Defense was a Pirates’ weak point last season and has continued to be during spring training.
Jonah Davis, who played in the rookie-level Appalachian League last season, hit two home runs Thursday in the Pirates' 7-5 exhibition victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
The Pirates optioned right-handers Michael Feliz and Clay Holmes to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, leaving 36 players in their spring training camp.
Joe Musgrove allowed three runs in five innings in the Pirates' 6-5 exhibition win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, his final start in Grapefruit League play.
The Pirates optioned reliever Jake Barrett to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday and reassigned infielder Alfredo Reyes to minor-league camp.
Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark had little to say about the Pirates cutting their payroll during his annual visit to spring training Tuesday.
Steven Brault pitched 3 2/3 scoreless inning Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers in his longshot bid to make the Pirates' starting rotation.
The Pirates have selected Jung Ho Kang to be their starting third baseman and Erik Gonzalez as their starting shortstop.
Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles got through a four-inning simulated game healthy Monday after leaving his previous start with cramping in his right side.
Third base prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes was one of the eight players in the Pirates' latest round of roster cuts.
Jameson Taillon allowed one unearned run in five innings as the Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 8-1 in an exhibition game Sunday, the right-hander's next-to-last tune-up before pitching on...
The Pirates have yet to decide on who their starting third baseman and shortstop will be with opening day 12 days away.
Shortstop Jordy Mercer and second baseman Josh Harrison are forming the Detroit Tigers' double-play combination after long stints with the Pirates.
Joe Musgrove allowed two runs in four innings in his first start in a major-league exhibition game this spring as the Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays tied 6-6.
The Pirates' search for a shortstop could end with Jung Ho Kang being asked to move back to the position; Erik Gudbranson already showing his worth.
Starling Marte is growing into a leader as he turns 30 along with nine other observations from Pirates' spring training.
Pirates rookie shortstop Kevin Newman went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs Thursday in an 11-2 exhibition victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Among the rule changes coming to Major League Baseball are a hard trade deadline of July 31 this season and roster limits expanding by one to 26 in 2020.
Beat writer John Perrotto makes his predictions on who will be on the Pirates' opening-day roster March 28.
Pirates opening-day starter Jameson Taillon gave up three runs in four innings of a 10-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in his first major-league exhibition appearance this spring.
Shortstop prospect Cole Tucker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday by the Pirates, who sent a total of five players to minor-league spring training camp.
Pirates utility player Pablo Reyes was an unheralded prospect but appears to have a bright future.
Nick Kingham was rocked for five runs in 3 2/3 innings Monday as the Pirates lost 6-2 to the Atlanta Braves in an exhibition game.
Chris Archer pitched three scoreless innings Sunday in the Pirates' 6-5 exhibition loss to the Yankees and has not allowed a run in five innings this spring.
Keone Kela gave up four runs, including three home runs, in one inning Saturday as the Pirates lost to the Minnesota Twins 10-1 in an exhibition game.
Top pitching prospect Mitch Keller was among eight players sent to the minor-leagues Saturday as the Pirates made their first round of spring-training cuts.