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Pirates Homestand Highlights: Thursday, August 16 - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pirates return to PNC Park for the 10th time in 2018

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the 10th homestand of the season, a seven-game stop vs the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.

The homestand is highlighted by Dollar Dog Night on Friday, August 17; Bucco Royale around the 'Burgh on Saturday, August 18; and Kid's Day on Sunday, August 19.

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the 10th homestand of the season, a seven-game stop vs the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.

The homestand is highlighted by Dollar Dog Night on Friday, August 17; Bucco Royale around the 'Burgh on Saturday, August 18; and Kid's Day on Sunday, August 19.

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (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 Military Days jerseys and special caps. 
     
  • On-Field Military Ceremony: As part of today's Military Day efforts, the Pirates will host a group from Defenders of Freedom, Pittsburgh. Defenders of Freedom is a non-profit organization committed to supporting post 9/11 Veterans with emergencies and transitioning back to the Pittsburgh area.
     
  • 50/50 Raffle: Today's Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will benefit Defenders of Freedom, Pittsburgh.
     
  • Jewish Heritage Night: The Pirates invite you to join members of the Jewish Community for the seventh annual Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet some new friends. We will have special block seating specifically for those who purchase tickets through this special offer. Each ticket purchased includes a Pirates "Let's Go Bucs" Hebrew cap. In addition, tonight the Pirates will host a special Kosher BBQ in Picnic Park. Thanks to the support of the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, the barbecue is specially priced at just $5 per person. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/JewishHeritage.
     
  • Firefighters Night: Tonight, the Pirates join with PA Firefighters on Firefighters Night at PNC Park. Each ticket purchased through pirates.com/Firefighters is located in the Pirates Cove and includes unlimited peanuts, popcorn and soda.
     
  • Beer Passport: 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.


Friday, August 17, 2018 - Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.)

  • Wish Granted: Today, the Pirates joined with A Special Wish Foundation, Inc, Ohio Valley Chapter, to grant Zach Wajda his wish to meet Josh Harrison and have a day at PNC Park. Zach's day at the ballpark will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a tour of the clubhouse and a meet and greet with Josh Harrison. He will then get a guided tour of the ballpark, watch batting practice from the Pirates dugout and toss a first pitch before tonight's game. 
     
  • Pittsburgh Pirates and Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Day: Today the Pirates invite all fans to participate in a Sporting Goods Drive benefiting DHS' Annual Holiday Project, which provides holiday gifts to eligible children and youth that receive services through the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. All items donated MUST BE NEW as the goal is to ensure the children in care have a special holiday season and, if for only one time during the year, receive items that are entirely theirs.
     
  • Donation Items Requested: Baseball and Softball bats for t-ball through adult, Baseball and Softball gloves for t-ball through adult, T-ball stands and Baseball tees. Please bring donation items to PNC Park's Peoples Home Plate Gate (corner of West General Robinson Street & Mazeroski Way near the Honus Wagner Statue) or Center Field Gate (on Federal Street near the Roberto Clemente Statue) from 4 to 7 p.m.
     
  • Check Presentations: Tonight, the Pirates will present DHS a $5,000 check, granted through Baseball Tomorrow Fund, to purchase additional baseball and softball equipment needed for this evening's Sporting Goods Drive.
     
  • 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 Western PA Toyota Dealers.
     
  • 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. Tonight, fans can visit any North Shore concession stand throughout the ballpark and purchase regular hot dogs for just one dollar each.
     
  • Miller Lite Happy Hour: Tonight, and 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 live music and half-priced cans of Miller Lite, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Blue Moon.
     
  • Spirits Night: Join us for a 90-minute pregame spirits tasting tonight at PNC Park. Fans will have the opportunity to taste a variety of fine spirits and learn more about the history and characteristics of the drinks. For just $85 fans receive a ticket in a luxury suite, an invite to a pregame spirit tasting in Club 3000, and more. For complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/spirits.


Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.)

  • Bucco Royale: Today the Pirates are inviting fans to join in a special Pirates Pierogy "Bucco Royale" scavenger hunt starting at 9:30 a.m. around the Pittsburgh area. Throughout the day, the Pirates Pierogies will visit SIX locations in the area, with a different Pierogy at each location. At each visit, fans are encouraged to take a picture with that Pirates Pierogy and post the pic to Twitter with the name of each Pierogy they met and the hashtag #BuccoRoyale to be entered in our Grand Prize drawing. Winners for our grand prizes will be chosen by the winner of the Great Pierogy Race at the end of the fifth inning during Saturday night's game. All winners of our grand prizes will be chosen from those fans who met and posted pics of the corresponding Pierogy winner earlier in the day.
     
  • Zambelli Fireworks Night: Fans are encouraged to stay in their seats immediately following the game and enjoy an amazing Zambelli Fireworks International fireworks display, presented by Rivers Casino.
     
  • Block Party: Come down early to join us before today's game for the Irish Fest Jim Beam Block Party starting at 5:30 p.m. on Federal Street. Fans are invited to come party on the street as food and beer sales will be available and there will be live music featuring County Mayo. Pirates alumni Rick Reuschel will sign autographs at the Leinenkugel Bar that will be located on Federal Street.
     
  • Irish Fest: Join the Pirates tonight for Irish Fest at PNC Park. Arrive early for pre-game activities on Federal Street, with live music by Irish band County Mayo and a performance by the Bell School of Irish Dance. Tickets purchased through this offer at pirates.com/Irish include a special Pirates Irish cap.


Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (1:35 p.m.)

  • 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 Pirates Collectible Truck: Today, all kids ages 14 and younger, with paid admission, will receive a special Pirates W.B. Mason Collectible Truck, presented by W.B. Mason.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Hello Neighbor: The Pirates along with Hello Neighbor will host a special day at PNC Park to raise awareness for supporting refugees and immigrants here in Pittsburgh through mentorship. Each ticket purchased through pirates.com/helloneighbor includes a $5 donation to Hello Neighbor as well as an invitation to hang out in Picnic Park starting at noon to socialize with other Hello Neighbor friends and families. The mission of Hello Neighbor is to improve the lives of refugees and immigrants by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives in our community.


Monday, August 20, 2018 - Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (7:05 p.m.)

  • #WeArePPS Back to School Event: Today, the Pirates and Pirates Charities have joined with the Pittsburgh Public Schools to support the PPS Back to School event at the Pittsburgh Faison from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pirates Charities will donate 500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies as well as sponsor a Pirates Play Zone featuring the Pirate Parrot Bounce, Speed Pitch Baseball, and Giant Connect 4 provided by E.L.F. Entertainment.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (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: Tonight is part of the Pirates season-long initiative honoring a youth baseball/softball team(s) of the game every Tuesday home game. Tonight, the Pirates will honor the seven Mayor's Cup champions that competed at PNC Park last week as part of a partnership between the Pirates and the City of Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation Department (Citiparks). The 2018 champions are: 12u Softball: Brookline, 15u Softball: Hazelwood, 18u Softball: Brookline, Little League: Carrick, Pony: 14th Ward, Colt: 14th Ward, Super Colt: Shadyside Boys & Girls Club.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (7:05 p.m.)

  • 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, August 23, 2018 - Off Day

  • Sporting Clays Event: Pirates Charities and Pirates Chairman Bob Nutting will host the 10th annual Pirates Charities Sporting Clays Invitational. Participants at this event have the unique opportunity to spend the day with current and former Pirates players, broadcasters and front office executives while enjoying the Sporting Clays complex at scenic Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Most importantly, participants support the work of Pirates Charities through this annual fundraiser.


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.


University Nights

The Pirates are hosting 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 are: California University of Pennsylvania: Friday, September 7; Duquesne University: Friday, September 21; Slippery Rock University: Sunday, September 23.
 

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, One large, one-topping pizza from Slice on Broadway at PNC Park and four 16 oz. fountain drinks.


Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffles

The Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, is back for the 2018 season. The 50/50 Raffles 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.


MLB Ballpark App

The MLB 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, 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.


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 Friday through Sunday 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 Thursday 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 Pirates have recalled catcher Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned outfielder Jordan Luplow to Indianapolis.

The Pirates have recalled catcher Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned outfielder Jordan Luplow to Indianapolis.

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Pirates roster moves

The Pirates have recalled LHP Buddy Boshers (pronounced "bo-SHEERS") and RHP Michael Feliz from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned RHP's Clay Holmes and Casey Sadler to Indianapolis.

Boshers last pitched in the Majors with Minnesota in 2017 and was just acquired off waivers from Houston on Tuesday. He went 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA (51.0ip/18er), 55 strikeouts and 15 walks in 41 games with Fresno (Astros' AAA) this season. He will be wearing uniform #53.

The Pirates have recalled LHP Buddy Boshers (pronounced "bo-SHEERS") and RHP Michael Feliz from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned RHP's Clay Holmes and Casey Sadler to Indianapolis.

Boshers last pitched in the Majors with Minnesota in 2017 and was just acquired off waivers from Houston on Tuesday. He went 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA (51.0ip/18er), 55 strikeouts and 15 walks in 41 games with Fresno (Astros' AAA) this season. He will be wearing uniform #53.

Feliz began this season with the Pirates and has appeared in 39 games; he was optioned to Triple-A on 7/27. Feliz is wearing uniform #45.

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Roster Move

The Pirates have reinstated Josh Bell from the 10-day disabled list and have optioned Jose Osuna to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates have reinstated Josh Bell from the 10-day disabled list and have optioned Jose Osuna to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Pirates partner with Rachael Ray Nutrish and Humane Animal Rescue program

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the Club has joined with partner Rachael Ray Nutrish and Humane Animal Rescue to present a special promotion designed to encourage animal rescue from local animal shelters called "Dog Days of Summer."

During the month of August, all fans adopting a dog or a cat from a Humane Animal Rescue will receive two free tickets to a 2018 Pirates home game, along with a one-month supply of Rachael Ray Nutrish pet food, and a bag of fun goodies for their new furry friend.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the Club has joined with partner Rachael Ray Nutrish and Humane Animal Rescue to present a special promotion designed to encourage animal rescue from local animal shelters called "Dog Days of Summer."

During the month of August, all fans adopting a dog or a cat from a Humane Animal Rescue will receive two free tickets to a 2018 Pirates home game, along with a one-month supply of Rachael Ray Nutrish pet food, and a bag of fun goodies for their new furry friend.

Each adoptive family will be entered into a drawing to win the grand slam prize which includes an exclusive Pirates first pitch experience, a one-year supply of Rachael Ray Nutrish pet food and a family photo shoot at PNC Park.

Every Tuesday Pirates game at PNC Park, fans can enjoy Bucco baseball with their pooch as the Pirates host Pup Nights, presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish, on the Miller Lite Rooftop. Each ticket package (one person and one dog) costs just $36, with additional human tickets available for $36 each.

A portion of the proceeds for every Pup Night benefit local animal shelters, seats are limited and subject to availability. For complete information, visit pirates.com/pups.

The remaining Tuesday Pup Nights at PNC Park include:
• August 21 vs the Atlanta Braves
• September 4 vs the Cincinnati Reds
• September 18 vs the Kansas City Royals

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Pirates acquire pitcher Buddy Boshers off a trade waiver claim from Houston

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers (pronounced "bo-SHEERS") off a trade waiver claim from the Houston Astros. Boshers will be optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.    

The 30-year-old Boshers went 2-1 with four saves, a 3.18 ERA (51.0ip/18er), 55 strikeouts and 15 walks in 41 appearances this season with Triple-A Fresno. He entered today ranked second among Pacific Coast League relievers in fewest walks per 9.0 innings (2.29) and fifth in fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (11.29). He also limited right-handed hitters to a .204 batting average against (21-for-103). 

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers (pronounced "bo-SHEERS") off a trade waiver claim from the Houston Astros. Boshers will be optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.    

The 30-year-old Boshers went 2-1 with four saves, a 3.18 ERA (51.0ip/18er), 55 strikeouts and 15 walks in 41 appearances this season with Triple-A Fresno. He entered today ranked second among Pacific Coast League relievers in fewest walks per 9.0 innings (2.29) and fifth in fewest baserunners per 9.0 innings (11.29). He also limited right-handed hitters to a .204 batting average against (21-for-103). 

Boshers has gone 3-0 with a 4.59 ERA (86.1ip/44er) in 100 appearances in the big leagues with the Angels (2013) and Twins (2016-17). Last year he had four separate stints with Minnesota and went 1-0 with a 4.89 ERA in a career-high 38 appearances. He also limited left-handed hitters to a .224 batting average against (13-for-58) in 2017 while pitching with Minnesota.  

To clear a space for Boshers on the 40-man roster, infielder/outfielder Christopher Bostick has been designated for assignment.  

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Pirates acquire infielder Adeiny Hechavarria

The Pirates have acquired infielder Adeiny Hechavarria (a-DAIN-ee etch-ah-vah-REE-yah) and cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RHP Matt Seelinger.

Prior to being designated for assignment on August 1, Hechavarria hit .258 (56-for-217) with three home runs and 26 RBI in 61 games with the Rays this season, making 61 appearances (57 starts) at shortstop. On June 30 vs. Houston, he snapped his errorless streak at 94 games (319 total chances) - both the longest such streaks in franchise history for a shortstop.

The Pirates have acquired infielder Adeiny Hechavarria (a-DAIN-ee etch-ah-vah-REE-yah) and cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RHP Matt Seelinger.

Prior to being designated for assignment on August 1, Hechavarria hit .258 (56-for-217) with three home runs and 26 RBI in 61 games with the Rays this season, making 61 appearances (57 starts) at shortstop. On June 30 vs. Houston, he snapped his errorless streak at 94 games (319 total chances) - both the longest such streaks in franchise history for a shortstop.

Entering today, the 29-year-old Hechavarria ranks fifth in the Major Leagues with 734 games played at shortstop since 2013. He was a National League Gold Glove finalist at shortstop in both 2014 and 2015. In addition, his 35 triples since 2013 rank tied for third among all Major League players, trailing only Dee Gordon (40) and Charlie Blackmon (37).

Hechavarria made his Major League debut with Toronto in 2012 before spending the next four years (2013-2016) as the starting shortstop for the Miami Marlins. He was traded to the Rays on 6/26/17.

 

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Pirates roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated outfielder Corey Dickerson from the 10-day disabled list (left hamstring strain) on Saturday.

To make room on the 25-man active roster, infielder/outfielder Christopher Bostick has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated outfielder Corey Dickerson from the 10-day disabled list (left hamstring strain) on Saturday.

To make room on the 25-man active roster, infielder/outfielder Christopher Bostick has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Pirates roster moves 8/3/18

LHP Steven Brault and RHP Nick Kingham have been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

RHP Dovydas Neverauskas has been recalled from Indianapolis and RHP Keone Kela has officially joined the Major League team and is active for tonight's game vs. St. Louis.

LHP Steven Brault and RHP Nick Kingham have been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

RHP Dovydas Neverauskas has been recalled from Indianapolis and RHP Keone Kela has officially joined the Major League team and is active for tonight's game vs. St. Louis.

In 29 games with Indianapolis this season, Neverauskas has posted a 1.14 ERA (39.1ip/5er), four saves and 50 strikeouts. He has made 10 consecutive Triple-A appearances since being charged with his last earned run (14.0ip).

Neverauskas began the regular season with Pittsburgh and is in his fourth stint with the Pirates this season.

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Jung Ho Kang update

Jung Ho Kang had surgery to debride cartilage in his left wrist this morning by Dr. Ed Birdsong at Allegheny Health Network. Kang first reported discomfort in his left wrist on June 20, 2018. After the initial evaluation, a conservative course of treatment of rest and immobilization was implemented with surgery as a potential treatment option if there was a recurrence of symptoms. Kang reported recurrent left wrist discomfort during his batting practice Tuesday afternoon. The Pirates medical team and orthopedic surgeons discussed treatment options with Kang and his representatives for their consideration. On Thursday, Kang chose to have surgery performed by Dr. Birdsong at Allegheny Health Network. 

The Pirates are very appreciative that Dr. Birdsong was able to clear a time slot on his schedule to expedite the timing of the surgery. The typical return to play from this type of surgery is four to six week

Jung Ho Kang had surgery to debride cartilage in his left wrist this morning by Dr. Ed Birdsong at Allegheny Health Network. Kang first reported discomfort in his left wrist on June 20, 2018. After the initial evaluation, a conservative course of treatment of rest and immobilization was implemented with surgery as a potential treatment option if there was a recurrence of symptoms. Kang reported recurrent left wrist discomfort during his batting practice Tuesday afternoon. The Pirates medical team and orthopedic surgeons discussed treatment options with Kang and his representatives for their consideration. On Thursday, Kang chose to have surgery performed by Dr. Birdsong at Allegheny Health Network. 

The Pirates are very appreciative that Dr. Birdsong was able to clear a time slot on his schedule to expedite the timing of the surgery. The typical return to play from this type of surgery is four to six week

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Pirates Acquire Chris Archer From Tampa Bay

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired RHP Chris Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RHP Tyler Glasnow, outfielder Austin Meadows and a player to be named. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.

The 29-year-old Archer was named to the American League All-Star team twice (2015 and 2017) in his career. He also pitched for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and started Team USA's opening game on March 20 vs. Colombia and retired all 12 batters he faced.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired RHP Chris Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RHP Tyler Glasnow, outfielder Austin Meadows and a player to be named. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.

The 29-year-old Archer was named to the American League All-Star team twice (2015 and 2017) in his career. He also pitched for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and started Team USA's opening game on March 20 vs. Colombia and retired all 12 batters he faced.

Over the last five years (2014-2018), Archer ranks 10th among all Major League pitchers with 905.0 innings pitched, having logged over 200 innings each of the last three seasons. In that same time, only Max Scherzer (153) has made more starts than Archer (150) among all pitchers in Major League Baseball and his 1009 strikeouts rank fourth behind Scherzer (1280), Chris Sale (1230) and Corey Kluber (1145).

"Chris Archer has been, and projects to be, an upper echelon Major League starting pitcher who we are thrilled to add to our organization to help us win games for the next three-plus years," said Huntington. "Chris is also an outstanding person and we look forward to his introduction to our fan base and the Pittsburgh community."

Archer shared the Major League lead in starts (34) last season and ranked fourth among all pitchers with 249 strikeouts. He struck out a career-high 252 batters in 2015 while also pitching a career-high 212.0 innings. For his efforts in 2015, Archer finished fifth in the voting for the A.L. Cy Young Award.

Archer made his Major League debut with Tampa Bay in 2012 and his 54 wins with the Rays rank fourth in team history. He also ranks second in Rays history in strikeouts (1146), trailing only James Shields (1250). Archer's 28 double-digit strikeout performances are the most in Rays history.

In 17 starts with the Rays this season, Archer has gone 3-5 with a 4.31 ERA (96.0ip/46er) and 102 strikeouts while pitching at least 6.0 innings 10 times. He struck out a season-high 13 batters on July 22 vs. Miami and made his most recent start Friday night in Baltimore.

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Pirates acquire Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers

The Pirates have acquired RHP Keone Kela (KEY-oh-nee KELL-uh) from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league LHP Taylor Hearn and a player to be named. The announcement was made by Neal Huntington, the Pirates Executive Vice President, General Manager.

The 25-year-old Kela has recorded 24 saves in 25 opportunities while also posting a 3.44 ERA (36.2ip/14er) and 44 strikeouts in 38 appearances with the Rangers this season. His 24 saves currently rank fifth among the American League leaders and his save percentage (96.0) is second in the A.L. behind Aroldis Chapman (28-for-29; 96.6).
 
Kela has held right-handed hitters to a .125 (10-for-80) batting average overall in 2018 and has produced a 2.10 ERA (25.2ip/6er), 31 strikeouts and a .163 batting average against in his last 25 outings dating back to May 7.
 
"Kela is an experienced, quality, high leverage reliever who projects to be a significant addition to our late game options for the next few seasons," said Huntington.

The Pirates have acquired RHP Keone Kela (KEY-oh-nee KELL-uh) from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league LHP Taylor Hearn and a player to be named. The announcement was made by Neal Huntington, the Pirates Executive Vice President, General Manager.

The 25-year-old Kela has recorded 24 saves in 25 opportunities while also posting a 3.44 ERA (36.2ip/14er) and 44 strikeouts in 38 appearances with the Rangers this season. His 24 saves currently rank fifth among the American League leaders and his save percentage (96.0) is second in the A.L. behind Aroldis Chapman (28-for-29; 96.6).
 
Kela has held right-handed hitters to a .125 (10-for-80) batting average overall in 2018 and has produced a 2.10 ERA (25.2ip/6er), 31 strikeouts and a .163 batting average against in his last 25 outings dating back to May 7.
 
"Kela is an experienced, quality, high leverage reliever who projects to be a significant addition to our late game options for the next few seasons," said Huntington.

Kela made his Major League debut with the Rangers in 2015 after being selected by Texas in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He has made all 180 big league appearances in relief and has posted a 19-10 record, 27 saves, a 3.45 ERA (169.2ip/65er) and 208 strikeouts.
 
The 23-year-old Hearn was acquired from Washington on 7/30/16, along with LHP Felipe Vazquez, in exchange for RHP Mark Melancon. Hearn has gone 3-6 with a 3.12 ERA in 19 starts with Double-A Altoona this season.
 

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Roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 10-day disabled list (retro to July 25) with a left hamstring strain.

To take Dickerson's place on the 25-man active roster, outfielder Austin Meadows has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 10-day disabled list (retro to July 25) with a left hamstring strain.

To take Dickerson's place on the 25-man active roster, outfielder Austin Meadows has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Roster move

The Pirates have placed Josh Bell on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

José Osuna has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and is in the starting lineup tonight (first base).

The Pirates have placed Josh Bell on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

José Osuna has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and is in the starting lineup tonight (first base).

Osuna is in his fourth stint with the Pirates this season. He is hitting .196 (9-for-46) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in 23 big league games in 2018.

He also hit .317 with 24 doubles, five homers and 40 RBI in 61 games at Indianapolis.

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Roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Alex McRae from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for McRae on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz has been optioned to Triple-A.

This is McRae's second stint with the Pirates this season. He was also with the team from July 7-9, but did not appear in a game. McRae will wear uniform #51.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Alex McRae from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for McRae on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz has been optioned to Triple-A.

This is McRae's second stint with the Pirates this season. He was also with the team from July 7-9, but did not appear in a game. McRae will wear uniform #51.

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