• Correia Very Efficient in Bucs Win Over Phillies

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Kevin Correia continued his solid spring on Friday at McKechnie Field in the Pirates 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The 31-year-old made his third start, and over four scoreless innings, Correia gave up just one hit with a walk and two strikeouts. He has yet to give up...

  • Lefty Reyes Changes Arm Slot

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes made his second start (third appearance) of the spring on Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. Reyes allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 2.1 innings with a pair of walks. After his outing, Reyes said he changed his arm slot over...

  • Pirates Notebook: Hanrahan Using Slider More this Spring

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan is looking to incorporate his slider more for the 2012 season. And so far, his results have been impressive this spring. Over three appearances, Hanrahan has tossed three scoreless, hitless frames with one walk and six strikeouts. The Pirates' closer relied on his slider a...

  • Prospect Notebook: Homer, Double, and an Error for Dickerson

    Alex Dickerson had a homer, a double, and an error today. Alex Dickerson had a big day at the plate in today's A-ball game, collecting two hits, including a home run and a double. The first baseman homered in his first at-bat when the Toronto pitcher left a fastball out over the...

  • Erik Bedard Makes Start at Pirate City

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates In an effort to get a better look at left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes, and still get innings for Erik Bedard, the Pittsburgh Pirates had Bedard make a start at Pirate City this afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays' A-ball team. “We want to see pitch against the stiffer...

  • Pirates Cut 10 from Big League Camp

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Prior to departing to Fort Myers, Fla., for the Bucs game against the Minnesota Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates cut 10 players from Major League camp. Highlighting the list was lefty Jeff Locke, who made his Major League debut with the Bucs in 2011, and the Pirates first round...

  • Sanchez Working Hard to Bounce Back

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The 2011 season was not what Tony Sanchez expected from himself. The 23-year-old catching prospect worked hard over the offseason in order to bounce back. Sanchez finished last season hitting .241 with 46 runs, 14 doubles, five home runs and 44 RBI in his first season at Double-A Altoona....

  • Pirates Cut Ten Players Including Grossman, Locke, and Sanchez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first big round of cuts today, sending five players down to minor league camp. The players who received the gray helmets in their lockers were Jeff Locke, Duke Welker, Mike Crotta, Robbie Grossman, and Logan Kensing. Jeff Locke was optioned to AAA. Duke Welker was sent to...

  • Pirates Notebook: Wilson to Start or Relieve?

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- There are questions regarding left-hander Justin Wilson this spring. Should he be a reliever or a starter? Does he make the club in the Pirates bullpen as another lefty, or will he start the season in Triple-A Indianapolis? "Truth be told, his success is going to depend on his...

  • Prospect Notebook: Heredia’s Spring Debut, Alderson Back to Form?

    Luis Heredia made his Spring debut today against Team Canada. The Pittsburgh Pirates started their minor league schedule today, playing three games against the Philadelphia Phillies' farm system, and one game featuring the lower level guys going up against Team Canada. Luis Heredia started the contest against Team Canada, throwing two innings....

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