Jun 24, 2014, 1:50 PM EST
Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy.
Jun 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EST
On the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole threw a bullpen session Sunday and reported no problems.
Jun 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EST
Francisco Liriano’s disappointing season continued Tuesday, as the reigning Comeback Player of the Year exited his start against the Cubs in the fourth inning with an oblique injury.
Jun 8, 2014, 12:25 PM EST
With Gerrit Cole ailing, the Pirates called up Jeff Locke to start on Sunday and moved Charlie Morton back a day to start in Cole’s place on Monday.
Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EST
Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.
Jun 3, 2014, 10:44 AM EST
Three years ago, the Kansas City Royals took high school phenom Bubba Starling with their first-round pick. It looks like a mistake … and one the Oakland A’s never would have made.
May 30, 2014, 6:48 AM EST
A gem from Josh Collmenter, an ugly dud from the Braves and a horrible, horrible bit of stream of consciousness from me about what would happen if the season ended today.
May 29, 2014, 4:32 PM EST
Every man’s gotta have a code. Even a silly, antiquated and contradictory one like baseball players have.
May 14, 2014, 6:30 PM EST
Carlos Gomez has dropped his appeal of his three-game suspension, a result of his involvement in the Easter brawl with the Pirates.
May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EST
1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.
If you think Yasiel Puig’s real home run celebrations are excessive, check out his video game celebration
May 13, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
This guy needs to learn to respect the video game.
May 9, 2014, 6:55 PM EST
Once enemies, Carlos Gomez and Brian McCann are now friends.
May 8, 2014, 6:57 AM EST
Miami: kings of the walkoff win.
May 3, 2014, 9:10 PM EST
Yasiel Puig’s bat flip on a home run hit Saturday against the Marlins is arguably one of the top-ten best bat flips of all time.
Apr 22, 2014, 3:20 PM EST
MLB has handed out suspensions for the Easter afternoon brawl between the Brewers and Pirates.
Apr 21, 2014, 7:10 PM EST
Pirates catcher Russell Martin isn’t ready to move on from Sunday’s benches-clearing brawl with the Brewers.
Apr 21, 2014, 11:31 AM EST
Someone needs to explain to 1995 Jim Thome that this is NOT how baseball is meant to be played.
Apr 21, 2014, 9:23 AM EST
Lighten-up, baseball. It’s a fun game. Let’s let people actually have fun out there.
Apr 21, 2014, 6:39 AM EST
The Unwritten Rules strike again. Plus, I wish you all a happy Spring Thanksgiving.
Apr 20, 2014, 6:00 PM EST
Chipper Jones is not a fan of Carlos Gomez.
Apr 20, 2014, 3:07 PM EST
A pretty vicious brawl just went down at PNC Park after Carlos Gomez of the Brewers went into home run celebration mode after slugging a Gerrit Cole pitch to the top of the center field wall …
Apr 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Left-hander Jeff Locke is recovered from an oblique injury and off the disabled list, but rather than adding him to the active roster the Pirates have demoted him to Triple-A.
Mar 30, 2014, 8:15 PM EST
Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote an intriguing column about the rise in fastball velocity across Major League Baseball. In 2008, the average fastball in the Majors registered at 90.9 MPH; in 2013, it was 92 MPH. A change of 1.1 MPH over a six-year period may seem small, but when hundreds of thousands of fastballs…
Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…
Feb 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a follow-up to A.J. Burnett signing a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies, reporting that the free agent right-hander turned down a one-year, $12 million deal from the Pirates. At the beginning of the offseason Pittsburgh chose not to make Burnett a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer that would…
- Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal 8
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 11
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 32
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 305
- Pirates open to massive extension for Andrew McCutchen 18
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” 86
- Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses 52
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended (305)
- Brian Sabean says that California taxes are a hindrance to the Giants signing free agents (102)
- Ichiro is happy to be away from Joe Girardi (88)
- Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine” (86)