All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Barajas, Barmes Defense Helping Club

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Over the offseason, the Pirates were looking to upgrade their defense both at shortstop and behind the plate. Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas signed with Pittsburgh, and so far this spring they have made the staff better. Barmes, 33, signed a two-year deal in November. Since 2003, Barmes has...

  • Game Recaps
    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...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: Pirates vs. Phillies in Bradenton

    Good morning from McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. In case you missed yesterdays recap, the Bucs pounded out a spring-high 19 hits in a 17-6 beating over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in Fort Myers.  Garrett Jones went 3-for-4 with a double, home run (2) and four RBI. Alex Presley went 3-for-4...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Break Out the Lumber in Win over Twins

    FORT MYERS, FLA. — You could say it was over quickly after it began. The Minnesota Twins right-hander Terry Doyle lasted just 2/3 of an inning in the Pirates 17-6 win at Hammond Stadium on Thursday. The Bucs hammered out 10 runs on 10 hits with two walks a hit batter and...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Garrett Jones Seeking Consistency

    Garrett Jones will be part of a platoon at first base heading in to the 2012 season. BRADENTON, Fla. -- First Baseman Garrett Jones said he is looking for more consistency for the 2012 season. Jones saw his average go up and down every month with Pittsburgh last year, .265 in April,...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: Pirates vs. Orioles in Sarasota

    Good morning from Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. Of all the stadiums we've traveled to this spring, the O's park by far has my favorite press box. It's nothing fancy, just simple. Plus there is no windows and it's open and makes you feel like you're sitting in the stands like...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pedro Alvarez Working On Bouncing Back From 2011 Season

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Over seven Grapefruit League games this spring, third baseman Pedro Alvarez has three hits over 16 at-bats. Two of those three were home runs that were crushed to the opposite field. One came on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the other on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays....

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