Charlie Morton is rehabilitating after offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

Pirates notebook: Morton making necessary progress in rehab

Charlie Morton takes another step in his return, pitching in a simulated game in extended spring training.

about 13 hours ago

 Gregory Polanco struck out 14 times and walked once in 36 plate appearances entering the Pirates' weekend series against Milwaukee.

On the Pirates: Gregory Polanco playing catch-up

Gregory Polanco and the Pirates offense are off to a slow start; another talented young pitcher looms.

about 13 hours ago

 Jeff Locke delivers against the Brewers at PNC Park Saturday night.

Locke locks up Brewers for 2nd time this season

Pitcher Jeff Locke (2-0) tied a career high with eight innings, allowing one run and four hits.

about 15 hours ago

 Gene Collier suggests Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin should be on the same line.

Gene Colllier: When all else fails, put Crosby and Malkin together

With so little offense, perhaps the Penguins need to use Crosby and Malkin together more often if not always.

1 day ago

 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart during February workouts at Pirates City in Bradenton, Florida.

Pirates notebook: Chris Stewart returns to Pirates roster

Stewart’s return from the DL means Tony Sanchez is shipped back to Class AAA Indinapolis.

1 day ago

 Starling Marte is greeted at home by Pedro Alvarez after hitting a two-run home run in the 8th inning Friday against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates' offense awakens as Pittsburgh beats Milwaukee, 6-3

Gregory Polanco had three hits and Starling Marte homered after days of no player but Andrew McCutchen reaching second base.

1 day ago

 Pirates catcher Chris Stewart started the season on the disabled list.

Pirates activate catcher Stewart, option Sanchez to AAA

Sanchez went 3 for 8 in three games this season.

1 day ago

 A.J. Burnett, who received a warm welcome back during pregame ceremonies on opening day at PNC Park, is helping the Pirates on and off the field.

Burnett brings more than just strikeouts in return to Pirates

The veteran leadership of A.J. Burnett coupled with his stellar performance so far has provided a boost.

2 days ago

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 Pirates picture Francisco Liriano delivers to the mound Wednesday against the Tigers at PNC Park.

Stephen J. Nesbitt's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 4.16.15

Stephen takes your questions on the Pirates, who start a home series against rival Milwaukee tomorrow night at PNC Park.

2 days ago

 Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison and Starling Marte talk on the field Monday before the home opener against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park. Marte shaved his head Wednesday, a sign of a fresh start after a slow start to the season.

Pirates notebook: Starling Marte has new look

Starting outfielder shaves head, hopefully a change that will help break him break out of any early slump.

3 days ago

 Detroit's Rajai Davis crosses home plate after hitting a home run against the Pirates' Francisco Liriano in the sixth inning Wednesday at PNC Park.

Tigers nip Pirates in second shutout, 1-0

The Pirates were shut out for the third time in nine games. They have not scored in the past 19 innings.

3 days ago

 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett delivers to catcher Francisco Cervelli, who already has a fan in one of the unquestioned team leaders.

Ron Cook: A.J. Burnett's approval will go long way for Francisco Cervelli

Despite the loss Tuesday night to Detroit, it was something of a special night for new Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli.

4 days ago

 Pedro Alvarez celebrates a solo home run against the Tigers in the seventh innning Monday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Better start not a goal, but it does help

Pirates don’t think fast starts are imperative, but they understand their value.

4 days ago

 Pirates' pitcher A.J. Burnett acknowledges the crowd as he's pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Tigers at PNC Park.

Tigers top Pirates, 2-0, in pitchers duel at PNC Park

A.J. Burnett shut down the most dangerous lineup in the American League until two seventh-inning walks, his only free passes of the night.

4 days ago

 Players line up for the National Anthem shortly before the start of the Pirates' 2015 home opener Monday at PNC Park.

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 4.14.15

Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who opened their 2015 home slate with a win over Detroit Monday.

4 days ago

 Dan Nagy, left, of High Point, N.C., and his father, Bill Nagy, celebrate a home run by Pedro Alvarez in the seventh inning, during the Pirates home opener against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park Monday.

Pirates’ victory is tailor-made for PNC Park

The Pirates’ home opener victory against Detroit was one of several highlights for players and fans alike enjoying the game in their park.

5 days ago

 Pirates fans cheer as pitcher Jared Hughes heads to the dugout after getting the team out of a jam against the Tigers in the seventh inning Monday, April 13, 2015, at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Pirates pitcher Jared Hughes is a blessing

He has become a specialist at coming into a game in the sixth or seventh inning and getting his team out of a big jam.

5 days ago

 Pirates' Corey Hart hits a two-run home run against the Tigers in the seventh inning Monday, April 13, 2015, at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Hart makes himself at home in Pittsburgh

Former Brewer Corey Hart has always hit well at PNC Park, and he continued the trend Monday with a pinch-hit, two-run homer.

5 days ago

 The newly installed full-body metal detectors at PNC Park were in operation for the Pirates’ home opener Monday against the Detroit Tigers.

PNC Park metal detectors fail to slow down Bucs fans

The debut of new security measures did not cause long lines as it did at other Major League parks last week.

5 days ago

 Neil Walker, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte celebrate their team's win over the Tigers at PNC Park.

Pirates hold on, win home opener against Detroit

Gerrit Cole’s strong outing and three Pirates home runs handed the Tigers their first defeat.

5 days ago


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Walks hurt Lyles in Rockies' loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Second baseman DJ LeMahieu's failure to turn a possible inning-ending double play ultimately did more damage



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