The Pirates have traded former Curve OF Alex Dickerson to the Padres, and designated OF Garrett Jones for assignment.
Altoona Curve announce free admission to PNG field to watch the Pirates game on Thursday.
More than 100 Altoona Curve players have gone on to the majors.
The former Curve outfielder earns the honor after leading all Pirate minor leaguers with 32 home runs and 99 RBI.
After the Curve finale, it was announced that outfielder Alex Dickerson would be sent to play with AAA-Indianapolis.
Altoona falls in 11 innings to Akron in the 2013 season finale.
After his rehab start with the Curve on Labor Day, Bucs' closer Jason Grilli held an impromptu autograph session that lasted over an hour.
Curve's Alex Dickerson was named the EL Rookie of the Year, Curve MVP and then had a 4-hit night Sunday (including a 3-run homer).
Bucs' catcher Tony Sanchez confirms that pitcher Duke Welker was the PTBNL in the Morneau trade.
Bucs' catcher Tony Sanchez talks about his stuggles hitting in Altoona this weekend.
After Saturday's game, Curve manager Carlos Garcia confirmed that Gregory Polanco, David Bromberg and Zack Thornton would all move up to Indianapolis. Polanco talks about the promotion.
The Pirates All-Star threw one inning at the beginning of Saturday's game.
Bucs' Closer Jason Grilli talks to WTAJ about the Justin Morneau trade while he rehabs in Altoona.
Santos and Dickerson had multi-hit games in 2-0 loss at Harrisburg.
Altoona falls to Richmond on Sunday, which means they are officially eliminated from the Eastern League playoffs.
Altoona technically keep their playoff hopes alive by taking two games against Richmond on Saturday.
The Spikes win their 8th straight, while the Curve are rained out in Richmond.
Pirates' right fielder Travis Snider went 1-3 in a rehab start with the AA squad on Monday.
Altoona’s early one-run lead and no-hit bid fell by the wayside Sunday afternoon.
Altoona records second shutout of week in win.
Altoona got into an early hole, and couldn't climb out.
Curve Pitcher David Bromberg allowed 2 hits and struck out 7 in Altoona's 2-0 win Thursday night.
Santos extends on-base streak to 17 games.
It was the "World Series of Savings" Tuesday at PNG Field in Curve, PA.
Justin Howard's home run powered the Curve to a 3-2 lead, but they fell 5-3 to Harrisburg.
The Altoona Curve are helping to knock hunger out of the park.
Sadler picks up 10th win of the year, as Curve down B-Mets 5-4.
Alex Dickerson drove in 27 runs over 26 games in July.
The Altoona Curve fall in the series to Akron, after a 4-3 loss Sunday night.
After grabbing the lead in the 7th inning, the Altoona Curve drop their first game of August in the 9th after a two-run home run by Akron.
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Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has a couple areas of need that he'll be looking to address at the Winter Meetings, specifically at first and in right.
Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo was one of seven Lara starters with two hits in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep over Margarita.
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
The Pirates finished over .500 for the first time in two decades and made their first postseason appearance since the early '90s. With that hurdle cleared, the next question is obvious: How do they keep it going?
Minor League outfielder Evan Chambers passed away in his sleep over the weekend, leaving the Pirates organization in mourning over the loss of a talented player and beloved teammate.
Catcher Chris Stewart, acquired by the Pirates from the Yankees on Monday, projects as the backup for old Bronx Bombers teammate Russell Martin.
The Pirates signed catcher Nevin Ashley and right-hander Cody Eppley as Minor League free agents Tuesday and invited both players to Major League Spring Training.
Barry Bonds will be watching again out of the corner of his eye when the National Baseball Hall of Fame announces the results of the writers' votes for the Class of 2014 on Jan. 8. But he doesn't intend to be paying close attention.
The Bucs on Monday dealt Minor League outfielder Alex Dickerson to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Jaff Decker and right-hander Miles Mikolas. With both newcomers immediately being targeted for a 40-man roster at full capacity, two trims had to be made -- and Garrett Jones was designated for assignment, along with right-hander Kyle McPherson.
Seven and a half weeks after throwing his last pitch, A.J. Burnett still hasn't decided if he'll throw another. But in continuing to contemplate retirement, if he has begun to listen to more than just his family -- to what the market is telling him -- his next pitch would likely have to come somewhere other than Pittsburgh.
National League MVP Award winner Andrew McCutchen is using his celebrity and trying to serve as a role model to encourage more African-American children to play baseball.
Tickets for individual games will go on sale on Nov. 29, "Black Friday," and what could be more natural for a team that reset the bar for fan enthusiasm with the famed PNC Blackout for last month's National League Wild Card Game?
President Frank Coonelly will accept the club's award for a commitment to assist minorities at the annual Chuck Cooper Awards Luncheon.
Dolls is the buzzword for the PNC Park promotional schedule in 2014, announced on Friday. Bobblehead dolls of National League MVP Andrew McCutchen (June 28) and co-NL homer king Pedro Alvarez (May 24) highlight the giveaway menu.
One of the most fascinating personalities of the Pirates' 2013 season was Andrew Lambo. Even as the Bucs were lighting up the Majors, fans were enchanted by the faraway Minor League exploits of Lambo -- particularly after a midseason upward move from Double-A to Triple-A also upped his game.
The Pirates added four players to the Major League roster on Wednesday, thus protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft. Added to the roster were outfielder Gregory Polanco, shortstop Alen Hanson, left-hander Joely Rodriguez and righty Casey Sadler, bringing the 40-man roster to its full complement.
The Pirates on Wednesday signed five right-handed pitchers to Minor League contracts: Collin Balester, Jake Brigham, Jay Jackson, Josh Kinney and Seth McClung.
It shouldn't be long before top hitting prospect Gregory Polanco joins Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte in the PNC Park outfield.
The Bucs will kick off their exhibition schedule on Feb. 26 against the New York Yankees in McKechnie Field. Pittsburgh on Tuesday announced its 31-game preseason schedule, another American League-heavy exhibition slate.
The Pirates on Tuesday reacquired right-hander Duke Welker from the Twins in exchange for lefty Kris Johnson. With the trade, the Bucs essentially got a Mulligan on the "player to be named" in their Aug. 31 acquisition of first baseman Justin Morneau for outfielder Alex Presley. Welker had originally been identified as that player on Oct. 5 after having spent the entire 2013 season in the Pittsburgh organization.
The Pirates covered for the departure of Jay Bell the most natural way possible, on Monday appointing Jeff Branson hitting coach and adding Jeff Livesey to manager Clint Hurdle's Major League coaching staff.
Which talented Pirates right-hander has the brighter future, Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon? How long can Xander Bogaerts stay at shortstop for the Red Sox? Jim Callis answers these questions and more in the Pipeline Inbox.
Meaningful games. A winning team. A playoff contender. However you phrase it or define it, this is the guideline -- unwritten though it may be -- that continues to carry clout in the hearts and minds of a majority of members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Proof positive arrived yet again Thursday night, when Miguel Cabrera was named the American League Most Valuable Player and Andrew McCutchen the National League MVP.
For being the spiritual and performance guide who led the Pirates out of a 20-year wilderness, Andrew McCutchen on Thursday was named National League Most Valuable Player.
More so than statistical analysis and in-game strategy, 2013 Manager of the Year Award winners Clint Hurdle and Terry Francona turned their franchises around with their honesty and openness with their players, who in turn bought in to the skippers' team-first approach.
Clint Hurdle, always quick to defer credit to his players for his team's success, can't pass the buck on this one. The Pirates skipper has been selected 2013 National League Manager of the Year, an overwhelming choice in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Jay Bell gets to go home both in the spiritual -- working alongside close friend Bryan Price, the Reds' new manager -- and, for a significant slice of the baseball year, literal sense after he was hired as Cincinnati's bench coach following a year as the Pirates' batting coach.
Speaking during a fund-raiser at the Roberto Clemente Museum, Andrew McCutchen expressed pride not only in his personal accomplishments, but in the organization's commitment to bringing winning baseball back to Pittsburgh.
Russell Martin was saluted on Thursday as Wilson's Pirates Defensive Player of the Year, surprisingly usurping Andrew McCutchen's claim to that distinction while confirming the catcher's role in the team's turnaround.
KC's broadcasting career began his sophomore year of college, when he was hired to do some Public Address work for The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.
Amy Gill comes to WTAJ as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August 2012.
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.