A.J. Burnett’s injury forced the Pirates to acquire J.A. Happ from the Seattle Mariners Friday at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Burnett has struggled in his past three starts – all since the All-Star break – allowing 32 hits and 18 earned runs in 16 innings.
Beat writer Bill Brink takes your questions on the moves the Pirates did -- and didn’t -- make.
The Pirates closed July with a National League-best 17-9 record, matching their mark in June.
The Pirates felt newly acquired reliever Joe Blanton was better suited for a hybrid relief role than Vance Worley.
The Reds collected 19 hits, pushed across eight runs, seven earned, against A.J. Burnett, to dash the Pirates’ three-game winning streak.
Adding Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton should make an already strong bullpen even tougher.
The Pirates acquired right-hander Joe Blanton from the Royals early this morning in exchange for cash considerations.
The Pirates promoted top prospect Tyler Glasnow, a right-handed pitcher, from Class AA Altoona to Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday.
The Pirates’ offense continues to roll, setting stage for fifth win in the past six games.
Right fielder Gregory Polanco has hit better for the Pirates the past 2½ weeks, thanks in part to shortening his swing.
The Pirates had designated Aquino for assignment July 22 to make room for Pedro Florimon on the 40-man roster.
Jung Ho Kang homered off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the ninth, giving the Pirates an 8-7 victory at Target Field.
Bill takes your questions on the Pirates, who open a six-game road trip tonight against the Twins in Minneapolis.
MLB teams and players find different methods to mitigate the effects of late night traveling.
Jung Ho Kang’s remarkable transition, progress and impact on Pirates makes him a candidate for the award.
More than 90,000 voters responding to a survey ranked PNC Park as the best ballpark in the country by a margin of 65-35.
The family of 93-year-old Pirates fan Esther McNeal planned a day at the ballgame, her first at PNC Park.
The Pirates right fielder was struggling entering this month, but his manager’s encouraging words have made a difference.
General manager Neal Huntington said on his radio show that the trading for Aramis Ramirez, are not necessarily through dealing.
The Pirates pitching depth took another hit when Casey Sadler got an injection that could end his season.
Gerrit Cole pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Neil Walker homered to help the Pirates hold off Washington.
Ramirez is happy to return to the team that gave him an opportunity and for the chance to play for a World Series.
Right-hander has a 1.36 ERA in 33 innings since his demotion to Class AAA Indianapolis and is a candidate to make a spot start if needed.
The amount of product placement in baseball today prevents fans from fully enjoying the game.
The trip to Kansas City brought back a lot of memories — and a lot of old friends — for the Pirates manager
The Pirates will now play the Giants at 8 p.m. at PNC Park, while the Steelers face off against the Packers at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field.
During A.J. Burnett’s outing Saturday night the hits came in droves leading to a Pirates loss to the Washington Nationals, 9-3, at PNC Park.
The move makes room for Aramis Ramirez, acquired by the Pirates Thursday from the Brewers.
Arquimedes Caminero needs to rediscover his best delivery to create angle on his pitches.
Pedro Alvarez, Gregory Polanco and Neil Walker all homered, helping the Pirates (56-40) overcome an uneven start from Jeff Locke.
It has been 12 years since Aramis Ramirez last played for the Pirates, but he can still provide the power the team’s lineup needs.
Injured Jordy Mercer discusses his phone call with Carlos Gomez, his thoughts on Gomez’s slide and the Pirates’ lack of retaliation.
The 37-year-old former Pirate will nicely fill in the big hole needed on the infield with Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison out.
Ramirez will reunite with his former team that signed him out of the Dominican Republic as the team fills a hole created by injuries.
The Pirates won the first game of their series against the Washington Nationals, 7-3, Thursday night.
General manager Neal Huntington silenced his critics by acquiring third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the Milwaukee Brewers.
After a 1-5 road trip, the Pirates come home this weekend and Bill takes your questions on how the Bucs can regain their pre-All Star form.
Third base coach Rick Sofield takes full responsibility for bad decision in ninth inning of a loss to Kansas City Tuesday night.
Alvarez batted sixth as the designated hitter against a Royals left-hander Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
The Pirates (54-40) fell for the fifth time in six games since the All-Star break.
The Pirates selected Pedro Florimon’s contract from Class AAA Indianapolis Wednesday to rebalance the roster with a 13th position player.
From San Diego’s Clint Barmes to Arizona’s Cliff Pennington, the Pirates don’t necessarily need a big-name guy to fulfill their needs.
Heavy Pirates and Steelers discussion in this week’s chat with the Post-Gazette’s managing editor for sports.
Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole allowed three runs, two earned, but the deciding rally started with a Neil Walker error.
The Pirates get back to winning ways with a win over Kansas City; Stephen takes your questions from the road about the team.
First baseman has two doubles, a home run and four RBIs to help beat the AL's Kansas City Royals.
After a nearly decade-long prosecution, the criminal case against the career HR leader over allegations he received PEDs was dismissed.
Shortstop injured Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers goes on the disabled list with a leg injury.
Jordy Mercer’s injury means more time at shortstop for Kang; Pirates make move to call up pitcher.