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Orioles acquire OF Snider from Pirates

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 days ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. The Pirates received minor league pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Snider batted .264 with 13 home runs and a career-high 38 RBI over 140 games for the Pirates last season. The 26-year-old owns a career average of .246 with 50...

Steelers sign Tate as contingency plan

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 day ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Faced with the possibility of being without starting running back Le'Veon Bell for Saturday's AFC wild card matchup with the Ravens, the Steelers added oft-traveled Ben Tate on Tuesday. Tate has already been cut twice this season after being signed by the Browns in the offseason. Cleveland waived him in mid-November, and the RB-needy Vikings quickly...

Tomlin unsure of Bell's status for Saturday

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 day ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he was unsure if running back Le'Veon Bell would be available for Saturday's AFC wild card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. Bell suffered a right knee injury in the season-finale against Cincinnati. Tomlin, as he did on Sunday night, said the knee was hyperextended and added that there was no structural damage...

Pirates win bidding process on SS Kang

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates submitted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang. The Pirates now have 30 days to try and work out a contract with Kang. Kang, 27, hit .356 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI over 117 games last season for the Nexen Heroes. 

Pirates sign Corey Hart

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hart played 68 games for Seattle last year after missing the 2013 season recovering from knee surgery. He hit just .203 with six homers and 21 runs batted in for the Mariners. The 32-year-old veteran spent his first...

Pirates finalize deal with Liriano

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed pitcher Francisco Liriano to a three-year contract on Friday. Financial terms were not released, but multiple outlets reported during the winter meetings that the left-hander's contract is worth $39 million, the richest free-agent deal in team history. Liriano, 31, went 7-10 with a 3.38 ERA in 29 starts this past season...

Pirates snag Bastardo from Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left- hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies for a minor league pitcher. Bastardo, who was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for his part in the Biogenesis scandal in 2013, was just 5-7 last season for the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3.94 ERA in 67 games. However, he did strike out 81 batters...

Pirates re-sign Liriano

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have apparently re- signed left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano. Numerous reports have stated the deal is for three years and is worth $39 million. It would be the richest free agent deal in team history, eclipsing the 2-year, $17 million pact with catcher Russell Martin two years ago. Liriano went 7-10 with a 3.38 ERA last...

Pirates claim P Lindblom off waivers from A's

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed pitcher Josh Lindblom off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Lindblom was 4-3 with a 5.79 earned run average in 16 starts and one relief appearance last season for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento. He did make one start for the Athletics on April 2. The 27-year-old righty has posted a 5-8 record...

Pirates ink Richard to minor-league deal

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates signed left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp on Wednesday. Richard went a combined 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA in four starts last year between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno in the Diamondbacks' minor league system. The 31-year-old veteran was originally selected by the...