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The Pittsburgh Pirates today reinstated right-handed pitcher Richard Rodríguez from the 10-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation). To make room on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
Infielder/outfielder José Osuna has also been recalled from Indianapolis. To make room for Osuna on the 25-man active roster, catcher Jacob Stallings has been optioned to Triple-A.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today reinstated right-handed pitcher Richard Rodríguez from the 10-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation). To make room on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
Infielder/outfielder José Osuna has also been recalled from Indianapolis. To make room for Osuna on the 25-man active roster, catcher Jacob Stallings has been optioned to Triple-A.

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Pirates sign 2018 first round selection Travis Swaggerty

Team to introduce Swaggerty at 4 p.m. press conference this afternoon

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed outfielder Travis Swaggerty, the 10th overall selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Pirates Executive Vice President and General Manager Neal Huntington and Senior Director of Scouting Joe DelliCarri.

The 20-year-old Swaggerty hit .296 (63-for-213) with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 38 RBI and a .526 slugging percentage in 57 games as a junior this season for the University of South Alabama.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed outfielder Travis Swaggerty, the 10th overall selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Pirates Executive Vice President and General Manager Neal Huntington and Senior Director of Scouting Joe DelliCarri.

The 20-year-old Swaggerty hit .296 (63-for-213) with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 38 RBI and a .526 slugging percentage in 57 games as a junior this season for the University of South Alabama.

Swaggerty was named a pre-season first-team All-America by Baseball America, D1Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Perfect Game/Rawlings and College Sports Madness. He was also named to the USA Baseball Preseason Golden Spikes Watch List. He was also a first-team selection to the Sun Belt Conference post-season team as an outfielder.

"We are thrilled to welcome Travis and his family into our organization today" said DelliCarri. "We are looking forward to the opportunity for our development staff to work with Travis' physical skill sets, in combination with his strong grit and determination, in maximizing all his abilities during his path to playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates."

During the summer of 2017, Swaggerty appeared in 19 games for the USA Baseball Collegiate National team, where he ranked second on the team in hits (21) and on-base percentage (.449) and third in stolen bases (six) and batting average (.328).

As a freshman in 2016, the 5-foot-11 Swaggerty was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball. He was also named to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional all-tournament team.

Swaggerty, who was signed by Pirates Area Scouting Supervisor Darren Mazeroski, will begin his professional career with the West Virginia Black Bears.

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Jung Ho Kang

Infielder Jung Ho Kang has been reinstated from the Restricted List and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
He is officially on Pittsburgh's 40-man roster, which now stands at 40 players.

Infielder Jung Ho Kang has been reinstated from the Restricted List and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
He is officially on Pittsburgh's 40-man roster, which now stands at 40 players.

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Pirates Homestand Highlights Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pirates return to PNC Park for the seventh time in 2018

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the seventh homestand of the season, a 10-game stop vs the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks.

The homestand is highlighted by Free Shirt Friday and Dollar Dog Night on Friday, June 15; Hawaiian Shirt Night on Saturday, June 16; Saturday Night Block Parties on June 16 and June 23 and Sunday Kids Days on June 17 and June 24.

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the seventh homestand of the season, a 10-game stop vs the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks.

The homestand is highlighted by Free Shirt Friday and Dollar Dog Night on Friday, June 15; Hawaiian Shirt Night on Saturday, June 16; Saturday Night Block Parties on June 16 and June 23 and Sunday Kids Days on June 17 and June 24.

Friday, June 15, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds (7:05 p.m.)
Chevron STEM Zone: Pirates executives and staff will be joined by Chevron employees and representatives from
the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh this morning at PNC Park to open the Chevron STEM Zone -- an experiential, hands-on learning exhibit along PNC Park's Riverwalk. Designed in partnership with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the STEM Zone includes educational exercises and interactive displays focused on the science of the game.
Vegan Night: Join the Pirates, vegan enthusiasts, and all animal lovers for our second Vegan Night at PNC Park. Each ticket includes access to the exclusive Vegan Menu in the Picnic Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and a Corner Box seat for tonight's game. Order your tickets now at pirates.com/Vegan to take advantage of the pregame picnic menu that includes a Hawaiian macaroni salad, baked beans, vegan burger and more.
Free Shirt Friday: Tonight, the Pirates popular Free Shirt Fridays continue as the first 20,000 fans, with paid admission, will receive a Pirates tee, presented by Sheetz.
Dollar Dog Night: As a special thank you to the fans, the Pirates announced the Dollar Dog fan value promotion, presented by Sugardale, on select Friday nights at PNC Park. During one of the eight "Dollar Dog" nights throughout the season, fans can visit any North Shore concession stand throughout the ballpark and purchase regular hot dogs for just one dollar each.
Beer Passport Night: Beer Passport ticket holders ages 21 and older are invited to a 90-minute beer sampling event that begins when gates open at 5:30 p.m. For more information and to order tickets, visit pirates.com/beerpassport.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Night: The Pirates along with Prevent Suicide PA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention invite you to join us for Suicide Prevention Awareness Night at PNC Park. Come out to support the Pirates while raising awareness for suicide prevention as a portion of all ticket proceeds go to support Prevent Suicide PA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/stopsuicide.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds (4:05 p.m.)
Pitch, Hit and Run: Today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Pirates will host the Pitch, Hit and Run Team
Championship on the field at PNC Park. Pitch, Hit & Run is an exciting baseball/softball skills competition that provides boys and girls, ages seven to 14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Competitors in the Team Championship, one hosted by each MLB Club, have earned their way by winning their Local and Sectional competitions. The top scores nationwide at Team Championships earn an all-expense paid trip to the MLB All-Star Game to compete in the National Finals competition.
Hawaiian Shirt Night: Today, the first 20,000 fans with paid admission will receive a Pirates Hawaiian shirt, presented by AT&T SportsNet.
Block Party: Come down early to join us before today's game for the Margaritaville Saturday Jim Beam Block Party starting at 2:30 p.m. on Federal Street. Fans are invited to come party on the street as food and beer sales will be available and a live music with Tom Watt & the Fruitcakes. Pirates alumni Vernon Law will sign autographs at the Leinenkugel Bar that will be located on Federal Street.
University Night with Penn State: Today, the Pirates will host University Night with Penn State University. All fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/PSU hat. This season the Pirates will host 10 University Nights on select dates. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. For complete information and a list of the 2018 University Nights visit pirates.com/universitynights.
THON Night: Today, join fellow Penn State students, alumni and fans to help raise money For The Kids in support of the annual PSU THON. THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. A portion of ticket proceeds through this offer will be donated to the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/THON.
Domestic Violence Awareness: Today, the Pirates along with Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA, Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, and more invite fans to join us in saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault during this year's Domestic Violence Awareness DAY at PNC Park. Be sure to stop by the Federal Street Resource Fair to learn more about PA SAYS NO MORE campaign.
Pregame Ceremony: Today in a pregame ceremony, the Pirates will recognize Todd Smith, the 2018 PCADV's Excellence in Male Leader Award Winner -- this award honors community leaders who demonstrate healthy masculinity, promote healthy relationships, serve as a positive mentor to boys and young men, and who are allies to those working as advocates against domestic and sexual violence.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds (1:35 p.m.) -- Father's Day and Kids Day
Catch for Cancer: This Father's Day, the Pirates have partnered with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) to host
"Catch for Cancer," a fundraising and awareness event for prostate cancer, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. inside PNC Park. Fundraisers will have the opportunity to play catch on the field at PNC Park, receive complimentary tickets to the afternoon game, and a chance to win autographed merchandise. The top three fundraisers will have an exclusive opportunity to meet players Josh Harrison, Francisco Cervelli, or Jameson Taillon.
Kids Day: Come down early and join the fun as the #1 Cochran Family Fun Zone will be open on Federal Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lined up outside PNC Park will be inflatable rides, face painting, information about the Bucaroos Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A and more.
Kids and Dads Cap: Today, all kids ages 14 and younger and dads, with paid admission, will receive a special Pirates cap, presented by Kennywood.
Kids AND Dads Run the Bases: Kids attending today's game are invited to stick around after to run the bases on the field at PNC Park with the Kids Run the Bases, presented by Rivendale. Today, in celebration of Father's Day, all dads in attendance are welcome to run the bases with their kids.
Girl Scouts Day: Today the Pirates present Girl Scouts Day at PNC Park, a celebration of area Girl Scouts and their families and friends. Participating Girl Scouts will also receive a Pittsburgh Pirates Girl Scout Day patch. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/girlscouts.

Monday, June 18, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)
Action Math: Tonight, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington and his wife Becca will participate in a special
pregame on-field ceremony recognizing the winners of Pirates Charities Action Math Baseball World Series. The winning team, the Thunder Badgers from Valley Grove School District, competed against 55 other teams at the May 5 Action Math Baseball World Series. The event was the culmination of a season where over 2,000 students around the region used baseball statistics to learn math concepts and play simulated baseball games.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)
Pups in the Park: Fans can enjoy Bucco baseball with their pooch as the Pirates host one of 11 Pup Nights,
presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish, at PNC Park. Each ticket package (1 person & 1 dog) costs just $36 with additional human tickets available for $36 each. A portion of the proceeds benefit local animal shelters and seats are limited and subject to availability. For complete information, visit pirates.com/pups.
Pirates Play Ball Team of the Game: The Pirates continue the season-long initiative honoring a youth baseball/softball team(s) of the game during every Tuesday home game. Tonight, the Pirates will honor the Seton LaSalle Varsity Softball Team. The Seton LaSalle team won the WPIAL Class 2A Section 1 and senior shortstop, Lexi Wagner, was recently named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year for softball. Wagner hit .680 with 14 home runs and 39 RBIs and is now committed to play at the University of Oregon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)
Meeting with Andy: Tonight, Pirates Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to meet with Pirates alumni,
five-time gold glove outfielder Andy Van Slyke. Tonight's meet and greet is in the PNC Park Press Conference Room
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is exclusively for Season Ticket Holders who preregistered for the event.
University Night with Robert Morris: Tonight, the Pirates will host University Night with Robert Morris
University. All fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/RMU hat. This season the Pirates will host 10 University Nights on select dates. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. For complete information and a list of the 2018 University Nights visit pirates.com/universitynights.
Clear Thoughts Foundation Night: Tonight, the Pirates and the Clear Thoughts Foundation invite you to join us for Clear Thoughts Foundation Night, to help raise funds for research to find a cure for dementia. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/CTF.
Alzheimer's Awareness Night: Tonight, the Pirates join with the Alzheimer's Association to host Alzheimer's Awareness Night as we work to continue the movement to end Alzheimer's disease. A portion of each ticket purchased through this offer will go towards the Alzheimer's Association's The Longest Day fundraising efforts. For tickets and information, visit pirates.com/ALZ.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:05 p.m.)
Military Day: Come out to support and honor our brave American military service men and women. The Pirates
will wear their new Military Days jerseys and special caps.
On-Field Military Ceremony: As part of today's Military Day efforts, a group from the Heroes Supporting Heroes
will be honored during a pregame on-field ceremony and hosted in the Pirates Charities Suite. The mission of Heroes Supporting Heroes is to support stable and safe housing for military members and their families, senior citizens and others in need.
50/50 Raffle: Today's Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will benefit the Heroes Supporting Heroes.
Season Ticket Holders Tailgate: Tonight, Pirates Season Ticket Holders will have the chance to take part in a special pregame catered tailgate in Picnic Park on the PNC Riverwalk. Tonight's tailgate is exclusively for Season Ticket Holders who preregistered for the event.
University Night with West Virginia University: Tonight, the Pirates will host University Night with West Virginia University. All fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/WVU hat. This season the Pirates will host 10 University Nights on select dates. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. For complete information and a list of the 2018 University Nights visit pirates.com/universitynights.

Friday, June 22, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:05 p.m.)
Miller Lite Happy Hour: Tonight, and now every Friday Night home game, the Pirates will host a special Happy
Hour, presented by Miller Lite, at the Crow's Nest bar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit the Crow's Nest Bar for half-priced
cans of Miller Lite, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Blue Moon.
Zambelli Fireworks Night: Fans are encouraged to stay in their seats immediately following the game and enjoy
an amazing Zambelli Fireworks International fireworks display.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (4:05 p.m.)
Wiffle Ball Tournament: The Pirates are teaming up with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety for a
youth wiffle ball tournament at Highmark Stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each of the six Pittsburgh police zones will field a squad of kids ages 8-12 who will team with police officers from their zones to compete in a fun and interactive environment. The police officers, who will act as coaches and all-time pitchers for their teams, are searching for new ways to engage youth in the neighborhoods they patrol in an effort to promote a positive image and environment. City firefighters will serve as umpires for the morning event.
Project 34 Day: Today, Pirates Charities and Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams and his wife Jackie, through their Project 34 initiative, will host area patients who suffer from spinal cord injuries, along with their families, for a game at PNC Park. The group will enjoy Pirates batting practice as well as the game from a Pirates World Series Suite. In addition, the Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle will benefit Project 34, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Williams to positively impact the lives of those living with a spinal cord injury by providing necessary medical equipment, assistive devices, and aiding in the cost for physical therapy. Trevor was inspired by the journey of Cory Hahn, a dear friend, former roommate and teammate who is living with a spinal cord injury.
Grateful Dead Day:  Calling all Dead Heads, The Other Ones and Dancing Bears, join us for a special Grateful Dead themed day today at PNC Park. Start the night on Federal Street with live music featuring theCAUSE starting at 2:30 p.m., and the first 1,000 tickets purchased through pirates.com/GratefulDead will receive a free Pirates Grateful Dead tee. For more information and to order tickets, visit pirates.com/GratefulDead.
Girl Scouts Day: Today, the Pirates present the second Girl Scouts Day at PNC Park, a celebration of area Girl Scouts and their families and friends. Participating Girl Scouts will also receive a Pittsburgh Pirates Girl Scout Day patch. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/girlscouts.
Sean Rod Bobble: Today, the first 20,000 fans with paid admission will receive a Pirates Sean Rodriguez walkoff bobblehead, presented by Central Blood Bank.
Block Party: Come down early to join us before today's game for the Grateful Dead themed Saturday Jim Beam Block Party starting at 2:30 p.m. on Federal Street. Fans are invited to come party on the street as food and beer sales will be available and a live music with theCAUSE. Pirates alumni John Candelaria will sign autographs at the Leinenkugel Bar that will be located on Federal Street.
University Night with Edinboro University: Today, the Pirates will host University Night with Edinboro University. All fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/Edinboro hat. This season the Pirates will host 10 University Nights on select dates. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. For complete information and a list of the 2018 University Nights visit pirates.com/universitynights.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (1:35 p.m.) -- Kids Day
Youth Baseball and Softball Day: The first 1,000 players and coaches to register as a team will participate in a
special pre-game ceremony on the field for Youth Baseball and Softball Days. Kids can run the bases following the game. Players and coaches are encouraged to wear their team's jersey. For tickets and complete information, visit pirates.com/youthbaseballandsoftball.
"Bucco Talk": All Youth Baseball and Softball Day participants are invited to attend a special "Bucco Talk" event with a Pirates player, Pirates Broadcaster and Alumni Bob Walk, and Pirates coaches, as they offer tips and drills that kids can practice at home. This Q&A will take place from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the first base stands (celebrities are subject to change without notice).
Breakfast with the Bird: This morning, the Pirate Parrot will host a Pirates Season Ticket Holders for a special breakfast in Picnic Park on the PNC Riverwalk. Today's breakfast is exclusively for Season Ticket Holders who preregistered for the event.
American Heart Association Day: Come on out, enjoy a ballgame and cheer on the Pirates while supporting the American Heart Association. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit the American Heart Association and its life saving mission. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/AHA.
Type 1 Diabetes Day: Today the Pirates and JDRF join together for Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day at PNC Park. Help raise awareness for T1D and $5 from each ticket purchase through this offer will benefit the JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/JDRF.
Kids Drawstring: Today, all kids ages 14 and younger, with paid admission, will receive a special Pirates Drawstring bag, presented by MLB Network.
Kids Run the Bases: Kids attending today's game are invited to stick around after to run the bases on the field at PNC Park with the Kids Run the Bases, presented by Rivendale.

Pirates Summer Six-Packs
The Pirates announce the new fan value Summer Six-Pack plans with the special offer -- buy five games, get the sixth game FREE. Plans are priced as low as $48 as fans are able to build their own plans and select from all games throughout the remainder of the 2018 season. Packages are available in most seating sections with fixed plan pricing -- pick any 6 games in an eligible price category and your price stays the same. For complete information, visit pirates.com/6Pack.

Student Pass
New for 2018, get exclusive offers just for students with the Pirates Papa John's Student Pass-- available through mobile delivery! Students with a .edu email address will be able to purchase tickets through the MLB Ballpark app. Text STUDENT to 61592 to receive Papa John's Student Pass offers. Your first Student Pass purchase gets you a FREE large one-topping Papa John's pizza. You may pick up your coupon during that game at the MLB Ballpark app kiosk located on the Riverwalk at PNC Park before the end of the 4th inning. The Papa John's Student Pass is a new type of ticket that gives students access to special offers throughout the season.

Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffles
The Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will take place during each Pirates home game throughout the season. Raffle ticket prices are two (2) tickets for $5, five (5) tickets for $10, 20 tickets for $20 and 80 tickets for $40, with all proceeds benefiting Pirates Charities. Raffle ticket sales close after the last out in the sixth inning. The winning number will be drawn and announced in the 8th inning and the winner will receive 50 percent of the total pot. Winning numbers will also be posted on pirates.com/5050raffle within three business days.

Ballpark App
The Ballpark app for iPhone and Android smartphones is the official MLB ballpark phone app for PNC Park. The app compliments and personalizes your trips to PNC Park with mobile check-ins, social media, offers, promotions and exclusive content. Entering its sixth season, Ballpark delivers fully intuitive integration of locally focused technology with a league- wide feature set, including team customization, exclusive video highlights, seat and experience upgrade capabilities; MyTickets Mobile for in-app ticket management, delivery and storage of every ticket sold and content integration with ballpark video screens. In addition, the Ballpark App is now featuring the Food and Beverage Finder, answering all of your questions as to where the best concessions are throughout PNC Park.

Hunt Auctions Kiosk
Located on the main concourse behind section 125, the Hunt Auctions kiosk is your one and only source for game-used and autographed items at PNC Park. Stop by to own your piece of the 2018 Pirates season and check out our new autographed and game-used products featuring Josh Bell, Josh Harrison, Starling Marte, Austin Meadows, Jameson Taillon and more. Specially branded game-used bases and more will be available, while supplies last, at the Hunt Kiosk or by emailing Authentics@pirates.com.

Slice Family 4-Pack
The Slice Family 4-Pack is a value-packed ticket package perfect for your next trip to PNC Park. The package includes four (4) tickets to any Monday-Thursday Pirates home game (excluding Opening Day), one large, one-topping pizza from Slice on Broadway at PNC Park and four 16 oz. fountain drinks.

Hunt Autograph and Memorabilia Show
The Celebration of the Pittsburgh Pirates Autograph and Memorabilia Show, presented by Hunt Auctions, will take place Saturday, July 28 at PNC Park. Please see below for a list of Pirates players and alumni scheduled to appear. For the signing schedule, pricing and to order autograph tickets visit Pirates.HuntAuctions.com.
Players scheduled to appear:

Current Pirates
Francisco Cervelli
Gregory Polanco
Starling Marte
Jordy Mercer
Sean Rodriguez
Austin Meadows
Colin Moran
Josh Bell
Trevor Williams

University Nights
The Pirates announced the return of University Nights at PNC Park on select dates throughout the 2018 season. The nights are in partnership with local universities, and fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a special co-branded Pirates cap. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. The caps for the program are available only with the special University Night tickets. For complete information, visit pirates.com/universitynights.
• University of Pittsburgh: Tuesday, July 10
• California University of Pennsylvania: Friday, September 7
• Duquesne University: Friday, September 21
• Slippery Rock University: Sunday, September 23

Fan Values
Pirates Cove (Sections 201- 205): Tickets in the right field Pirates Cove area offer a great view as well as access
to the new $5 or less value items menu. Pirates Cove tickets are just $30 each and include bottomless popcorn,
peanuts and soda.
Giant Eagle Advantage Card: The Pirates and Giant Eagle partner to offer fans a chance to save up to $10 on
tickets for Sunday through Friday home games. Visit pirates.com/advantagecard for more details.
PNC Bank Pirates Card: The Pirates and PNC Bank team up to offer discounted tickets for select games at PNC
Park. Fans can use their PNC Bank Pirates card and save up to $10 on select games throughout the season, including their great Thursday special where card holders can purchase buy one get one Outfield Box tickets. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/pnccheckcard.
Port Authority ConnectCard: Get specially-priced tickets with your Port Authority ConnectCard! Save up to $10 this season on Sunday thru Friday games at PNC Park, PAT card holders can purchase Grandstand tickets for only $10 to all Wednesday games throughout the season. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/connectcard.

For a complete list of the 2018 Pirates promotions and special events, visit pirates.com/promotions.

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First-of-it-kind Chevron STEM Zone opens to fans at PNC Park

The Pirates partner with local energy company and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh to launch innovative, hands-on educational experience at ballpark

From the aerodynamics of a pitch to the angle of a center fielder tracking down a ball or the engineering behind safer batting helmets, the principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) factor into every baseball play. Through the Pirates partnership with Chevron and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, students, teachers, and baseball fans visiting PNC Park can learn more about the science of sports in the new STEM Zone experience that launched today ahead of a 10-game homestand.

Local Chevron employees joined representatives from the Pirates and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh to open the Chevron STEM Zone -- an experiential, hands-on learning exhibit along PNC Park's Riverwalk. The engaging multimedia area incorporates Chevron's Game On baseball learning experience to demonstrate the science of the game.

From the aerodynamics of a pitch to the angle of a center fielder tracking down a ball or the engineering behind safer batting helmets, the principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) factor into every baseball play. Through the Pirates partnership with Chevron and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, students, teachers, and baseball fans visiting PNC Park can learn more about the science of sports in the new STEM Zone experience that launched today ahead of a 10-game homestand.

Local Chevron employees joined representatives from the Pirates and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh to open the Chevron STEM Zone -- an experiential, hands-on learning exhibit along PNC Park's Riverwalk. The engaging multimedia area incorporates Chevron's Game On baseball learning experience to demonstrate the science of the game.

"We're excited to team with the Pirates and the Children's Museum on this creative approach that takes STEM education beyond the classroom and into an area where children can learn and have fun," said Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia. "Showing students the ways in which key science and math principles are applied in sports can be a powerful learning tool and we're proud to make this innovative investment in our region's future."

PNC Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to host a stationary Chevron STEM Zone display that will be open before and during all Pirates home games. The STEM Zone and Game On initiatives have been featured at MLB, National Football League and PGA Tour events across the country.

"We appreciate Chevron's generous support of this project that perfectly aligns with our commitment to youth programs focused on education," said Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly. "We have one of the best ballparks in baseball and this exhibit further adds to the family-centered experience fans can expect while at PNC Park. Through community partnerships like this, we can create better opportunities for children across the community."

PNC Park's STEM Zone, designed in cooperation with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, includes educational exercises like a measuring wall, interactive displays using baseball equipment and statistics, and opportunities to take photos for sharing on social media with the #STEMMVP hashtag.

"Through this installation we can extend the reach of our interactive learning experiences beyond the museum environment to more places where children and families play," said Jane Werner, Executive Director of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. "We thank Chevron and the Pirates for their shared commitment to promoting innovative learning."

For more information on Pirates Charities and the initiatives they support, visit Pirates.com/community. To learn more about Chevron's STEM Zone initiative, visit chevronstemzone.com.

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Pirates sign four more players from 2018 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

14th Round - Daniel Amaral, OF, 5-11/180, UCLA, assigned to West Virginia Black Bears ... Hit .289 with 16 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 38 RBI in 55 games as a junior in 2018 at UCLA ... Was named to the Northwoods League post-season All-Star team in the summer of 2017 while playing for Mankato ... Was a 2017 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention ... His dad, Rich Amaral, played for nine years in the big leagues with Seattle (1991-98) and Baltimore (1999-00).

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

14th Round - Daniel Amaral, OF, 5-11/180, UCLA, assigned to West Virginia Black Bears ... Hit .289 with 16 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 38 RBI in 55 games as a junior in 2018 at UCLA ... Was named to the Northwoods League post-season All-Star team in the summer of 2017 while playing for Mankato ... Was a 2017 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention ... His dad, Rich Amaral, played for nine years in the big leagues with Seattle (1991-98) and Baltimore (1999-00).

27th Round - Ryan Haug, C, 6-0/165, University of Arizona, assigned to GCL Pirates ... Hit .235 with three doubles and 15 RBI in 45 games played in 2018 with the University of Arizona ... Was named to the Alaska Baseball League All-Star team in the summer of 2017 while playing for the Matsu Minors.

28th Round - Nick Patten, INF, 6-4/205, University of Delaware, assigned to GCL Pirates ... Was voted the D1 Baseball Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) pre-season Player-of-the-Year in 2018 ... Was also a first-team All-CAA selection in 2018 ... Hit .241 with 14 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 30 RBI in 58 games in 2018...Played for former Major League All-Star Chris Sabo during his senior season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, but began his high school career at Butler High School, located north of Pittsburgh playing under coach Todd Erdos.

35th Round - Justin Harrer, INF, 6-2/195, Washington State University, assigned to GCL Pirates ... Hit .253 with six doubles, one triple, 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 49 games in 2018 with Washington State ... Earned 2017 Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention accolades ... His parents, Thomas and Janice, played professional beach volleyball.

The Pirates have now signed 23 players from the 2018 draft.

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Pirates sign nine players from 2018 MLB Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

15 Jonah Davis OF 5-10/181 University of California-Berkeley Bristol Pirates

Hit .321 with nine doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 58 RBI in 54 games as a junior in 2018 at Cal-Berkeley… Hit .300 with 20 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 84 RBI in 115 games during his career at Cal-Berkeley.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

16 Colin Selby RHP 6-1/218 Randolph-Macon College Bristol Pirates

Went 11-3 with one complete game, a 2.60 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 15 appearances (14 starts) as a junior in 2018 at Randolph-Macon College...Ranked tied for first in wins (11), first in strikeouts (126) and third in ERA (2.60) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2018…Was also a 2018 All-ODAC first-team selection and the conference's pitcher-of-the-year in 2018.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

19 Will Kobos RHP 6-2/180 George Washington University Bristol Pirates Went 4-1 with a 1.35 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 23 appearances (one start) in 2018 with George Washington… His twin brother, Scott, was drafted in the 38th round of the 2017 Draft by Cleveland…Was a second-team 2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region selection…Marks the fourth straight year the Pirates have drafted a player out of George Washington, whose head coach is former Pirates hitting coach Gregg Ritchie.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

20 Conner Loeprich RHP 6-3/215 St. Mary's College West Virginia Black Bears Went 2-1 with a 4.78 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 19 appearances (five starts) in 2018 with St. Mary's.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

21 Will Gardner RHP 6-2/200 Carson-Newman College Bristol Pirates

Went 1-4 with 12 saves, a 4.37 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 25 appearances in 2018…Led Carson-Newman in wins (six), innings pitched (83.2), strikeouts (67), and complete games (five) during his junior season…Was selected to the 2017 South Atlantic Conference All-Tournament Team...Became the 20th player drafted from the CarsonNewman College's baseball program…Was a 2018 second-team All-South Atlantic Conference honoree as a reliever.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

31 Chase Lambert INF 5-11/175 Pepperdine University Bristol Pirates Hit .249 with eight doubles, two triples, five home runs and 17 RBI in 48 games in 2018 for Pepperdine…Ranked fourth on Pepperdine with a .286 batting average in 2016.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

32 Dean Lockery INF 5-11/185 Central Connecticut State Univ. Bristol Pirates Hit .331 with eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 19 RBI in 46 games in 2018... Was named to the All-Northeast Conference first-team in 2017.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

33 Joe Jacques LHP 6-4/210 Manhattan College Bristol Pirates Went 1-2 with a 2.61 ERA (38.0ip/11er) and 38 strikeouts in nine appearances (eight starts) in 2018 at Manhattan College…Became the 17th player in Manhattan College's program history to be drafted…Finished his career ranked eighth in school history with 209 strikeouts.

Round Name Position Height/Weight School Affiliate Assignment

38 Brendt Citta OF 6-2/180 University of Kansas Bristol Pirates Hit .322 with 17 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 34 RBI in 55 games with the University of Kansas in 2018. The Pirates have now signed 19 players from the 2018 draft.

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Pirates sign three more players from 2018 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

Round Name/Position/Height/Weight/School/Affiliate/Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

Round Name/Position/Height/Weight/School/Affiliate/Assignment

18/Mike LoPresti/RHP/6-4/220/St. John's University/West Virginia Black Bears: Went 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 17 appearances (15 starts) as a junior in 2018 with St. John's… Went 6-1 with a 4.66 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 14 appearances (12 starts) as a sophomore in 2017.

Round Name/Position/Height/Weight/School/Affiliate/Assignment

24/Cam Alldred/LHP/6-3/205/University of Cincinnati/West Virginia Black Bears: Was a second-team All-American Athletic Conference selection in 2018 as a junior at the University of Cincinnati… Went 5-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 14 appearances (14 starts) in 2018.

Round Name/Position/Height/Weight/School/Affiliate/Assignment

25/Luke Mangieri/OF/6-3/215/Bradley University/West Virginia Black Bears: Hit .322 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and 34 RBI in 51 games played as a junior in 2018…Was named to the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) All-Defensive Team in 2018…Was also selected as an All-Missouri Conference Honorable Mention Team in 2016. The Pirates have now signed 10 players from the 2018 draft. A complete list is attached.

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Pirates sign seven players from 2018 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

4th Round - Aaron Shortridge, RHP, 6-3/196, University of California-Berkeley (West Virginia Black Bears) ... Went 5-3 with two saves, a 2.77 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 17 appearances (12 starts) as a junior in 2018 at Cal-Berkeley ... Took home the final Pac-12 Pitcher-of-the-Week honors of the 2018 season after tossing a shutout in Cal's season-ending win at Arizona State ... Was also named a 2018 Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting.

4th Round - Aaron Shortridge, RHP, 6-3/196, University of California-Berkeley (West Virginia Black Bears) ... Went 5-3 with two saves, a 2.77 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 17 appearances (12 starts) as a junior in 2018 at Cal-Berkeley ... Took home the final Pac-12 Pitcher-of-the-Week honors of the 2018 season after tossing a shutout in Cal's season-ending win at Arizona State ... Was also named a 2018 Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention.

6th Round - Michael Flynn, RHP, 6-4/185, University of Arizona (West Virginia Black Bears) ... Went 6-5 with a 4.89 ERA (73.2ip/40er) and 72 strikeouts in 15 appearances (13 starts) as a junior this year at the University of Arizona ... Went 5-0 with a 3.29 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 52.0 innings over 22 appearances (four starts) in 2017 with the Wildcats.

7th Round - Brett Kinneman, OF, 6-1/195, North Carolina State University (West Virginia Black Bears) ... Was named a third-team NCAA Division I All-American in 2018 ... Hit .274 with 13 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 61 RBI in 60 games in 2018 ... Was named a first-team All-ACC selection in 2018 ... Was named a 2016 Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball while also being named to the All-ACC Freshman team.

8th Round - Zach Spears, LHP, 6-7/237, Miami University of Ohio (West Virginia Black Bears) ... Went 4-5 with a 3.73 ERA (82.0ip/34er), one complete game and 88 strikeouts in 15 appearances (14 starts) in 2018 with Miami of Ohio University.

9th Round - Logan Stoelke, RHP, 6-3/185, Univ. of Louisiana-Lafayette (West Virginia Black Bears) ... Went 4-0 with a 2.97 ERA (33.1ip/11er) and 36 strikeouts in 21 appearances in 2018 with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 1.64 ERA over 11.0 innings of work in 2015.

12th Round - Zac Susi, C, 6-1/200, University of Connecticut (West Virginia Black Bears) ... Hit .335 with nine doubles, one triple, one home run and 33 RBI in 56 games as a junior in 2018 at UConn; also reached base safely in each of his last 49 games ... Served as the team's captain in 2018 ... Was named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team in the summer of 2017 while playing for the Bourne Braves ... Was named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List in 2017.

17th Round - Brad Case, RHP, 6-6/220, Rollins College (GCL Pirates) ... Was the first player selected by the Pirates out of Rollins College since Eric Bolling in the 22nd round of the 1984 draft ... Went 5-6 with a 3.46 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 16 appearances (15 starts) as a junior in 2018 with Rollins College ... Was named a second-team ABCA All-South Region and All-SSC (Sunshine State Conference) first-team selection in 2017 after going 5-5 with a 3.57 ERA in 14 appearances (14 starts).

The Pirates have now signed seven players from the 2018 draft.

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Pirates reinstate Nova from DL, option Kingham and Frazier to Triple-A

The Pirates have reinstated RHP Ivan Nova from the disabled list and have recalled C Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates have optioned RHP Nick Kingham and INF Adam Frazier to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates have reinstated RHP Ivan Nova from the disabled list and have recalled C Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates have optioned RHP Nick Kingham and INF Adam Frazier to Triple-A Indianapolis.

 

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Roster moves

The Pirates have reinstated RHP Ivan Nova from the disabled list and have recalled C Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
The Pirates have optioned RHP Nick Kingham and INF Adam Frazier to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates have reinstated RHP Ivan Nova from the disabled list and have recalled C Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
The Pirates have optioned RHP Nick Kingham and INF Adam Frazier to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Roster move

The Pirates have recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis and have placed RHP Richard Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list (retro to June 7) due to right shoulder inflammation.
 
In 17 games with Triple-A Indianapolis since being optioned by the Pirates on 4/16, Neverauskas has posted a 1.17 ERA (23.0ip/3er) and two saves.

Dating back to 5/7, Neverauskas has been charged with just one earned run in 14.2 innings of work with Indy in 12 appearances.

The Pirates have recalled RHP Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis and have placed RHP Richard Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list (retro to June 7) due to right shoulder inflammation.
 
In 17 games with Triple-A Indianapolis since being optioned by the Pirates on 4/16, Neverauskas has posted a 1.17 ERA (23.0ip/3er) and two saves.

Dating back to 5/7, Neverauskas has been charged with just one earned run in 14.2 innings of work with Indy in 12 appearances.

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Pirates select Travis Swaggerty 10th overall in 2018 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have drafted outfielder Travis Swaggerty with the 10th overall selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Scouting Joe DelliCarri.

The 20-year-old Swaggerty hit .296 (63-for-213) with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 38 RBI and .526 slugging percentage in 57 games as a junior this season for the University of South Alabama.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have drafted outfielder Travis Swaggerty with the 10th overall selection in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Pirates Director of Scouting Joe DelliCarri.

The 20-year-old Swaggerty hit .296 (63-for-213) with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 38 RBI and .526 slugging percentage in 57 games as a junior this season for the University of South Alabama.

Swaggerty was named a pre-season first-team All-America by Baseball America, D1Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Perfect Game/Rawlings and College Sports Madness. He was also named to the USA Baseball Preseason Golden Spikes Watch List. Swaggerty was also voted as the Sun Belt Conference preseason Player-of-the-Year, as well as a preseason all-Sun Belt Conference.

"Travis Swaggerty is one of the best hitters in the draft and we are pleased to add such a multidimensional player to our organization," said Pirates Executive Vice President and General Manager Neal Huntington. "Travis is a gritty, driven, well-rounded athlete who can impact a game with his bat, his speed and his glove."

During the summer of 2017, Swaggerty appeared in 19 games for the USA Baseball Collegiate National team, where he ranked second on the team in hits (21) and on-base percentage (.449) and third in stolen bases (six) and batting average (.328).

As a freshman in 2016, the 5-foot-11 Swaggerty was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball. He was also named to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional all-tournament team.

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Pirates Homestand Highlights for June 5-7

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the sixth homestand of the season, a quick three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The homestand is highlighted by Pups in the Park Night on Tuesday, June 5 and Wine Night on Wednesday, June 6.

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the sixth homestand of the season, a quick three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The homestand is highlighted by Pups in the Park Night on Tuesday, June 5 and Wine Night on Wednesday, June 6.

Monday, June 4, 2018- Off Day
• Draft Night: Tonight, MLB will hold the 2018 First-Year-Player Draft starting at 7 p.m. and broadcast live on MLB Network. The Pirates have three selections in the first night of the draft as the Bucs own the 10th (first round), 36th (comp. balance round A) and 51st (second round) selections.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018-Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:05 p.m.)
• Pirates Play Ball Team of the Game: The Pirates continue the season-long initiative honoring a youth baseball/softball team(s) of the game during every Tuesday home game. Tonight, the Pirates will honor the Northview Heights 12U Little League. The Northview Heights baseball program was relaunched in 2017 thanks to the efforts of area coaches. The team is the first 12U team from Northview Heights to participate in the Pittsburgh RBI Program and the official RBI Little League.
• Pups in the Park: Fans can enjoy Bucco baseball with their pooch as the Pirates host one of 11 Pup Nights, presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish, at PNC Park. Each ticket package (1 person & 1 dog) costs just $36 with additional human tickets available for $36 each. A portion of the proceeds benefit local animal shelters and seats are limited and subject to availability. For complete information, visit pirates.com/pups.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018-Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:05 p.m.)
• Fun at Bat: Today, the Pirates will visit Pittsburgh Banksville K-5 at 11 a.m. as part of the Pirates and USA Baseball's Fun at Bat initiative. The Pirates partnered with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, USA Baseball and MLB to introduce the Fun At Bat program, a baseball fundamentals curriculum, throughout 36 Pittsburgh public elementary schools (grades K through 5) in the spring of 2018. The program, designed to provide physical education teachers with an easy, adaptable structure to teach bat and ball activities, provides students with detailed instructions including a dynamic warm-up, fundamentals, active play, and character development. In addition, each school will be provided safe equipment to use, including gloves, bats and baseballs. For more information on Fun at Bat, visit funatbat.org.
• Wine Night: Tonight, is a Wine Tasting Night at PNC Park. For just $70, fans receive a ticket in a luxury suite, an invite to a pregame wine tasting in Club 3000, and more. For complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/winenights.

Thursday, June 7, 2018-Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers (12:35 p.m.)
• Military Day: Come out to support and honor our brave American military service men and women. The Pirates will wear their new Military Days jerseys and special caps.
• On Field Military Ceremony: As part of today's Military Day efforts, a group from the Life Changing Service Dogs for Veterans will be honored during a pregame on-field ceremony and hosted in the Pirates Charities Suite. Life Changing Service Dogs For Veterans is a collaborative effort between Veterans' Cable Service and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. to provide service canines to veterans who suffer from physical disabilities or cognitive challenges resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
• 50/50 Raffle: Today's Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will benefit the Life Changing Service Dogs for Veterans
• Home Run Challenge: Today members from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) will visit PNC Park as part of their awareness campaign for the Home Run Challenge. The MLB-PCF Home Run Challenge encourages everyone to join the fight against prostate cancer by raising awareness and funds for research through America's favorite pastime-baseball. During the Home Run Challenge, the Prostate Cancer Foundation invites MLB fans to pledge a donation for every home run hit from June 1 through Father's Day, June 17. Fans may also choose to make a one-time donation. For more information and to donate, visit homerunchallenge.org.

Pirates Summer Six-Packs
The Pirates announce the new fan value Summer Six-Pack plans with the special offer-- buy five games, get the sixth game FREE. Plans are priced as low as $48 as fans are able to build their own plans and select from all games throughout the remainder of the 2018 season. Packages are available in most seating sections with fixed plan pricing-- pick any 6 games in an eligible price category and your price stays the same. For complete information, visit pirates.com/6Pack.

Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffles
The Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will take place during each Pirates home game throughout the season. Raffle ticket prices are two (2) tickets for $5, five (5) tickets for $10, 20 tickets for $20 and 80 tickets for $40, with all proceeds benefiting Pirates Charities. Raffle ticket sales close after the last out in the sixth inning. The winning number will be drawn and announced in the 8th inning and the winner will receive 50 percent of the total pot. Winning numbers will also be posted on pirates.com/5050raffle within three business days.

Student Pass
New for 2018, get exclusive offers just for students with the Pirates Papa John's Student Pass-- available through mobile delivery! Students with a .edu email address will be able to purchase tickets through the MLB Ballpark app.

Text STUDENT to 61592 to receive Papa John's Student Pass offers. Your first Student Pass purchase gets you a FREE large one-topping Papa John's pizza. You may pick up your coupon during that game at the MLB Ballpark app kiosk located on the Riverwalk at PNC Park before the end of the 4th inning. The Papa John's Student Pass is a new type of ticket that gives students access to special offers throughout the season.

Hunt Auctions Kiosk
Located on the main concourse behind section 125, the Hunt Auctions kiosk is your one and only source for game-used and autographed items at PNC Park. Stop by to own your piece of the 2018 Pirates season and check out our new autographed and game-used products featuring Josh Bell, Josh Harrison, Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon and more. Specially branded game-used bases and more will be available, while supplies last, at the Hunt Kiosk or by emailing Authentics@pirates.com.

Slice Family 4-Pack
The Slice Family 4-Pack is a value-packed ticket package perfect for your next trip to PNC Park. The package includes four (4) tickets to any Monday-Thursday Pirates home game (excluding Opening Day), one large, one-topping pizza from Slice on Broadway at PNC Park and four 16 oz. fountain drinks. For tickets and complete information, visit pirates.com/Slice.

University Nights
The Pirates announced the return of University Nights at PNC Park on select dates throughout the 2018 season. The nights are in partnership with local universities, and fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a special co-branded Pirates cap. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. The caps for the program are available only with the special University Night tickets. For complete information, visit pirates.com/universitynights. Remaining University Nights:

* Penn State University: Saturday, June 16
• Robert Morris University: Wednesday, June 20
• West Virginia University: Thursday, June 21
• Edinboro University: Saturday, June 23
• University of Pittsburgh: Tuesday, July 10
• California University of Pennsylvania: Friday, September 7
• Duquesne University: Friday, September 21
• Slippery Rock University: Sunday, September 23
Fan Values
• Giant Eagle Advantage Card: The Pirates and Giant Eagle partner to offer fans a chance to save up to $10 on tickets for Sunday through Friday home games. Visit pirates.com/advantagecard for more details.

PNC Bank Pirates Card: The Pirates and PNC Bank team up to offer discounted tickets for select games at PNC Park. Fans can use their PNC Bank Pirates card and save up to $10 on select games throughout the season, including their great Thursday special where card holders can purchase buy one get one Outfield Box tickets. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/pnccheckcard.

Port Authority ConnectCard: Get specially-priced tickets with your Port Authority ConnectCard! Save up to $10 this season on Sunday thru Friday games at PNC Park, PAT card holders can purchase Grandstand tickets for only $10 to all Wednesday games throughout the season. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/connectcard.

For a complete list of the 2018 Pirates promotions and special events, visit pirates.com/promotions.

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Roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova on the 10-day disabled list (retro to May 25) with a sprain of the right ring finger.

To take Nova's place on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Kingham will start tomorrow night against the Cubs.
 

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova on the 10-day disabled list (retro to May 25) with a sprain of the right ring finger.

To take Nova's place on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Kingham will start tomorrow night against the Cubs.
 

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