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Pirates roster moves, 8/9/20

August 9, 2020

The Pirates have placed infielder/outfielder Phillip Evans on the 45-day injured list and have recalled infielder/outfielder José Osuna from the club’s alternate training site. Evans sustained a concussion and injuries to the face and mouth during yesterday’s game. In addition, RHP Nick Mears has been optioned to the club’s alternate

Roster move

August 8, 2020

The Pirates have selected RHP Nick Mears to the Major League roster from their alternate training facility in Altoona, PA, and have optioned LHP Miguel Del Pozo. Mears will be wearing uniform #70

Roster move

August 5, 2020

The Pirates have reinstated infielder/outfielder JT Riddle, who began the season on the injured list with a right abdomen strain. The Pirates have also placed RHP Nick Burdi on the 45-day injured list with a right elbow injury.

Pirates roster move

August 2, 2020

The Pirates have acquired RHP Tyler Bashlor from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Robbie Erlin has been designated for assignment. The 27-year-old Bashlor appeared in 24 games with the Mets last season and 24 in 2018. He did

Roster moves

July 28, 2020

The Pirates today placed RHP Kyle Crick on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder (lat muscle strain) and RHP Clay Holmes on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain. RHP Geoff Hartlieb has been recalled and LHP Miguel Del Pozo has been selected to the Major

Pirates announce small business support initiative as part of team’s “Family Forever” campaign

Initiative to Support Six North Side Small Businesses and Six Local Nonprofit Organizations
July 28, 2020

Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced a season-long initiative in partnership with PNC, aimed at supporting several small businesses and nonprofits from around the city in continued commitment towards creating a stronger community. The Pirates and Pirates Charities relied on the North Side Chamber of Commerce and the African American Chamber

Pirates announce virtual fan experience

In-Game Experience Brought to Fans Mobile Devices via the Pirates Ballpark App and Social Media Platforms
July 25, 2020

As the Pittsburgh Pirates plan for the return of baseball and a new experience for Opening Day PNC on Monday, the Club announced today plans for a virtual ballpark gameday to connect with fans who cannot attend games. The Pirates will take a number of in-game entertainment elements, ballpark activations

Statement From Pirates president Travis Williams

July 22, 2020

“I am extremely proud of our staff’s effort, together with the support of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, to very quickly present Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays with an option to host their home games here at PNC Park during the 2020

Statement from Pirates President Travis Williams on Possibility of PNC Park Hosting Toronto Blue Jays Games

July 20, 2020

“In an effort to help in the return of the game we all love, we continue to have active discussions with Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays organization regarding the possibility of hosting home games for the Blue Jays at PNC Park this season. This will be a

Pirates and Indians to play three exhibition games

July 13, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they will play three exhibition games against the Cleveland Indians on July 18, 20 and 22, leading up to Opening Day of the 2020 regular season on Friday, July 24. The Bucs will host the Tribe at PNC Park this Saturday, July 18, at 7:05

Pirates announce 2021 regular season schedule

July 9, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today released their 2021 regular season schedule, which will feature the Bucs opening the season in Chicago for three games against the Cubs beginning on Thursday, April 1. It will mark the 22nd time that the Pirates will begin their season against the Cubs (first time in

Pirates announce 60-game 2020 season schedule

July 6, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today released their 60-game regular season schedule for the 2020 season, which will feature the Bucs opening the season with a three-game series in St. Louis beginning on Friday, July 24. This will mark the 33rd time in Club history in which the Pirates will play the

Pirates sign final three 2020 Draft selections, including Competitive Balance A pick Carmen Mlodzinski

July 2, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed Competitive Balance A round selection Carmen Mlodzinski (pronounced ma-JINSK-ee), second round pick Jared Jones and third round pick Nick Garcia from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. Pittsburgh also signed non-drafted free agent catcher Joe Jimenez on Thursday. The 21-year-old Mlodzinski (selected 31st

Pirates sign 2020 fourth round selection Jack Hartman 

June 29, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Jack Hartman, the club’s fourth round selection (108th overall) in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old Hartman went 1-0 with four saves, a 3.00 ERA (12.0ip/4er) and 22 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances as a senior this past season

Pirates Roster for Spring Training 2.0

June 28, 2020

In addition to the suspension of RHP Edgar Santana, the Pirates have outrighted RHP Yacksel Rios off the 40-man roster. Attached is the current roster for spring training 2.0: POSITIONAL MANAGER & COACHES 17 Shelton, Derek (manager) 86 Andrade, Heberto (Coaching Asst.) 16 Brock, Tarrik (First Base) 89 Comadena, Jordan

MLB suspends Pirates RHP Edgar Santana

June 28, 2020

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Edgar Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. “The Pirates are disappointed to learn of today’s

Pirates sign 2020 fifth-round selection Logan Hofmann

June 27, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Logan Hofmann, the club’s fifth round selection (138th overall) in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. The 20-year-old Hofmann earned second-team All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball in 2020 after not allowing an earned run in 28.0 innings of work while also

Pirates to utilize PNG Field in Altoona as club's alternate training facility

June 25, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates, in conjunction with the Altoona Curve, today announced the club will use Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona as an alternate training facility for the 2020 season. "The Pirates organization is appreciative of the long-standing relationship we have had for over two decades with the Altoona Curve,"

Pirates sign 2020 first round selection Nick Gonzales

June 24, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed shortstop Nick Gonzales, the club’s first round selection (seventh overall) in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old Gonzales was named the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s National Player-of-the-Year in 2020 and a first-team All-American by the same publication after hitting .448 (26-for-58) with

Pirates select Carmen Mlodzinski 31st overall in Competitive Balance "A" round of 2020 Draft

June 10, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have drafted right-handed pitcher Carmen Mlodzinski with the 31st overall selection in the Competitive Balance A round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old Mlodzinski was a Baseball America second-team pre-season All-American selection as a redshirt sophomore in 2020 at the University of

Pirates select Nick Gonzales 7th overall in 2020 Draft

June 10, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have drafted shortstop Nick Gonzales with the seventh overall selection in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old Gonzales was rated as the No. 5 overall draft prospect by both MLBPipeline and Baseball America. Baseball America also tabbed him as the third-best "Hitter" and

Pirates partner with Allegheny Health Network to honor local healthcare workers at PNC Park

Doctors, Nurses and Hospital Staff Invited to PNC Park for a Special Day on the Field
June 6, 2020

Today, the Pirates teamed-up with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) to honor doctors, nurses and hospital staff at PNC Park as part of a special AHN Heroes Day. Representing the thousands of front-line healthcare workers who serve our community, the Pirates invited several AHN employees and their families to enjoy a

Chris Archer undergoes surgery

June 3, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that right-handed pitcher Chris Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) on Tuesday, June 2. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson at Washington University in St. Louis. After consulting with several leading vascular and orthopedic surgeons in recent

Pirates join Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Eat’n Park to volunteer for the Pittsburgh Citipark’s Grab-and-Go lunch distribution event

Pirates Bench Coach Don Kelly and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Scott Schubert Join in Volunteer Effort
May 29, 2020

Today, Pirates Charities joined with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pittsburgh’s Citiparks, local partner Eat’n Park and others at the Paulsen Recreation Center to distribute boxed lunches, provided by Eat’n Park in partnership with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, to Pittsburgh city school children. The event is part of

Pirates Charities partners with Topps and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers on youth baseball card program

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers Featured with Pirates Players on Cards for Local Youth
May 19, 2020

Pirates Charities, in partnership with the Topps Company, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers, today announced the launch of the 2020 Pirates Charities Pittsburgh Police Baseball Card Program. The unique program features Pirates players and City of Pittsburgh Police officers on trading cards used to encourage positive youth behavior.