Piratesget Bryce Brentz from Red Sox for cash!!!

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates added another player to their outfield competition on Tuesday afternoon by acquiring Bryce Brentz from the Red Sox.

Pittsburgh traded cash to Boston for Brentz, a 29-year-old who hit 31 home runs for Triple-A Pawtucket last season. Brentz made his Major League debut for the Red Sox against the Pirates in 2014, his first hit was a double off Francisco Liriano — and played 25 games in ’16, posting an overall .287/.311/.379 line with one homer in 90 career MLB plate appearances.

rentz spent all of last season in Triple-A, where he slashed .271/.334/.529 while setting a career high in homers and driving in 85 runs. He recently became expendable for the Red Sox, who needed to clear a 40-man roster spot to fit free-agent signing J.D. Martinez.


Pirates Claim LHP Sam Moll off Waivers from the A’s

The Pirates have claimed left-hander Sam Moll off waivers from the Athletics, according to press release. Pittsburgh’s 40-man roster is now at 39 players.

Moll, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Rockies that was traded to Oakland this past August for cash considerations. The A’s designated him for assignment last week when clearing space on their 40-man roster to protect several players from the Rule 5 Draft.

The 2017 season saw Moll make his big league debut in Oakland, though the results weren’t especially pretty. In 6 2/3 frames, the Memphis product was tagged for eight runs on 13 hits (including two homers) and three walks with seven strikeouts.

In 54 1/3 innings between the Triple-A affiliates for the Rockies and the A’s, Moll pitched to a more respectable 3.64 ERA with 7.8 K/9 against 3.1 BB/9. He also registered a promising 50.3 percent ground-ball rate in his 47 1/3 innings with Colorado’s Triple-A affiliate.

He joins Nik Turley as the second southpaw claimed off waivers by the Bucs since the offseason began.

Pirates trade Ngoepe to Toronto

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that the Toronto Blue Jays have acquired infielder Gift  Ngoepe from the Pirates. There was no room on the Pirates  as the club goes about trimming its 40-man rosters in advance of the Rule 5 draft. A player to be named later or cash will head to Pittsburgh in return.

Ngoepe, 27, became the first African-born player to reach the majors when he debuted in 2017. Though he moved around in Pittsburgh, Ngoepe has spent the bulk of his minor-league time at shortstop and is regarded as a proficient middle infielder.

Ngoepe could function as an optionable utility piece in Toronto.

Pro Sports Schedule: November 1, 2017


Houston (AL) at Los Angeles (NL)
(Game 7)


Philadelphia at Chicago

Pittsburgh at Edmonton

Toronto at Anaheim
New Jersey at Vancover

Nashville at San Jose


Indiana at Cleveland
Atlanta at Philadelphia
Milwaukee at Charlotte
Phoenix at Washington

Chicago at Miami
Sacramento at Boston

Orlando at Memphis
Houston at New York
Minnesota at New Orleans

Portland at Utah
Toronto at Denver

Dallas at LA Clippers

Sports Scoreboard: October 18, 2017

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New York 5, Houston 0

(New York leads 3-2)


Chicago 3, Los Angeles 2

(Los Angeles leads 3-1)

St. Louis 5, Chicago 2

Toronto 6, Detroit 3

Los Angeles 5, Montreal 1

Milwaukee 108, Boston 100

Washington 120, Philadelphia 115

Indiana 140, Brooklyn 131

Orlando 116, Miami 109

Detroit 102, Charlotte 90

Atlanta 117, Dallas 111

Memphis 103, New Orleans 91

San Antonio 107, Minnesota 99

Portland 124, Phoenix 76

Utah 106, Denver 96

Houston 105, Sacramento 100

Pirates to Open 2018 in Detroit !!!


(Photo taken by Frank Sparks)

The Pittsburgh Pirates will open the 2018 Major League Baseball season in Detroit on Thursday March 29 against the Tigers.  The game is scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. EDT.  They will then have Friday March 30 off and return to play the Tigers in Game 2 Saturday March 31 and Game 3 on Sunday April 1. Both Saturday and Sunday games are scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. EDT.

The Pirates will then return home for the home opener on Monday April 2 against the Minnesota Twins. The home opener is scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. and is the beginning of a six game home stand that includes two games against the Twins and Four against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Bucs will then hit the road again headed to Chicago for the Cubs home opener on Monday April 9. The game is scheduled to start at 2:20 p.m. EDT and is the start of a 3 game series against the before the Pirates move on to Miami and   Play the Marlins in a three game series.

The Pirates will finish out the month of  April with Series on the road against the Phillies and the Nationals and they will have home series with Colorado, Detriot,  and St. Louis. You can see the whole Pirates 2018 season schedule by going to the Pittsburgh Pirates Website.


Pirates Extend Clint Hurdle Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they have agreed to a new four year contract with Manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdles contract was suppose to expire at the end of the season. Hurdle will now be the Pirates Manager thru the 2021 season . The Pirates made the announcement during Mondays game against the Cubs . In seven seasons as the Pirates Manager Hurdle has guided the Pirates to a 574-534 record and 3 wild card appearances losing two of the three . Tune into A.M. Beaver County with Matt Drzik from 6:30 a.m to 9:00 a.m. for more information on the Bucs skippers new deal.

Harrison to the DL after being hit by pitch last night.

While batting late in the game with the Reds Saturday night Josh Harrison was hit by a pitch in his left hand. While Harrison did continue the rest of the inning he did not come out to play defense and was taken in for x-rays. The results came back that he has a fracture of the 5th metacarpal on his left hand. Harrison was placed on the 10 day disabled list Sunday morning and the Pirates recalled right hand pitcher Chris Bostick from Triple A Indy to replace Harrison on the roster.
The Pirates went on to beat the Reds 5-0 Saturday night taking Game 2 of the series. The Reds and the Pirates wrap up the series Sunday Afternoon at 1:35 at PNC Park.

Roberto Clemente Jr. Talks About “Food For The Hungry” On Sports Slam

Food For The Hungry is an organization that operates out of Phoenix and is a non-profit that helps starving citizens of the Dominican Republic to obtain water, food, and a healthy way of living. This year they have added the pledge campaign “Striking Out Poverty”, a drive spearheaded by several current MLB players including current Pirate Gregory Polanco.

Roberto Clemente Jr. is the Global Ambassador to FH and the son of Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. He joined Matt Drzik and Greg Benedetti on the Saturday Sports Slam to discuss the great things this organization is doing, as well as the ways others can give their time and donations to this organization.

You can find out more by visiting https://www.fh.org/ or http://www.strikingoutpoverty.com/.

To hear the full interview, click on the players below.

Part 1

Part 2

Pirates win second straight game at Wrigley Field

After losing four straight games the  Pittsburgh Pirates have now taken two consecutive wins from the World Champion Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  Andrew McCutchen hit a three run blast in the seventh to put the Bucs ahead for good and complete a comeback that saw the Bucs down 6 to 2 at one point in the game. Click the play button below for a full recap of today’s game from Bucs announcer Joe Block.