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Pirates

Bucs add 2 vets to roster

From Mirror, wire reports BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates made two important roster decisions on Saturday, announcing that outfielder Melky Cabrera and southpaw Francisco Liriano made the team for the upcoming season. Since both players were in camp on minor league contracts, ...

Kang gets work at shortstop

From Mirror, wire reports PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Jung Ho Kang played seven innings at shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Grapefruit League action. Kang, who has hit six home runs this spring for the Pirates (13-13-2), has played third base ...

Kang homers again for Bucs

From Mirror, wire reports BRADENTON, Fla. — Jung Ho Kang hit his sixth home run of spring training, this one a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-5 Grapefruit League win over Baltimore Thursday afternoon. Kang and the New York Yankees’ Aaron ...

Pirates rally late against Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from a five run hole with six runs in the final two innings to defeat the Minnesota Twins, 6-5, in Grapefruit League action on Wednesday. The Pirates scored four times in the eighth and twice in the ninth with Logan Hill’s two-out single ...

Pirates hoping to build on 2018 ending

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates bet on themselves a year ago when they traded away stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, believing the return they received plus the pieces already in place would help them make inroads in the hypercompetitive ...

Strong showing for Brault

From Mirror, wire reports BRADENTON, Fla. — Steven Brault pitched shutout baseball into the fourth inning, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 Grapefruit League win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. The southpaw gave up two hits, struck out four and walked three. He got out of a ...