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Pirates to extend netting at PNC Park and Lecom Park 

Protective Netting extensions to improve fan safety and experience
February 21, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the team will extend the protective netting at PNC Park, as well as at the team’s Spring Training home, LECOM Park, in Bradenton, Fla. The new netting systems will now stretch nearly the length of the first and third base foul lines at both ballparks

Pirates sign free agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson

February 13, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed outfielder Jarrod Dyson (pronounced jah-ROD) to a one-year contract for the 2020 season. The announcement was made by General Manager, Ben Cherington. Dyson spent the entire 2019 season with Arizona, where he recorded at least 30 stolen bases for the fifth time in his career

Pirates to present Pittsburgh Negro League Baseball centennial commemoration event at Heinz History Center

Pirates to celebrate Black History Month with special event and traveling educational program
February 12, 2020

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, the Pittsburgh Pirates proudly present the “Pittsburgh Negro League Baseball Centennial Commemoration” event, a special night at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The Pirates and partners such as the Josh Gibson Foundation, the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Teenie Harris Archives and the Senator John Heinz

Minor League staff assignments

February 5, 2020

Listed below are the staff assignments for the nine minor league affiliates in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization for the 2020 season, along with the Player Development Staff. INDIANAPOLIS (AAA) Manager: Brian Esposito Hitting Coach: Jon Nunnally Pitching Coach: Joel Hanrahan Coach: Argenis Diaz Athletic Trainer: Justin Ahrens Strength & Conditioning:

Pirates sign outfielder Solomon Maguire as non-drafted free agent

February 5, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed outfielder Solomon Maguire as a non-drafted free agent. The 16-year-old Maguire, who is from Kellyville, Australia, is currently a senior at Castle Hill High School in Sydney, Australia. The Pirates have now signed 43 players during the 2019-20 international signing period.

Pirates sign free agent infielder JT Riddle

January 31, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have signed free agent infielder JT Riddle. The announcement was made by General Manager Ben Cherington. The 28-year-old Riddle has spent his entire professional career in the Miami organization after being selected by the Marlins in the 13th round of the 2013 First-Year Player

Pirates Announce Four Non-roster Invitees to Spring Training

January 31, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the following players will attend big league camp as non-roster invitees. Robbie Erlin (LHP) – Has gone 13-20 with a 4.57 ERA (313.0ip/159er) and 249 strikeouts in 106 games (38 starts) while spending his entire big league career with the San Diego Padres (2013-19)…Went 0-1

Pirates announce 2020 Theme Ticket games

Popular University Night among events scheduled for upcoming season
January 29, 2020

Christmas in July and '90s Night join the exciting lineup of Theme Ticket games taking place throughout the 2020 season at PNC Park. The schedule includes the return of University Nights, Youth Baseball and Softball Days and more as fans will have the chance to take part in the unique

Pirates and Diamondbacks make three-player trade

January 27, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired infielder Liover Peguero and right-handed pitcher Brennan Malone from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Starling Marte and cash considerations. The Pirates will also receive an additional capacity in its 2019-2020 International Signing Bonus Pool, allowing them to spend an additional $250,000 in this

Pirates unveil road jerseys for 2020

January 24, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today unveiled the team’s new road uniforms for the 2020 season: a road gray and alternate black jersey that will include a return to the Pittsburgh script lettering across the chest. The beloved Pittsburgh script lettering is reminiscent of the early 1990s Pirates road gray uniforms worn

Pirates announce 2020 broadcast team and Spring Training broadcast schedule

Club to broadcast record 33 Spring Training games
January 24, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the additions of former Pirates players Kevin Young (1992-95 and 1997-2003), Matt Capps (2005-09) and Michael McKenry (2011-13) to the broadcast team. Young, Capps and McKenry will join Bob Walk and John Wehner as rotating color analysts on both television and radio, while Greg Brown

Pirates to host Pittsburgh and West Virginia game

Baseball teams to play Backyard Brawl Game at PNC Park
January 23, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the Club will once again play host to the Backyard Brawl for the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University baseball regular season game on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at PNC Park. This marks the second consecutive season the rivalry will be played at PNC Park

Pirates Name Minor League Managers, Coaches & Staff

January 23, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced 2020 staff assignments for their four full-season minor league affiliates. The announcement was made by Senior Director of Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. INDIANAPOLIS (AAA) Manager: Brian Esposito Hitting Coach: Jon Nunnally Pitching Coach: Joel Hanrahan Coach: Argenis Diaz Athletic Trainer: Justin Ahrens Strength &

PiratesFest highlights for Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at PNC Park

Autograph opportunities, Q&A sessions and more highlight 2020 PiratesFest
January 22, 2020

The 2020 PiratesFest, presented by Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh, will get underway at PNC Park with General Public access beginning on Saturday, January 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pirates Season Ticket Holders will have special access with the Pirates’ Season Ticket Holders only night on Friday, January 24, from 4

Pirates CARE-a-van Tour schedule set for 2020

Players and coaches to visit with area groups for three days leading up to PiratesFest
January 17, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the schedule for the Pirates CARE-a-van, which will take place from Wednesday, January 22 through Friday, January 24. The 2020 CARE-a-van will take part in public and private community events over the days leading up to PiratesFest at PNC Park, presented by Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh. The

Pirates sign outfielder Guillermo Heredia

January 9, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed outfielder Guillermo Heredia to a one-year contract for the 2020 season. The announcement was made by Pirates General Manager, Ben Cherington. Heredia, who will turn 29 on January 31, hit .225 (46-for-204) with 13 doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI in 89 games with

2020 PiratesFest expanded times and ticket on-sale dates announced

New Friday Date and Times Announced for Pirates Season Ticket Holders
January 9, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced expanded times for 2020 PiratesFest at PNC Park, presented by Chickfil-A Pittsburgh, for Season Ticket Holders as well as the general public. Due to demand, the Pirates will open PNC Park on Friday, January 24 for Season Ticket Holders only from 4 p.m. to 8

Mike Rabelo named Pirates assistant hitting coach

Herbie Andrade and Jordan Comadena returning to Major League staff
January 7, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Mike Rabelo will be joining Manager Derek Shelton’s staff as the Assistant Hitting Coach for the 2020 season. The announcement was made by General Manager, Ben Cherington. The 39-year-old Rabelo spent the 2019 season in the Detroit organization as the manager for Double-A Erie,

Glenn Sherlock joins Major League coaching staff 

December 23, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Glenn Sherlock has been named a Major League Coach. The announcement was made by General Manager, Ben Cherington. Sherlock brings over 35 years of professional baseball experience to the Pirates, including 24 in the National League. He joins Pittsburgh’s major league staff with the

Tarrik Brock named First Base Coach

December 20, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Tarrik Brock (first named pronounced “TAR-rick”) has been named First Base Coach. He will also oversee the team’s outfield and baserunning efforts. The announcement was made by General Manager, Ben Cherington. Brock, who will turn 46 years old on December 25, has spent the

Pirates accepting online entries for “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” competition now through January 15

Fans now may enter for an opportunity to audition to sing the national anthem at PNC Park
December 20, 2019

The “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” competition is officially open. The Pittsburgh Pirates game day events group is now accepting submissions online for the popular "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" National Anthem competition. Now through Wednesday, January 15, fans can enter at pirates.com/anthem for the opportunity to audition to sing

Pirates Charities Partners with The Tull Family Foundation announce Equipment Grant Program for 2020

Program to provide equipment grants to local youth organizations
December 18, 2019

Pirates Charities and The Tull Family Foundation today announced a 2020 Equipment Grant Program in partnership with Pitch In for Baseball and Softball (PIFBS). The equipment grant program will provide approximately 20 local youth organizations with much needed baseball and softball equipment prior to their upcoming 2020 seasons. The Pirates

Pirates announce four non-roster invitees to Spring Training

December 17, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the following players will attend big league camp as non-roster invitees. Socrates Brito (OF) – Spent majority of 2019 season with Buffalo (Blue Jays’ AAA), where he hit .282 with 28 doubles, 16 homers and 67 RBI in 97 games…Left-handed hitter also played in 17

Oscar Marin Named Pirates Pitching Coach

Justin Meccage to Serve Club as Bullpen Coach
December 17, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Oscar Marin (pronounce “mah-RIN”) will be joining Manager Derek Shelton’s staff as the Pitching Coach for the 2020 season. The announcement was made by General Manager, Ben Cherington. The 37-year-old Marin served as Bullpen Coach for the Texas Rangers in 2019 after spending two

Pirates sign catcher Luke Maile to one-year contract

December 16, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed catcher Luke Maile (pronounced mail-ee) to a one-year contract for the 2020 season. The announcement was made by Pirates General Manager, Ben Cherington. The 28-year-old Maile spent the entire 2019 season with Toronto, where he posted above average pitch framing and stolen base prevention marks,