Prince headlines an entirely new coaching staff for Curve for the 2015 season.
Five players who spent 2014 in Altoona invited to major league spring training by the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced they have parted ways with Altoona Curve Manager Carlos Garcia.
Altoona held hitless through five innings in 6-1 loss to New Britain.
Altoona's Bats Pound New Britain 7-2 in series opener.
Erie's Dean Green blasts the SeaWolves past the Curve.
Altoona falls 3-2 in 10 innings at Erie.
Outfielder goes 3-for-4 with three RBI in Altoona's 4-2 win.
Ngoepe bunt gives Altoona the walk-off win.
Altoona shuts out Trenton 6-0.
Pitcher Pat Ludwig tosses six innings, blasts double and two RBI in Altoona win.
Altoona can't dig out of 3-0 hole in loss to Erie.
Stetson Allie with 3 RBI as Curve edge Erie 4-3.
Altoona hammers season-high hits.
Altoona starting pitcher Tom Harlan fuels 3-1 win over Bowie.
Altoona drops 9-1 game at Bowie.
Altoona gets just four hits in 3-0 loss to Bowie.
Infielder Drew Maggi goes 4-for-4 at the plate to pace the Curve in a 4-3 win versus Bowie.
Altoona right hander allows just one hit in shutout win over Bowie.
Altoona loses 8-6 to Bowie in first game after the All-Star break.
Erie's Steven Moya knocks grand slam to lead the West.
Former Curve stars beat Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team 17-5.
Curve OF delivers win for West All-Stars in hitting challenge.
Altoona drops last game before All-Star break, 5-4 in 10 innings against the Senators.
Seven-run first inning for Harrisburg is the difference as the Curve lose 9-5.
Altoona wins opener, falls in night cap of doubleheader in the capital.
League-leading six Curve players named to Eastern League All-Star Game.
All-Star Drew Maggi delivered the walk-off single to score fellow All-Star Alen Hanson in the bottom of the 10th inning to guide the Curve to a sixth-straight victory with a, 4 -3, extra-innings win on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
6 Curve players have been named to the Eastern League All-Star game, which will be played July 16th at PNG Field in Altoona.
Altoona sweeps Harrisburg this weekend at PNG Field, winning their 5th straight game.
Altoona downs Harrisburg 7-4.
Altoona beats Harrisburg 4-2 to win third straight game.
Kelson Brown knocks in game winner in the 9th against Bowie.
Altoona snaps skid with 5-1 win at Bowie.
Evan Chambers parents, and Curve OF Keon Broxton (who played baseball in high school with Evan) talk about what honoring the former Curve and Spikes player meant to them.
Evan Chambers parents were in attendance, and won the Chambers #31 autographed jersey, as the Curve honored their former player who died in the offseason.
This Sunday the Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be paying tribute to 2012 Curve outfielder Evan Chambers, who passed away at his home in Florida during the offseason.
Adrian Sampson had his toughest outing of the season in the Altoona Curve’s 8-2 loss against the Binghamton Mets on Friday night.
Joely Rodriguez allows 1 H, 1 ER in 7 IP for Altoona.
Altoona strikes out 12 times in loss to New Britain.
Altoona’s runs were few and far between on Tuesday night as the Rock Cats evened up the series with a, 5-2, win in New Britain.
A fourth inning two-run homer by Willy Garcia was enough for the Curve to snap New Britain’s franchise-best 11-game winning streak in a, 4-3, win on Monday night.
Adrian Sampson battled for 7 innings and Justin Howard went 2-3 with a HR and 2 RBIs in Altoona's 5-4 win on Sunday.
In Saturday's first game, Willy Garcia had a homer and two outfield assists but the Curve fell, 5-1. In the second game, Drew Maggi led off the game with a homer but it wasn’t enough in a, 3-2, loss.
The Curve offense couldn’t get started on Friday night in Portland and ended up falling in both games of the pseudo doubleheader, 4-2 and, 3-0.
Altoona blows a 3-run lead in the 9th inning and falls in the 11th to New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
After the brawl, the Fisher Cats erased a one-run deficit and came back to defeat the Curve, 6-5, on Wednesday night.
Altoona scores two runs in the ninth to beat New Hampshire.
Altoona had a 2-0 lead early, but Reading scored 5 unanswered runs to win.
Rain foils Curve games against Portland.
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The surest sound of spring -- not the chirping of robins but the crack of bat meeting ball -- will waft over Pittsburgh airwaves at 1:05 p.m. ET on March 3. The Pirates' Grapefruit League opener against Toronto in Dunedin, Fla., will air on KDKA FM, the first of the full broadcast schedule of 29 exhibitions.
Nineteen days after having his left hip replaced, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, who also had his right hip replaced Oct. 6,was back in the Bucs' Spring Training camp Monday for the opening day of the Pirates' Fantasy Camp.
A.J. Burnett, Francisco Liriano, Mark Melancon and Edinson Volquez have all been rejuvenated in the Bucs' Spring Training camp. A couple of other faded 30-something projects, Clayton Richard and Radhames Liz, are now dipping their toes in the pool.
As has become an annual occurrence, the list of top first basemen lacks a bit in the elite prospect department. But there is good news: There are two players on this list on this year's Top 100: Josh Bell of the Pirates and Matt Olson of the A's. That doubles the total from the 2014 preseason list.
The Pirates' 2015 schedule has been adjusted to oblige national networks' plans to telecast potential pennant-drive games from PNC Park. The starting times of four games have been altered, also triggering changes in the club's promotions lineup.
Though only one catcher (Blake Swihart of the Red Sox) fits in the top 40 spots on MLBPipeline.com's upcoming 2015 Top 100 Prospects list, talent behind the plate actually runs deep. The Minors are teeming with backstops who have the tools to contribute offensively and defensively in the big leagues in the near future.
The Pirates knew Cole Tucker was good. That is why they made the Phoenix shortstop their top pick in last summer's First-Year Player Draft. Now the Bucs know Tucker is also gutsy, a real gamer. He played his last 37 games with the Gulf Coast Pirates with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb -- which he had surgically repaired on Oct. 1.
In his four seasons of managing the Pirates, Clint Hurdle has gone through nearly as many cleanup hitters as wads of chewing gum. Eleven different players have started more than 10 games in that spot since 2011. Coming up with that serviceable No. 4 hitter will be one of Spring Training's main projects, both for production and protection for Andrew McCutchen.
Pirates utility man Josh Harrison spent his Martin Luther King Jr. Day with his brother and a group of Minor Leaguers, running a baseball camp for Cincinnati-area children.
Even without knowing he wears uniform No. 16 or being increasingly familiar with his visage, Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang was easy to pick out on Field No. 5.
There are always a ton of right-handed pitchers on the Top 100 Prospects list. The 2015 version is no different. All 10 on the list are in the Top 100, and then some. Some of the names are familiar. Five right-handers -- The Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Archie Bradley of the D-backs, the Rockies' Jon Gray, the Orioles' Dylan Bundy, Robert Stephenson of the Reds -- were on this list a year ago.
When Francisco Cervelli made his rounds at PirateFest shortly before Christmas, he was well-dressed, well-spoken and well-received. The 28-year-old catcher -- who was acquired from the New York Yankees last November -- moved about the David L. Lawrence Convention Center with a smile on his face as he exchanged pleasantries with fans, members of the media and several of his new teammates.
In tune with the busiest fiscal day on the baseball calendar, the Pirates spent Friday crossing names one-by-one off the list 12 cases on their arbitration ledger.
While no position player from the Korean Baseball Organization has yet made an impact in the big leagues, the Pirates' relatively modest investment in slugger Jung Ho Kang could ultimately result in a huge payoff.
After passing his team physical, Jung Ho Kang officially became a member of the Pirates by signing a four-year, $11 million deal on Friday.
Grady Little, after a brief but very successful run as a Major League manager, went on to coach at Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte, N.C. for seven years before getting an offer to return to the big leagues as a senior adviser in the Pirates' baseball operations department.
Dean Treanor's return to Indianapolis was confirmed Thursday when the Pirates announced the full roster of managers and coaches for their eight Minor League affiliates.
Jordy Mercer spent the week at Pirate City, taking the opportunity to get back on the field and shake off some rust while knowing Spring Training is still a month away. He also is preparing to battle Jung-ho Kang for the starting shortstop role.
Jung-ho Kang, who is scheduled to undergo a physical on Thursday before he signs his four-year contract with the Pirates, received a frenzied sendoff in South Korea before departing for Pittsburgh.
Carl Long, who broke the Carolina League's color barrier in 1956, died Monday from an illness resulting from a stroke he suffered last fall. He was 79.
Given the amount of time he's spent on the disabled list the past few years, Charlie Morton has grown used to pitching at unusual times, often alone and in front of more eyes than usual. That was the case Tuesday morning, as Morton toed the rubber of a bullpen mound at Pirate City during the second day of the Pirates' four-day mini-camp.
The Pirates had 12 players file for salary arbitration before Tuesday's midnight ET deadline, tied with the Nationals for the most in the big leagues. Between now and when hard numbers have to be submitted on Friday, the Bucs could settle with all 12.
After finished eighth in the Minor Leagues in strikeouts in 2014 with 157, despite not making his first start until April 25 and being brought along slowly because he was returning from a back issue, Pirates righty prospect is expected to lead the Minors in Ks in 2015 according to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
Jamey Carroll, whose 12-year career as a versatile and vagabond infielder ended last year, has joined the Pirates' expanding baseball-operations department to begin a new career. Carroll was hired Monday as a special assistant.
The Nexen Heroes and their shortstop, Jung-ho Kang, are on their way to the United States. But most of the Korean club will stop at its Surprise, Ariz., preseason camp, while Kang will keep going to Pittsburgh for a physical that could formally make him a member of the Pirates.
The Pirates signed right-hander Wilfredo Boscan and left-hander Charlie Leesman to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training on Friday, while inviting six other Minor Leaguers to big league camp.
Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle recently blindsided people when he cited improved hitting by pitchers as a primary focus in 2015. Offensive contribution from hurlers would seem to rank pretty low on any team's wish list. However, there could be a connection to Hurdle's chronic wish for more innings out of his starters.
With their $5 million negotiating fee already in the ante, the Pirates are about halfway to the deadline for striking a deal with Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang. The negotiations with agent Alan Nero proceed, with no comment expected from general manager Neal Huntington until a deal is struck or the Jan. 20 deadline passes. The real mystery will begin when the Bucs sign the 27-year-old power hitter. Where will he play? Who will he displace?
Jaime joined the WTAJ team in July of 2014 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter.
Jacob Kaucher joins WTAJ as its State College-based sports reporter. Jacob comes to central Pennsylvania after two years as sports director at KMOT in Minot, North Dakota.