All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Prospects Soaking up First Big League Camp

    BRADENTON -- For Gerrit Cole, Robbie Grossman, Matt Hague and Jordy Mercer, getting the opportunity to put on their Major League uniforms at Pirate City is a new experience -- it's their first big league camp. The past two weeks the young prospects have been suiting up in the clubhouse for their...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Burnett Undergoes Successful Surgery, Out 8-12 Weeks

    Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Right-hander A.J. Burnett underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the fractured orbital bone in his right eye. In part of a three step process he will undergo, Burnett's very rough timetable to compete without restrictions at the Major League level is 8-12 weeks. “A.J. will work...

  • Analysis
    Day 13 of Spring Training –Intrasqaud Game

    Good morning from McKechnie Field. Today the Pirates will play an intrasquad game at noon. Here are the lineups for Black vs. Gold: Team Black: Alex Presley 7 Clint Barmes 6 Nate McLouth 8 Neil Walker 4 Nick Evans 5 Brandon Boggs 9 Matt Hague 3 Jeff Clement DH Michael McKenry 2...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Bucs Leave Pirate City with Good Impression

    BRADENTON -- After finishing their workouts at Pirate City on Thursday afternoon, the Pirates players packed up their lockers in the clubhouse for their final day at the facility before moving over to McKechnie Field for the remainder of Spring Training. The club wrapped up two weeks of Spring Training by leaving...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Burnett to Undergo Surgery on Right Eye

    Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Right-hander A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery tomorrow in Pittsburgh, after getting hit in the right eye during a bunting competition yesterday at Pirate City. Burnett was diagnosed with a right eye orbital fracture today after undergoing additional medical examinations on his right eye in Pittsburgh. No timetable or additional...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Evans Hopes to Click with New Organization

    BRADENTON -- After spending the past eight seasons with the New York Mets, infielder Nick Evans decided to switch organizations this year. The 26-year-old infielder has spent parts of the last four seasons in the Majors with New York, posting a .256 career average over 159 big league games. This offseason, however,...

  • Analysis
    Lincoln Wins it All in Bunting Competition

    Right-hander Brad Lincoln took home the Championship belt this morning after beating out Mike Crotta in the finals of the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates bunting championship. Bryan Morris and Mike Crotta battled it out to advance to the final 4, Crotta advancing. Joel Hanrahan lost to Lincoln; Crotta beat Rudy Owens. In the...

  • Analysis
    Day 12 of Spring Training

    Good morning from Pirate City. The Buccos will take the field early today, and also wrap up early for a charity golf outing that starts at 1 PM. Today's scheduled bullpen sessions: Erik Bedard, Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Tony Watson, Daniel McCutchen, Doug Slaten, Shairon Martis Mike Crotta, Brad Lincoln, Juan Cruz,...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Charlie Morton Pitches Successful First Live BP

    BRADENTON -- Right-hander Charlie Morton continues to take positive steps forward after undergoing offseason left hip surgery to repair a labrum tear in mid-October. On Wednesday at Pirate City, Morton threw his first live batting practice to hitters and Manager Clint Hurdle said afterwards that it was successful. Morton threw "two innings", 35 pitches to...

  • Analysis
    Pitchers Set for Intersquad Game on Friday

    McKechnie Field will see action on Friday, as the Pirates will play an inter-squad game at 12:05. The Grapefruit League kicks off on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin. The game will be eight-innings. Thursday's workout at Pirate City will be the last for the Major League club, as they...

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