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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Bryan Morris Will Make the Pirates 25-Man Roster
Mar28

Bryan Morris Will Make the Pirates 25-Man Roster

According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates will add Bryan Morris to the 25-man roster. pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Bryan Morris will make the 25-man roster — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) March 29, 2014 Morris has looked great this Spring, with a new two-seam fastball, and a four-seam fastball that has been working in the mid-90s and hitting 97. Last year he relied heavily on his cutter. This year he’s...

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Pirates Reassign Kyle McPherson and Nevin Ashley
Mar27

Pirates Reassign Kyle McPherson and Nevin Ashley

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reassigned catcher Nevin Ashley and right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson to minor league camp. That now leaves the active roster at 28 players. McPherson is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will begin the year on the disabled list, while Ashley should see regular playing time at Indianapolis until Chris Stewart returns to the Pirates, which would push Tony Sanchez into the AAA starting role. Ashley...

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Pirates Option Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis
Mar27

Pirates Option Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. Cumpton had a good Spring, working out of the starting rotation. However, he never really had a shot to make the Pirates’ Opening Day roster, since their rotation looked set heading into camp. He will provide the team with strong early season depth in the event of an injury, or if Edinson Volquez struggles in the rotation. Cumpton would...

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The Pirates Could Be Active on the Trade Market in the Next Week
Mar25

The Pirates Could Be Active on the Trade Market in the Next Week

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a big wave of cuts today, putting the Spring Training roster at 31 players. That includes Chris Stewart, who is projected to start the season on the disabled list. That leaves five more cuts remaining before Opening Day. Neal Huntington said today that the team could make the final cuts in Philadelphia over the weekend. “As hard as our decisions were last night and at the end of today, we’ve...

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Travis Ishikawa is in the First Base Platoon…For Now
Mar25

Travis Ishikawa is in the First Base Platoon…For Now

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates made a big wave of cuts, including optioning first baseman Andrew Lambo to Triple-A. That leaves Travis Ishikawa as the only first baseman on the active roster for the other half of the platoon with Gaby Sanchez. However, Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington didn’t exactly say that Ishikawa has the job when asked about the platoon today. “As we sit here today, yes, that would be the...

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