11:42 AM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014
Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Tigers will bring back rookie pitcher Buck Farmer for doubleheader Saturday

Buck Farmer will be called up Saturday to start one of the games in Saturdays day-night doubleheader, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Wednesday. Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider rounds the bases on his two-run home run as Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Buck Farmer walks on the mound during the fourth inning on Aug. 13 in Detroit. AP Photo  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Buck Farmer was lit up in his debut in Triple-A Toledo earlier this week. But it didn't make the Tigers think twice about bringing him back this weekend. Farmer...

Seattle Times

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon ejected again by umpire Tony Randazzo

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has a history with umpire Tony Randazzo that dates to 2005, when McClendon was managing the Pirates.

Mariners Blog | Seattle Times

Postgame video: Lloyd McClendon discusses Sunday's win and ejection

brightcove.createExperiences(); Here's the postgame video of Lloyd McClendon's press conference. I asked Lloyd about his past history with Randazzo in Pittsburgh. In the video he said wasn't sure what past history I was referring to, but after the presser, we clarified the question. I was referring to this incident with Randazzo in New York, where he cost McClendon - then manager of the Pirates - a game with a wrong call in 2005. If you look at McClendon's quotes in the story, it seems to be similar behavior from Randazzo that we've seen this...

Nationals Journal | Washington Post

Tonight’s Nationals-Pirates lineups

As expected, the Nationals are without Jayson Werth in the starting lineup for at least another day. Manager Matt Williams decided to do a little shuffling with a left-hander on the mound for the Pirates. After his stellar major league debut, Michael A. Taylor went 0 for 10 with seven strikeouts and is sitting. So […]

CSN Washington

Nats' Williams feels pennant race starting to heat up

With the Pittsburgh PIrates in town, Nationals manager Matt Williams spoke about the intensity of a pennant race and how he is starting to feel it.

Detroit News

Justin Verlander 'will not pick up a ball until Tuesday', Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says

Verlander left Monday's game against the Pirates with right shoulder soreness. If he can throw pain-free Tuesday, the bullpen session would be Wednesday or Thursday.

Akron Beacon Journal

Indians notebook: General Manager Chris Antonetti says defense is better, but below standards

NEW YORK: Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti knew it wouldn’t sound good, coming on the heels of a three-error game Thursday night in Cincinnati. The first inning Friday night in Yankee Stadium won’t help, either.But when he spoke of the Indians defense, he said, “I do think we’ve played better over the last month or so than we were earlier in the season.”The Indians entered Friday last in the majors with 89 errors. They had nine more than the next closest teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates.“It’s still not to the standard we want it to be,” Antonetti...

Beaver County Times

Pirates' Hurdle defends up-an-in pitching philosphy

PITTSBURGH — Tony La Russa was never afraid to share his opinions during a 33-year career as a manager that landed him in the Hall of Fame.

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Marlins: Run of stifling opposing starting pitching historic

Manager Mike Redmond after Tuesday’s 6-3 win over the Pirates alluded to his offense getting off to slow starts lately. Those slow starts have made history. 

Beaver County Times

McClendon uses a gentler touch in Seattle

CLEVELAND — The enduring image of Lloyd McClendon’s nearly five-year run as the Pirates’ manager was the time he stole first base.

Arizona Republic

D-Backs top Pirates after day of deals

Kirk Gibson past Bob Melvin for most victories by a manager in team history with 338.         

Sacramento Bee

Surging Pirates come up empty at trade deadline

The Pittsburgh Pirates struck out at the trade deadline yet general manager Neal Huntington remains bullish as the team pushes for a second straight playoff berth. Pittsburgh Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in San Francisco. Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer right, and and Travis Snider (23) celebrate Mercer's two run home run hit off San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30,...

Newark Star-Ledger

MLB trade deadline: What is value of competitive balance pick, like Red Sox acquired in Jon Lester deal?

Last month, we talked to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, who has also traded one in 2012, about the value of the competitive balance pick.

The Splash | San Francisco Chronicle

Bochy stresses there’s no ‘silver bullet,’ roster moves, and Tuesday’s lineups

Steve Kroner subbing for Henry Schulman for Game 2 of a three-game series between the Pirates and Giants along the shores of McCovey Cove: Beyond the Matt Cain-to-Dr. Andrews news (see other blog post), the Giants are tasked with trying to snap a losing streak of five games during which they’ve scored a grand total […]

San Francisco Chronicle

Injury updates, Bumgarner goes for No. 13 and Monday’s lineups

Steve Kroner subbing for Henry Schulman for the opener of a three-game series between the Pirates and Giants in China Basin: First, the injury updates: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Angel Pagan, who has had a back problem, “had a good day today. He’s pretty excited about where he’s at right now.” The plan is for Pagan to go through a full pregame routine with the Giants’ Arizona Rookie League team Tuesday. If all goes well, the team will set a date for him to begin a rehab assignment. First baseman Brandon Belt, dealing with the effects of a concussion, seemed improved, Bochy...

Mariners Blog | Seattle Times

Ryan Divish's MLB power rankings

Rank (LW) Team Comment 1. (1) Athletics 2. (2) Angels 3. (3) Brewers 4. (4) Tigers 5. (10) Nationals Not sure if Matt Williams is a good or bad manager, but he's certainly interested in letting everyone know that he is the manager with how he handles things. 6. (5) Orioles 7. (9) Giants 8. (6) Dodgers Love him or hate him, you can't take your eyes off of Yasiel Puig when he's on the field. Three triples in one game? Who does that? Nobody since 1901. 9. (8) Braves 10. (7) Cardinals 11. (14) Pirates 12. (15) Blue Jays 13. (17) Yankees 14....

Denver Post

Nolan Arenado apologetic following Rockies benching

A contrite and embarrassed Nolan Arenado on Saturday explained his benching by Rockies manager Walt Weiss, after the Gold Glover failed to run out a groundball against the Pirates the night

All Things Rockies | Denver Post

Nolan Arenado benched by Rockies' Walt Weiss for 'not meeting the standard'

Nolan Arenado was benched by Rockies manager Walt Weiss on Friday in the fourth inning after he ran slow through a groundout against the Pirates at Coors Field.

Beaver County Times

Pirates Spotlight: Baserunning a key for Pirates? Stats say otherwise

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.

MLB

NL WC: Hurdle discusses challenging night at home

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