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 answers your questions about the Pirates and baseball in general.
Who: Pirates vs. Phillies. When: 1:05 p.m. Where: LECOM Park. TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.
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.
Who: Pirates vs. Twins. When: 1:05 p.m. Where: LECOM Park. TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.
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.
Who: Pirates vs. Braves. When: 1:05 p.m. Where: Champion Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla.
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.
Who: Pirates vs. Yankees. When: 1:05 p.m. Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field.
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.
Who: Pirates vs. Twins. When: 1:05 p.m., Where: LECOM Park. TV: AT&T SportsNet