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Pirates prospect Steve Pearce will admit he's been frustrated. An ankle injury followed by knee surgery limited the first baseman/outfielder to 52 games this past season, by far the fewest he's played since he turned pro in 2005.

But quit?
You might as well ask Allen Iverson if he wants to practice.

12/13/2010 - 21:14
Walter Villa
Team also acquires shortstop Rodriguez in Rule 5 draft and and pitcher Valdez to complete Duke trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that they have signed left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen to a one-year contract with a club option for 2012.

12/10/2010 - 22:37
PSR Staff
The Pirates made a series of moves on Thursday, signing shortstop Ronny Cedeno and pitcher Jeff Karstens, tendering contracts to pitchers Ross Ohlendorf and Joel Hanrahan, and letting outfielder Lastings Milledge become a free agent. Donnie Veal, Brian Burres and Argenis Diaz were also not offered deals.

The Pirates agreed to terms with Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens, tendered contracts to Ross Ohlendorf and Joel Hanrahan, and apparently cut ties with Lastings Milledge on Thursday.

12/03/2010 - 09:30
Tony DeFazio
Pitcher Fernando Nieve, infielder Andy Marte and catcher Dusty Brown signed as minor league free agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed the following players as minor league free agents with an invitation to Spring Training.

12/01/2010 - 18:38
PSR Staff
Second straight season Pirates place a member on the all-rookie team

Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker was named the second baseman on the 52nd annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team today.

11/29/2010 - 14:18
PSR Staff
Skeptics will tell you that new Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle’s work as a big league skipper hasn’t been all that impressive, and there are numbers to support such a view.

His team had a losing record in six of the seven years he was at the helm of the Colorado Rockies – but that one winning season in 2007?  What an incredible story that was.

11/28/2010 - 18:21
Jim Lachimia
Latch's Pirates Notebook

It was a sad moment last month when Zach Duke was dropped from the Pirates’ roster. But for the record, the likable hurler went 37-68 after a brilliant rookie season in 2005 when h

11/25/2010 - 18:39
Jim Lachimia
Middle Infielders

Ronny Cedeno, SS

11/25/2010 - 16:59
Claudio Reilsono
Well-liked veteran, left off the team's 40-man roster last week, sees his career as a Pirate come to an end with a trade to the Diamondbacks.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have traded left-handed pitcher Zach Duke to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later.

11/24/2010 - 21:20
Tony DeFazio
Searage returns as pitching coach; Banister to serve as bench coaching

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced their Major League coaching staff for the 2011 season.

11/24/2010 - 21:16
PSR Staff
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