LHP Tony Watson has been placed on the Paternity List and RHP Rob Scahill has been recalled from Indianapolis. Watson's wife Cassie is expected to give birth to the couple's second child (a boy) today.
Summer fun at PNC Park and a free pizza go together again in 2016 as the Pirates and Papa John's partner on the return of the Summer Six-Packs, presented by Papa John's. The popular ticket plans are available now at pirates.com/summer and are starting as low as $129. As a special bonus, each Summer Six-Pack plan includes a voucher for one free large two-topping pizza from Papa John's.
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today a game time change for the Sunday, June 26 game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park. First pitch time is now moved from the originally scheduled 1:35 p.m. EST to the new 8:08 p.m. EST as the contest was selected by ESPN for its exclusive National Sunday Night Baseball telecast.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and catcher Francisco Cervelli have agreed to terms on three-year contract extension through the 2019 season. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.
The Bucs return home from a nine-game National League Central road trip that took the team to St. Louis, Cincinnati and the north side of Chicago. The Pirates return to PNC Park for the longest homestand of the season to date, a 10-game stay where the team will host the Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.
"The Pirates are disappointed that we will not be playing in San Juan this season. We very much looked forward to this opportunity. However, the health and safety of our traveling party must be and is our first priority. As a result, the Pirates fully support the decision by the Commissioner and the Players Association to postpone the trip to San Juan.
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the plans for their Play Ball 2016 baseball event scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at PNC Park. The Pirates will host youth between the ages of 5 and 12 years old from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fun baseball activities in and around PNC Park.