Found February 28, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
There have been four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date who were all born before 1900 and then one other who played just this past season. Starting with Aaron Thompson(1987) who was a first round draft pick of the Florida Marlins in 2005. The left-hander was traded to the Nationals at the 2009 trade deadline in exchange for Nick Johnson. He was put on waivers following the 2010 season that he spent in AA Harrisburg. The Pirates picked him up in December 2010 off waivers and sent him to AA Altoona to start the season. He posted a 4-7 5.16 record there in 28 games, 12 as a starter. He moved to AAA, then got a call to the majors for his debut as a spot starter on August 24th. He returned to AAA to end the minor league season then made three more September appearances for the Pirates. He was allowed to leave via free agency in November and he signed a contract for the Twins for the 2012 season. Other former Pirates players born on this date include: Lil Stoner(1899) pit...

Pirates staffer helps deliver baby at ballpark

Trevor Gooby is the director of Florida operations for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but on Tuesday night he came to the rescue of a woman who was about to give birth. 

Pirates willing to make multi-year deal with Andrew McCutchen

Link. McCutchen, the No. 11 pick in the 2005 draft, turned down offers before the 2010 and ’11 seasons. No substantial talks have been held since last year, when the sides were far apart on financial terms. McCutchen’s camp likes the $51 million deals given to Arizona’s Justin Upton and Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce, two other standout outfielders from the 2005 draft class. The...

Day 10 of Spring Training

Good morning from Pirate City. – Today’s scheduled pitchers to throw live BP: Field 1: A.J. Burnett, Jeff Locke, Logan Kensing, Tim Wood Field 2: Jeff Karstens, Daniel Moskos, Bryan Morris, Mike Crotta Field 3: Kyle McPherson, Rudy Owens, Jared Hughes Field 4: Kevin Correia, Gerrit Cole, Justin Wilson, Duke Welker The pitchers will throw “two innings”, 18 pitches per inning...

First Pitch: Another Bad Break For Pirates in the Draft

Is it just me, or does it seem like the Pirates can’t catch a break in the first round of the MLB draft? A quick review of their recent history: -In 2008 Pedro Alvarez was the number one prospect. The Tampa Bay Rays took Tim Beckham first overall, giving Alvarez to the Pirates. The Pirates had an easy choice, but the choice hasn’t performed as expected. So far Alvarez has disappointed...

McCutchen Learned From Ups and Downs to Get Stronger

  BRADENTON — The 2011 season was like a tale of two season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After being at the top of the National League Central for the first four months of the season, the team struggled for the final two months. However, learning from those struggles can ultimately make the players a better ball club. All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen said the 2011 season...

Pirates SP Morton throwing without limitations

Four months removed from offseason hip surgery, Pirates starter Charlie Morton is in camp with his teammates, he's throwing without limitations, and he's as eager as anyone to see this new-look team take the field. Morton, 28, who went 10-10 with a 3.83 ERA and 110 strikeouts last season, will likely be Pittsburgh's fifth starter, which means he has until the middle...

Which Date in Pirates History?

Since nothing of significance happened on this date and no former Pirates players were born on February 29th(only 11 major leaguers have been born on this date) I decided to mention the list of the unknowns. These players won’t get a birthday mention for now in the This Date series because their actual birth dates are unknown at this time. While researchers are uncovering information...

Competition At First Can Fuel Guys Forward

Garrett Jones will be part of a platoon at first base heading in to the 2012 season. BRADENTON — Competition can be a good thing. It can fuel guys forward. Over the offseason, the Pirates acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Jose Veras. The Pirates entered Spring Training with a draw up of Garrett Jones and McGehee platooning at first base...

Burnett's unique payment for number

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Pirates' Burnett heads to Pittsburgh for eye exam

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett was scheduled to return to Pittsburgh Wednesday night after fouling a ball off his right eye during a bunting competition Wednesday morning, the team announced.

Burnett to have eye checked after hit by ball

Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was struck in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday, and will fly from the team's spring training complex to Pittsburgh to have his right eye examined by team doctors.

Moskos hoping for bullpen spot

The Pirates' bullpen is a crowded one this season. Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Jason Grilli, Tony Watson, and Chris Resop look like locks for the bullpen.

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Pirates' Burnett struck in right eye by batted ball

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was struck in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday, and will fly from the team's spring training complex to Pittsburgh to have his right eye examined by team doctors.
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