• Pirates Notebook: Final Roster Moves Remain

    Hughes is battling for one of the final spots in the pirates bullpen this spring Lefty Tony Watson will make the Pirates Opening Day roster for the first time in his professional career. After the club decided to option fellow southpaw Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Watson will be the...

  • Pirates Lose Final Spring Game, 7-2, to Phillies

    The Pittsburgh Pirates lost, 7-2, to the Philadelphia Phillies in their final game during Grapefruit League action this spring. Right-hander James McDonald allowed one run on two hits over three innings against the Phillies in his sixth start. He walked one and struck out three in his final start during Grapefruit League action this...

  • Pirates Option lefty reliever Moskos to Triple-A

    Rosters don't have to be set until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, but the Pirates trimmed down theirs to 27 on Tuesday after optioning left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis. Moskos, 24,allowed one earned run on six hits over 9.0 innings during Grapefruit League action this spring. He walked five and struck out nine...

  • Prospect Notebook: Locke Adding Lilly-Esque Turn to Delivery

    Extended Spring Training started today for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For some minor league players, this is a time to get some informal game experience before they eventually head to State College or the Gulf Coast League for their Spring debuts. For others, this is a time to make any last minute preparations...

  • Pirates Fall, 4-3, to Phillies in Exhibition Game

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizen's Bank Park on Monday evening in game one of a two game exhibition series. Left-hander Tony Watson got the "start" for the Pirates against Philadelphia. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle elected to go with all bullpen arms against the Phillies. Watson allowed...

  • Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Pleased with Spring Training Work

    Only two games remains for the Pirates during spring training. After the Bucs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 in Dunedin, Fla., the team flew to Philadelphia, where they will face the Phillies for a two-game exhibition series. After pitchers and catchers had their first official workout at Pirate City in Bradenton on Feb....

  • Prospect Notebook: Taillon and Allie Results, McPherson to the DL

    Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie started on opposite teams in an intrasquad game today at Pirate City. Both right-handers pitched in to the fifth inning, and finished with 70 or more pitches. Taillon had a dominant outing, going up against the high-A lineup. He threw five innings, allowing a run on two...

  • Long Balls from McLouth, Hague Gives Bucs Win

    The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 in Dunedin, Fla., on Sunday in the Bucs final Spring Training game in Florida. Right-hander Jeff Karstens allowed one run on four hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out one in his fourth start of the spring. Karstens finished with a...

  • A.J. Burnett Pitches Three Innings at Pirate City

    A.J. Burnett threw three innings today at Pirate City. A.J. Burnett threw in an intrasquad game at Pirate City this afternoon, going three innings against the Pirates' Triple-A lineup. The start was Burnett's first outing in a game situation since going down with a fractured orbital bone earlier in Spring Training. The...

  • Pirates Option Lincoln, McCutchen to Triple-A

    Prior to the Pirates final spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin during Grapefruit League action in Florida, the club optioned right-handers Brad Lincoln and Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis. Lincoln, 26, made one start (four appearances) this spring. He allowed 10 runs on 12 hits over 8.0 innings...

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