| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:21 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Clint Hurdle is going to get a chance to finish a turnaround he's started with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press the Pirates are planning to extend the third-year...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:15 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting looked over the $10 million renovation of McKechnie Field — the team's spring training home — and took a moment to marvel at how far the franchise has come since he took over...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:01 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Justin Morneau was on Vance Worley's side this time.
That's the way the right-hander likes it.
Morneau hit a three-run double for Minnesota and the newcomer Worley pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:11 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Clint Hurdle no longer digs his cleats in the dirt. That's a thrill he believes should be reserved for players. Besides, the Pittsburgh Pirates manager has too much on his mind these days to fool around in the batter's box...
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss Major League Baseball managers. Check back throughout the day for more responses and weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Down goes (Bob) Geren! Who will follow him......
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:40 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Karstens shut down the Houston Astros and pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates into a tie for first place in the NL Central.
Karstens threw a five-hitter and Andrew McCutchen tripled and drove in two runs as the surging Pirates opened...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 6:07 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves in an unfamiliar position Sunday, needing to bounce back after All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan blew a save.
Hanrahan gave up Chris Johnson's tying double in the eighth inning for his first...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 6:34 AM
Bruce Bochy has already picked the Phillies as his World Series favorite, and that's coming from the manager who knows something about Philadelphia's aces.
The Colorado Rockies consider themselves a legitimate title contender, too, even if they have...
| May 15, 2011
| 3:18 PM
MILWAUKEE - Kevin Correia’s road dominance ended quickly.
Correia, perfect in five road starts this season, surrendered four runs in the first 12 pitches and six overall in a 9-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
“I’ve had a...
| May 17, 2011
| 8:00 PM
One week ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates were 18-17 and savoring the taste of being above .500 that late in the regular season for the first time since 2004.
Six defeats later, the Pirates were happy to get a day off when Tuesday’s game against the...