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10/23/2014 | Pirates catching prospect Diaz showing defensive skills in AFL

Pirates catching prospect Elias Diaz has all the tools of a major big league contributor behind the plate.


10/23/2014 | Marte, Martin finalists for Gold Glove; Cutch shut out

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte and catcher Russell Martin are among the three finalists at their positions for the National League Gold Glove Award, but center fielder Andrew McCutchen did not make the cut.


10/23/2014 | Pirates ink righty Stinson to Minor League deal

The Pirates have signed right-hander Josh Stinson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training next year.


10/22/2014 | Pirates' Bell getting his feet wet at first base in AFL

Outfielder Josh Bell, the Bucs' 2014 Minor League Player of the Year, has had his ups and downs while learning a new position this fall.


10/18/2014 | Tribe's Smith delivers walk-off double in 11th

Jordan Smith's RBI double with one out in the 11th inning Saturday snapped Peoria's seven-game winless streak in the Arizona Fall League. Until turning around on the Javelinas' rally, however, the game had been a showcase of Pirates pitching prospects.


10/16/2014 | Hurdle, Huntington praise departing Banister

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and Pittsburgh GM Neal Huntington, whose support for Jeff Banister had a lot to do with his hiring by Texas, wished well to the new Rangers manager with gratitude.


10/15/2014 | Catching prospect Diaz could be in Pirates' plans for 2015

As the 2014 Minor League season progressed, manager Clint Hurdle and GM Neal Huntington both went out of their way to heap props on catching prospect Elias Diaz, and he could have an impact on the Pirates in 2015.


10/14/2014 | Glasnow rebounds in second Fall League outing

Tyler Glasnow's Arizona Fall League debut last Tuesday didn't go according to plan. Glasnow, the Pirates' No. 1 prospect, returned to the mound Monday night and fared much better, throwing three scoreless innings as Scottsdale defeated Mesa, 2-1.


10/13/2014 | Banister won't manage in Arizona Fall League after all

Tyler Glasnow was on the mound, Elias Diaz was behind the plate and Josh Bell was at first base Monday night when the Scottsdale Scorpions hosted Mesa in Arizona Fall League action. So the must-see Pirates prospects were in place. One key individual, however, was missing from the pregame plate huddle with umpires: Jeff Banister, scheduled to manage Scottsdale, was not present.


10/9/2014 | Bucs considering future of four key veterans

After the Pirates' loss in the NL Wild Card Game, the club turned its attention to the offseason. On the sixth day after the conclusion of the World Series, other clubs can begin dickering with Russell Martin, Edinson Volquez, Francisco Liriano and Clint Barmes.


10/7/2014 | Top Pirates prospect Glasnow on the fast track

When you are a fast-rising ballplayer, you don't get to rest on your laurels. You don't get to rest, period. Thus, Tyler Glasnow will be back on the mound Tuesday night, pitching for Scottsdale under the Arizona palms, 39 days after doing his thing for Bradenton under the Florida palms.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Hurdle's hip replacement surgery successful

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent successful right hip replacement surgery on Monday, and he is expected to make a full recovery, the team announced.


10/6/2014 | Hurdle's hip replacement surgery successful

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent successful right hip replacement surgery on Monday, and he is expected to make a full recovery, the team announced.


10/3/2014 | Huntingon has plenty of work ahead of 2015

With decisions to make on free agents Russell Martin, Edinson Volquez and Francisco Liriaono, plus several arb-eligible players, GM Neal Huntington will have a busy offseason.


10/2/2014 | Bucs don't pout after rout, reflect fondly on season

Wednesday night's 8-0 loss to the Giants was a rough way for the Pirates to end their season, but they didn't lose sight of the successes they had together along the way in 2014, when they finished second to the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central for the second consecutive year.


10/2/2014 | Pending free agent Martin feels the love in Pittsburgh

While some of the record PNC Park crowd scattered over the Allegheny River in an effort to beat traffic, the ones who remained during the ninth inning of the Pirates' 8-0 season-ending loss to the Giants on Wednesday night realized and appreciated what was happening. Russell Martin -- the 31-year-old Bucs catcher who has had a career season and turned into a beloved figure -- led off the final half inning of the National League Wild Card Game to a chant of "Re-sign Russ!"


10/2/2014 | Oct. 1, Hurdle Wild Card postgame interview

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle addressed the media following the National League Wild Card Game in Pittsburgh.


10/1/2014 | Did You Know? 2014 NL Wild Card Game

Madison Bumgarner was masterful in extending his postseason scoreless innings streak, while Brandon Crawford became the first shortstop in playoff history to hit a grand slam in the Giants' 8-0 win over the Pirates on Wednesday night in the NL Wild Card Game.


10/1/2014 | Fade to black: Pirates fall in Wild Card shutout

After two days of plots, subplots and plotting, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford boiled the National League Wild Card Game down to a one-act drama. He took Edinson Volquez out of PNC Park, and took that notorious PNC Park crowd out of the game. Crawford's fourth-inning grand slam Wednesday night also took the Pirates out of the 2014 postseason, dooming them to an 8-0 loss on Madison Bumgarner's four-hit masterpiece.


10/1/2014 | September stud Volquez stung by homer in October

Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez threw 83 pitches in the most important start of his career. There's one pitch he desperately wishes he could have back. Volquez allowed a grand slam to Brandon Crawford in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's National League Wild Card Game against the Giants.


10/1/2014 | Tekulve gets PNC crowd pumped up with first pitch

Greeted by a standing ovation, and less than a month removed from a heart transplant, Kent Tekulve was back in a No. 27 Pirates jersey on Wednesday night. The man who threw the final pitch the last time the Bucs won the World Series tossed the first pitch of their 2014 postseason.