10:24 PM EDT, Mon March 19, 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some MLB teams are choosing to sleep in. The Pirates aren't yet joining them.

BRADENTON, Fla. — Daniel Nava set his alarm for 7 a.m. on Sunday, but it felt like 6 a.m., or maybe even 4 a.m. Nava, who had back surgery in Arizona in late February, was still a bit jet-lagged.

Over the Monster

Red Sox 2, Pirates 1: Red Sox win again behind strong pitching

Make it six in a row for Boston The Red Sox have been on fire over the last with Sunday afternoon’s victory over the Pirates representing the team’s sixth straight W. This time around, the offense did just enough to win — though they left plenty on base in the process — while the pitchers did a tremendous job of preventing the Pirates from scoring all day long. Save some wins for the regular season, guys. Jeez! Brian Johnson leads a strong day on the mound Heading into the spring, it seemed as if Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez were battling for two rotation slots, but an injury...

Pinstripe Alley

Spring training 2018: Yankees vs. Pirates

Sonny Gray looks to extend his scoreless streak as the Bombers host the Bucs. It has been a busy week for the New York Yankees. Veteran second baseman Neil Walker was signed to a one-year contract, with outfielder Jake Cave being designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Prized prospect Gleyber Torres was optioned to Triple-A as he continues his comeback from Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing arm, and Adam Lind was released. In other news, two more of the Yankees’ possible free agent targets have signed with other teams. Jake Arrieta inked a three-year deal with...

Tampa Bay Times

For starters: Rays at Pirates, with Gomez hitting second

Deciding on a batting order is one of the issues to be resolved over the next couple weeks for the Rays, with opening day on March 29.Today against the Pirates, the Rays will look at RF Carlos Gomez in the No. 2 slot, with C Wilson Ramos behind him.Also a leftover note from Tuesday,

Tampa Bay Times

Rays roll past Pirates, 9-3

BRADENTON - The Rays rolled past the Pirates 9-3 Wednesday afternoon at LECOM Park.DH Keon Wong paced a 13-hit attack with three hits, including a double. RF Carlos Gomez and 2B Joey Wendle both had doubles.Micah Johnson homered for the Rays, as did Brandon Lowe, brought over

Tampa Bay Times

Rays spring training info: at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05

The Rays head north this morning to face the Pirates in Bradenton at 1:05.RHP Yonny Chirinos, one of their promising young pitchers competing for a long relief job, will get the start. Closer Alex Colome is also scheduled for action.The Rays are taking batting practice in Port

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates injury updates: A.J. Schugel to resume playing catch

BRADENTON, Fla. — Pirates right-hander A.J. Schugel will play catch on flat ground Wednesday, the team’s director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said. It marks the first time Schugel will throw since he injured his right shoulder in a game on Feb. 25.

Tampa Bay Times

Corey Dickerson talks about his departure from the Rays

BRADENTON - Just caught up with Corey Dickerson, who is in the lineup today for the Pirates against his former team."It's just another game for me," Dickerson said. "I just play the game."Dickerson, who started for the American League in last July's All-Star Game, agreed to a

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates injury updates: A.J. Schugel has not resumed throwing

DUNEDIN, Fla. — A.J. Schugel is still not throwing after having a second opinion on his sore right shoulder.

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves add a wild card bat in 3B Ryan Schimpf

The Rays designated two of their players in the past couple of weeks.  Today’s opponent, the Pirates, got Corey Dickerson.  The Braves have opted for 3B Ryan Schimpf. First, let’s start with the news.  The Atlanta Braves have completed a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays that brings in third baseman Ryan Schimpf.  He costs […] Atlanta Braves add a wild card bat in 3B Ryan Schimpf - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

What are teams spending on players in relation to revenues?

Are some teams not pulling their fair share? The MLBPA filed a grievance this week against the Athletics, Rays, Pirates, and Marlins for failing to spend their revenue-sharing money to improve their on-field product. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays receive around $45 million in revenue sharing, but are projected to have a payroll this year of around $77 million. They have raised some eyebrows this off-season by moving some more expensive, but valuable players like Evan Longoria, Stephen Souza, Jake Odorizzi, and Corey Dickerson, saving them around $25 million in 2018 salaries....

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Yankees' Frazier to see if he's cleared Sunday after concussion

Clint Frazier, who continues to progress from a concussion he suffered last Saturday against the Pirates, will see the doctor on Sunday.

Los Angeles Times

MLB players' union formally challenges A's, Marlins, Pirates and Rays

Are the A's, Marlins, Pirates and Rays using their revenue-sharing dollars to improve their teams?

Rum Bunter

How will Corey Dickerson’s power translate to PNC Park?

How will the newly acquired Corey Dickerson’s power translate to PNC Park in 2018 and beyond? Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates made their biggest move of the offseason when they acquired All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Tampa Bay Rays. In exchange for Dickerson the Pirates sent the Rays reliever Daniel Hudson, prospect Tristan Gray, and […] How will Corey Dickerson’s power translate to PNC Park? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pirates' Daniel Nava has back surgery

BRADENTON, Fla. — Daniel Nava had back surgery in Arizona Tuesday that will keep him out for 10 to 12 weeks.


Players union files grievance vs. Rays, Pirates, Athletics, Marlins over revenue-sharing spending

The union claims that four teams - the Rays, Pirates, Athletics and Marlins - have not spent revenue-sharing money in the fashion intended by the CBA.        


Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier diagnosed with concussion

Clint Frazier didn’t realize it at the time, but the Yankees outfielder suffered a concussion during Saturday’s exhibition game against the Pirates.        

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Kevin Gorman: Corey Dickerson brings new perspective to Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. Corey Dickerson was at the hospital Thursday, awaiting the arrival of his second child, when he got a special delivery: a phone call ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Corey Dickerson reports to Pirates camp, says ending with Rays was 'embarrassing'

BRADENTON, Fla. — Corey Dickerson knew how it would sound. The term “assign” carries specific meaning in baseball parlance. If a team trades a player, ...

Miami Herald

MLB players union files grievance against Miami Marlins | Miami Herald

The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed grievance with MLB about the Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A's not spending enough money from revenue sharing.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pirates trade for OF Corey Dickerson, send Daniel Hudson to Tampa

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates continued to address their starting spot in left field by trading with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday for All-Star ...