Newly signed catcher Russell Martin is introduced as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in a news conference Thursday in Toronto.

Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions

The Pirates were wise to not get caught up in a bidding war for Russell Martin, but the decision to bring back A.J. Burnett is not as smart.

about 3 hours ago

 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.

about 9 hours ago

 “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.

3 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.

4 days ago

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.

5 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

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 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago

 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.

1 week ago


Ibanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the

Mike Schmidt: Marlins' Stanton too rich too early?

In the 1970s and again in `80s, I signed that era's version of the Giancarlo Stanton deal....




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