Pirates




 The Pirates are one of several teams involved in talks with Boston about left-hander Jon Lester.

Gene Collier: Jon Lester lives in high-rent district

The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

about 4 hours ago


 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out Sept. 30, 2013 at PNC Park.

Pirates yet to make move in trade market

Jon Lester likely remains Pirates’ top target, while controllable years and salaries dominate any talks.

about 4 hours ago


 Josh Harrison hits a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Pirates notebook: Harrison keeps sizzling while Alvarez keeps sitting

Pedro Alvarez was out of Wednesday’s starting lineup, but his replacement, Josh Harrison, kept his hot streak going.

about 4 hours ago


 Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano works against the San Francisco Giants.

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.

1 day ago


 The Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in San Francisco.

Pirates can't sweep Giants on west coast, lose 7-5

The loss closed the series out at 2-1, and gives the Pirates a 57-50 record.

1 day ago


 Jon Lester could soon join the Pirates rotation.

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pops up on radar for Pirates

The Pirates emerged as a candidate to acquire Boston ace Jon Lester, but he'd cost something the team has proven to covet -- top prospects.

2 days ago


 Stetson Allie continues to try to refine his power stroke for Class AA Altoona.

Pirates prospect Allie's transformation continues at Altoona

Former Pirates second-round draft pick Stetson Allie has converted from pitching hard off the mound to hitting the ball far and hard.

1 day ago


 Starling Marte drops to the ground after being hit by pitch against the Rockies at PNC Park on July 18.

Pirates notebook: More to be done in Starling Marte's recovery

Left fielder Starling Marte likely isn’t ready to return to the Pirates lineup just yet, and a Class AAA rehab start could be in the cards.

1 day ago


 Pirates pitcher Vance Worley celebrates with catcher Russell Martin after the 5-0 defeat of San Francisco.

Worley pitches complete game shutout as Pirates defeat Giants, 5-0

“He had command of all his pitches ... and really kept a very good rhythm,” said manager Clint Hurdle.

2 days ago


Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 7.29.14

With the trading deadline nigh, will the Pirates make a move? Bill has the answers in his weekly chat.

2 days ago


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