All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Analysis
    Walker Cleared to Play

    Second baseman Neil Walker took batting practice at McKechnie Field today and said afterwards in the clubhouse that he was okay and cleared to resume play. Walker was scratched from the lineup on Wednesday due to low back tightness. Walker is currently slated to be a replacement in today's 1:05 game against the Minnesota...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Bryan Morris Finds a Home in the Bullpen

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After spending most of his minor league career in the starting rotation, right-hander Bryan Morris has found a home in the 'pen. Morris, 25, started the 2011 season in the Altoona Curve's starting rotation. But after making six starts and posting a 6.04 ERA, Morris was moved into the...

  • Analysis
    Game Eight vs. Twins in Bradenton

    Good morning from McKechnie Field. It's currently chilly, cloudy and rainy, so let's hope it clears up before game time. There will be two Pirates (3-4) games today. The 1:05 start against the Minnesota Twins (3-5) will start at 1:05 here at McKechnie and will air on Root Sports. Lefty Erik Bedard...

  • Analysis
    Game Seven vs. Red Sox in Fort Myers

    Good evening from Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. The ballpark is also known as Fenway South. The Ballpark looks just like Fenway, green monster and all. Right-hander Shairon Martis (two innings) will get the start for the Bucs against righty Clay Bucholz. Martis, 25, will make his first start this...

  • Analysis
    Burnett, Walker (more) Injury Updates

    Right-hander A.J. Burnett was seen in Pittsburgh today by Dr. Beatty for his one week post-surgical follow-up.  Burnett is doing well and Dr. Beatty has cleared AJ to return to Bradenton, Fla.  Burnett will undergo a few follow up exams in Bradenton tomorrow morning prior to confirming the next steps in his program. Right-hander...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Bucs Take a lot into Consideration in Spring Training Evaluations

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- With less than a month away from Opening Day, the Pirates roster will start becoming more clear over the next several weeks. Yesterday, right-hander Gerrit Cole was reassigned to minor league camp. And it might not be too much longer before you start seeing more Buccos leaving the clubhouse...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Starling Marte Showing His Potential This Spring

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Outfielder Starling Marte stepped to the plate with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning at McKechnie Field on Wednesday with a streak on the line. Marte connected for a single into center field to mark seven straight hits this spring. An impressive feat for one of...

  • Analysis
    More on Starling Marte

    I'll have a feature up later today on outfielder Starling Marte. He has been creating quite a buzz due to his hot spring with the big league club. Marte, 23, had an eight hit streak going until his second at-bat in today's 5-4 loss to the Phillies in the 10th inning. So...

  • Game Recaps
    McDonald Getting Feel for Changeup, New Turn in Delivery in Loss to Phillies

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Right-hander James McDonald looked sharp in his second outing of the spring against the Philadelphia Phillies tough lineup. His only run allowed over his three inning outing came in the 2nd frame. McDonald gave up a leadoff single to Hunter Pence, who scored on a RBI double into deep center by Ty Wigginton....

  • Analysis
    Game Six vs. Phillies in Clearwater

    Good afternoon from Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. The Pirates are set to take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 today. Right-hander James McDonald will start for the Bucs against lefty Cole Hamels. McDonald, 27, is making his second start of the Grapefruit League season this afternoon. McDonald allowed two runs on two...

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