Russell Martin

Pirates face uncertain free agency

Several of the Pirates most important players will hit the open market this winter. Catcher Russell Martin has been an integral of the team's turnaround and is no longer under contract. Two pitchers who have gotten their careers back on track in Pittsburgh, Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez, are also free agents.

Justin Sellers

Bucs acquire Justin Sellers from Indians

The Cleveland Indians sold infielder Justin Sellers, who played much of this year for the Columbus Clippers, to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

Josh Stinson

Bucs sign Josh Stinson to minor league deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson on a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to Major League spring training in 2015.

Josh Bell

Pirates Prospect Interview: Josh Bell

Outfielder Josh Bell was the Pirates minor league player of the year after he hit a combined .325 with 22 doubles, four triples, nine home runs and 60 RBI between Single-A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona this year. Bell also won Florida State League Player of the Year honors. Bell is playing in the Arizona Fall League this off-season where he will begin the process of learning to play first base.

Jeff Banister

Rangers hire Jeff Banister

Jeff Banister will be introduced Friday morning as the Texas Rangers’ manager after edging out front-runner Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash for the full-time duty of replacing Ron Washington.

Tyler Glasnow

Pirates Prospect Interview: Tyler Glasnow

The Pirates selected Tyler Glasnow as their minor league pitcher of the year, and he was pitcher of the year in the Florida State League. Glasnow spent the entire season with Bradenton striking out 11.4 batters per nine innings.'s George Von Benko caught up with Glasnow before he headed for the Arizona Fall League.

Brandon Crawford belts grand slam against Pirates

Pirates season ends with a thud

The Pirates season came to an abrupt halt as the San Francisco Giants won the NL wildcard game 8-0. Shortstop Brandon Crawford cracked a grand slam home run and lefty Madison Bumgarner tossed a four hit complete game shutout.

Edinson Volquez

Giants-Pirates Preview

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

Andrew McCutchen

Pirates savoring another playoff push

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he ''liked the fight'' even after their chances of winning the NL Central evaporated in a loss to the Reds.

Mike Trout

Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh look

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.

Starling Marte

Starling Marte on a roll

The Pirates are receiving a considerable offensive contribution over the past two months from Starling Marte. He has been on an absolute tear. He is hitting .350 in his last ten games. In September, he is hitting .378. He isn’t just doing it lately either, he raked in August too, when he hit .344 with a .977 OPS.'s George Von Benko caught up with Marte recently.

Vance Worley

Pirates-Reds Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to consecutive postseasons for the first time in 22 years, but they still have important playoff positioning at stake in the final regular-season series.