Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels, left, presents newly hired manager Jeff Banister with his team jersey at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

At last, a team of his own

Banister finds new home with Texas Rangers, and the new manager clearly has a bit of Clint Hurdle in him.

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 Fans cheer for the Pirates during the 2013 Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park. The Pirates announced today that season ticket prices for next year will increase.

Pirates to raise season ticket prices

The average ticket price will increase to $19.99.

2 days ago

Glasnow works on curveball in Arizona Fall League

Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow is working on his curveball in the Arizona Fall League.

2 days ago

 Jeff Banister spent each of his 29 years in baseball in the Pirates’ organization, serving as a field coordinator at the major and minor league level prior to becoming the bench coach.

Rangers hire longtime Pirates coach Jeff Banister as manager

Texas has chosen Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as its new manager, according to multiple reports.

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 Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister shown here during spring training in 2010.

Pirates bench coach Banister finalist for Texas job

The Texas Rangers on Tuesday named Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister one of three finalists for their vacant managerial position.

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Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 10.8.14

Heavy Steelers and Pirates discussion in this week’s chat with the Post-Gazette’s sports editor.

1 week ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle speaks last week about the upcoming NL wild card game against the Giants.

Pirates manager Hurdle recovering from hip replacement surgery

The manager opted to wait until the end of the season to have the surgery.

1 week ago

 Josh Harrison -- The surprise of the season and arguably the team MVP after hitting .315 with 13 HRs and 52 RBIs

On the Pirates: Final grades

By most accounts, 2014 was another success along the North Shore, but the Pirates didn’t go far in October and thus more work must be done.

1 week ago

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 The Pirates' Jose Tabata gets a hit at PNC Park in May. Pittsburgh designated the outfielder for assignment Friday.

Pirates DFA Tabata, pick up RHP Guilmet from Orioles

The Pirates designated outfielder Jose Tabata and purchased the contract of a 27-year-old given the same fate by Baltimore in September.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates catcher Russell Martin tips his helmet to fans after his final at-bat in the wild-card loss to the Giants Wednesday at PNC Park. Martin, who hit .290 with a .402 on-base percentage this season, will soon become a free agent.

Pirates offseason: Who will be back in black?

The Pirates have many significant decisions to make this offseason, starting with the impending free agency of catcher Russell Martin.

2 weeks ago

 A young fan shows his support for the Pirates.

Giants take wind from fans’ sails at PNC Park

The disappointment that will engulf Pittsburgh this morning is a sign that the Pirates are now operating in the game’s higher stratosphere.

2 weeks ago

 The Pirates' Russell Martin gets the first base hit for the Pirates on Wednesday in the second inning.

Will Russell Martin sign with the Pirates again?

The team’s beloved catcher will be a free agent this offseason, and a highly coveted one in a market expected to vie heavily for him.

2 weeks ago

 The Giants' Joe Panik is forced out at home in the seventh inning Wednesday night against the Pirates at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Postseason tossed aside as quickly as it arrived

In a little more than three hours, Madison Bumgarner had made quick work of the Pirates and brought Bucwinter's abrupt arrival.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt to load the bases in the fourth inning Wednesday.

Offseason is next important stretch for Pirates

While the season ended on a sour note at PNC Park, Pirates owner Bob Nutting is optimistic about the future.

2 weeks ago

 Former Pirates closer Kent Tekulve throws in the first pitch at the 2014 Wild Card game Wednesday night, October 1, 2014.

Kent Tekulve is used to finishing games; he started one Wednesday

Just 26 days removed from a heart transplant, former Pirates closer and World Series champ Kent Tekulve threw out the first pitch Wednesday.

2 weeks ago

 The Giants' Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch to the Pirates in the third inning Wednesday. Bumgarner, who earned the victory in the 8-0 decision, struck out 10.

Giants' Bumgarner simply stellar in shutout over Pirates

The San Francisco ace silenced the Pirates bats and the rowdy, record crowd of 40,629 at PNC Park.

2 weeks ago

 MLB Authenticator Allen Flemm places a hologram sticker on an official wild-card ball from the game Wednesday night at PNC Park.

MLB's Authentication program leaves its mark on memorabilia

MLB has a team that works to certify memorabilia every game, but the authentication process kicks into overdrive in the playoffs.

2 weeks ago

Pirates notebook: Hurdle follows Royals for sentimental reasons

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle kept tabs on Kansas City’s wild-card game Tuesday night for sentimental reasons.

2 weeks ago

 Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is congratulated by his teammates as the Giants beat the Pirates, 8-0, in the wild-card game Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Giants notebook: Pitching staff built to survive marathon

Bruce Bochy has managed in the postseason before, but he never had to build his roster for a win-or-go-home scenario.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts after walking the Giants' Brandon Belt in the second inning Wednesday night at PNC Park.

Shutout: Pirates unable to stop Giants' Bumgarner in 8-0 loss

The Giants’ pitcher struck out 10 while allowing four hits and one walk, eliminating the Pirates in the wild card playoff game.

2 weeks ago


Trade for Shields spurred Royals to turnaround

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold

Bruce Bochy has the postseason touch with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce




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