Growing up on a dairy farm in New Hampshire, Neal Huntington knew at an early age that farming was not his calling. But he wanted to embark on a career for which he had the same passion that his father felt for the farm.
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Gerrit Cole, 26, will be counted on to lead a young rotation as the Pirates' Opening Day starter. He's already taken on that role in Pittsburgh's clubhouse, where teammates value his leadership, intensity and attention to detail.
Jameson Taillon's journey was so crazy that there surely were days he wondered if the breakthrough season he had in 2016 would ever come.
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Andrew McCutchen and the United States struck first on Tuesday in its World Baseball Classic semifinals matchup against Japan.
Pirates prospect Jose Osuna knows his strengths, his weaknesses and the opportunity in front of him.
Two-thirds of the Pirates' outfield returned to Spring Training on Tuesday as Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte were back in the clubhouse after the World Baseball Classic.
Catcher Jacob Stallings launched a game-tying homer in the eighth inning and Gift Ngoepe hit a walk-off single in the ninth, leading the Pirates to a 5-4 win over the Rays on Tuesday afternoon at LECOM Park.
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John Jaso made his third-base debut on Tuesday, and it would be generous to say it was uneventful.
After his first taste of the Major Leagues, Adam Frazier went home last October with a few goals in mind.
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Pittsburgh used the long ball on Monday to take a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Pirates made another round of Spring Training roster cuts on Monday, sending four pitchers to Minor League camp.
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The Pirates are replacing the protective netting behind home plate at PNC Park and extending it further down the baselines this season in the interest of fan safety, the club announced Monday.
Who will round out the Pirates' rotation? Whoever can "put a foot down and grab it" over the next two weeks, pitching coach Ray Searage said.
The Blue Jays rallied for four ninth-inning runs against reliever Antonio Bastardo, but the Pirates rallied back for three more -- keyed by Gift Ngoepe's RBI double -- in the bottom of the ninth, leading to an 11-11 tie Sunday afternoon at LECOM Park.
For three innings on Sunday afternoon, Gerrit Cole breezed through the Blue Jays lineup. He faced the minimum nine hitters, struck out five and mixed in all four pitches. Then he came up with a new game plan in the fourth inning: Let them hit it to left fielder Alen Hanson.
Opening Day is two weeks from Monday, and the Pirates are still awaiting Jung Ho Kang's arrival in camp.
The Pirates batted around in the third inning against the Phillies' likely Opening Day starter, Jeremy Hellickson, en route to an 13-8 Grapefruit League win Saturday at Spectrum Field.
Steven Brault had just come out of Saturday's game when he hopped on the exercise bike in the clubhouse and started pedaling. Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage approached him to discuss a mistake, and they both knew what it was.
It's generally unwise to get caught up in Spring Training results, particularly later in games when regulars are replaced by reserves and Minor Leaguers, but Felipe Rivero is off to a particularly sharp start.
The Pirates' rotation competition rolled on and remained open Friday. Right-hander Drew Hutchison gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 1/3 inefficient innings in an 8-6 loss to the Orioles at LECOM Park.
Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini launched a towering home run, leading an early attack against Pirates rotation candidate Drew Hutchison as Baltimore beat Pittsburgh, 8-6, on Friday afternoon at LECOM Park.
A pair of top 20 overall prospects -- Michael Kopech and Francis Martes -- put together dominant outings on the mound and were among Friday's top prospect performers.
Clint Hurdle knows all about Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks. As manager of the Pirates, he sees more than his share of them and the Cubs' lineup that works behind them.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert met with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, GM Neal Huntington and Pittsburgh's players before Friday's game against the Orioles at LECOM Park.
The Pirates made another round of Spring Training roster cuts on Friday morning, sending five players across town to Pirate City. Pittsburgh optioned reliever Dovydas Neverauskas and infielder Chris Bostick to Triple-A Indianapolis and reassigned outfielder Barrett Barnes, infielder Erich Weiss and catcher Christian Kelley to Minor League camp.
Efficiency was the key to starter Ivan Nova's turnaround with the Pirates last season. He pounded the strike zone. He threw two complete games and needed fewer than 100 pitches to finish both. He avoided walks like he'd become allergic to them.
Christian Vazquez helped his cause to win the backup catching spot for the Red Sox by logging a pair of hits in Thursday night's 4-3 win over the Pirates.
For Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, the World Baseball Classic was just as good -- if not better -- the second time around.