All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Analysis
    Game Three vs. Orioles in Sarasota

    Good evening from Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. The Pirates will take on the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05 PM --their first of seven night games this spring (five in Florida and two in Philadelphia). Lefty Jo-Jo Reyes will get the start for the Pirates tonight and pitch two innings. Tonight marks...

  • Top Stories
    McCutchen Signs Six-Year Deal with Pirates

    BRADENTON, Fla. --According to the Post-Gazette the Pittsburgh Pirates and Andrew McCutchen have agreed to a six-year deal worth $51.5 million with a club option for $14.75 million. The contract buys out at least the first two years of free agency and will keep him in a Pirates uniform at least through the 2017...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Defense “Sloppy” in 8-5 Loss to Toronto

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates defense was sloppy in the Pirates 8-5 loss in the Grapefruit League home opener on Sunday afternoon. Chase d'Arnaud, Shairon Martis and Starling Marte all contributed to an error a piece as the Bucs fell to an 0-2 record this spring. Marte's error proved to be more...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Lefty Pitcher Owens Looking for Bounce Back Year

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After back-to-back seasons in which left-hander Rudy Owens won the Pirates Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year Award (2009, 2010), the 24-year-old had a down year in his first season at Triple-A in 2011. Owens was expected by many to reach the majors towards the end of the 2011 season, but unfortunately...

  • Analysis
    Game Two vs. Toronto at McKechnie

    Good morning from McKechnie field. Today should make for an interesting game if these weather conditions keep up. It's like a monsoon in Bradenton right now. Chilly, rainy, extremely strong winds. Let's just say I'm happy to be in the Press Box and not on the field this afternoon. Pirates lineup vs....

  • Analysis
    Morton Throws Successful Second Live BP

    On Saturday afternoon, while the Major League club was kicking off the Grapefruit League opener in Dunedin, Fla., right-hander Charlie Morton was throwing live batting pratice at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. It marked Morton's second live BP session this spring. Morton threw his first live batting practice at Pirate City on Wednesday. The...

  • Game Recaps
    McDonald Gets Butterflies in First Spring Outing

    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Butterflies. Nerves. Anticipation. That's how right-hander James McDonald felt when he took the mound for his first Spring Training game on Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. After going through two weeks of Spring Training workouts, conditioning, and bullpens, McDonald was anxious for his first start this morning....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Leroux Using Offseason Success to Fuel Him for 2012

    DUNEDIN -- Right-hander Chris Leroux had a very successful offseason pitching for the Toros del Este in the Dominican League. Having altered his arm slot and adding a new pitch during the 2011 season, Leroux saw even better results pitching for the Toros. Leroux, who will try to break camp with the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Spring Training Game 1

    Good morning from Dunedin, Fla. home of the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility. Right-hander James McDonald (two innings) will start today, kicking off the Grapefruit League at 1:05. Relievers following McDonald are: Brad Lincoln, Chris Resop, Daniel McCutchen, Tony Watson, Chris Leroux, Ryota Igrashi, Juan Cruz. Backup arms (minor leaguers) are...

  • Game Recaps
    Prospect Sanchez Homers in Intrasquad 4-4 Tie

    Sanchez homered in today's game. BRADENTON -- Catching prospect Tony Sanchez may have had a disappointing 2011 season in his first season at Double-A Altoona, but for his first Spring Training game in 2012, Sanchez made a good first impression. In his first at-bat in game action this spring, Sanchez took the...

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