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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

Roster moves, 8/21/2019

August 21, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed right-handed pitcher Chris Archer on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. Right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes has also been placed on the 10-day injured with left quadriceps discomfort. Right-handed pitchers Dario Agrazal and Parker Markel have been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Roster moves, 8/20/2019

August 20, 2019

Richard Rodríguez (RHP) has been reinstated from the 10-day Injured List and Montana DuRapau (RHP) has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. José Osuna (INF/OF) has been reinstated from the MLB Suspended List and Kyle Crick (RHP) has been placed on the MLB Suspended List (3 games).

Pirates announce 2020 Spring Training schedule

August 19, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today released their spring training schedule for the 2020 Grapefruit League season. The Pirates are scheduled to play a total of 33 games, 16 of which will be at home at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla.

Cole Tucker optioned to Triple-A, recalled for Little League Classic

August 18, 2019

Infielder Cole Tucker has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis and RHP Montana DuRapau has been recalled from Indy. DuRapau will wear uniform #64 Cole Tucker has also been recalled as the 26th man for tonight’s Little League Classic Game in Williamsport.

Pirates roster move for Aug. 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled infielder Cole Tucker from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Geoff Hartlieb has been optioned to Triple-A. Tucker hit .196 (22-for-112) with eight doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in 38 games during his first stint with the

Pirates Homestand Highlights Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 25, 2019

Pirates Return to PNC Park for the 10th Homestand of 2019
August 16, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the 10th homestand of the season, a 10-game stretch as the team hosts the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds. This homestand is highlighted by the Pirates return to Williamsport and the Little League Classic on Sunday, August 18. In addition, other

Jameson Taillon undergoes surgery on right arm

August 14, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon underwent flexor tendon repair surgery on Tuesday, August 13. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During the procedure it was determined that Jameson also required right elbow UCL

Roster move, 8/13/19

August 13, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today returned right-handed pitcher Rookie Davis from his rehab assignment with Indianapolis, reinstated him from the 60-day injured list, and optioned him to Triple-A.

Roster move, Aug. 12, 2019

August 12, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller from Triple-A Indianapolis. Keller will make his fourth career big league start tonight against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Right-handed pitcher Richard Rodríguez has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retro to August 10) with right shoulder inflammation.

Pirates announce 2020 regular season schedule

August 12, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today released their 2020 regular season schedule, which will feature the Bucs opening the season in Tampa Bay for three games beginning on Thursday, March 26. It will mark the third time in four seasons (also 2017 at Boston and 2018 at Detroit) that the Pirates will

Roster move, Aug. 11, 2019

August 11, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes from his rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona and reinstated him from the 10-day injured list (right triceps inflammation). Right-handed pitcher Parker Markel has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for Holmes on the 25-man active roster.

Roster moves

August 6, 2019

RHP Richard Rodriguez has been reinstated from the Paternity List and is active for tonight’s game vs. Milwaukee. LHP Steven Brault has been recalled from his rehab and reinstated from the 10-day Injured List. Brault is expected to start tonight’s game against the Brewers. RHP Yefry Ramirez has been optioned

Pirates roster move

August 3, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed right-handed pitcher Richard Rodríguez on the paternity list. Right-handed pitcher Parker Markel (pronounced mar-KELL) has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Markel was claimed off waivers by the Pirates from Seattle on July 27. He has gone 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 3.0 innings in

Pirates claim pitcher Yacksel Rios off waivers from Philadelphia

August 3, 2019

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed right-handed pitcher Yacksel Ríos off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies and have optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis. Ríos has a 4-2 record, 6.38 ERA (55.0ip/39er) and 55 strikeouts in 53 career relief appearances with the Phillies from 2017-19. He made four appearances this season with