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.
Former Curve lefty coming off solid rookie season.
Pirates manager and Team president visit with fans Tuesday night.
Florida's Sanchez tosses 1 hit, complete game, shut-out.
Hanrahan blows the save in the 9th.
Top overall pick is thrilled to be in Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Chicago Cubs, 11-6, as they continue to lose ground in the National League Central Division.
It was the longest game in Pirates history and it was one of the toughest losses to take take in the history of the franchise and on Wednesday Major League baseball admitted it's umpire got it wrong.
Pirates back into a 1st place tie in the division.
Correia allows 7 runs in just 4 2/3 innings.
Pirates and Cards each a 1/2 game back in NL Central Standings.
Pirates lost to the Reds, 3-1, this afternoon as they fall into a tie for first place in the National League Central with Milwaukee
Pirates post back to back shut outs for the first time since 2009.
Bucs take another series, have won 7 of 9 over Houston this year.
Walker goes 4-5, but Bucs lose lead in the 8th.
Karstens tosses complete game, 5 hit shut-out.
Correia lasts just 3 2/3 innings as Pirates fall to Cubs 6-3.
Sara Eckert reports on a local boy whose big dream to make it in Major League Baseball started in a small
Pirates win 4th straight, 2nd in a row over Boston.
Dusty Brown expected to be called up to replace Doumit.
Bucs win 7th series of the the season and are back to .500.
Due to the forecast of continued rain for the remainder of the night, tonight?s 7:05 p.m. game against the Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed.
The Pirates finalized their opening day roster on Wednesday and the team also traded away a familiar face for Altoona Curve fans.
Just when it seemed as though Day 2 of the Winter Meetings would come and go without any significant moves being made by the Pirates, another late-night agreement brought tangible evidence of all the dialogue the club has been engaged in.
Hurdle becomes Bucs 39th Manager
Pirates recall pitcher Charlie Morton, will start Sunday against Brewers.
McDonald goes 7 strong, as Bucs take down Marlins at PNC 7-1.
The Pirates have fired pitching coach Joe Kerrigan and bench coach Gary Varsho.
New report also reveals support for the two teams is still growing.
Octavio Dotel back to The Dodgers, Lopez heads to San Francisco
Pirates get pair of Catchers
The Pirates opened the new major league baseball season with an 11-5 victory over the Dodgers Monday afternoon at PNC Park.
The Pirates may still have more than a week left in spring training but the team has announced its starting rotation naming Zach Duke the opening day starter.
1990 NL Cy Young Award Winner, Doug Drabek was in Altoona Saturday evening.
Pitchers Ross Ohlendorf and Charlie Morton and outfielder Garrett Jones head-lined a group of Pirates at Dick's Sporting Goods at Logan Town Center as part of the Bucs' Winter Caravan Monday.
The Pirates winter caravan made a stop in Altoona on Monday. Sports Director Nick Foley caught up with slugger Garret Jones.
He has been cited for disorderly conduct by police twice in the last eight months but Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says that kicker Jeff Reed will play Sunday against Minnesota.
After watching the Phillies score twice in the top half of the inning to take a one-run lead, the Pirates responded with three runs in the bottom half of the ninth to walk off with a 6-4 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night in front of 17,049 at PNC Park.
They may be the future of Pittsburgh Pirate baseball but this bunch continues to lose now falling to St. Louis 6-4 Friday night at PNC Park.
Evan Chambers drove in four runs and capped the State College Spikes’ scoring with a three-run homer, combining with a stellar relief effort by Tyler Cox to help power the Spikes to a 9-5 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds on Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
The Pirates continued their player carousel Thursday night dealing pitchers Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs for pitchers Kevin Hart, Jose Ascanio and infielder Josh Harrison.
Tight end Heath Miller will be catching passes from Ben Roethlisberger for quite some time, as he and the Steelers have agreed to six year contract extension.
Just hours after shortstop Jack Wilson and pitcher Ian Snell were traded to Seattle, the Pirates continued their major overhaul shipping second baseman Freddy Sanchez to San Francisco.
Pirates trade Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to Mariners.
The Pirates belted five home runs including a Brandon Moss solo walk-off dinger in the bottom of the ninth, as the Bucs beat the Brewers 8-7 Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park.
In a move that probably will not be their last before the trading deadline, the Pirates traded first baseman Adam LaRoche to Boston for two minor league prospects.
Pirates blank the Giants, 2-0.
The Pirates had no answers for Houston starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez mustering just four hits on the way to a 5-0 loss at Minute Maid Park Wednesday afternoon.
Newcomer Charlie Morton pitched 7 innings of scoreless baseball and Brandon Moss and Ramon Vazquez added home runs as the Pirates took care of the Marlins 7-4 Friday night at Land Shark Stadium.
The Pirates jumped out to a big lead, watched the Mets storm back for 8 unanswered runs and then managed to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth before losing 9-8 in 10 innings Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.
Rookie Virgil Vazquez turned in his second straight solid performance on the mound allowing three runs in six innings but he received no help from his friends, as the Pirates fell 4-1 to the Cubs Wednesday night at PNC Park.
The Pirates got all they could have hoped for and more from Virgil Vasquez Friday night as the Triple-A call up pitched 7 strong innings allowing just two runs as Pittsburgh dropped Kansas City 5-3 in the series opener at PNC Park.
In just his 20th game rookie Andrew McCutchen looked like a grizzled veteran, delivering a single in the bottom of the ninth inning that scored the winning run as the Pirates topped Cleveland 3-2 Thursday night at PNC Park.
Ian Snell delivered a solid outing for the Pirates Friday night but his counterpart proved even better as Detroit beat Pittsburgh 3-1 at PNC Park.
Better late than never. Andy LaRoche delivered a two out single in the top of the ninth that scored Andrew McCutchen and Adam LaRoche as the Pirates dropped the Braves 3-1 Thursday afternoon.