All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Hague Looking to Hit His Way to Pittsburgh

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- All Matt Hague has done in his professional career is hit. Hit, hit, hit. And so far during the Grapefruit League this spring, Hague has continued to swing a hot bat. So much in fact that Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle has a nickname for him, 'the hit collector.' The...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Navarro Battling For Bench Job

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Over the offseason, the Pirates made a trade for infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in return for hard throwing righty prospect Brooks Pounders and international minor leaguer Diego Goris. "I was a little bit surprised, but I’m very happy here,"Navarro said. "Ball’s a little different [in the...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Name Bedard Opening Day Starter

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON, Fla. -- After the Pirates 8-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at McKechnie Field, Manager Clint Hurdle announced that left-hander Erik Bedard will be the Opening Day starter on April 5 at PNC Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. Hurdle also said that Jeff Karstens will start...

  • Analysis
    Forbes Ranks Pirates 28th Most Valuable Franchise

    In a recent study by Forbes, the Pirates are ranked the 28th most valuable franchise in MLB.

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Throws Third Bullpen

    BRADENTON, Fla. --Right-hander A.J. Burnett continues to make progress back from eye surgery to repair the fractured orbital bone in his right eye while fouling on a bunt attempt at Pirate City. Burnett threw a 52-pitch bullpen session at McKechnie Field on Wednesday morning with pitching coach Ray Searage looking on. It was the...

  • Game Recaps
    Four Run Rally, Long Balls, Give Pirates Win

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Trailing 1-0 to the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field on Wednesday afternoon, the Pirates rallied for four runs off lefty Jon Lester in the 3rd inning. Josh Harrison ripped a leadoff double down the left field line to start the frame. Harrison, who finished the day 2-for-3, is hitting...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Reassign Four to Minor League Camp

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Prior to the club's 1:05 start against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned four players to minor league camp. Those players include: outfielder Brandon Boggs, right-hander Daniel Cabrera, infielder Jeff Clement, and right-hander Tim Wood. Boggs went 2-for-20 this spring (.100 avg) with eight...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Watson Focusing on Consistency

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Left-hander Tony Watson spent the offseason focused on consistency. After making his Major League debut with the Pirates on June 8 against Arizona last season, Watson finished with a 3.95 ERA over 43 appearances (41.0 innings). But his ERA jumped up and down over his four months in Pittsburgh....

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Focuses on Pitching Inside In Loss to Yankees

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates TAMPA, Fla. --  Left-hander Erik Bedard allowed four runs on five hits over 3.2 innings in his third Grapefruit League start this spring. He walked three and struck out three in the Pirates 10-3 loss to the New York Yankees in Tampa on Tuesday night. Bedard said he...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: Pirates vs. Yankees in Tampa

    Good afternoon from George M. Steinbrenner Field, formally known as Legend's field. The Pirates will face the Yankees at 7:05 tonight. Lefty Erik Bedard will face Michael Pineda. Bedard will be making his third start of the spring. Bedard tossed three scoreless frames, giving up just one hit with three strikeouts against...

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