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Pirates homestand highlights Tuesday, May 21 – Sunday, May 26, 2019

Pirates return to PNC Park for the fourth homestand of 2019
May 20, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the fourth homestand of the season, with a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies and a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. This homestand is highlighted by Education Day on Thursday, May 23; Zambelli Fireworks Night on Friday, May 24; and the

Bell named NL Player of the Week

May 20, 2019

Josh Bell has been named the W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week for the week of May 13-19. Bell claimed his first career Player of the Week Award, and is the first Pirates position player to take home the weekly honors since Andrew McCutchen for the period ending

Pirates to host "Play Ball" event at PNC Park

Baseball activities for youngsters to take place on Sunday, June 2
May 15, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that registration is now open for the Pirates 2019 Play Ball event scheduled for Sunday, June 2 at PNC Park. The Pirates will host youth between the ages of 5 and 13 years old from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for fun baseball and softball

Pirates roster move May 12

May 12, 2019

Right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton, who was acquired yesterday from Los Angeles (AL), has joined the club in St. Louis and has been added to the 25-man active roster. To make room for Stratton, right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pirates promote DuRapau, Holmes from Triple-A

May 9, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau (pronounced du-RAW-poh) from Triple-A Indianapolis. DuRapau went 1-1 with three saves, an 0.63 ERA (14.1ip/1er), 18 strikeouts and .111 batting average against in 12 appearances this season with Indianapolis. He was named Indianapolis’ Player-of-the-Month in April after allowing

Pirates place Kela on injured list

May 8, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed right-handed pitcher Keone Kela on the 10-day injured list (retro to May 6) with right shoulder inflammation. Outfielder JB Shuck has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis. The club will make a corresponding roster move prior to tomorrow’s game in St. Louis.

Pirates roster moves

May 4, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow flexor tendon strain. The Pirates have also recalled infielder Kevin Newman from his rehab assignment with Indianapolis and reinstated him from the 10-day injured list (right middle finger laceration). Newman hit .233

Pirates partner with KultureCity to certify PNC Park as sensory inclusive

May 3, 2019

Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced the Club has partnered with KultureCity to certify PNC Park as a sensory inclusive environment. This new initiative promotes an accommodating and positive experience for all fans with sensory issues as the team works to make all games hosted at PNC Park sensory inclusive. The

Pirates roster move May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled infielder/outfielder José Osuna from his rehab assignment with Indianapolis, reinstated him from the 10-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A.

Pirates homestand highlights May 3-8

May 3, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the third homestand of the season, a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics and a quick two-game series with the Texas Rangers. The Bucs return home following a two-city road trip with games in Los Angeles and Arlington. This homestand is highlighted by

Pirates to host Baseball Tomorrow Fund field maintenance clinic for local organizations

April 29, 2019

On Monday, May 13, the Pirates will partner with Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) to host a field maintenance educational clinic at PNC Park for area school districts, municipalities and youth baseball and softball organizations. The one-of-a-kind educational clinic will be led by members of the PNC Park Grounds Crew for

Roster Move 4/27/19

April 27, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed right-handed pitcher Chris Archer on the 10-day injured list with right thumb inflammation. Right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Archer’s place on the 25-man active roster. Feliz went 0-0 with two saves, a 1.00 ERA (9.0ip/1r) and 12 strikeouts

Pirates and Clint Hurdle announce return of Win For Kids campaign

April 25, 2019

Pirates Charities, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and his wife, Karla, in partnership with AT&T SportsNet, announced the return of the "Wins for Kids" fundraising campaign for the 2019 season. The program is now in its ninth season of raising funds to support Pirates Charities and the Prader-Willi syndrome program at

Pirates announce 'Team of the Game' registration now open

April 24, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the Club’s “Team of the Game, presented by Nike” initiative celebrating area youth baseball/softball teams will take place throughout the 2019 season. The season-long initiative returns for the third season as an element of the Pirates PLAY BALL youth baseball/softball efforts in which the Pirates host

Pirates' 'Let's Go Bucs. Let's Go Green' program touts sustainability practices

Since 2008, Pirates have recycled 7 million pounds of material from PNC Park
April 22, 2019

As the world celebrates Earth Day 2019 today, the Pirates announce the most recent successes of the organization’s award-winning “Let’s Go Bucs. Let’s Go Green” program. In 2019, the Pirates Let’s Go Bucs, Let’s Go Green program is focused on sustainability and promoting environmentally friendly practices, such as diverting unused

Pirates roster moves for April 21

April 21, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed catcher Jacob Stallings on the 10-day injured list (retro to April 18) with a cervical neck strain. To take Stallings’ place on the 25-man active roster, catcher Elias Díaz has been returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the 10-day injured list (virus).

Roster Move: April 20, 2019

April 20, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today intend to recall infielder Cole Tucker from Triple-A Indianapolis and select the contract of outfielder Bryan Reynolds from Triple-A. The club will announce corresponding roster moves later today. The 22-year-old Tucker hit .333 (19-for-57) with three homers, seven RBI and five stolen bases in 13 games

Pirates homestand highlights April 19-25

April 18, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the second homestand of the season, a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants and a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Bucs return home following a three-city, eight-game road trip in Chicago, Washington and Detroit. The homestand is highlighted by the

Pirates roster move for April 16

April 16, 2019

The Pirates today have reinstated RHP Kyle Crick from the 10-day injured list and have optioned infielder Kevin Kramer to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pirates roster move 4/11/19

April 11, 2019

The Pirates have recalled infielder Kevin Kramer from Triple-A Indianapolis and have placed infielder Kevin Newman on the 10-day injured list due to a laceration on his right middle finger (retro to April 9). Kramer will be wearing uniform #44 beginning tonight in Chicago. The 25-year-old Kramer hit safely in

Pirates announce reschedule date for Zambelli Fireworks Night

Fireworks display rescheduled due to game time change on Saturday, April 20
April 11, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today, the Zambelli Fireworks display previously scheduled for Saturday, April 20, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 4. The move was necessary due to the first pitch time change from 7:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. for April 20 vs. the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.

Pirates Charities partners with The Tull Family Foundation to provide baseball and softball equipment to area youth organizations

Team partners to distribute $50,000 worth of equipment to local organizations
April 9, 2019

Today, Pirates Charities partnered with The Tull Family Foundation and Pitch In for Baseball and Softball(PIFBS) to provide 16 local youth organizations with much needed baseball and softball equipment as the groups begin their 2019 seasons. These local organizations serve over 1,300 youth participants from four counties throughout western Pennsylvania

Pirates announce First Responders Night

Team to wear special patch in honor of area first responders
April 5, 2019

On Saturday, April 20, the Pirates will honor area law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, among other groups, with First Responders Night at PNC Park. Today, the team announced Pirates players will wear a special City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety patch to pay tribute to area first

Roster move 4/4/2019

April 4, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed outfielder Corey Dickerson on the 10-day injured list with a posterior right shoulder strain. Right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list to take Dickerson’s place on the 25-man active roster.

Pirates 2019 parking and traffic information

March 31, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates would like to make fans aware of several PennDOT traffic projects and lane closures around the greater Pittsburgh area that may affect travel to and from PNC Park on some game days. Pirates fans affected are advised to allow for additional time when coming to and leaving