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PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle has been praising the Pirates for improved baserunning all season, though, at times, it is easy to wonder what the manager is watching.
MINNEAPOLIS — The last game Brandon Moss played as a Red Sox was on July 21, 2008. He came off the bench in the ninth inning that night at Safeco Field, pinch-running for Manny Ramirez.Just 10 days later, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein engineered a three-team trade that landed Ramirez with the Los Angeles Dodgers and brought Pirates outfielder Jason Bay to Boston. Somewhere in all the paperwork was Moss, who wound up in Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH -- Terry Collins said he was unaware David Wright was bothered by a left shoulder issue until the captain confessed Friday that the pain had intensified in the series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wright Collins said Wright, who originally injured the shoulder on a headfirst slide on June 12, still tried to talk the manager into letting him remain in Friday's lineup. Collins would not allow that, knowing Wright blew out his right hamstring last season trying to play through a relatively minimal issue.
KANSAS CITY – In what General Manager Jerry Dipoto conceded was a simple “change of scenery” deal, the Angels swapped problems with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. The Angels sent embattled former closer Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for...
To help sort through the logjam in the Mets' outfield, manager Terry Collins joked Thursday about getting some help from Pirates counterpart Clint Hurdle.
PITTSBURGH -- Terry Collins said Eric Campbell is his backup shortstop, but the manager hopes to never use Campbell at the position. The Mets decided to demote backup middle infielder Wilmer Flores with the activation of Juan Lagares for Thursday's series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. That left an imbalance, with six outfielders and only one backup infielder -- Campbell. Tejada Flores Campbell Campbell has played two career professional games at shortstop -- both this season with Las Vegas.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Pirates’ plan to activate Neil Walker from the disabled list today remained on track after Walker batted against Gerrit Cole in a simulated game Monday, manager Clint Hurdle said.
CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria played the matchups in the eighth inning when his team was attempting to comeback from a 2-0 deficit. After being shut down for seven innings against starter Brandon Cumpton, lefty reliever Tony Watson came in for the Pirates to start the eighth. Watson has a 0.79 ERA on the season and for his career lefties have managed a .563 OPS against him. Righties don’t fare much better, with a collective OPS of .
10/1/13: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was a busy man at home the night before his team's matchup with the Reds in the NL Wild Card Game