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Polanco showing power

March 29, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Gregory Polanco homered for the second straight day and Neil Walker hit a two-run double Saturday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat a Toronto Blue Jays split squad 8-3. more »»

Polanco, Sanchez power Bucs

March 28, 2015 FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. more »»

Braves get to Worley early

March 27, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez’s scoreless streak at 12 innings, but the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday. more »»

Bucs have eyes on World Series

March 27, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The scenario was familiar. The destination not so much. A veteran player with not much time left leaving millions of dollars on the table for one last run to glory. Only A.J. more »»

Locke decision looms for Bucs

March 26, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — One thing the Pirates hate doing is letting go of what they call “assets,” meaning any player who still has some sort of potential to help the big league clu. more »»

Walker shifting focus

March 26, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. more »»

McCutchen ditches dreadlocks

March 26, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen’s trademark dreadlocks won’t be heading north with the rest of the Pittsburgh Pirates star. more »»

’Cutch back on field

March 25, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. more »»

Burnett not overly worried

March 24, 2015 The Associated Press PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — A.J. Burnett isn’t fazed by ugly pitching lines in spring trainin. more »»

Top prospect set for switch in position

March 23, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. more »»

Astros pound Morton for 7 runs, 9 hits

March 23, 2015 KISSIMMEE, Fla. more »»

Bucs’ Mercer feeling pretty positive

March 22, 2015 BRADENTON. Fla. — Jordy Mercer is excited as the Pirates prepare to embark on the 2015 season. more »»

Liriano strong over four innings

March 22, 2015 The Associated?Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano and Boston’s Wade Miley tossed several scoreless innings apiece Saturday before bowing out in a game that ended in a 2-2 tie. more »»

Cervelli smacks 2 homers

March 21, 2015 The Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — Francisco Cervelli homered twice off Kyle Gibson on Friday, leading a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. more »»

Pirates can’t solve Tillman

March 20, 2015 SARASOTA, Fla. — Chris Tillman allowed one run in four innings and Adam Jones hit his first home run of the spring in the Baltimore Orioles’ 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. more »»

Bucs, McCutchen make Everett boy’s wish come true

March 19, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — It was an experience 7-year-old Owen Taylor of Everett will never forge. more »»

Homers key in Pirates' win

March 19, 2015 The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Tony Sanchez, Starling Marte and Willy Garcia homered, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Detroit Tigers 8-7 Wednesday nigh. more »»

Astros pound Pirates’ Locke

March 18, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Chris Carter was 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs to break out of a spring-training slump and lift the Houston Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-7 Tuesday. more »»

Hurdle says Liriano will start in opener

March 18, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. — Francisco Liriano is set to start on opening day for Pittsburgh, making him the first Pirates pitcher in quite a while to draw the honor two years in a row. more »»

Cervelli ready to be No. 1

March 17, 2015 By John Perrotto The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. more »»

Bucs’ Mercer hits homer in setback

March 12, 2015 The Associated Press CLEARWATER, Fla. more »»

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How Elias Diaz came out of nowhere to become the Pirates' potential catcher of the future

March 26, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. -- Elias Diaz will never forget Altoona, where his life and career changed dramatically during four wonderful and largely unexpected months in 2014. more »

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