Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:28:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 20. Manager Clint Hurdle said Marte will work out before the game and could be available off the bench.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:57:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, July 20, but manager Clint Hurdle said the team is not planning for him to be available that day.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:25:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) has no timetable for a return, but he will make a minor league rehab start before rejoining the team, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, a rehab start further delays Cole's return to the Pirates. Continue to stash Cole. In the short term, Brandon Cumpton maintains NL-only value, and he is worthy of spot starting in favorable matchups in mixed leagues.
Sat, 24 May 2014 11:20:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle won the 800th game of his career Friday, May 23, against the Washington Nationals. He became the sixth active manager to win at least 800 games.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:13:02 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin batted second on Friday, April 18, as part of a restructured lineup that manager Clint Hurdle hopes will improve the club's on-base percentage. Martin batted second for the first time the night before against the Milwaukee Brewers and went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:01:10 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have given three-year contract extensions to manager Clint Hurdle and general manager Neal Huntington, with club options for the 2018 season.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:21:45 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was named the National League Manager of the Year.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:16:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw off the mound Monday, June 17. "He went out and threw a little bit off the mound; I think it was just fastball-changeup," manager Clint Hurdle said. "I spoke with him. He felt good. He seemed to be very positive."
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:10:20 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (calf) is still walking with a limp after being placed on the disabled list Friday, June 14. "(Burnett) is not doing a whole lot right now besides getting treatments," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:08:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is going to get most of the starts at shortstop for the foreseeable future, according to manager Clint Hurdle. "Mercer is going to get some reps here because of the quality of his (defensive) play and the way he is swinging the bat," Hurdle said. "It's playing the guy that is obviously taking care of both sides of the ball very professionally. … I've spoken to Clint as well so he doesn't wonder when he's coming in. It won't just be for a game; we'll try to bundle (Barmes) for a few games, maybe some good matchups."
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on the Pirates lineup, but it appears you can safely start Mercer moving forward, as long as he keeps up the strong play that earned him starting time.