Pittsburgh Pirates first-rounder Reese McGuire shows talent behind plate

When the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Reese McGuire in the first round last June, they added a player with loads of potential as a defensive-minded catcher...

Three high-level baseball prospects receive new assignments

...but enjoy his hitting ability while he's with the big league team. He's an All-Star in the making.? The Pittsburgh Pirates assigned outfielder Austin Meadows to Single-A West Virginia, of the South Atlantic League, on Friday.Meadows...

Augusta GreenJackets show positive signs at plate with rallies

...2011-2013. Jones was known for his athleticism and on-base ability, and he was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ross gave the Tigers strong defense behind the plate and was drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants...

Tigers hope signing on Joel Hanrahan bolsters shaky bullpen

...after nine appearances for the Boston Red Sox in 2013. He saved 76 games over the previous two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates."The one area we wanted to address the most with our ballclub has been our bullpen," general manager Dave Dombrowski...

Dodgers' Beckett leaves start with thumb injury

...in jeopardy of not being ready for the start of the season. CUBS: Jeff Samardzija will start Opening Day at the Pittsburgh Pirates.The right-hander struck out 214 last season in 213? innings, but had a 4.34 ERA and an 8-13 record.Travis...

Disgraced MVP Ryan Braun hit a home run for the Milwaukee Brewers in his first spring at-bat on Thursday

...going hitless in two at-bats in the first spring training game of his final season, an 8-2 New York loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.The Yankees captain, who turns 40 in June, hit a double-play grounder to second off Pittsburgh right-hander...

Hall of Fame slugger, revered broadcaster Ralph Kiner dies

...broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91.Kiner hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made his debut in 1946 and his power quickly became the talk of baseball ? he won or tied for the National...

Former Phillies and Angels manager, All-Star and Braves executive Jim Fregosi dies at 71

...233 with five home runs; Ryan turned into a Hall of Fame pitcher.Fregosi later played for the Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates. He began his managing career at 36 with the Angels in April 1978 ? two days after his final game as a player with...

Cathy Weatherford

...a very good listener who always put others first. She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed the Georgia Bulldogs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, and many other sports. Reading, baking, traveling, and visiting her son in Cincinnati, OH...

Cumpton witnessing history as member of Pittsburgh Pirates

Former Greenbrier product Brandon Cumpton is a member of the first winning Pittsburgh Pirates team in years.