Veteran left-handed pitcher Derek Holland made his Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training debut on Sunday afternoon and it was an impressive one After some split squad action on Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates have now played three Grapefruit League games.
Pittsburgh Pirates Nick Burdi | Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports An in-depth look at Pirates pitching prospect Nick Burdi The young career of Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Nick Burdi has been one that is riddled with incredible promise and gut-wrenching disappointment.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Earlier this week, ESPN’s David Schoenfield pondered about how teams may use the newly added 26th roster spot. He concluded five different possibilities: the professional pinch hitter, the speedy pinch runner/defensive specialist, an extra platoon bat, a two-way player, and a third catcher.
A key bullpen arm for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 and 2018 is set to return from Tommy John Surgery and is a pitcher fans should be keeping a keen eye on this spring Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen faced its fair share of struggles.
A recent trend has been appearing across the Major Leagues: extending young players before they make an impact at the major league level. Here are two of the best options the Pittsburgh Pirates have to join this trend with.
The Pittsburgh Pirates could still be open to adding more pitching depth. These four options are still sitting on the market. Last season, one of the biggest problems the Pittsburgh Pirates faced was a lack of pitching depth.
Pittsburgh Pirates star Starling Marte is one of the best talents available on the trade market. He might not be available for long, with trade discussions for Marte reportedly intensifying in recent days.
Marte, a former All-Star and two-time Gold Glover, is coming off a career year in which he hit .295 with 23 home runs and 82 RBI. He is under contract for $11.5 million next season with a $12.5 million team option for 2021.