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Pirates roster moves for March 18

March 18, 2019

The Pirates have made the following roster moves:

  • Kevin Kramer (INF) – optioned to Indianapolis
  • Will Craig (INF) – reassigned to minor league camp
  • Nick Franklin (INF) – reassigned to minor league camp
  • Geoff Hartlieb (RHP) – reassigned to minor league camp
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes (INF)

Pirates announce return of “No Fees” promotion

March 17, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the return of the popular “No Fees” promotion for a limited time. Starting now, Sunday, March 17, and continuing through Thursday, March 21, the team will pay all service fees charged to fans for full-priced tickets purchased during this time for any 2019 home game

Pirates announce expanded Hyundai partnership

Automaker named the new presenting partner of the PNC Park Home Plate Club
March 11, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates and team partner Hyundai today announced a three-year extension to their existing relationship that expands and deepens the partnership through the 2021 season. As part of the new agreement, Hyundai becomes the presenting partner of the exclusive PNC Park Home Plate Club, now branded the “Hyundai Club.”

Pirates announce 2019 theme ticket games

Popular University Nights schedule among nights announced for upcoming season
March 6, 2019

University Nights, Pup Nights and Yoga Day are among the many Pittsburgh Pirates Theme Ticket games announced today as part of the 2019 promotions schedule at PNC Park. Throughout the upcoming season, fans will have the chance to take part in the unique themed events by purchasing special tickets to

Pirates claim pitcher Jake Barrett off waivers from Giants

March 1, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed right-handed pitcher Jake Barrett off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington. The 27-year-old Barrett has a career record of 2-4 with four saves and a 4.05 ERA (93.1ip/42er) in 103 appearances in the

Pirates announce new 3-year agreement with MillerCoors

Deal to include naming rights of ballpark areas and a new ticket offer
February 21, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced an expanded three-year partnership with MillerCoors LLC for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons as the brewing company commits to renewing the ongoing relationship. The new agreement includes naming rights of several areas of the ballpark as well as promotional assets, including a new ticket promotion

Pirates 2019 Spring Training broadcast schedule released

Pirates announce all 30 dates in Florida and two dates in Texas to be covered this spring
February 20, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the complete broadcast schedule for the team’s 2019 Spring Training Grapefruit League games. Every date of the 2019 spring schedule is set to be covered by one of the team’s official broadcast partners AT&T SportsNet, SPORTSRADIO 93-7 The Fan and the Pirates Radio Network, as

Pirates and Guardian Protection announce new partnership

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Guardian Protection Services officially announced an exclusive new partnership through the 2021 season. Guardian is now the "Official Smart Home Security Provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates."
February 15, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Guardian Protection Services officially announced an exclusive new partnership through the 2021 season. Guardian is now the "Official Smart Home Security Provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates." The new deal also includes the rebranding of the PNC Park bullpen space with Guardian becoming the presenting partner of

Pirates and Papa John's announce 2019 student ticket offer

The Pittsburgh Pirates have teamed up with Papa John's to announce the new Papa John's Student Ticket offer allowing students the opportunity to purchase specially priced individual tickets to all Pirates home games at PNC Park. Thanks to this partnership, students may visit Pirates.com/student now to purchase Pirates individual game tickets for just $10 as well as receive free offers and special discounts from Papa John's throughout the upcoming season.
February 12, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates have teamed up with Papa John's to announce the new Papa John's Student Ticket offer allowing students the opportunity to purchase specially priced individual tickets to all Pirates home games at PNC Park. Thanks to this partnership, students may visit Pirates.com/student now to purchase Pirates individual game

Pirates sign outfielder Melky Cabrera to Minor League deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera, which includes an invitation to big league camp.
February 11, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera, which includes an invitation to big league camp.The 34-year-old Cabrera began the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Columbus after signing with Cleveland as a Minor League free agent on April 25. He had two different

Pirates "Long Live Their Legacy" program returns for 2019

This month, the Pittsburgh Pirates launched the "Long Live Their Legacy" program, a community relations initiative promoting the history of the Negro Leagues and its many stars.
February 7, 2019

This month, the Pittsburgh Pirates launched the "Long Live Their Legacy" program, a community relations initiative promoting the history of the Negro Leagues and its many stars. The program is a traveling presentation made available to Pittsburgh area schools and community groups throughout February as part of Black History Month.

Pirates sign infielder Nick Franklin to Minor League deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Nick Franklin, which includes an invitation to big league camp.
February 6, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Nick Franklin, which includes an invitation to big league camp.     The 27-year-old Franklin was originally selected by Seattle in the first round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft (27th pick overall) and has appeared

Pirates sign Francisco Liriano to Minor League deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano, which includes an invitation to big league camp.
February 4, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano, which includes an invitation to big league camp.  The 35-year-old Liriano enters the 2019 season with 1752 strikeouts in his big league career; the fifth-highest total among Dominican-born pitchers in Major League history.

Statement from Frank Coonelly on passing of longtime Pirate Bob Friend

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we confirm the passing of a beloved member of the Pirates family, Bob Friend, earlier this morning at the age of 88. Bob was an outstanding baseball man, and an even better person.
February 3, 2019

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we confirm the passing of a beloved member of the Pirates family, Bob Friend, earlier this morning at the age of 88. Bob was an outstanding baseball man, and an even better person.An exceptional pitcher, Bob pitched in 568 games over

Pirates announce signings of J.B. Shuck and Brandon Maurer

The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms on Minor League contracts with pitcher Brandon Maurer and outfielder J.B. Shuck on Wednesday, which include invitations to big league camp.
January 30, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms on Minor League contracts with pitcher Brandon Maurer and outfielder J.B. Shuck on Wednesday, which include invitations to big league camp.Brandon Maurer (RHP) - Has gone 16-31 with 36 saves and a 5.36 ERA (371.0ip/221er) in 289 career appearances (21 starts) with Seattle (2013-14),

Pirates, Pirates Charities, Chevron, Grable to recognize "All Star" teachers

Chevron, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities and The Grable Foundation are teaming up this baseball season with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Intermediate Unit One, and Kidsburgh to recognize teachers from southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
January 30, 2019

Chevron, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities and The Grable Foundation are teaming up this baseball season with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Intermediate Unit One, and Kidsburgh to recognize teachers from southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Teachers will have the opportunity to be nominated for their exceptional classroom efforts that

Pirates announce enrollment for 2019 baseball summer camps

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that enrollment for the 2019 Pirates Baseball Summer Camps is now open at Pirates.com/Camps. The weeklong camps are part of a partnership between the Pirates and Headfirst Professional Sports Camps, designed to promote and enhance a passion for the game of baseball through the teaching of proper baseball fundamentals and the building of positive relationships with players from around the area.
January 24, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that enrollment for the 2019 Pirates Baseball Summer Camps is now open at Pirates.com/Camps. The weeklong camps are part of a partnership between the Pirates and Headfirst Professional Sports Camps, designed to promote and enhance a passion for the game of baseball through the teaching

Pirates CARE-a-van Tour schedule set for 2019

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced the schedule for the Pirates CARE-a-van, which will take place from Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, January 25. The 2019 CARE-a-van will participate in community events over three days leading up to the 2019 PiratesFest, presented by Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh, at PNC Park.
January 22, 2019

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced the schedule for the Pirates CARE-a-van, which will take place from Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, January 25. The 2019 CARE-a-van will participate in community events over three days leading up to the 2019 PiratesFest, presented by Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh, at PNC Park. The CARE-a-van

Pirates name Minor League managers, coaches & staff

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their Minor League staff assignments for the 2019 season Friday. The announcement was made by Senior Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway.
January 18, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their Minor League staff assignments for the 2019 season Friday. The announcement was made by Senior Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway.INDIANAPOLIS (AAA) Manager: Brian Esposito Hitting Coach: Ryan Long Pitching Coach: Bryan Hickerson Athletic Trainer: Dru Scott Strength & Conditioning: Alan Burr ALTOONA (AA)

Pirates charities to host 'Pittsburgh Pirates home run 5K/10K'

Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced today the Pittsburgh Pirates Home Run 5K/10K, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network, is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019.
January 17, 2019

Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced today the Pittsburgh Pirates Home Run 5K/10K, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network, is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019.The morning event starts on Pittsburgh's North Shore, on North Shore Drive, and all participants

PiratesFest highlights for Saturday, January 26, 2019 at PNC Park

The 2019 PiratesFest, presented by Chick-fil-A, will get underway at PNC Park on Saturday, January 26 with a Season Ticket Holders only session from 9 a.m. to noon, and open to the general public from noon to 5 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to explore the ballpark and to enjoy areas to which they may not have access in the summer.
January 16, 2019

The 2019 PiratesFest, presented by Chick-fil-A, will get underway at PNC Park on Saturday, January 26 with a Season Ticket Holders only session from 9 a.m. to noon, and open to the general public from noon to 5 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to explore the ballpark and to

Pirates broadcaster and World Series hero Steve Blass to retire

Longtime Pirates broadcaster and 1971 World Series hero Steve Blass announced Tuesday that he will retire from the broadcast booth at the conclusion of the 2019 season, his 60th season as a member of the Pirates organization.
January 15, 2019

Longtime Pirates broadcaster and 1971 World Series hero Steve Blass announced Tuesday that he will retire from the broadcast booth at the conclusion of the 2019 season, his 60th season as a member of the Pirates organization. The 2019 season will mark Blass' 34th as a Pirates color analyst, making

2019 PiratesFest autograph tickets on-sale dates and details

The 2019 PiratesFest at PNC Park, presented by Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh, is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, and the Pirates announced today the players taking part in the general autograph sessions, their schedule and the complete ticket information.
January 14, 2019

The 2019 PiratesFest at PNC Park, presented by Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh, is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, and the Pirates announced today the players taking part in the general autograph sessions, their schedule and the complete ticket information. Fans will have the opportunity to secure tickets to each autograph session/group for

Pirates claim RHP Aron Slegers off waivers from Minnesota

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed right-handed pitcher Aaron Slegers (pronounced "SLEH-gers") off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.
January 11, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed right-handed pitcher Aaron Slegers (pronounced "SLEH-gers") off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.The 26-year-old Slegers spent a majority of the 2018 season with Triple-A Rochester, where he went 5-7 with a 3.80 ERA (85.1ip/36er)

Pirates accepting online entries for "Oh say, can you sing?" competition

The "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" competition is officially open. The Pittsburgh Pirates game day events group is now accepting submissions for the popular "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" competition scheduled to take place at the 2019 PiratesFest at PNC Park.
January 8, 2019

The "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" competition is officially open. The Pittsburgh Pirates game day events group is now accepting submissions for the popular "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" competition scheduled to take place at the 2019 PiratesFest at PNC Park. The annual competition invites fans to showcase their singing