Jung-ho Kang, 27, hit .356 with a .459 on-base percentage and 40 home runs for the Nexen Heroes this season.

Pirates post winning bid for Korean shortstop

Team has 30 days to come to an agreement with Jung-ho Kang, who reportedly is seeking a multiyear contract worth $6 million per year.

4 days ago

 General manager Neal Huntington and the Pirates have made PNC Park more appealing for potential free agents.

Huntington, Pirates make PNC Park a destination for free agents

Back-to-back playoff appearances have thrust the Pirates back in the spotlight, and executives believe Pittsburgh is becoming a destination.

5 days ago

 These Steelers slippers are available for less than $15 at Target.

Shop Holiday: Gifts for the biggest Pittsburgh sports fans

Add to someone’s collection with this Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt gear.

5 days ago

 Corey Hart plays for the Brewers.

Pirates sign former Brewer

Corey Hart, trying to battle back from two years of knee problems and surgeries, likely will platoon at first base with Pedro Alvarez.

1 week ago

 Edinson Volquez delivers at the 2014 wildcard game.

Ex-Pirates pitcher signs with Kansas City

Pitcher Edinson Volquez leaves Pirates after one season and heads to Kansas City and a two-year, $20 million contract with the Royals.

1 week ago

 Camden Branche, 9, and Antoine Smith, 9, celebrate with Pittsburgh Pirate Sean Rodriguez while bowling at Swissvale Arcade Lanes in Swissvale on Friday, December 12, 2014. Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, in partnership with Tickets for Kids Charities sponsored the event.

Former Rays utility infielder pleased to find new home

Pirates notebook: Newcomer Sean Rodriguez can play nearly every position, supplying versatility manager Clint Hurdle will appreciate.

1 week ago

 Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon talks with kids from Mount Ararat Community Activity Center during a party at Swissvale Arcade Lanes in Swissvale. The community center partnered with Tickets for Kids Charities to host the event.

Taillon still has long road to recovery

Pirates top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon has made considerable progress after Tommy John surgery, but recovery far from finished.

1 week ago

Obituary: Sy Berger / Creator of the modern baseball trading card

Baseball cards date to the 19th century, but for Sy Berger, the decade after World War II was the perfect time to revitalize them.

1 week ago

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 A.J. Burnett on his return: “I think as soon as the Pirates announced [the signing], my phone, Gerrit [Cole’s] calling me, yelling at me.”

A.J. Burnett’s return to Pirates follows plan of his own making

A.J. Burnett’s return to the Pirates went according to plan; his plan, as it turns out.

1 week ago

 Francisco Cervelli, new Pirates catcher acquired from the New York Yankees, dons the team's new alternate camouflage jersey Sunday at PirateFest.

Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli finally gets chance to start

New Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli finally will get his first chance to be a starter in the majors.

1 week ago

 Pirates starter Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Red Sox at PNC Park in September.

Pirates' new deal with starter Liriano finally official

The Pirates officially announced the re-signing of pitcher Francisco Liriano and the signing of another pitcher, Radhames Liz.

2 weeks ago

 Ace pitcher Jon Lester is now a Chicago Cub.

Pirates to face a more challenging NL Central

As Major League Baseball’s winter meetings finished up, some teams were more active than others, and the NL Central looks to be fierce.

2 weeks ago

 The Pirates traded for Sean Rodriguez on Dec. 1. Today they sent Buddy Borden to the Rays.

Pirates complete Sean Rodriguez trade, send Borden to Rays

The Pirates drafted Buddy Borden in the seventh round in 2013 out of UNLV. The Pirates traded for Rodriguez, a utility player, on Dec. 1.

2 weeks ago

Pirates lose left-hander Andy Oliver in Rule 5 draft

The Pirates also lost right-handers Luis Urena and Tyler Waldron in the Class AAA portion, but passed on selecting any players.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates Neil walker tries to make a play on a ball during the NL wild-card game at PNC Park on Oct. 1.

Pirates open to extension for Walker

Preliminary talks about signing the second baseman to a multiyear contract extension have occurred but are not close.

2 weeks ago

 Antonio Bastardo

Pirates acquire pitcher Antonio Bastardo

The Pirates today acquired left-hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor-league pitcher Joely Rodriguez.

2 weeks ago

 Francisco Liriano delivers against the Cardinals at PNC Park in August.

Ron Cook: Liriano's deal a sign of (good) times for Pirates

Pirates will make a good move at good price with the re-signing of starting pitcher Francisco Liriano.

2 weeks ago

 Pirates' say right field is Gregory Polanco's to lose entering spring training.

Pirates' Polanco due to be No. 1 in right field

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said right field is "probably [Gregory] Polanco's job to keep" entering spring training this season.

2 weeks ago

 Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Phillies during the first inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on Sept. 11 in Philadelphia.

Pirates close to deal with pitcher Liriano

Starter Francisco Liriano is a physical and a signature away from biggest free-agent contract in team history.

2 weeks ago

 Jeff Banister was introduced as the new Rangers manager in October.

Ex-Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister thanks mentors, Clint Hurdle

Banister now has the head job with Texas, but remembers those who taught him along the way — especially Clint Hurdle.

2 weeks ago


MLB average salary exceeds $3.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise

LJ Mazzilli, son of Lee, gets 50-game drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets' L.J. Mazzilli, a son of former major league All-Star and manager Lee Mazzilli, was suspended for 50




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