan; his plan, as it turns out.

6 days ago

 Francisco Cervelli, new Pirates catcher acquired from the New York Yankees, dons the team's new alternate camouflage jersey Sunday at PirateFest.

Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli finally gets chance to start

New Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli finally will get his first chance to be a starter in the majors.

6 days ago

 Pirates starter Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Red Sox at PNC Park in September.

Pirates' new deal with starter Liriano finally official

The Pirates officially announced the re-signing of pitcher Francisco Liriano and the signing of another pitcher, Radhames Liz.

1 week ago

 Ace pitcher Jon Lester is now a Chicago Cub.

Pirates to face a more challenging NL Central

As Major League Baseball’s winter meetings finished up, some teams were more active than others, and the NL Central looks to be fierce.

1 week ago

 The Pirates traded for Sean Rodriguez on Dec. 1. Today they sent Buddy Borden to the Rays.

Pirates complete Sean Rodriguez trade, send Borden to Rays

The Pirates drafted Buddy Borden in the seventh round in 2013 out of UNLV. The Pirates traded for Rodriguez, a utility player, on Dec. 1.

1 week ago

Pirates lose left-hander Andy Oliver in Rule 5 draft

The Pirates also lost right-handers Luis Urena and Tyler Waldron in the Class AAA portion, but passed on selecting any players.

1 week ago

 Pirates Neil walker tries to make a play on a ball during the NL wild-card game at PNC Park on Oct. 1.

Pirates open to extension for Walker

Preliminary talks about signing the second baseman to a multiyear contract extension have occurred but are not close.

1 week ago

 Antonio Bastardo

Pirates acquire pitcher Antonio Bastardo

The Pirates today acquired left-hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor-league pitcher Joely Rodriguez.

1 week ago

 Francisco Liriano delivers against the Cardinals at PNC Park in August.

Ron Cook: Liriano's deal a sign of (good) times for Pirates

Pirates will make a good move at good price with the re-signing of starting pitcher Francisco Liriano.

1 week ago

 Pirates' say right field is Gregory Polanco's to lose entering spring training.

Pirates' Polanco due to be No. 1 in right field

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said right field is "probably [Gregory] Polanco's job to keep" entering spring training this season.

1 week ago

 Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Phillies during the first inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on Sept. 11 in Philadelphia.

Pirates close to deal with pitcher Liriano

Starter Francisco Liriano is a physical and a signature away from biggest free-agent contract in team history.

1 week ago

 Jeff Banister was introduced as the new Rangers manager in October.

Ex-Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister thanks mentors, Clint Hurdle

Banister now has the head job with Texas, but remembers those who taught him along the way — especially Clint Hurdle.

1 week ago

 The Pirates' Neal Huntington and many other MLB GMs are waiting for some of the pitching dominoes to fall.

Winter meetings notebook: Pitching movement still a bottleneck

Pirates pluck reliever Josh Lindblom off waivers from Oakland, but expected big-name offseason changes still in holding pattern.

1 week ago

 The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen signals to the Pirates dugout after hitting a triple against the Brewers in September. Pirates single game tickets go on sale Friday.

Pirates single game tickets go on sale Friday

A limited number of tickets will be available for the April 13 home opener against the Detroit Tigers

1 week ago

Pirates claim right-hander Josh Lindblom off waivers from A's

Lindblom, 27 started one game for Oakland in 2014.

1 week ago

 Former Pittsburgh Pirate Kevin Young, left, shares a laugh with a photographer in September at PNC Park.

Pirates add former first baseman Kevin Young to staff

Young, who played for the Pirates a total of 11 years, will be a special assistant on the baseball operations staff.

1 week ago

 Re-signing pitcher A.J. Burnett was one of the Pirates' biggest moves this offseason.

As winter meetings begin, holding pattern in market for starters

A look at the Pirates' roster situation entering the winter meetings in San Diego.

1 week ago

 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.

Neal Huntington 'honored' on behalf of Pirates

The GM will receive the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award at the Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction.

1 week ago

Pirates sign pitcher to minor league deal

Left-hander Clayton Richard, a former Diamondbacks and Padres product, has a strong major league track record.

2 weeks ago

Pirates sign left-hander Clayton Richard to minor league deal

Richard’s best year was 2010, when he went 14-9 with a 3.75 ERA.

2 weeks ago

 The Pirates tendered a contract to Neil Walker, who made $5.75 million last season, before the deadline Tuesday night.

Pirates tender contracts to 11 players; payroll expected to increase

The Pirates offered a contract to all 11 arbitration-eligible players before the deadline, which could double current salary commitments.

2 weeks ago

 The Pirates' Gaby Sanchez hits an RBI single against the Cubs during a September game.

Pirates' prepare to make arbitration offers by midnight today

The team’s 11 arbitration-eligible players, including Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez, are expected to be offered contracts.

2 weeks ago

 Brian Giles says goodbye to fans after the ceremony to celebrate the last Pirates game of Three Rivers Stadium in 2000.

Elite pitchers head list of eligible players for baseball Hall

Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez are now eligible for Cooperstown. Former Pirates Brian Giles and Jason Schmidt also on ballot

3 weeks ago

 Jason Schmidt pitches against the Montreal Expos in April 1999 at Three Rivers Stadium.

Former Pirates Giles, Schmidt on Hall of Fame ballot

Giles and Schmidt each appear on the ballot for the first time, along with 15 other newcomers. The results will be announced Jan. 6.

3 weeks ago

 A.J. Burnett had more losses (18) and gave up more earned runs (109) and more walks (96) than any pitcher in the league last season with the Phillies.

Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions

The Pirates were wise to not get caught up in a bidding war for Russell Martin, but the decision to bring back A.J. Burnett is not as smart.

3 weeks ago

 Ike Davis at his first game with the Pirates in April. The team traded him to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for international signing bonus money.

Pirates trade Ike Davis to Oakland Athletics

The first baseman was traded in exchange for international signing bonus money.

3 weeks ago

 “Just thinking about being able to play in Canada definitely is high up there,” said Russell Martin, who was born in Toronto and grew up in Montreal.

Ex-Pirates catcher Russell Martin introduced as Blue Jay

As though the new uniform didn’t bring Martin’s return to his hometown into stark relief, his bilingual introductory press conference did.

4 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates Jameson Taillon delivers during bullpen session at Pirate City, Bradenton Florida.

Pirates DFA Ike Davis, clear path for Pedro Alvarez

Ike Davis was designated for assignment as the Pirates protected five players from the Rule 5 draft, making Pedro Alvarez the man at first.

4 weeks ago


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