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.

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 “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.

3 days 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.

2 days ago

 Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon, throws two scoreless frames against the Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida during spring training.

As Rule 5 draft nears, roster moves due for Pirates

The Pirates have a few prospects they could add to the 40-man roster before tonight’s deadline, which protects them from the Rule 5 draft.

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MLB Notebook: Pirates sign former top draft pick Lincoln, nine others

The Pirates signed minor league free agent Brad Lincoln, their first-round draft pick in 2006, to a minor league contract.

4 days ago

 The Pirates traded Brad Lincoln to the Blue Jays for Travis Snider in 2012.

Pirates sign right-hander Brad Lincoln to minor league deal

The pitcher was a first-round draft pick of the Pirates in 2006.

5 days ago

 Brad Lincoln, during his tenure as a Pirate.

Pirates sign 10, including former first-round pick, to minor league contract

The Pirates signed Brad Lincoln, their first-round draft pick in 2006, to a minor league contract Tuesday, along with nine others.

5 days ago

 Russell Martin will be 32 when next season starts and 36 when his contract expires.

Martin exits, returns ‘home’ to Toronto

Free-agent catcher Russell Martin leaves Pirates for Toronto Blue Jays and a five-year, $82 million contract.

6 days ago

 The Pirates' A.J. Burnett reacts after getting the Cardinals' Allen Craig to strike out to end the seventh inning of the first game of a double header at PNC Park in July 2013.

Gene Collier: A.J. Burnett’s back, but is it for better, or worse?

The Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett and are responsible for paying him $8.5 million this summer.

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 A.J. Burnett leaves the field after a complete-game win over the Rockies at PNC Park in 2013.

Pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to Pirates on one-year deal

Burnett, who will be 38 by opening day, posted a 26-21 record and a 3.41 ERA in his 61 starts during his two seasons with the Pirates.

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 Alvin Dark as manager of the San Francisco Giants in 1962.

Obituary: Alvin Dark / Won baseball crowns as shortstop and manager

The New York Giants’ All-Star later found himself shadowed by controversy over his attitude toward black and Latino players.

1 week ago

 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, despite his postseason struggles, won the National League MVP award Thursday night.

Kershaw wins MVP, McCutchen third

Clayton Kershaw won the National League Most Valuable Player award, becoming the first pitcher to win the award in the NL since 1968.

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 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle speaks Sept. 30 about the NL wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants.

Pirates' Hurdle drops bench coach job as he reorganizes staff

Clint Hurdle says the change will allow him to use new assistant coach Brad Fischer more creatively.

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 The Pirates traded left-handed pitcher Justin Wilson to the New York Yankees Wednesday in exchange for catcher Francisco Cervelli.

Pirates deal pitcher Wilson for Yankees catcher Cervelli

The Pirates added depth and security at the catching position as Russell Martin weighs his options in free agency.

1 week ago

 Terracotta façade haunch that survived the 1971 demolition of Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field.

Forbes Field relic sells to anonymous bidder for $5,750

There was only one bidder for the item, known as a "haunch" or plaque, according to Hake's Americana & Collectibles in York.

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 Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle speaks about the upcoming wild card game against the San Francisco Giants during a press conference at PNC Park on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Pirates notebook: No repeat for Clint Hurdle as manager of year in NL

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams beat out Pirates manager Clint Hurdle for the National League manager of the year award Tuesday.

1 week ago

Pirates make trade for right-hander Scahill

The Pirates added Scahill, a 27-year-old reliever, to the 40-man roster, which has three empty spots.

1 week ago

 BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates' outfield at 2014 spring training camp: Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco.

Pirates release spring training schedule

The Pirates play 32 Grapefruit League games, including 15 at home.

1 week ago

 Russell Martin hugs Francisco Liriano in the Pirates dugout.

Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano decline offers

Pirates face possibility of losing free-agent catcher and starting pitcher, but still can negotiate with both.

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 Pirates closer Mark Melancon celebrates after getting the final out against the Tigers at PNC Park on August 12, 2014.

Melancon bound for series in Japan

Closer Mark Melancon will travel to Japan next week to participate in an All-Star series against the Japanese national team.

2 weeks ago

 A 1966 photo of one of the 57 arches at Forbes Field in Oakland shows the center corbel and two PAC plaques. The PAC stands for Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Forbes Field was torn down in 1972.

A piece of Forbes Field goes up for auction

Few remnants of the stylized plaques above each Forbes Field archway are believed to exist.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon celebrates after getting the final out against the Tigers at PNC Park Aug. 12.

Pirates' Melancon on roster for MLB/Japan All-Star series

Two exhibition games will bookend a five-game series against Samurai Japan. This is the 11th All-Star series and the first since 2006.

2 weeks ago

 The Reds' Jake Elmore hits a single against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in September.

Pirates claim utility player Elmore off waivers from Reds

Elmore, 27, has played every position on the diamond. The Pirates are his sixth organization.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker

Pirates' McCutchen, Walker win Silver Sluggers

Andrew McCutchen won his third consecutive Silver Slugger and Neil Walker his first.

2 weeks ago

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

Ron Cook: Neal Huntington’s workload tough, heavy

The hard work, challenges of free agency begin for Pirates general manager.

2 weeks ago

Pirates shake up coaching staff, hire former Athletics assistant

Brad Fischer was promoted to the major league staff, and the first-base and third-base coaches will swap positions.

2 weeks ago

 James Harrison pressures Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the first half Sunday night at Heinz Field.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 11.5.14

Heavy Steelers discussion peppered with some Pirates offseason talk in today’s chat.

2 weeks ago

Pirates can't snag Gold Gloves

Catcher Russel Martin, left fielder Starling Marte don’t win prize for defense

2 weeks ago

 Andrew McCutchen is congratulated by manager Clint Hurdle after hitting a home run against the Marlins last season at PNC Park.

Pirates' McCutchen and Hurdle finalists for NL MVP and manager of the year

The manager of the year award will be announced Nov. 11 and the MVP on Nov. 13, both on MLB Network.

2 weeks ago

 Russell Martin, left, and Edinson Volquez are two free agents the Pirates hope to keep.

Pirates begin work on free agency

Besides qualifying offers to Martin and Liriano, the Pirates are facing multiple tasks concerning free agents.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates catcher Russell Martin.

Pirates ready to make offer to Russell Martin

Pirates likely will make a qualifying offer to catcher Russell Martin as part of what is a complicated part of current free-agent system.

2 weeks ago

 Russell Martin tips his hat to the fans near the end of the 2014 Wild Card game last month.

Pirates make offers to Martin, Liriano

Catcher, pitcher were offered one-year, $15.3 million contracts that guarantee draft-pick compensation if the free agents sign elsewhere.

2 weeks ago

 Buster Posey, left, and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series Wednesday night.

A new dynasty? Giants capture third title in five years

The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.

3 weeks ago

Pirates' catching future learning in fall league

Catching prospect Elias Diaz isn’t unaware of where he stands in the Pirates organization, which has pushed him to work even harder.

3 weeks ago

Major League Baseball tests ways to speed up slow games

Baseball, the only major sport without a time element, could soon be on the clock. Baseball is  testing the process in the Arizona Fall

3 weeks ago

 The Pirates activated Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list, among other moves.

Pirates trade for Sellers, designate Gomez and Axford for assignment

To reduce their arbitration responsibilities and add depth in the middle infield, the Pirates acquired Justin Sellers from the Indians.

4 weeks ago

 Russell Martin tags Detroit's Alex Avila out at home plate in the second inning at PNC Park Monday night, August 11, 2014.

Pirates notebook: Two nominated for Gold Gloves

Russell Martin won a Gold Glove in 2007 with the Dodgers; Starling Marte is nominated alongside Justin Upton and Christian Yelich.

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