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.

about 7 hours 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.

1 day ago

 Josh Stinson appeared in eight games for the Orioles in 2014 and had a 6.23 ERA.

Pirates sign pitcher Stinson to minor league contract

Right-hander Josh Stinson 26, has pitched in the majors with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.

2 days ago

 The Pirates' Starling Marte pulls in a fly ball hit by the Cardinals' Jon Jay during an August game at PNC Park.

Pirates' Russell Martin, Starling Marte finalists for Gold Glove awards

Martin, 31, previously won a Gold Glove in 2007 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2 days ago

 Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez hits a two-run scoring double in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Royals get some payback vs. Giants, even World Series, 1-1

The Royals earned a 7-2 victory Wednesday night against the Giants that spiced things up as the Series shifts to San Francisco.

2 days ago

 Josh Bell, coming off knee surgery, prepared for the season by working out Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., in the offseason.

Pirates experiment with outfield prospect Josh Bell at first base

Josh Bell has been playing some first base in the Arizona Fall League, another Pirates experiment for this talented outfielder.

5 days ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

Glasnow works on curveball in Arizona Fall League

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

1 week 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 weeks ago

 Frank Minnick, of Minnick Signs of Greensburg, changes the banners around PNC Park this morning in preparation for the Pirates' NL wild card playoff game against the San Francisco Giants.

Pirates, Giants announce lineup for tonight's wild card game

They went with their standard lineup against a left-handed starter, as they will face San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner tonight.

3 weeks ago

 As part of a so­cial me­dia pro­mo­tion Tuesday, Alana Debe­lak, sec­ond from left, of Plum holds her 18-month-old nephew, Max Ehen, while Chris­tina Carr, right, of Mur­rys­ville holds 19-month-old De­clan Rusie­w­icz dur­ing the Pirates rally in Mar­ket Square. Ms. Carr is De­clan’s nanny.

National League wild card game is back in Pittsburgh tonight

Fans are pumped up to recreate intensity of last year’s blackout game. The Pirates play the Giants tonight at 8:07 p.m. at PNC Park.

3 weeks ago

 Tom Svoboda, corporate trainer for Atria's Restaurant and Tavern, mixes some refreshments near PNC Park this morning. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game tonight at 8:07.

Baseball fans starting to engulf the North Shore

The Pirates take on the San Francisco Giants at 8:07 p.m. in a one-game wild card playoff.

3 weeks ago

Jerry Micco's Wild Card pregame chat transcript

Jerry takes your questions on how things will go down tonight.

3 weeks ago

 Clint Hurdle talks to the members of the media during a pregame press conference against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.

Clint Hurdle explains roster decisions for Wild Card game

Hurdle put two starters, Jeff Locke and Vance Worley, in his bullpen as insurance in case of injury or poor performance by Edinson Volquez

3 weeks ago

 Pirates starter Edinson Volquez has a 13-7 record this season.

Edinson Volquez's improbable journey leads Pirates into postseason

It's worth revisiting how Edinson Volquez went from a potential $5 million mistake to the Pirates starter for tonight's playoff opener.

3 weeks ago

 Starling Marte and the rest of the Pirates lineup will need to provide timely hitting to avoid an early postseason exit.

Gene Collier: Pirates must feast in the clutch

The urgency and simplicity of win-or-go-home is a tasty mix, but things will go sour if the Pirates continue to struggle with men on base.

3 weeks ago

 Catcher Russell Martin, who will play tonight in the wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants, works out with the Pirates Tuesday evening at PNC Park.

Martin's health takes spotlight heading into wild-card game

Catcher Russell Martin, one of many Pirates peaking at the right time, said he expects to be in the lineup tonight against the Giants.

3 weeks ago

Fan excitement builds for Pirates-Giants game in Pittsburgh

The Wild Card game begins at 8:07 p.m.

3 weeks ago

 San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who finished the season with a 2.98 ERA, will face the Pirates today in a wild-card game at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Giants' Bumgarner is a consistent ace

Despite the Pirates scoring five runs July 28 against Madison Bumgarner in San Francisco, Clint Hurdle is expecting the ace's best.

3 weeks ago

 Hunter Pence prepares to take his turn in the batting cage Tuesday at PNC Park.

Personality makes Giants outfielder Pence one of a kind

You might've heard that Giants outfielder Hunter Pence can't parallel park, but you might not know he is one of baseball's brightest stars.

3 weeks ago

 T.C. Congdon, center, chants "Let's go Bucs" with the crowd at a Market Square rally to support the Pirates in their Wild Card playoff game, September 30, 2014.

Stats Geek: Welcome to wild-card night, Pirates

Under the old playoff format, the one wild-card team was reaching — and winning — the World Series frequently; new rules have changed that.

3 weeks ago

 Pirates' starting pitcher Edinson Volquez reacts in the dugout after being pulled out of the 2014 National League Wild Card game.

Photo gallery: Pirates host San Francisco Giants in National League Wild Card Game

View images from Wednesday’s National League Wild Card game from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photographers as they shoot the game.

3 weeks ago

Giants notebook: Ishikawa gets start in playoff after all

From Pirates platoon starter at first base to emergency role as the Giants' starter in left, it has been a strange year for Travis Ishikawa.

3 weeks ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle speaks about tonight's wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants in a news conference at PNC Park.

Scouting the game: Pirates vs. Giants

Bill Brink compares the Pirates and Giants in seven key areas going into the wild-card game tonight at PNC Park.

3 weeks ago

Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

3 weeks ago

 Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez tries to throw out the Cubs' Matt Szczur in the second inning of a September game at PNC Park. Volquez will start for the Pirates on Wednesday against the Giants.

Pirates pitcher Volquez 'excited' about starting wild-card game

“I think I deserve it,” the pitcher said about taking the mound in Wednesday’s playoff game against the Giants.

3 weeks ago

 The crowd on Tuesday at Market Square in Pittsburgh ahead of the Pirates' 2014 NL wild-card game against the Giants.

Fans take to Market Square for Pirates postseason rally

Pirates announcer Greg Brown opened the ceremony by proclaiming Wednesday’s wild-card game a "black out."

3 weeks ago

 Pirates fans hold up fat heads of Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: Wild Card Edition

Once again, the Pirates host a one-game Wild Card playoff at PNC Park -- here’s what Bill has to say about the matchup with the Giants.

3 weeks ago

 San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 17 in Phoenix.

Bumgarner looms as Giant obstacle in Pirates' wild-card game

While they welcome the home wild-card game, the Pirates know that duplicating the atmosphere and the win of last year will not be easy.

3 weeks ago

 Starling Marte scores in the ninth inning May 6 in the first MLB game won on an instant replay review.

Familiar formula rules Pirates-Giants series recently

Starting pitching has been the key to Pirates success against the Giants this season.

3 weeks ago

 Edinson Volquez works in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Braves in Atlanta.

Pirates' Volquez named starter for wild card game against Giants

Edinson Volquez had a 3.05 ERA in 106 innings at home this season and held opposing hitters to a .225 average at PNC Park.

3 weeks ago

 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had only one thing in mind Sunday in Cincinnati ... win the game.

Pirates notebook: Hurdle defends plan to use Cole

Pirates notebook: The ultimate plan was, “Let’s win the game.”

3 weeks ago

 Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto gets a hit against Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson to drive in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Sunday in Cincinnati. Cueto earned his 20th win of the season as the Reds won, 4-1. Chris Stewart catches at right.

Gene Collier: Cueto drives Pirates batty

Pittsburgh nemesis Johnny Cueto did it all Sunday against the Pirates, including sealing their fate as a wild-card team.

3 weeks ago


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