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The Pittsburgh Pirates are struggling at the plate at the Major League level. Fortunately for them, a lot of their hitters in Triple-A are performing well. This means they have some internal solutions if they wish...
After losing 6-1 to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped to .500 on the season, finishing their week by getting swept twice. The Pirates have only played 22 games, which is 13.6% of...

Barnett: The Pirates Are Doing What You Want to See With Their Approach at the Plate

While the Pirates continue to rank among the league's worst offenses this season, one area where they have thrived is in providing a balanced approach...

Pirates Notebook: John Jaso’s Special Ability to Perform Well As a Part Time Player

PITTSBURGH — After a moribund start to the 2017 season, John Jaso is on something of a hot streak. The Pirates first baseman and outfielder...

Neal Huntington Discusses Strong Recent Performances From McCutchen, Jaso, Kingham

Andrew McCutchen had an .852 OPS in the final two months of the 2016 season, after getting a few days off at the start...

Pirates Notebook: The Outfield is Taking Shape Again, Pushing John Jaso to the Bench

PITTSBURGH -- Gregory Polanco returned to the Pirates' starting lineup on Friday, going 2 for 4 and hitting a home run as one of...

Williams: The Pirates Have Problems That Utility Players Can’t Solve

Last year the Pirates had Matt Joyce as their fourth outfielder. Joyce is a true outfielder, playing no other position during his MLB career....

Huntington Discusses the Lack of Outfield Experience With the Outfield Replacements

PITTSBURGH - Starling Marte's suspension has lasted five games so far. In that time, the Pirates have started John Jaso and Jose Osuna two times...

Pirates Notebook: Chad Kuhl Working on a Counter-Punch, Approach vs Lefties

BRADENTON, Fla. — The easiest way to describe Chad Kuhl as a pitcher is a sinkerballer. As a rookie in 2016, he leaned heavily...

Pirates Notebook: Felipe Rivero’s New Approach For Attacking Hitters, Limiting Walks

BRADENTON, Fla. - Felipe Rivero is having a nice spring. After throwing two perfect innings today with three strikeouts, he now has no runs and...

Pirates Notebook: The Makeup of the Bench, Health of the Catchers, Early Camp Notes

BRADENTON, Fla. - There doesn't look to be a lot of competition on the Pirates' bench right now. We know that Chris Stewart will...

John Jaso Discusses Playing Third Base and the Outfield in 2017

PITTSBURGH - The first base position in Pittsburgh is going to be crowded in 2017. Top prospect Josh Bell arrived in 2016, and is...

First Pitch: Pirates First Base Depth Could Lead to an Interesting Off-Season

In my previews of the Pirates' off-season, I've noted that there are just two specific needs for the team heading into 2017. The biggest...

Pirates Notes: Preparing For Felix Hernandez and Why Josh Bell Isn’t in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates are hosting the Seattle Mariners for a two-game mid-week series. The Mariners, members of the American League since their inception...