Bucs sign Kelly Shoppach

The Pirates have signed Kelly Shoppach to a minor league deal in an effort to improve their catching depth. He’s been assigned to Class AAA Indianapolis. The…

Pirates recall Tony Sanchez

Tony Sanchez, the Pirates’ first round draft pick in 2009, will be getting his chance in the big leagues. Dan Zangrilli broke the news on…

McKenry’s arm hurting his value

McKenry’s arm hurting his value

Michael McKenry has gained many fans in Pittsburgh over the past few seasons. Despite being highly unknown prior to joining the Pirates, “The Fort” works…

Player Profile: Carlos Paulino

Player Profile: Carlos Paulino

This caught our eye in Tom Singer’s “Cranks & Clunks” post: First off, that assessment should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s unlikely…

In 19 Days…

In 19 Days…

Michael McKenry (19) days until Opening Day. The Fort, who was number 55 until new catcher Russell Martin joined the team, will be back with…

Player Profile: Russell Martin

Player Profile: Russell Martin

Russell Martin, C Born: February 15, 1983 Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 5’10″ Weight: 205 lbs. Career statistics: Year Age Tm G H HR RBI BA…

#FTFTrivia Answer 11/29/12

Tonight we asked… [tweet https://twitter.com/ForbesToFederal/status/274294230510354432] and the answer to tonight’s #FTFTrivia is… Eight catchers Those eight catchers were Michael McKenry, Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, Dusty…

2012 in Review: Catching

A catching tandem that struggled to throw out baserunners hurt the team in the long run. Games AVG HR RBI OPS Rod Barajas 104 .206 11…

Help Wanted: Pirates Catcher

Since they declined Rod Barajas’ $3.5 million option for 2013, the Pirates are now in need of a catcher to go along with Michael McKenry….