3/3/2015 | Walker: Alvarez 'what you want in a teammate'
Pedro Alvarez doesn't often speak on his own behalf, but his teammates are eager to vouch for him, most notably good friend Neil Walker.
3/3/2015 | Kang's first homer paces Bucs in spring opener
After Pedro Alvarez got the Pirates off to a fast start with a home run off Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez, new shortstop Jung Ho Kang connected on his first homer.
3/3/2015 | Home run highlights Kang's successful debut
Jung Ho Kang wasted no time demonstrating the power stroke that led the Pirates to bring him in, connecting on a solo home run in the third inning of their game against the Blue Jays.
3/3/2015 | Hart's foot recovering nicely from hot tub misfortune
Corey Hart moved about McKechnie Field's locker room evenly Tuesday morning, displaying no outward sign of the freak accident that will keep him sidelined until the weekend.
3/3/2015 | Cumpton shut down with right elbow pain
Brandon Cumpton, one of the starting pitchers expected to provide rotation depth for the Pirates during the 2015 season, has been shut down with pain in his right elbow.
3/2/2015 | Bucs set to open Grapefruit slate vs. old friend
Starting the prelude to a new season, the Pirates will run into an old friend. They inaugurate Grapefruit play on Tuesday against Russell Martin and some other Toronto Blue Jays.
3/2/2015 | Tabata's new swing is turning heads in Pirate City
During a week of full-squad workouts at Pirate City, the Bucs kept score of a daily drill on situational hitting. It was the "Competition Game," and Jose Tabata nailed it. A spot on the bench may be out of his reach, but he's making it hard on club decision-makers.
3/2/2015 | Kang's shortstop debut in intrasquad tilt draws big cheers
The public unveiling of Jung Ho Kang was a popular hit. It was the only hit for Kang on Monday, as he played the first three innings of his Black team's 2-1 victory over the Gold team in an annual intrasquad game, but he nonetheless considered it a success.
3/1/2015 | Pirates set pitching plans for early set of games
The Bucs completed the first phase of their Spring Training on Sunday, pulling up Pirate City stakes. Work done, immediate pitching plans set. Next stop, McKechnie Field and one more pit stop before the onset of play: Monday's Black and Gold intrasquad game.
3/1/2015 | Kang eager to start playing in games
Jung Ho Kang has gone through three weeks as a Major Leaguer-in-training. He has gotten to know his Pirates teammates, has put on power shows in batting practice and has rehearsed in-game communication with manager Clint Hurdle through an interpreter.