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UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Pirates sanitize LECOM Park as proactive measure vs. virus

The Pittsburgh Pirates have given their spring training home a deep clean as a proactive measure after a man in Manatee County tested positive for coronavirus.

Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds looks to back up breakout 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds would prefer to let his bat do the talking for him.

Pirates’ Josh Bell eager to prove 2019 was no fluke

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is eager to prove his breakout 2019 season was no fluke.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Pirates add Derek Holland, Robbie Erlin, JT Riddle ahead of spring training

Left-handers Derek Holland and Robbie Erlin agreed to minor league contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates along with catcher Andrew Susac and outfielder Charlie Tilson, and all four will report to …

Pirates president looks to ‘crack the code,’ build a winner

The new president of the Pittsburgh Pirates is confident owner Bob Nutting is committed to winning.

Manager Clint Hurdle hopes to return to Pirates in 2020

Clint Hurdle hopes to return for what would be his 10th season as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager in 2020.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

No bond for Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez in child sex case

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been ordered held without bond following his arrest on multiple felony charges including sexual assault of a minor.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Shed Long, Mariners beat Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings for sweep

Shed Long had three hits and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th on an unusual inning-ending double play as the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Kyle Lewis homers again as Mariners beat Pirates 4-1

After hitting four home runs in his first six games, Kyle Lewis finally hit a rough patch when he struck out four times in his last one. One day later, …

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 4-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Kyle Lewis homered for the fifth time in eight major-league games as the Mariners defeated the host Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night in interleague play.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Marco Gonzales pitches, hits Mariners to 6-0 victory in Pittsburgh

Gonzales pitched one of his best games of the season and he had his first hit as a Mariner – a double off Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller – to carry …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 6-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Marco Gonzales pitched seven shutout innings and the Mariners hit three solo home runs in a 6-0 victory against the host Pittsburgh Pirates in interleague play Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez arrested on child sex charges

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League …

MLB roundup: Anthony Rizzo sprains ankle for Cubs, who sweep Pirates

Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from the game with a sprained right ankle, putting a damper on the Chicago Cubs’ 16-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

MLB roundup: Anthony Rizzo hits grand slam, Cubs pound Pirates 17-8

Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam, Willson Contreras had two long solo homers and the Chicago Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 victory over the …

MLB roundup: Pirates’ Brian Moran strikes out brother in big league debut

Brian Moran became the first player in major league history to make his debut while on the mound facing his brother, striking out younger sibling Colin in the Miami Marlins’ …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

MLB capsules: Phillies pound out 17 hits, rout Pirates 12-3

J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including a homer and a triple, Corey Dickerson also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies got 17 hits in a 12-3 victory over the Pittsburgh …

MLB roundup: Jose Quintana, Cubs beat Pirates 7-1 in Williamsport

Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Pirates’ Jameson Taillon has elbow surgery, will miss 2020 season

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon will miss the 2020 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right elbow for a second time. The team said the right-hander underwent Tommy …

Pirates designate infielder Jung Ho Kang for assignment

Jung Ho Kang’s time with the Pittsburgh Pirates – and quite possibly in the major leagues – is over. The team designated the struggling South Korean third baseman/shortstop for assignment. …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

8 bans in Reds-Bucs brawl; Keone Kela 10 games, Amir Garrett 8, Yasiel Puig 3

Pittsburgh pitcher Keone Kela has been suspended for 10 games, Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett for eight and Yasiel Puig for three after a furious brawl between the Pirates and Reds. …

Bucs’ Keone Kela returns, doesn’t refute report of altercation

Pirates reliever Keone Kela has returned from a two-game suspension for an unspecified violation of his contract and was cagey when asked about what led to the ban. Yahoo Sports …

MLB roundup: Phils win in Pittsburgh on Hoskins’ HR; fan walks to plate

A fan casually walked to home plate and approached Philadelphia hitter Brad Miller for a handshake before being apprehended, and the Phillies later beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Sunday on …

‘Family’ reunion; Close ties still bind 1979 Pirates

It’s still a family affair for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. Forty years removed from the franchise’s last World Series title, the group that used the Sister Sledge song ‘We Are …

Mirror image: Pirates’ top pick Quinn Priester delivers on promise

Pittsburgh Pirates first-round pick Quinn Priester is ready for the challenge ahead. The 18-year-old pitcher signed a contract with the Pirates for a $3.4 million after being taken with the …

UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019

MLB roundup: Mike Moustakas home run earns fan new car as Brewers top Pirates

Mike Moustakas launched a homer that won a new car for a fan, NL MVP Christian Yelich hit his major-league leading 24th home run on his bobblehead day and the …

Pirates acquire right-hander Chris Stratton from Angels for cash

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired 28-year-old right-hander Chris Stratton from the Los Angeles Angels for cash. Stratton was 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA in five starts and two relief appearances …

UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019

Elbow strain forces Pirates to shut down Jameson Taillon for 4 weeks

Pittsburgh Pirates ace Jameson Taillon will be shut down for at least a month because of a strained right elbow. The team placed Taillon on the 10-day injured list after …

Jeff Banister back in Rangers ballpark, cherished time managing

Jeff Banister says he cherished his time as manager of the Texas Rangers. He was back in their ballpark seven months after he was fired, now as a special assistant …