Pirates Rumors & News

  • 8m
    Tom Singer @Tom_Singer

    Brandon Cumpton indeed scratched from tonight’s start for Indy. Looks like he’ll make #Pirates start Thursday afternoon, in Wandy’s spot.

  • Cueto close to perfect in Reds' 4-1 win over Pirates

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez, once the young hopes of the Reds rotation, found themselves in an impressive pitchers duel Tuesday night Pittsburgh. Back in 2008 when they joined the rotation, it was anyone's guess who would become the ace. We all know the answer now. Cueto hammered that..." April 23

  • Wandy Rodriguez goes on the disabled list

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates placed left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right knee inflammation. It’s unclear how or when Rodriguez injured the knee. He pitched Saturday and was scheduled to pitch Thursday. “Wandy is not sure how he hurt his knee,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle..." April 22

  • Pirates rally to beat Reds, 6-5

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Neil Walker's bloop single to right field scored Russell Martin in the ninth to give the Pirates a 6-5 walk-off victory against the Cincinnati Reds Monday night at PNC Park. The Pirates trailed, 2-0, early, led, 4-2, after a dramatic Ike Davis broken-bat grand slam, then trailed, 5-4, before..." April 22

  • Knee injury sends Wandy Rodriguez to the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Wandy Rodriguez was scheduled to start Thursday for the Pirates, but instead the left-hander has been placed on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. Pittsburgh has called up right-hander Jared Hughes to replace Rodriguez on the roster, but he’s a reliever and the Pirates figure to..." April 21

  • Khris Davis homer gives Brewers extra-inning win against Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Put another memorable Easter Sunday game into the books for the Milwaukee Brewers. Khris Davis hit a solo home run to left field off Jeanmar Gomez to lead off the 14th inning, and the Brewers held on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, at PNC Park. The game was marred by a third-inning..." April 21

  • Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple

    Hardball Talk "A pretty vicious brawl just went down at PNC Park after Carlos Gomez of the Brewers went into home run celebration mode after slugging a Gerrit Cole pitch to the top of the center field wall. Lots to dissect in the aftermath. Cole walked over to Gomez at third base and began jawing at him...." April 20

  • Ryan Braun's ninth-inning homer carries Brewers past Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With boos cascading down from every angle of PNC Park, Ryan Braun let his bat do the talking Saturday night. The embattled rightfielder went 3 for 5, scored four runs and homered twice, with his second — a two-run shot off all-star closer Jason Grilli with one out in the ninth inning — lifting..." April 20

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    Hurdle: Mercer will get treatment and attempt baseball activities. Might be available off the bench later tonight.

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #pirates DFA Ishikawa, add Davis, who is in lineup today.

  • Ike Davis traded to Pirates

    ESPN.com "The Ike Davis saga is over in New York. The New York Mets traded the enigmatic first baseman to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, in exchange for right-handed reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. The deal was announced just a few minutes prior to the Mets' game against the..." April 19

  • Despite mistakes, Brewers edge Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When you play a game as strange — and ugly — as the Milwaukee Brewers did on Friday night, it's not often that you come out on top. Yet, that was exactly what happened for the Brewers, who somehow overcame four errors in the field and a couple more on the base paths to outlast the Pittsburgh..." April 19

  • Jose Tabata passes all concussion tests after hitting wall

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jose Tabata did not get a concussion when he collided with the outfield wall Wednesday, manager Clint Hurdle said, and was available off the bench for the game Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Tabata passed concussion tests, Hurdle said. "He ran on the field, went in the cage,..." April 18

  • Pirates blast four home runs, pound Brewers, 11-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates couldn’t quite get to Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo Thursday night, but they managed to outlast him. Gallardo recovered from a two-run first inning to work without much trouble through the Pirates lineup for the next five. He and Edinson Volquez, having dueled to a draw, gave..." April 18

  • Johnny Cueto strikes out 12 Pirates in Reds' 4-0 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto's stuff ranges from good to dominant depending on the day. What never varies is Cueto's desire to compete, to win every pitch. "He just competes and competes and competes," catcher Brayan Pena said. "He goes out there and battles. His confidence level is very high. When you're..." April 17

  • Pirates conclude wild suspended game with win, drop 2nd of series

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Mike Leake and Gerrit Cole met once before. When Cole was a freshman at UCLA and Leake a junior at Pac-10 rival Arizona St., Leake outdueled Cole late that May en route to leading the Sun Devils to a conference title. They might not remember their first meeting well, but they long will remember..." April 16

  • Kyle Lohse pitches a gem as Brewers sweep Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Make that three series sweeps and counting for the Milwaukee Brewers, officially the hottest team in Major League Baseball. Led by Kyle Lohse's 82/3 dominant innings and helped by just enough offense and yet another big break that went their way in the sixth inning, the Brewers continued their..." April 14

  • Heredia pulled with shoulder discomfort

    MiLB.com "Pittsburgh right-hander Luis Heredia was lifted from his start with Class A West Virginia Saturday with discomfort in his throwing shoulder, according to the Pirates. The organization's No. 10 prospect threw just one pitch in his scheduled start against Lexington before leaving because of the..." April 13

  • Brewers' win streak hits eight after beating Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers keep finding ways to win games. Sometimes, remarkable ways. Escaping a huge jam in the top of the eighth with a one-of-a-kind double play, the Brewers went ahead on Jonathan Lucroy's RBI single in the bottom of the inning Saturday night to pull out a 3-2 nail-biter over..." April 13

  • Brewers return home after beating Pirates

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Home or road — it doesn't much matter to these Milwaukee Brewers right now. Fresh off their impressive trip out East, the Brewers continued their hot play in their return to Miller Park on Friday night. Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds each homered to power the offense, Wily Peralta turned..." April 12

  • Alvarez, Pirates overcome a 4-run deficit to earn win over Cubs

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The way Pirates manager Clint Hurdle sees it, Pedro Alvarez never has been better. Look past the .229 batting average, because it doesn't really tell the story. Focus instead on Alvarez's gaudy 1.027 on-base plus slugging percentage. Take note of his patience and pitch selection. Marvel at his..." April 11

  • 12d
    Tom Singer @Tom_Singer

    Jameson Taillon underwent his TJ surgery yesterday, by Dr. David Altchek in New York. All went well.

  • 12d
    Tom Singer @Tom_Singer

    Jameson Taillon underwent his TJ surgery yesterday, by Dr. David Altchek in New York. All went well.

  • Mike Olt and Junior Lake homer in Cubs victory

    Chicago Tribune "Opportunity is expanding for Mike Olt and Junior Lake — along with their confidence. After they hit consecutive home runs Wednesday night to vault the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over the Pirates, manager Rick Renteria is ready to increase their roles. Renteria said he plans to steer away slightly..." April 10

  • Pirates' Watson carving niche as shutdown reliever

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates' Tony Watson took the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday while trouble was brewing. There were two outs in the sixth inning of a tie game, and the Cardinals had runners on first and third. Matt Adams, a career .319 hitter with runners in scoring position, was at the..." April 09

  • Pirates give up early lead but outlast Cubs, 7-6

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Russell Martin’s eighth inning sacrifice fly scored Starling Marte to lift the Pirates to a 7-6 win Tuesday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cubs relievers Pedro Strop and James Russell loaded the bases with three walks in the eighth, setting the scene for Martin. It was almost the..." April 09

  • Pirates outlast Wainwright, Cards, 2-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The first batter Edinson Volquez faced this afternoon singled. The second one lined out hard to center field, and it looked as though Volquez might just be the pitchers the numbers last season said he was and not the better version of himself the Pirates believed he could be. Then Volquez..." April 07

  • Can the Pirates retread Volquez?

    ESPN.com "When Francisco Liriano's career had bottomed out, the Pittsburgh Pirates provided a safe haven for him to work his way back to prominence. So when the team embarked upon the task of filling out its starting rotation in December, Liriano was happy to return the favor and play the role of..." April 06

  • Bucs' Taillon to have Tommy John surgery

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Right-hander Jameson Taillon, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, will have Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow, the Pirates announced today. Taillon, 22,has an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Dr. David Altcheck of New York will perform the..." April 06

  • Cardinals finally solve Liriano puzzle

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals got an early rally against the unlikeliest of pitchers, but it was an early move to a most reliable pitcher that spun those runs into a win. With the Cardinals clinging to a three-run lead Saturday and the tying run at the plate in the sixth inning, manager Mike Matheny called for..." April 06

  • 17d
    Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

    BREAKING: #Pirates have extended the contracts of GM Neal Huntington & Manager Clint Hurdle for 3 yrs, w/club options for the 2018 season.

  • Alvarez, Pirates thump Cardinals, 12-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The day likely will never come when Pedro Alvarez is referred to as a power/speed threat, but, for one game, he served as a passable facsimile. After hitting two home runs in his first two at-bats, Alvarez used his legs to score a run his third time up. That’s how the Pirates’ game went..." April 05

  • Cubs hold on for 3-2 win

    Chicago Tribune "Manager Rick Renteria had a blend of rock, pop, jazz and salsa music playing in his office less than eight hours after the Chicago Cubs dropped a 16-inning game to the Pittsburgh Pirates. "Whatever it takes," Renteria said Thursday before the Cubs tried to salvage the final game of a three-game..." April 04

  • Pirates win in 16th inning, 4-3, on Tony Sanchez single

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Tony Sanchez’s pinch-hit single in the 16th inning gave the Pirates a 4-3 win against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park Wednesday night. The game lasted 5 hours, 55 minutes, making the longest baseball game ever played in Pittsburgh. Jose Tabata reached on a fielder’s choice in the 16th and went..." April 03

  • New Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa savors return to major leagues

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Travis Ishikawa was the first Pirates base-runner to reach scoring position in the opener Monday. After his second single against the Chicago Cubs, a ground ball sent him to second. Ishikawa’s opening-day start reflected a drastic change in his status since Dec. 18, when the Pirates signed the..." April 02

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Pirates open the season with a blast and a 1-0 victory

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mark Melancon couldn't sleep on Sunday night, struggling to the point that he gave up his futile pursuit of rest about 40 minutes before the alarm was set to go off on Monday morning. Neil Walker picked up his teammate, drove him to PNC Park, and on the way, they talked about the day that was..." April 01

  • 23d
    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Pirates' Opening Day lineup: LF-Marte, RF-Snider, CF-McCutchen, 3B-Alvarez, C-Martin, 2B-Walker, 1B-Ishikawa SS-Mercer, P-Liriano

  • Pittsburgh Pirates make several roster moves

    Fansided "The Pittsburgh Pirates will open up their 2014 campaign against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31st. As a Cubs fan myself, I’m very excited to watch these two National League Central Division rivals go at it to kick off the year. Now before the Pirates prepare themselves for their first home..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Pirates' season ticket sales up 40 percent

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates' breakout 2013 season paved the way for near historic levels of season ticket sales for 2014. The Pirates' season ticket base is up nearly 40 percent from last season and is at its second highest level in PNC Park history, according to club spokesman Brian Warecki. The Pirates also..." March 28

  • Desire to stay with Pirates made contract decision easy for left fielder Marte

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "In addition to the 31 million reasons to commit now to a contract extension, Starling Marte had a few that aren’t easily quantified. “I didn’t feel like I needed to wait because I like where I am, I have confidence where I am, I like the organization,” said Marte in Spanish, with his agent,..." March 28

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • Francisco Liriano cleared for Opening Day start

    Hardball Talk "Francisco Liriano‘s groin injury put his Opening Day start in jeopardy, but Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that the Pirates left-hander “has been given the green light” to pitch Game 1 against the Cubs. Liriano began last season on the disabled list with a broken right arm from an offseason..." March 27

  • Pirates opt to send Andrew Lambo to minors

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew Lambo faced a tall task this spring. He had to continue his crash-course reintroduction to first base, he had to fight for a position on the active roster and he had to prevent one from influencing the other. Lambo struggled at the plate and was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis..." March 26

  • Pirates reach 6-year extension with Marte

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates have reached a six-year contract extension with outfielder Starling Marte. The deal, confirmed by a source familiar with the negotiations, includes two club options. MLB Network Radio analyst Jim Duquette reported the deal is worth $31 million. If true, it would be twice as rich..." March 26

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions

    CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Dustin Morse @Twins_morsecode

    The @Twins have traded RHP Vance Worley to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

  • Pirates, D'Backs Have Discussed Didi Gregorius

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have had trade talks with the Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Last Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reported the D'Backs were making Gregorius available in trade, after Chris Owings won the team's starting shortstop job...." March 24

  • Marte, for now, nixes Pirates' multiyear offers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates are trying to sign outfielder Starling Marte to a multiyear contract, multiple sources confirmed to the Tribune-Review, but he turned down at least two offers this past winter. Marte, 25, will not be arbitration eligible until 2016 and cannot become a free agent until 2019. Although..." March 23

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