All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    First-rounder Cole Cut from Big League Camp

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Right-hander Gerrit Cole was reassigned to Minor League camp this morning. The 21-year-old, who was the first overall pick by Pittsburgh in the 2011 draft, had a non-roster invite to big league camp in his first spring training. "I knew it was coming in the next couple of days,"...

  • Game Recaps
    Karstens Sharp in Bucs 8-6 Loss to Toronto

    Karstens is a lock for the 2012 rotation. BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Jeff Karstens tossed three scoreless innings in his first Grapefruit League start of the spring. After tossing two scoreless frames on Friday's intrasquad game at McKechnie, Karstens cruised through his outing, needing to throw extra pitches afterwards and finished by riding...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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....

  • Game Recaps
    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...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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...

  • Top Stories
    McCutchen Was Meant to Be a Pirate

    BRADENTON, Fla. — While playing baseball in High School at Fort Meade High School in Fort Meade, Fla., Andrew McCutchen’s school colors were black and gold. Maybe it was kind of meant to be for McCutchen to be a Pittsburgh Pirate. “Maybe I’m a little partial just because my colors were black and...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Set to Play “B” Game on Wednesday

    The Pirates will play a five-inning intrasquad "B" game at Pirate City on Wednesday. Right-hander Charlie Morton (two innings) will start in the five-inning camp game at Pirate City, which is scheduled to start at 10 AM. Rudy Owens (three innings), Kyle McPherson (3), Gerrit Cole (2) and Duke Welker (1) are scheduled...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    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?...

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