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The Pirates filled several holes with the signing of Lyle Overbay. They added veteran leadership, left-handed power and a steady glove at first.

Although Overbay's batting average has gone down each of the past three years, (.270, .265, .240), his home runs have gone up (15, 16, 20).

02/14/2011 - 20:42
Claudio Reilsono
Chuck Tanner, world champion manager of the 1979 "We Are Fam-a-Lee" Pittsburgh Pirates, died Friday after a long illness. He was 82.

Chuck Tanner, manager of the 1979 World Series champion Pirates and one of baseball’s most relentlessly upbeat figures, died at 82 in his hometown of New Castle, Pa.

02/11/2011 - 23:40
PSR Staff
Pirates right-hander to earn over $2 million in 2011

Pirates right-handed starter Ross Ohlendorf won his arbitration hearing this week, earning a raise of over $1.5 million for the 2011 season.

02/09/2011 - 20:18
PSR Staff
It’s no secret that the Pirates have been shopping Ryan Doumit this off-season, but PSR hopes he stays with the team. We like him as a part-time starter behind the plate and in right field, plus he would provide thump off the bench when he’s not in the line-up.

I haven’t seen anything that would indicate Doumit is first base material, but I’m not sold on Lyle Overbay as the everyday solution at that spot either (because of his offense not his defense).

02/08/2011 - 22:48
Jim Lachimia
Three-day event breaks record set in 2007

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that the total attendance at PirateFest for the three-day weekend event was 16,839, an increase of 1,441 fans versus last year.  It is the largest crowd

01/30/2011 - 19:53
PSR Staff
As a certified athletic trainer with 15 years of experience, Craig Castor has observed the warm-up routines of many youth, high school, college and minor league baseball players.

Those warm-ups—cross-over stretches, arm windmills, and wrist and forearm stretches followed by long-toss—are strikingly similar and, in Castor's view, not very effective.

01/29/2011 - 16:52
David Golebiewski
Former Pirate and St. Mary's native will compete for spot in bullpen

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Joe Beimel on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

01/29/2011 - 10:51
Tony DeFazio
The first thing I thought when I first saw Andrew McCutchen play was, "This guy has superstar written all over him." Usually it's not hard to find something players need to do to improve their game. With McCutchen, though, you really have to nit-pick.

He hits for average... but he can hit higher.

He's got some power... but he can hit more homeruns.

He can flat-out fly—and he hustles—but he can be a better base stealer.

01/24/2011 - 13:55
Claudio Reilsono
Individual game tickets available Saturday, Jan. 22

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training individual game tickets will go on sale on Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m.

01/19/2011 - 15:12
PSR Staff
Team also agrees to terms with Jose Veras and Wyatt Toregas on minor league deals

The Pirates today agreed to terms with RHP Joel Hanrahan on a contract for the 2011 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration.

01/18/2011 - 18:00
PSR Staff
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Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
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Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
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Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
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Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
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