Pirates Will Have Five Spring Training Games Broadcast on ROOT Sports
Jan27

Pirates Will Have Five Spring Training Games Broadcast on ROOT Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have five Spring Training games broadcast on ROOT Sports this year, with all five coming in the middle of camp. The scheduled games are as follows. **Sunday, March 15 vs. Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. **Tuesday, March 17 vs. Houston Astros at 1:05 p.m. **Wednesday, March 18 vs. Detroit Tigers at 6:05 p.m. **Saturday, March 21 vs. Boston Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. **Friday, April 3 at Philadelphia Phillies...

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The Pirates Have Almost No Position Battles Lined Up For Spring Training
Jan13

The Pirates Have Almost No Position Battles Lined Up For Spring Training

This morning I uploaded the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Spring Training tracker. We have that resource on the site every year, allowing you to keep track of who has been invited to Spring Training, and their chances of making the team. The tracker also shows who is still remaining in camp once things kick off and cuts begin. As for this year’s tracker? It’s kind of boring. The Pirates have almost no position battles this...

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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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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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