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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.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:31:32 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle received a contract extension through 2014 with an option for 2015.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 23:46:16 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is making it a project in the offseason to improve his team's success at basestealing. In 2009, the Pirates' 74 percent stolen-base success rate was second-best in the National League. That number has tumbled in each of the past three seasons to the point in 2012 where it was at 58 percent, the worst in the majors in a season where the average success rate was 75 percent, the highest since 2007.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:47:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly said that front office executives Neal Huntington, Greg Smith and Kyle Stark, as well as manager Clint Hurdle, will all return for the 2013 season.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:51:17 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is on the hot seat after the team's collapse of late. Manager Clint Hurdle appears safe.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:23:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle would not directly answer a question about SP James McDonald's rotation spot being in jeopardy during pregame meetings with the media. "We're doing some internal talking in a lot of different areas. I had a talk with James yesterday. We'll just leave it at that right now," Hurdle said.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 01:21:32 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is not worried about 3B Pedro Alvarez, although he has struggled in the lineup this spring. "Pedro doesn't exactly look uncomfortable, he's just still looking for his timing off live pitching," Hurdle said. "We'll keep giving him at-bats, and the comfort and confidence will come. So many are going through the same thing. It happens."
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 01:11:53 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez and OF Alex Presley will get first crack at their respective positions when spring camp opens up, but manager Clint Hurdle said the players will have to prove they belong in those spots.