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Pirates announce 2021 home game times

Earlier Game Times Highlight 2021 Schedule to Enhance Family Experience
October 15, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the addition of the first pitch times for all home games for the 2021 schedule that includes new family-friendly game times during school months as well as the introduction of earlier Sunday games. The 2021 Pirates home schedule at PNC Park will begin with a

Pirates sign pitcher Po-Yu Chen as non-drafted free agent

October 7, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed right-handed pitcher Po-Yu Chen as a non-drafted free agent. The 19-year-old Chen, who is from Taoyuan City, Taiwan, was a member of the 2019 U-18 world-champion Taiwanese national team, where he started two games against Panama and Korea during the tournament. The 6’2’’, 187-pound Chen

Pirates Sign Pitcher Po-Yu Chen As Non-Drafted Free Agent

October 7, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed right-handed pitcher Po-Yu Chen as a non-drafted free agent. The 19-year-old Chen, who is from Taoyuan City, Taiwan, was a member of the 2019 U-18 world-champion Taiwanese national team, where he started two games against Panama and Korea during the tournament. The 6’2’’, 187-pound Chen

Pittsburgh Pirates, Global Links and Western PA Diaper Bank collaborate to host free diaper distribution, Friday, September 25, on Northshore

Event supports families and caregivers financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
September 24, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates have partnered with local humanitarian aid organization Global Links and Western PA Diaper Bank (WPDB) to host a drive-up diaper distribution event on Friday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northshore, Gold Lot 1A, outside of Heinz Field. The distribution will be equipped to serve

Pirates introduce enhanced benefits for Season Ticket Holders

Pirates Season Ticket Holders will be first back in ballpark and receive ticket assurance
September 23, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today introduced an enhanced Season Ticket Holder benefits program for the 2021 season as an exclusive addition to the many core benefits already afforded to the team’s most loyal fans. The program, dubbed Pirates Points, is focused on delivering exclusive value, benefits and access to current and

Roster Move

September 21, 2020

The Pirates have recalled outfielder Jared Oliva (pronounced “Olive-ah”) and have placed outfielder Jason Martin on the 10-day injured list with an upper back strain. Oliva had been in the club’s alternate training site in Altoona since the start of the season. The 24-year-old Oliva has no Major League experience

Pirates claim RHP Carson Fulmer off waivers from Baltimore

September 21, 2020

The Pirates have claimed RHP Carson Fulmer off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. Fulmer began the 2020 season with the White Sox before being claimed off waivers by Detroit on 7/25. The Pirates claimed Fulmer off waivers from Detroit on 8/24 and he was claimed by Baltimore on 9/5 without

Pirates complete three trades

September 20, 2020

The Pirates have traded LHP Domingo Robles to St. Louis for additional capacity on the 2019-20 international bonus pool. The Pirates have also traded RHP Conner Loeprich to Baltimore for additional capacity on the 2019-20 international bonus pool. In addition, RHP Joel Cesar (RHP) has been sent to the Phillies

Pirates announce 2021 Spring Training Schedule

September 16, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today released their spring training schedule for the 2021 Grapefruit League season. The Pirates are scheduled to play a total of 33 games, 17 of which will be at home at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla. Opening Day of the Pirates Grapefruit League season will be on

Pittsburgh Pirates and AT&T SportsNet partner to host 'Pirates Charities Game on AT&T SportsNet

Proceeds to benefit Pirates Charities
September 12, 2020

Tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities, in conjunction with AT&T SportsNet, will host the annual “Pirates Charities Game on AT&T SportsNet” as the Pirates visit the Kansas City Royals at 7:05 p.m. All proceeds raised through the initiative will benefit Pirates Charities and their support of local nonprofit groups.

Roster move

September 11, 2020

The Pirates have placed RHP Tyler Bashlor on the 10-day injured list with low back inflammation. LHP Austin Davis (#75), who was on the club’s Taxi Squad for this road trip, has been recalled to take Bashlor’s place on the active roster. The 27-year-old Davis was acquired from Philadelphia on

Pirates set to celebrate Roberto Clemente Day

Team to honor Roberto Clemente with Day of Giving, On-Field Recognition and More
September 9, 2020

As the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to honor the life and legacy of the great Roberto Clemente, today the Club will celebrate Roberto Clemente Day with a day of giving, a community-based initiative taking place throughout Pittsburgh. In addition, for the first time ever, every member of the team will wear

Pirates and Pirates Charities to host Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day

September 6, 2020

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Pirates will host a special Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day today, Sunday, September 6, as part of the Pirates Cancer Support Weekend initiative in partnership with Allegheny Health Network. In a normal year, the Club would host a pregame superhero ceremony at PNC

Josh Bell named Pittsburgh Pirates nominee for the 2020 Roberto Clemente Award

September 3, 2020

Major League Baseball today announced that Josh Bell was named the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, baseball’s most prestigious individual honor for Major Leaguers. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary

Roster moves, 9/2/20

September 2, 2020

The Pirates have reinstated RHP Joe Musgrove from the 10-day injured list and he is expected to start tonight’s game against the Cubs in Pittsburgh. In addition, outfielder Bryan Reynolds has been reinstated from the Paternity List. To make room on the active roster, infielder/outfielder Jose Osuna has been optioned

Pirates announce team will wear jersey number 21 to honor Roberto Clemente on Clemente Day

Pirates players and coaches will honor "The Great One" like never before
September 2, 2020

Roberto Clemente holds a special place in the heart of not just everyone throughout the Pirates franchise, but every Pirates fan, the entire city of Pittsburgh and the island of Puerto Rico. His legacy is one of a man who transcended sports to be a humanitarian and a part of

Roster moves

September 1, 2020

The Pirates have added outfielder Anthony Alford to the active roster and have recalled infielder Ke’Bryan Hayes from their alternate training site. Alford was claimed off waivers from Toronto on 8/27 after going 3-for-16 with a homer and three RBI in 13 games with the Blue Jays this season. Hayes

Roster moves

August 29, 2020

The Pirates have added RHP Carson Fulmer to the active roster and have reinstated RHP Kyle Crick from the injured list. To make room on the active roster, RHP Nick Mears and infielder Will Craig have been optioned. Fulmer was claimed off waivers from Detroit on 8/24. He made seven

Pirates and White Sox make trade

August 28, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today traded outfielder Jarrod Dyson to the Chicago White Sox. In exchange, the Pirates will receive an additional capacity in its 2019-2020 International Signing Bonus Pool, allowing them to spend an additional $243,300 in this year’s International Signing Period. The announcement was made by Pirates General Manager

Pirates claim Anthony Alford off waivers from Toronto 

August 27, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed outfielder Anthony Alford off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Alford was a member of Toronto’s Opening Day roster this season and went 3-for-16 with a home run and three RBI in 13 games before being designated for assignment on August 20. Alford

Pirates acquire pitcher Austin Davis From Philadelphia

August 26, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired left-handed pitcher Austin Davis from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named and cash considerations. The 27-year-old Davis spent a majority of the 2019 campaign with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he went 4-1 with a 2.75 ERA (52.1ip/16er), 64 strikeouts and

Pirates claim RHP Carson Fulmer off waivers

August 24, 2020

The Pirates have claimed RHP Carson Fulmer off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. The 26-year-old Fulmer appeared in seven games with the Tigers this season (6.2ip/8h/5r/5er/3bb/7so) before being designated for assignment on August 20. Fulmer was originally selected by the White Sox in the first round of the 2015 First-Year

Roster move

August 23, 2020

The Pirates have recalled RHP Nick Tropeano from club’s alternate training site and have optioned RHP Nick Mears. Tropeano, who was claimed off waivers from the Yankees on August 11, will wear uniform #72. He did not appear in a game with New York this season. A fifth round pick

Pirates to host Back to School events with PNC Bank

A week full of events scheduled throughout the area to assist students
August 20, 2020

Whether it is virtual or in-classroom, back-to-school time is officially here and the Pittsburgh Pirates are teaming up with several area partners to host events around the city for “Pittsburgh Pirates Back to School Week, presented by PNC.” A number of back-to-school events are planned this week as the Club

Pirates president, Travis Williams, tests positive for COVID-19

August 20, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that team president, Travis Williams, has tested positive for COVID-19. “I have recently tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling the onset of symptoms on Monday evening,” said Williams. “Fortunately, however, I followed the critical health and safety protocols that we have put in place, including