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Pirates charities and Chris Archer team up with Good Sports to support Squirrel Hill Baseball

Chris Archer, Pirates Charities, and National Nonprofit Good Sports Come Together in Providing Opportunities in Sports for Local Baseball League
4:44 PM EDT

The ongoing partnership between Pirates Charities and Good Sports brought more than $15,000 in brand new sports equipment to Squirrel Hill Baseball Association, with assistance from Pirates pitcher, Chris Archer. The donated gear included items like baseball bats, gloves, catcher’s gear, and helmets for the players. Squirrel Hill Baseball Association

Pirates offer fans tips and information on staying cool at PNC Park this weekend

Fans Are Encouraged to Stay Hydrated and Seek Cooling Areas When Needed
2:19 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Pirates take on intra-state rival the Philadelphia Phillies in a big three-game series at PNC Park this weekend. With temperatures expected to be in the 90s throughout the weekend, the Club reminds fans of the importance of proper hydration and of the many places within PNC Park where

Pirates Return to PNC Park for the Eighth Homestand of 2019

1:11 PM EDT

Pirates Homestand Highlights Friday, July 19 – Thursday, July 25, 2019 The Pirates return to PNC Park for the eighth homestand of the season as the team hosts the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game series and St. Louis Cardinals for a four-game divisional match-up. This homestand is highlighted by a

Pirates to present Pittsburgh’s opening night of “Heading Home, The Tale of Team Israel” at Regent Square Theatre

Opening Night to Include a Special Screening, Street Fair, Q&A and More
July 16, 2019

On Thursday, July 18, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities are proud to present the Opening Night of “Heading Home, the Tale of Team Israel,” a documentary by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger, at Regent Square Theatre in Edgewood as part of the film’s Opening Weekend in

Roster moves

July 13, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that infielder Erik Gonzalez has been returned from his rehab assignment with Indianapolis due to a left hamstring strain (retro to July 12). Gonzalez was originally placed on the injured list on April 20 due to a left clavicle fracture. In addition, right-handed pitcher Keone

Pirates sign 35th-round selection from 2019 Draft

July 9, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following player from the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting. The Pirates have now signed a total of 38 of their 42 selections from the 2019 Draft, which includes 30 of their first

Pirates recall Kevin Kramer, option Montana DuRapau 

July 7, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled infielder/outfielder Kevin Kramer from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for Kramer on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau has been optioned to Triple-A. This is Kramer’s second stint with the Pirates this season (also from April 11-16). Kramer was hitting .270 (70-for-259) with

Pirates’ Felipe Vázquez named to NL All-Star team

July 6, 2019

Major League Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh’s Felipe Vázquez has been named to the National League All-Star team for this year’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. This is the second straight season the 28-year-old Vázquez has been selected to participate in the All-Star Game. Vázquez entered today tied for fifth among

Pirates roster moves

July 6, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the following roster moves today. Right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams has been placed on the paternity list. Right-handed pitcher Dario Agrazal has been recalled from Indianapolis to replace Trevor Williams. Right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Left-handed pitcher Steven Brault has been placed

Pirates sign two more players from the 2019 Draft

July 4, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting. The Pirates have now signed a total of 37 of their 42 selections from the 2019 draft, which includes 30 of their first

Pirates sign four more players from 2019 Draft

July 1, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting. The Pirates have now signed a total of 35 of their 42 selections from the 2019 draft, which includes 23 of their first

Pirates to host “Apollo at the Park” at PNC Park

Replica Apollo 11 Spacesuit Exhibit to be featured on PNC Park Riverwalk
July 1, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates have partnered with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to be one of 15 Major League Baseball teams to host the 2019 “Apollo at the Park” exhibit, a program that will display full-sized statues of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. As the nation celebrates the 50th

Pirates homestand highlights Monday, July 1 – Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pirates return to PNC Park for the seventh homestand of 2019
July 1, 2019

Pirates Homestand Highlights Monday, July 1 – Sunday, July 7, 2019 Pirates Return to PNC Park for the Seventh Homestand of 2019 The Pirates return to PNC Park for the seventh homestand of the season as the team hosts the Chicago Cubs for four games and the Milwaukee Brewers for

Josh Bell named to National League All-Star team

June 30, 2019

Major League Baseball announced today that Josh Bell will represent the Pirates and the National League at the All-Star Game in Cleveland on July 9.

Pirates roster moves: June 29, 2019

June 29, 2019

The Pirates have recalled RHP Jordan Lyles from his rehab assignment and have reinstated him from the 10-day injured list. Lyles is expected to start tonight’s game in Milwaukee. To make room for Lyles on the active roster, RHP Geoff Hartlieb has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh Pirates and AT&T SportsNet Partner to Host 12th Annual “Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet”

Proceeds to Benefit Pirates Charities and Local Youth Baseball and Softball Field Renovation Programs
June 28, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities announced, in conjunction with AT&T SportsNet, “Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet” will take place on Tuesday, July 2, when the Pirates host the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park. AT&T SportsNet will broadcast live during the game from the Jim Beam

Will Craig named to All-Star Futures team

June 28, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates minor league first baseman Will Craig has been selected to the National League roster for the All-Star Futures Game. The announcement was made by Major League Baseball. The game will take place on Sunday, July 7, at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Craig will be one of 24 former

Statement from Pirates president Frank Coonelly regarding protective netting

June 27, 2019

As we stated in 2017 when we were one of the first Major League Clubs to extend our protective netting to the ends of the dugouts, fan safety at PNC Park is of paramount importance. It is heartbreaking to see a fan injured by an object leaving the field of

Pirates to host 'Ring the Vote' Josh Bell All-Star Voting Party at PNC

Free Event Open to All Fans and Includes Field Access, Games and More
June 24, 2019

This Wednesday, June 26, the Pirates are inviting all fans to a “Ring the Vote” Josh Bell All-Star Voting Party at PNC Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate the 2019 All-Star Starters Election. The event is open FREE to the general public and will include many entertaining

Pirates sign two more players from 2019 Draft

June 19, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. The announcement was made by Joe DelliCarri, Pirates Senior Director of Amateur Scouting. Round 11: Jase Bowen, OF, 6-1/185, Toledo Central (OH) Catholic HS Hit .527 as a junior with 11 doubles, six triples, eight home

Roster move for June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis and reinstated him from the 10-day injured list (right side discomfort). Right-handed pitcher Yefry Ramirez has been optioned to Triple-A to make room for Stratton on the 25-man active roster.

Pirates sign four more players from 2019 Draft

June 17, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players from the 2019 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 6 Will Matthiessen OF 6-7/220 Stanford University West Virginia Hit .322 (67-for-208) with 12 doubles, 12

Pirates Homestand Highlights Tuesday, June 18-Sunday, June 23, 2019

Pirates Return to PNC Park for the Sixth Homestand of 2019
June 17, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the sixth homestand of the season as the team hosts the Detroit Tigers for two games and the San Diego Padres for a three-game weekend series. This homestand is highlighted by Stranger Things Night complete with an appearance by Priah Ferguson and a

Roster move for June 16, 2019

June 16, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Yefry (pronounced Jeffrey) Ramirez from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for Ramirez on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Dario Agrazal has been optioned to Triple-A. Ramirez began the season with Norfolk (Orioles’ AAA), where he went 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA (18.0ip/3er)

Pirates roster moves: June 15, 2019

June 15, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Dario Agrazal from Triple-A Indianapolis. Agrazal, who has no previous big league experience, will start and make his big league debut tonight at Miami. He will wear uniform #67. To make room on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher right-handed