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Bucs add top prospect Meadows, trade Gift Monday, 20 November 2017, 11:55 pm

The Pirates added three Minor Leaguers, including top prospect Austin Meadows, to their 40-man roster on Monday, protecting them from being selected in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Pittsburgh also cut ties with shortstop Gift Ngoepe .

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Pirates unveil 2018 promotional schedule Monday, 20 November 2017, 5:59 pm

The Pirates on Monday released their promotional schedule for next year and announced that single-game tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale Dec. 8.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bonds makes sixth Hall of Fame ballot Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:24 pm

The last three years, Barry Bonds has inched forward in the Hall of Fame voting. Is this the year he takes a big step into Cooperstown?

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in Sunday, 19 November 2017, 6:15 pm

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

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Hello spring: Schedules are out Saturday, 18 November 2017, 6:14 pm

The Pirates open their Spring Training schedule on Feb. 23 against the Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla., with their home debut set for Feb. 24 vs. the Yankees at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla. The Bucs' 33-game slate in Florida ends March 27 on the road against the Phillies.

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Tumpane's heroics share Best Trending Topic Friday, 17 November 2017, 11:43 pm

The Indians' 22-game winning streak, a national phenomenon as the wins piled up, has been honored with an Esurance MLB Award for the Best Trending Topic category. Umpire John Tumpane, who helped save a woman's life on the Roberto Clemente Bridge prior to calling the Rays vs. Pirates game on June 28 at PNC Park, was also honored.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Oliver Macklin

Taillon shares Best Moment for amazing return Friday, 17 November 2017, 11:38 pm

Every season has them, the rare moments when the numbers on the scoreboard seem to matter less. We're talking about the great moments that transcend baseball, the ones that pepper highlight reels for generations, more for their backstory and the impact they'll have on a player, a team, a community, going forward.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Joe Trezza

Bucs deciding who to protect from Rule 5 Draft Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:25 pm

The Pirates have until 8 p.m. ET on Monday to protect eligible players from the Rule 5 Draft, forcing the front office to evaluate their farm system and 40-man roster.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Hill rakes in final game of AFL regular season Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:13 pm

Logan Hill can head into the offseason full of confidence after leading Glendale to a 11-3 win over Salt River in the Arizona Fall League's regular-season finale on Thursday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | William Boor

Bucs get Competitive Balance pick in 2018 Draft Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:26 pm

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Inbox: Do Pirates plan to stick with Polanco? Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:43 pm

How much patience will the Bucs have with Gregory Polanco? Do they consider Gerrit Cole an ace? Adam Berry answers these questions and more in the Pirates Inbox.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Source: Pirates may explore Walker return Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:16 am

The Pirates have "some interest" in a reunion with free agent Neil Walker, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi on Wednesday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs open-minded about Kang returning in '18 Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:48 am

The Pirates have watched Jung Ho Kang play winter ball, but they still don't know if they'll see him in Pittsburgh next year.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bell finishes 3rd in NL Rookie of the Year voting Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:57 pm

Pirates first baseman Josh Bell finished third to the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who was unanimously voted the National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday. Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong finished second.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Hearn dominates again in latest AFL outing Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11:26 pm

Pirates lefty Taylor Hearn fired three innings of one-hit baseball to help Glendale defeat Scottsdale, 12-7, on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona Fall League action.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Mitch Vareldzis

Keller continues to dominate in Fall League Friday, 10 November 2017, 10:27 pm

With the Arizona Fall League winding down, Mitch Keller is doing his part to end his time in the desert on a high note. Keller, Pittsburgh's No. 2 prospect, turned in one of his better Fall League outings on Friday, as he allowed two hits, walked one and struck out a pair over four scoreless innings to help pace Glendale to a 3-1 victory over Scottsdale at Camelback Ranch.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Mike Rosenbaum

Inbox: Why not Frazier at 2B, Harrison at 3B? Thursday, 9 November 2017, 12:05 am

Why does no one mention starting Adam Frazier at second base and Josh Harrison at third with David Freese being a fill-in? Beat reporter Adam Berry fields this question and more from Pirates fans in his latest Inbox.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Freese falls short of first Gold Glove Award Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:35 am

For the second straight year, David Freese was thrust into a nearly everyday role with the Pirates. After splitting time between first and third base in 2016, he settled in at third this season.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Keller named AFL Pitcher of the Week Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 4:55 pm

Less than two months after helping the Double-A Altoona Curve win an Eastern League title, Mitch Keller is quickly making a name for himself in the Arizona Fall League. He was named the AFL Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after pitching five innings of one-hit ball and allowing no runs in a winning effort against the Scottsdale Scorpions last Monday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Kyle Wilcox

Parker on Hall of Fame's Modern Era ballot Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:01 pm

Nine former big league players and one executive comprise the 10-name Modern Baseball Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 10 at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Monday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Barry M. Bloom

Pirates claim lefty Turley off waivers Monday, 6 November 2017, 10:36 pm

The Pirates added one left-hander to their roster and removed another on Monday, beginning the annual offseason shuffle on the day free agency officially opened. The Bucs claimed lefty Nik Turley off waivers from the Twins and sent veteran Dan Runzler outright to Triple-A Indianapolis. Runzler, 32, will likely become a free agent.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs going for improvement over acquisitions Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:25 pm

Pittsburgh isn't likely to get involved with any marquee free agents given its small-market budget. Even though the Pirates must improve across the board after back-to-back losing seasons, their roster isn't exactly littered with holes to fill. Nearly everyone is set to return -- and, they hope, bounce back.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Keller among Fall Stars Game's top performers Sunday, 5 November 2017, 4:50 am

Another Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game is in the books and, not surprisingly given the talent at Salt River Fields at one time on Saturday evening, there were a number of outstanding performances throughout the 4-2 East Stars victory.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Bucs exercise $14.5M option on McCutchen Friday, 3 November 2017, 10:08 pm

The Pirates exercised the club option for the 2018 season on outfielder Andrew McCutchen on Friday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs officially extend coaches through 2019 Thursday, 2 November 2017, 8:09 pm

General manager Neal Huntington said before the Pirates' final game of the season that manager Clint Hurdle's entire coaching staff would return next season, and the club made it official on Thursday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Inbox: Should Bucs have dealt for S-Rod? Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 5:26 pm

Beat reporterAdam Berry answers fans' questions about the Pirates' deal to reacquire Sean Rodriguez, Max Moroff's role for next season and much more in the latest Inbox.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Keller fires five strong frames for Glendale Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:35 pm

Nearly two weeks ago, a pair of the Arizona Fall League's top right-handers squared off against each other. On Oct. 17, it was the Yankees' Albert Abreu who out-pitched the Pirates' Mitch Keller with five shutout innings. In a rematch on Monday, Keller put up five zeros of his own to help the Glendale Desert Dogs beat Abreu and the Scottsdale Scorpions, 3-2.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Young slugger answers Bell at first base Friday, 27 October 2017, 2:58 pm

For all the questions the Pirates faced throughout this frustrating season, one answer emerged. They finally found their first baseman.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Pirates to hold PiratesFest at PNC Park Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 8:04 pm

The Pirates on Wednesday announced that this year's PiratesFest will take place at PNC Park for the first time ever on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Inbox: Any young power hitters on the way? Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 4:31 pm

Pirates beat reporter Adam Berry answers questions about Minor League prospects, baserunning and more.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Kramer shows power stroke for Glendale Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 11:02 pm

Kevin Kramer is healthy again, and the power stroke that he started to develop in Double-A in 2017 was on display on Tuesday afternoon in the Arizona Fall League. Kramer hit his first home run of the AFL season as his home Glendale Desert Dogs beat the Peoria Javelinas, 3-2, at Camelback Ranch.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Doug Miller

Bucs announce Spring Training schedule Monday, 23 October 2017, 8:12 pm

The Pirates' 50th season of Spring Training in Bradenton, Fla., will begin on Feb. 24 with a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Yankees.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Glasnow will refine, not rebuild, for 2018 Friday, 20 October 2017, 3:01 pm

After a season that began and ended with disappointing stints in the Majors, there may not appear to be much that Tyler Glasnow can build off heading into next year. The good news? At least he doesn't have to rebuild.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Pirates' Top 30 prospects list Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:56 am

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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