The former Curve pitcher, and top Pirates' pitching prospect, is expected to be out at least a year as he recovers.
Once a top pitching prospect, Pirates 2010 2nd pick makes move to infield.
7-time NL MVP, former Manager on hand at PNC Park Monday.
The Bucs set their 25-man roster for Opening Day on Monday.
Hurdle tabs Liriano as Pirates Opening Day starter.
Prates go through first official workout of Spring Training.
Burnett went 10-11 for the Pirates in 2013.
The Hall of Famer played his first seven seasons in Pittsburgh.
The Curve-Pirates exhibition game in Altoona had Bucs fans come out to PNG Field in droves.
The Pirates have traded former Curve OF Alex Dickerson to the Padres, and designated OF Garrett Jones for assignment.
All-Star outfielder received 28 of the 30 1st place votes.
Pirates Manager guided the Pirates to a 1st postseason berth since 1992.
The Pirates' Team President talks about the decision to not extend a qualifying offer to Pitcher AJ Burnett before Monday evening's deadline.
Wainwright pitches complete game, holding the Pirates to just 1 run.
Pedro Alvarez's home run in the 8th was the only hit the Bucs could muster against Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman grew up watching the Pirates, now he's trying to defeat them.
Central Pennsylvania native and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman faces off against Pirates.
Game 2 is Friday at Busch Stadium.
About a thousand Pirates fans watched the game at PNG Field in Altoona.
Altoona Curve announce free admission to PNG field to watch the Pirates game on Thursday.
Thursday's game to be shown on video board inside stadium for fans.
Major cable provider does not carry cable channel broadcasting game on Friday.
Pirates defeat Cardinals in NL Wild Card Game to advance.
Students swap science class for a history lesson on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
More than 100 Altoona Curve players have gone on to the majors.
With a victory Saturday, Pittsburgh will host Cincinnati for a NL Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1st at 8:07pm ET.
Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate their playoff berth, and fans celebrate by buying postseason gear.
Starling Marte homered with two outs in the ninth inning to snap a tie with the Cubs, giving the Pirates a 2-1 win Monday night and clinching a tie for a National League playoff berth as a Wild Card team.
The former Curve outfielder earns the honor after leading all Pirate minor leaguers with 32 home runs and 99 RBI.
Francisco Liriano took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and pinch-hitter Justin Morneau singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth to lead the Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 3-2.
They won their 82nd game of 2013 on Monday night by blanking the Rangers 1-0.
Several Pennsylvania teams have merchandise flying off the shelves right now thanks to great seasons.
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.
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.
Grilli is on the 15-day DL with a flexor strain in his right arm.
The Pirates have now signed 19 players from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Alvarez helped the Pirates to a 3 game weekend sweep of the L.A. Angels.
After a new affiliation many former Spikes return to State College, now members of the Jamestown Jammers.
Gerrit Cole will make his MLB Debut Tuesday with the Pirates. And no one is probably more excited than Curve pitcher Jameson Taillon.
Jameson Taillon lasted 5 innings, striking out 4 batters.
Pirates players talk about Opening Day excitement.
The Pirates won game two of a three-game home weekend set with the Houston Astros to even up the series.
Pirates pitcher goes 7 strong in his debut.
McCutchen's RBI single in the 9th helps Pirates win in walk-off fashion for the 2nd straight game.
Garrett Jones' 8th inning homer not enough as Bucs come up short.
Off season acquisition Erik Bedard was named the Pirates Opening Day starter on Thursday by manger Clint Hurdle.
The Pirates made a few moves on Wednesday reassigning four players to minor league camp.
The Pirates' announcement plans won't be known until the transaction is completed. But there is agreement on a six-year, $51.5 million contract for Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday.