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Former World Series MVP Freese fitting in with Pirates

April 5, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The fairy tale, the one where David Freese morphed from couch-sleeping role player to World Series MVP for his hometown team, is over. more »»

Pirates, Polanco strike $35M deal through ‘21

April 5, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with promising outfielder Gregory Polanco that runs well into the next decade. more »»

Pirates eye hosting MLB opener as sign of respect

April 3, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have spent the last three years making believers out of everybody, even the schedule makers. more »»

Barnhart, Reds beat Pirates in Indy exhibition

April 3, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tucker Barnhart got three hits and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of the windy conditions to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-6 Saturday in a spring training wrapup. more »»

Pirates looking for better start in 2016

April 2, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The summers have not been the problem for the Pittsburgh Pirates under Clint Hurdle. more »»

Joyce, Cervelli, Rodriguez homer for Bucs

April 1, 2016 PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Joyce, Francisco Cervelli and Sean Rodriguez homered in the first two innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Tampa Bay Rays 13-8 at spring training on Thursda. more »»

McCutchen homers as Pirates, Red Sox play to tie

March 31, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco doubled twice as the Pittsburgh Pirates played to a 4-4, nine-inning tie Wednesday with a Boston Red Sox split squad. more »»

Vogelsong strong in win for Pittsburgh

March 15, 2016 FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run of the spring and Dustin Pedroia had two hits for the Red Sox on Monday in Boston’s 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirate. more »»

J.D. Martinez homers as Tigers beat Pirates 3-0

March 13, 2016 LAKELAND, Fla. — Francisco Rodriguez made his spring debut for Detroit and pitched an inning in relief of Mike Pelfrey, helping the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. more »»

Raise it in Bradenton

March 12, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen got just his second hit of the spring — a long solo home run — and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. more »»

David Freese agrees to $3 million, 1-year deal with Pittsburgh

March 12, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. — Infielder David Freese and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract. The 32-year-old, an All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012, hit. more »»

Rays beat Pirates as Smyly pitches three scoreless

March 11, 2016 PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Drew Smyly allowed two hits in 3 1/3 shutout innings and Desmond Jennings hit his first home run Thursday in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Cardinals’ Peralta undergoes thumb surgery

March 11, 2016 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta had surgery Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and likely will be sidelined for about 10-to-12 weeks. more »»

Shaw’s 3 RBIs help Red Sox beat Pirates

March 10, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Travis Shaw kept making a solid impression for the Boston Red Sox, homering and driving in three runs Wednesday during a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirate. more »»

Top prospects lead Astros split squad past Pirates

March 7, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Houston prospect Matt Duffy homered twice and Carlos Correa had two hits to lead an Astros split squad over the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-8 on Sunday. more »»

Bucs’ Cervelli eager to show breakout season was no fluke

February 28, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A year ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates knew as little about catcher Francisco Cervelli as he knew about them. more »»

Veteran Vogelsong hoping to catch on with the Pirates

February 27, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — There was no excited buzz around Pittsburgh in December when the Pirates signed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. more »»

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