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Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities, Chevron and The Grable Foundation to again recognize region's "All Star" teachers during the 2020 season

October 7, 2019

Chevron, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities and The Grable Foundation are teaming up once again during the 2020 baseball season with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Intermediate Unit One, and Kidsburgh to recognize outstanding teachers from southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Teachers will have the opportunity to be nominated for

AT&T Sports Networks announces multi-year extension with Pirates

October 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH- AT&T Sports Networks and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced today a multi-year extension of their television rights deal. AT&T SportsNet will continue to be the regional television home of the Pittsburgh Pirates throughout the territory, including at least 150 live Pirates games, pre- and post-game coverage, as well as other

Pirates Update Status of Major League Coaches

October 3, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates have informed pitching coach Ray Searage and bench coach Tom Prince that they are not candidates to remain on the Club’s 2020 Major League staff. All other Major League coaches are candidates to remain on the big league staff pending the conclusion of the managerial and coaching

Statement from Pirates chairman Bob Nutting

September 29, 2019

“I have a great deal of appreciation for everything Clint has done for the Pittsburgh Pirates and our community. Clint is not only a great baseball man, he is a great family man. His leadership, inspiration, advice and friendship has helped make me a better person, as he has for

Pirates and manager Clint Hurdle part ways

September 29, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today Clint Hurdle has been relieved of his duties as Pirates Manager. The announcement was made by Pirates Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington. “Words cannot express how much respect and appreciation I have for Clint as a person and a leader. He was the

Pirates announce plans for team Hall of Fame

Steve Blass to be recognized as a member of the inaugural class
September 28, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announce plans to establish a team Hall of Fame as a way to pay tribute to and celebrate the greatest players and important figures in team history. Tonight, as part of the Club’s Steve Blass celebration, the team announced that Blass will be a member of the

Pirates Charities announces 'Fields for Kids' grant recipients for 2019

Grants impact more than 10,600 youth in three states
September 27, 2019

Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, today announced the recipients of the “Fields for Kids” matching grant program for the entire 2019 season. Members of area nonprofits that have benefited this year will be recognized tonight in a pregame, on-field ceremony at PNC Park. The Fields

Pirates Homestand Highlights Tuesday, September 24-Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pirates Return to PNC Park for the Final Homestand of 2019
September 24, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the 13th and final homestand of the season, a six-game stay beginning with a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs and a weekend series with the Cincinnati Reds. This homestand is highlighted by the Pirates celebration of beloved Pittsburgh Pirate, Steve Blass. The

Pirates announce 2019 Pirates Community Commitment Program Award Winners

Pirates Minor Leaguers to be recognized in a pregame ceremony at PNC Park
September 18, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the nine winners of the 12th annual Pirates Community Commitment Program (PCCP) award. The 2019 award recipients will be recognized by the organization before tonight’s game in a pregame on-field ceremony at PNC Park. Each year, the Pirates acknowledge players from each of their minor

Trevor Williams named Pirates' nominee for the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award

September 18, 2019

Major League Baseball announced that Trevor Williams was named the Pittsburgh Pirates 2019 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious individual award for Major League players. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of Baseball through

James Marvel named Pirates Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Mason Martin named Pirates Minor League Player of the Year

September 18, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today named right-handed pitcher James Marvel their Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year and first baseman Mason Martin their Minor League Player-of-the-Year. The announcement was made by Senior Director Minor League Operations, Larry Broadway. The 26-year-old Marvel (pronounced MAR-vuhl) went a combined 16-5 with a 2.94 ERA (162.1ip/53er) and 136

Statement from Pirates president Frank Coonelly regarding Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez

September 17, 2019

“Today we were made aware of an active law enforcement investigation involving Felipe Vázquez and his subsequent arrest. We take this matter, and these charges in particular, extremely seriously. We have informed the Commissioner’s Office of the investigation and arrest. The Commissioner’s Office will immediately place Felipe Vázquez on Administrative

Pirates homestand highlights Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Pirates return to Pnc Park for the 12th homestand of 2019
September 17, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the 12th homestand of the season, a brief three-game series vs the Seattle Mariners. This homestand is highlighted by the Pirates annual Roberto Clemente Day celebration on Wednesday, September 18. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -- Pirates vs. Seattle Mariners (7:05 p.m.) · Pup

Pirates claim infielder Corban Joseph off waivers from San Francisco

September 16, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed infielder Corban Joseph off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington. The 30-year-old Joseph spent a majority of the 2019 season with Triple-A Las Vegas, where he hit .371 (142-for-383) with 35 doubles, 13

Pirates claim LHP Williams Jerez

September 13, 2019

The Pirates have claimed LHP Williams Jerez (pronounced “her-EHZ”) off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. The 27-year-old native of the Dominican Republic attended spring training with the Angels before being traded to the Giants on 3/25 in exchange for RHP Chris Stratton. Jerez spent a majority of the 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates statement regarding Kyle Crick health status

September 10, 2019

Kyle Crick underwent extensor tendon repair surgery of the index finger on his right hand on Tuesday. The procedure was performed in San Francisco by Dr. Scott Hanson. Crick is projected to return to full competition in time for Spring Training 2020. The injury occurred as a result of an

Pirates Roster Moves -- 9/8/19

September 8, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today made the following roster moves: Right-handed pitcher James Marvel has been selected from Triple-A Indianapolis. Marvel (pronounced MAR-vuhl) will make his Major League debut today against the St. Louis Cardinals. He will wear uniform #74. Outfielder Jason Martin has been placed on the 60-day injured list

Pirates and Pirates Charities to host Cancer Support Night at PNC Park on Saturday 

Donation Opportunities Available Throughout the Night, in partnership with the Arnold and Winnie Palmer Foundation
September 5, 2019

On Saturday, September 7, the Pirates, Pirates Charities and Allegheny Health Network will host a special Cancer Support Night at PNC Park in partnership with the Arnie and Winnie Palmer Foundation. The night will include a special superheroes event with pediatric cancer patients and their families as the young heroes

Pirates Roster Move for 9/4/19

September 4, 2019

The Pirates have recalled infielder Kevin Kramer from Triple-A Indianapolis. The left-handed hitting Kramer has appeared in one game with the Pirates this season; he walked as a pinch hitter and scored a run on 7/6 vs. Milwaukee. He went 5-for-37 with four RBI in 21 games with Pittsburgh last

Pirates select Steven Baron from Triple-A

Recall OF Martin, RHP Rios, INF Tucker from Indianapolis
September 3, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today made the following roster moves: Catcher Steven Baron has been selected from Triple-A Indianapolis. Baron will wear uniform #61. Outfielder Jason Martin, right-handed pitcher Yacksel Rios and infielder Cole Tucker have been recalled from Indianapolis. Rios will wear uniform #71. Left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang, who was

Pirates' Homestand Highlights Tuesday, September 3-Sunday, September 8, 2019

Pirates Return to PNC Park for the 11th Homestand of 2019
September 3, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the 11th homestand of the season, a six-game stay beginning with a three-game series with the Miami Marlins and a weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals. This homestand is highlighted by the Pirates’ Cancer Awareness Night at PNC Park on Saturday, September

Pirates claim LHP Wei-Chung Wang

August 31, 2019

The Pirates have claimed left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang (last name pronounced “WONG”) off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The 27-year-old native of Taiwan went 1-0 with a 3.33 ERA (27.0 IP/10 ER) in 20 relief appearances with Oakland this season, while holding left-handed hitters to a .186 (8-for-43) average. He

Pirates Charities pledge to support Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distribution program for the entire 2019-2020 school year

August 24, 2019

Pirates Charities today announced a partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to fund one of the group’s community food distribution programs for the entire 2019-2020 school year. The Pirates have committed to fund the South Side Produce to People distribution program for nine months, or the entire 2019-2020

Pirates request unconditional release waivers for catcher Francisco Cervelli

August 22, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today have requested unconditional release waivers for the purpose of giving catcher Francisco Cervelli his unconditional release. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington. “As Francisco has worked through his rehabilitation, we have had multiple conversations with him and his agent regarding

Pirates statement on Dave Klasnick

August 21, 2019

The entire Pirates organization mourns the loss of our dear friend Dave Klasnick. Dave loved the Pirates and supported the Club and Pirates Charities with his time, treasure and unmatched energy. Dave was extremely proud of the fact that he was one of the very first season ticket holders at