• Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Final Roster Moves Remain

    Hughes is battling for one of the final spots in the pirates bullpen this spring Lefty Tony Watson will make the Pirates Opening Day roster for the first time in his professional career. After the club decided to option fellow southpaw Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Watson will be the...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Lose Final Spring Game, 7-2, to Phillies

    The Pittsburgh Pirates lost, 7-2, to the Philadelphia Phillies in their final game during Grapefruit League action this spring. Right-hander James McDonald allowed one run on two hits over three innings against the Phillies in his sixth start. He walked one and struck out three in his final start during Grapefruit League action this...

  • Analysis
    Opening Day Info, What’s New at PNC for 2012

    Less than two days until Opening Day at PNC Park, where the Pirates will face the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 PM on Thursday, April 5. The Pirates open their season at PNC Park for the just the second time in the last seven years and only the fourth time in the park’s...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Option lefty reliever Moskos to Triple-A

    Rosters don't have to be set until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, but the Pirates trimmed down theirs to 27 on Tuesday after optioning left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis. Moskos, 24,allowed one earned run on six hits over 9.0 innings during Grapefruit League action this spring. He walked five and struck out nine...

  • Season Previews
    2012 Altoona Curve Season Preview

    I've already previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power and the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Altoona Curve. Altoona will feature a lot of players returning from the 2011 team. Tony Sanchez, Matt Curry, Brock Holt, Jeremy Farrell, Quincy Latimore, and Andrew Lambo were all in...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Bullpen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen was strong for the club during the 2011 season posting a 'pen 3.76 ERA over 526.0 innings. Only one reliever did not return for the 2012 season, right-hander Jose Veras, who was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for infielder Casey McGehee. Like Veras, right-hander Juan Cruz signed a minor league contract and will...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 3

    Two Pittsburgh Pirates trades and five former players born on this date, plus a special mention at the end. Starting with the 1986 trade on this date, the Pirates sent outfielder Marvell Wynne to the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitcher Bob Patterson. Wynne came up with the Pirates in June...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: High Upside Position Players

    In writing up the A-ball previews over the last two days, I noticed something. The Pirates have a lot of interesting hitting prospects. It's not really new to me. I've noticed this before, specifically when people say the system has no hitting. The hitting prospects aren't guys who have broken out yet....

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Locke Adding Lilly-Esque Turn to Delivery

    Extended Spring Training started today for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For some minor league players, this is a time to get some informal game experience before they eventually head to State College or the Gulf Coast League for their Spring debuts. For others, this is a time to make any last minute preparations...

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