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.
Altoona and Portland washed out in the third.
Hanson extends hit streak to eight games in 5-1 loss.
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The Pirates signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year deal for the 2015 season on Friday. According to reports, Hart will get $2.5 million from the Pirates, and his contract includes another $2.5 million in incentives.
Ray Searage comes into every spring feeling a bit like a cast member of a revival of the classic TV series "Mission: Impossible." Searage always accepts his task, and repeatedly turns it into mission very-much-possible.
Two developments on Monday brought a little more clarity to perhaps the fuzziest inset of the 2015 Pirates' picture: The first-base cast. Free-agent first baseman Michael Morse reached a two-year agreement with the Marlins, who reportedly had prior trade interest in Pedro Alvarez, among others, for that position.
A feature of every PirateFest is a question-and-answer program between fans and the management triumvirate of club president Frank Coonelly, general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle. Amid graciously accepting kudos for the efforts that brought Pirates baseball back into relevance, Coonelly and Hurdle both were candid when asked about current players events.
In 2015 with the Pirates, Francisco Cervelli will get another chance to fulfill his dream of being an everyday catcher.
During a lively question-and-answer session with fans on the opening day of PirateFest, one of the most engaging questions heard from the floor concerned the fastest player on the Buccos.
Pirates starters A.J. Burnett and Charlie Morton are both recovering from similar hernia injuries, and they expect to be ready for the start of the season.
Always a dedicated and passionate supporter of the Armed Forces through Pirates Charities, the club will show that care on its hearts during the 2015 season.
Perhaps no other team approached the Bucs' 1.000 batting average. General manager Neal Huntington knocked off both items on that short list, thus punctuating a satisfying offseason.
Tyler Waldron and Luis Urena, another right-hander taken by Tampa Bay, were both plucked off Double-A Altoona's roster in the Draft's Triple-A phase. The Pirates did lose one pitcher in the Major League phase of the annual draft -- left-hander Andy Oliver was selected by the Phillies.
With the Cubs' signing of Jon Lester, the 2015 version of the National League Central can safely be projected as a five-team race. The Cardinals' track record and pedigree suggest that they should still be the favorites. But every other team can offer a valid argument on behalf of its own chances.
For the second time in three years, the Pirates have had preliminary discussions with Neil Walker about a contract extension. General manager Neal Huntington hopes the talks are more fruitful than they were in 2011, when they broke off quickly.
"Turning the page" apparently is a difficult baseball task. All managers encourage their players to forget about yesterday and focus on tomorrow. But when it comes to a manager turning his own page, it may as well be a concrete block. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, taking his turn Wednesday to meet the national media, also has a 2014 memory he can't get out of his mind.
The Pirates checked another item off their Winter Meetings shopping list on Wednesday, acquiring left-hander Antonio Bastardo from Philadelphia in return for left-handed prospect Joely Rodriguez.
Travis Snider's presence as a solid option and Starling Marte's play in center during Andrew McCutchen's absence may lead to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle giving McCutchen occasional games off just for the sake of rest in 2015.
The Pirates had already demonstrated their high regard for Francisco Cervelli a month ago by swapping Justin Wilson to the Yankees for the catcher. On Tuesday, Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington confirmed that esteem, leaving no doubt the 28-year-old Venezuelan is the Bucs' No. 1 catcher.
Neal Huntington got his man. The Pirates reached agreement on Tuesday with free-agent left-hander Francisco Liriano on a three-year deal for a reported $39 million. The team announced the signing on Friday.
In the 29-year run with the Pirates that came to conclusion with his hiring as Texas manager, Jeff Banister got to know and work with seven different managers. The best of the group, the one who made the most profound impression on a first-time manager? "Clint Hurdle," Banister said Monday during his media session at the Winter Meetings.
Few teams take their social responsibilities as seriously as do the Bucs, who regularly demonstrate this vital community connection through the efforts of Pirates Charities. The Bucs have included two unique opportunities in the MLB.com Auction underway as part of the game's Stand Up To Cancer initiative, details of which were announced Monday afternoon at the site of the Winter Meetings.
In their recent low-profile additions, the Pirates have shown a definite affinity for onetime high Draft picks who, for one reason or another, have not yet performed up to their projections. That trend continued with Monday's acquisition, on waivers, of right-hander Josh Lindblom from the A's.
The Pirates have made two fresh hires for their baseball-operations department, adding former big league manager Grady Little as a senior adviser and former Pittsburgh first baseman Kevin Young as a special assistant.
The Pirates released the schedule of the Pirates Charities CARE-a-van, presented by Highmark, which will take place from Dec. 10-12.
Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).
As do all teams, the Pirates will typically enter Spring Training hoping to find a needle in the haystack -- better known as non-roster invitees to camp. The Bucs' haystack got a little bit bigger Wednesday with the signing of left-hander Clayton Richard, one of several such additions with prior Major League experience.
The Pirates did not tender contracts to first baseman Gaby Sanchez and right-hander Chaz Roe by Tuesday night's deadline. Sanchez had been designated for assignment on Monday.
The Pirates signed three players to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training on Monday. Gorkys Hernandez, an outfielder who was in the Pirates organization from 2009-12, hit a combined .280 with 19 doubles, 16 stolen bases and 40 runs scored in 75 games this past season between Triple-A Omaha, Triple-A Charlotte and the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League.
Monday morning's trade for infielder Sean Rodriguez completed a unique Pirates housecleaning. Their offseason had begun with four candidates to not be tendered contracts by the Tuesday 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. With Rodriguez, all four of those have now been replaced by versatile infielders.
The first few weeks of the Hot Stove season have been busy, but there is still plenty more action to come. As we recover from our collective turkey coma, here's a look at where every team in the NL Central stands right now as the Winter Meetings slowly become visible above the horizon.
When the extended Harrison family gathers around the Thanksgiving table on Thursday and bows its heads in silent prayer and thought, Josh won't have any trouble coming up with what to give thanks for. He will start with Mia, the daughter born to him and wife Brittney on Feb. 11.
The Pirates' eternal search for -- and admirable success with -- reclamation pitching projects has led them to the ultimate challenge: Right-hander Radhames Liz, with whom on Friday they finalized a one-year contract.
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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.