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Pittsburgh Pirates Acquire 1B Ike Davis Moments before yesterday’s first pitch the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets completed a trade the sent 1B Ike Davis to the Pirates for minor league right-handed reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be na (More...)

Indianapolis Indians News and Notes: Polanco, Taillon, Cumpton, Lambo The Indianapolis Indians swept the Columbus Clippers this weekend in Columbus. This was my first opportunity to have the pleasure of watching Gregory Polanco play a series. Polanco cert (More...)

Pirates sign Starling Marte to a 6yr/$31mil contract The Pirates and Starling Marte have agreed to a 6yr/31mil contract extension, pending a physical. Marte’s deal covers all of his five pre-arbitration and arbitration years. In addition, it covers (More...)

The Pirates have acquired SP Vance Worley from the Twins for cash considerations. Worley, 26, has had MLB success with the Phillies, and pitched 2 games for them in the 2011 NLDS. He was hit hard last year postings 7.21 ERA in 48.2 innings for the Twins, (More...)

~Pirates backup catcher Chris Stewart had minor knee surgery and will be out 6-8 weeks, Tony Sanchez will open the season as the Pirates backup catcher, with Omir Santos and Nevin Ashley serving as depth in AAA. ~Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (More...)

Report: Pirates willing to move Tabata, Mazzaro, and Snider Today Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported that the Pirates were willing to listen to trade offers for Jose Tabata, Travis Snider, and Vin Mazzaro. Tabata is still young at 2 (More...)

Mark Melancon was undeniably the Pirates best relief pitcher in 2013. The All-Star posted an incredible overall season stat line, and filled in admirably as the closer when Jason Grilli went down with an injury. Melancon’s 2013 season totals But he (More...)

Videos of Gerrit Cole Pitching Against Twins In Friday’s “B” game against the Twins, Gerrit Cole gave up two runs and struck out four in three innings. Cole allowed a opposite field 2-run HR to left handed batter Jermaine Mitchell on a f (More...)

What Happens During Minor League Practice at Pirate City? Located in Bradenton, Florida, Pirate City is the training complex for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s here where the Pirates prepare for their Grapefruit League season. Once the big club is don (More...)

2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Preview: Outfield Article By: Jim Falbo | @BuccoSharkTank For my first series of articles I will do a brief position by position analysis of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Barring trade or injury, the 2014 Pirates will carry the same four (More...)