• Hurdle Holds Team Meeting to Address Focus

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After combining for just 12 hits over their first two spring training game and looking sloppy on defense, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle had a meeting with the team. "We had a little conversation before the game about our focus and about our purpose," Hurdle said. "We’re at McKechnie now....

  • Morton Throws B Game at Pirate City

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton threw in an intrasquad scrimmage held at Pirate City on Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old was pulled after throwing 1.1 innings due to reaching his pitch count, but continues to progress back from offseason hip surgery. "It was okay," Morton said of his outing. "I got a little out...

  • Walker Scratched with Back Tightness

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Second baseman Neil Walker was an early morning scratch from the lineup for today's 1:05 game at McKechnie Field against the Toronto Blue Jays. Walker, 26, was scratched due to lower back tightness. Walker said today that his lower back was a little tight during Tuesday's 7-4 win over...

  • Wilson Makes Impressive Spring Debut

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Lefty Justin Wilson took the mound at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. on Monday night for his first outing of the spring. After walking his first batter, the 24-year-old settled down and looked impressive in his 2012 spring debut. "I had some jitters," Wilson said. "Especially with the...

  • Correia Solid in Bucs 7-4 Win Over Yankees

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The New York Yankees sent out a tough top of the order against the Pittsburgh Pirates today at McKechnie Field. But it didn't faze the Bucs pitching staff. The Yankees were held to four runs on eight hits in the Pirates 7-4 win in Bradenton on Tuesday. "They brought...

  • The Hits Keep on Coming for Hague

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- It may be infielder Matt Hague's first big league camp, but he has quickly made  quite an impression already this spring training. In Monday night's 10-3 win over the Baltimore Oriole's in Sarasota, Fla., Hague went 3-for-4 with a run, homer and three RBI batting cleanup as the Bucs designated...

  • Presley One of Several Bucs with the Green Light

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Last season combined with both Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis outfielder Alex Presley swiped 31 bags --using his speed to his advantage. This year you may just see Presley steal even more bases. He's one of the few Buccos that have a green light on the base paths this season. The others?...

  • Bucs Bats Combine for 18 Hits in 10-3 Win

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- After combining for 12 hits over their first two games this spring, the Pirates bats belted out 18 hits off the Baltimore Oriole's pitchers in the 10-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarastota, Fla on Monday. Leading the hot bucco bats was infielder Matt Hague, who in his...

  • Morton to Throw in Intrasquad Scrimmage

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton continues to take steps forward and could be seeing time in the Grapefruit League with the Pirates soon. On Saturday afternoon, while the Major League club was playing the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Morton threw live batting practice at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. It...

  • The Harrison Brothers Making Their Way in the Pirates Organization

    After practice at Pirate City, Josh Harrison is taking swings in the batting cages. He's rotating with his teammates, and after several turns through the cage, he announces that he is finished. Harrison stands and watches one more player take his last turn in the cage. As things are wrapping up, Josh...

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