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  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: No Reason Meek’s Velocity Won’t Return

    BRADENTON, Fla. --Right-hander Evan Meek is working on getting back to the All-Star pitcher that he was in 2010. After posting a 2.14 ERA over 70 appearances in 2010, Meek battled right shoulder tendonitis for most of last season, appearing in just 24 games with Pittsburgh. For some pitchers, it can take...

  • Game Recaps
    Morton Makes Grapefruit League Debut in Bucs Two-Hit Loss to Phillies

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton made his Grapefruit League debut against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday at McKechnie Field. Although scattering four hits over his outing, Morton was able to keep the Phillies from scoring in his two scoreless frames with two strikeouts. "It’s the next phase of his comeback to pitch...

  • Analysis
    Game Nine vs. Tampa Bay in Port Charlotte

    Good morning from Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. The hot bats keep coming for the Bucs so far this spring. The Pirates have collected at least 10 hits in each of their last six games and enter today's action with a Grapefruit-leading .310 average. Can the keep the streak alive today and...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Michael McKenry Entering the Season as the Backup Catcher

    Michael McKenry will enter the 2012 season as the Pirates' backup catcher. BRADENTON, Fla. -- When catcher Michael McKenry headed south for spring training this year, he was in a much different situation than the year prior. McKenry attended camp with the Colorado Rockies to start the spring of 2011 before he...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: Game Four vs Yankees in Bradenton

    Good morning from McKechnie Field. The Pirates will face the New York Yankees today at 1:05 PM. Right-hander Kevin Correia will start for the Pirates and face lefty C.C. Sabathia. Correia, 31, is making his first spring training start this afternoon. He pitched a scoreless inning Friday in the Bucs intrasquad game...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Bats Combine for 18 Hits in 10-3 Win

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- After combining for 12 hits over their first two games this spring, the Pirates bats belted out 18 hits off the Baltimore Oriole's pitchers in the 10-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarastota, Fla on Monday. Leading the hot bucco bats was infielder Matt Hague, who in his...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Nutting has Very High Expectations for 2012

    Bob Nutting Addressing the Team. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON -- Bob Nutting, the Pirates Chairman of the Board, addressed the team this morning at Pirate City. His message this year was different from a year prior --the expectations are higher heading into 2012. "We have talked about expectations, but I really...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    McKenry Focused on Getting Better Today

    BRADENTON -- Last season was a struggle at the plate for catcher Michael McKenry. Over 58 games with the Pirates in 2011, McKenry, nicknamed "The Fort", hit .222 with 17 runs, 12 doubles, two homers and 11 RBI. But this offseason, McKenry has been working hard to improve his game at the...

  • Analysis
    Young impresses, but will not sign with Bucs

    Veteran Dmitri Young may have impressed Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and staff yesterday at Pirate City, but according to Rob Biertempfel of the Trib, they will not offer him a contract. Young, 38, reported to have held up well to the rigorous workouts yesterday in Bradenton, Fla., but hopes of reviving his...

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