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Pirates Notebook: Final Cuts of Spring Training

BRADENTON, Fla. -- There are just eight days remaining in spring training for the Pirates. The club will play its final game of the Grapefruit League...

McDonald Takes No-Hitter into 6th in Bucs 5-4 Loss to Astros

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander James McDonald took the mound in the 6th inning with one out at McKechnie Field on Saturday. After retiring his first...

Pirates Notebook: Navarro Battling For Bench Job

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Over the offseason, the Pirates made a trade for infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Kansas City Royals in return for hard...

Pirates Name Bedard Opening Day Starter

BRADENTON, Fla. -- After the Pirates 8-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at McKechnie Field, Manager Clint Hurdle announced that left-hander Erik Bedard...

Bucs Bullpen Lights Out in 11-5 Win Over O’s

SARASOTA, Fla. -- After right-hander James McDonald struggled with his fastball command, allowing five runs on six hits over three innings, the Bucs relievers were...

McDonald Getting Feel for Changeup, New Turn in Delivery in Loss...

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...

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...

Pirates starting pitchers – K% and BB%

Here is a visual look at how the Pirates’ starting pitchers compared to the rest of the league in strikeout and walk rates last...

The Pirates Need Another Starting Pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates made one addition to their starting rotation this off-season, adding Erik Bedard to a one year deal. Their rotation heading in...

This Date in Pirates History: October 19

On this date in 1931 former Pirates catcher and coach Don Leppert was born. He started his pro career in 1955 when he signed with the...
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