• Analysis
    Jeff Karstens Removed From Game With Shoulder Inflammation

    Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens was removed after one inning in tonight's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Karstens came up to the plate in the top of the second inning, but was replaced on the mound by Jared Hughes in the bottom half of the inning. The Pirates later announced that...

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    Prospect Watch: Dickerson Has Four Hit Night

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    McDonald Getting Hands on Experience from Veterans

    Photo by Mark Olson The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander James McDonald from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the summer of the 2010 season (along with prospect Andrew Lambo) for then closer Octavio Dotel. In his first full season as a starting pitcher in 2011, McDonald posted a 4.21 ERA over 171 innings....

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: April 17

    With just one former Pittsburgh Pirates player born on this date, and no significant transactions, we will focus on Opening Days that occurred on this date in Pirates History. First the one player. Bob Osborn(1903) Pitcher for the 1931 Pirates. He was born the day after Pirates all-time great, and his teammate...

  • Analysis
    Weekly Prospects Chat Transcript 4/17

    Below is the transcript from this week's chat. Weekly Prospects Chat 4/17... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. Login

  • Prospect Reports
    A.J. Burnett Crumples In Indy

      Toledo Mud Hens  9,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   Rehabbing starter AJ Burnett made his much-anticipated start for the Indianapolis Indians this evening, but it was not all that the Pirates had hoped it would be.   The Toledo Mud Hens beat the Indians at Victory Field, giving the teams a split...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Bats Fizzle in Loss to Dbacks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates lost game one of a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, at Chase Field on Monday. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead off the Diamondbacks. With two outs in the first, Andrew McCutchen singled into left and quickly swiped second base for his third of the season....

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 4/17/12

    Two top ranked Pirates pitchers make starts tonight. Justin Wilson, ranked 14th overall in the Pirates system, goes for Indianapolis, while Colton Cain (ranked 12th) gets the start for Bradenton. Indianapolis begins a four game series at home against Columbus tonight. Two of the games will be early starts, including a morning...

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    Prospect Watch: Cunningham Homers, Strong Starts For Poreda, Waldron

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    One Day FREE Fantasy Contest – $200 in cash prizes

    If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy baseball that turns the season long grind into quick one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the...

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