AFL: Two Hits For Josh Bell In Scottsdale Loss
Nov11

AFL: Two Hits For Josh Bell In Scottsdale Loss

With just three days left in the Arizona Fall League season, Scottsdale took on Glendale on Tuesday. Josh Bell was the designated hitter and the only Pittsburgh Pirates player in the starting lineup. The Scorpions lost 8-4, dropping them to 11-19 on the year with two games left. Tyler Glasnow will start Wednesday, followed by Joely Rodriguez in the season finale on Thursday. In the second inning, Bell had a nice seven pitch at-bat...

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Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere
Nov11

Pirates Will Acquire a Catcher if Russell Martin Signs Elsewhere

This morning on MLB Network, Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington was a guest on Hot Stove and had some interesting comments on the Pirates off-season plans, including their back-up plan if catcher Russell Martin doesn’t re-sign with the club. Below are some excerpts from the interview, which focused on the plan of attack this winter. Huntington is currently in Arizona attending the GM meetings. The biggest revelation might...

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Winter League: Willy Garcia Homers, Continues Hot Streak
Nov11

Winter League: Willy Garcia Homers, Continues Hot Streak

In the Dominican on Sunday night, Willy Garcia went 3-for-5 with a double, run scored and his first stolen base. The double was his fifth of the season. Garcia is hitting .341 in 44 at-bats. Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-5 with an RBI. He has a .258 average in 17 games and has driven in seven runs. Carlos Paulino went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He has started three times in the last four days after playing twice in the first four...

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AFL: Josh Bell Continues to Struggle on Offense and Defense in 8-4 Loss
Nov10

AFL: Josh Bell Continues to Struggle on Offense and Defense in 8-4 Loss

The Arizona Fall League began the last week of action on Monday afternoon. Thomas Harlan was on the mound for Scottsdale, while Josh Bell and Dan Gamache were both in the starting lineup. Adrian Sampson came in to pitch in relief. There was no AFL recap on Saturday because no Pirates players saw action. Scottsdale lost that game 5-1 and lost again on Monday to Salt River by an 8-4 score, dropping them to 11-18 on the season. There are...

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2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Schedule Released
Nov10

2015 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Schedule Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2015 Spring Training Schedule on Monday. It begins with the Black & Gold intrasquad game on March 2nd and wraps up with a two-game set in Philadelphia on April 3rd/4th. The Pirates will play a total of 33 games over 34 days. It includes two off-days and two games on March 20th. They will take on the Yankees, Red Sox(2x), Twins(2x), Orioles(2x), Tigers, Astros, Blue Jays(2x), Rays,...

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