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The Pittsburgh Pirates called up right-handed pitcher Daulton Jefferies prior to Monday's game. With the bullpen depleted after two bullpen games over the last week, Jefferies joined Dennis Santana as the middle relief options available for...
As I mentioned in last week's recap, we're entering the time of the season where the most consistent performers should start getting moved up. That has already started taking place, with Braxton Ashcraft making his Triple-A...

Pirates Notebook: Brewers Swipe Seven Bases

The Milwaukee Brewers were running on the Pirates on Tuesday, and there was nothing the team was able to do about it. Pittsburgh allowed...

Pirates Notebook: Streak Gets to Six; Karstens Moved to Bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates losing streak reached a season-high six games on Wednesday after falling 2-1 to Cincinnati. While the pitching staff kept the club in...

Pirates Notebook: Worst Game Of the Season; Walker Takes First Swings in Cage

After the Pirates lost 12-2 to Chicago on Friday, Manager Clint Hurdle summed up the game by being honest. It stunk. "Our worst game of the...

Pirates Notebook: Burnett Bounces Back After Rough August; Locke Moves In Rotation

The month of August was not a particularly sharp month for veteran A.J. Burnett. After tossing a two-run 8.2 innings performance in Cincinnati to start...

Pirates Notebook: Pitching Struggles in August; Sanchez Working on Versatility

The Pirates have been struggling in the month of August. While their pitching has been impressive for most of the season, their team ERA...

Pirates Notebook: Jones Breaks Out Big Bat; Burnett Gets Gritty

The Pirates have struggled on both sides of the game over their recent rough stretch. But Pittsburgh showed a gritty performance on Thursday to...

Pirates Notebook: Burnett Shows Two Sides; Velocity Returns for Grilli

When the Pirates have had struggles or been battling through a losing streak, A.J. Burnett was the stopper for Pittsburgh. Burnett entered game action...

Pirates Notebook: Burnett Throws Another Gem; McCutchen, Walker Tie Career Highs in Homers

A.J. Burnett took the mound at 84 pitches in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park looking to notch his second straight complete...

Pirates Notebook: Game One Against Reds Ends in Emotion From McCutchen; Pirates Shuffle Rotation

The three game set against Cincinnati is arguably the biggest series to date for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season and in years. Both clubs have...

Pirates Notebook: Marte Impressive in Debut; Jones Hitting Lefties

Manager Clint Hurdle always gives the same message to rookies when they first arrive to the big leagues -- respect everything and fear nothing. The...

Pirates Notebook: Burnett Continues to be the Ace of the Staff

When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired A.J Burnett from the New York Yankees on February 19 this spring, the veteran right-hander had an opportunity to join a...

Pirates Notebook: Sloppy Play Leads to Loss; Tabata Struggling in Triple-A

All it took was one bad inning from the Pittsburgh Pirates to see the club lose the series in Milwaukee and fall a 1/2...
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