2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2014 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Nutting
General manager(s) Neal Huntington
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television Root Sports Pittsburgh
Local radio KDKA-FM
Pittsburgh Pirates Radio Network
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season is the Pirates' 128th season as a member of Major League Baseball and 133rd season overall. The Pirates are playing their 14th season at PNC Park.

Game Log[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 71 56 0.559 35–29 36–27
St. Louis Cardinals 69 57 0.548 39–26 30–31
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 62 0.512 6 40–26 25–36
Cincinnati Reds 61 66 0.480 10 32–29 29–37
Chicago Cubs 54 71 0.432 16 28–32 26–39


National League Wild Card[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Washington Nationals 72 53 0.576
Milwaukee Brewers 71 56 0.559
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 57 0.555


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Cardinals 69 57 0.548 +2
San Francisco Giants 66 58 0.532
Atlanta Braves 66 61 0.520
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 62 0.512
Miami Marlins 63 63 0.500 4
Cincinnati Reds 61 66 0.480
San Diego Padres 59 66 0.472
New York Mets 60 68 0.469 8
Philadelphia Phillies 56 71 0.441 11½
Chicago Cubs 54 71 0.432 12½
Arizona Diamondbacks 53 74 0.417 14½
Colorado Rockies 50 76 0.397 17


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2014 NL Records

Source: Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–3 5–2 3–4 7–5 4–10 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 3–4 6–3 5–8 0–3 1–4 6–11
Atlanta 3–3 5–1 3–0 4–3 1–6 6–7 5–2 7–6 8–5 2–0 3–4 1–5 2–4 9–4 7–10
Chicago 2–5 1–5 4–9 5–2 2–1 4–2 6–7 5–2 3–3 4–9 3–4 2–2 5–7 3–4 6–8
Cincinnati 4–3 0–3 9–4 3–4 3–4 4–3 7–6 1–2 3–3 9-4 1–5 5–2 3–8 3–3 6–11
Colorado 5–7 3–4 2–5 4–3 4–9 1–3 1–6 3–1 3–3 2–4 6–7 7–4 1–2 1–5 6–13
Los Angeles 10–4 6–1 1–2 4–3 9–4 3–3 1–5 2–1 3–4 2–5 8–3 6–7 4–3 1–2 11–9
Miami 4–3 7–6 2–4 3–4 3–1 3–3 1–2 5–8 6–7 2–4 3–4 3–4 4–2 5–6 12–4
Milwaukee 4–3 2–5 7–6 6–7 6–1 5–1 2–1 4–3 3–4 10–3 2–1 2–1 5–7 2–4 11–8
New York 4–2 6–7 2–5 2–1 1–3 1–2 8–5 3–4 11–5 3–4 3–3 1–6 4–3 2–10 8–8
Philadelphia 4–2 5–8 3–3 3–3 3–3 4–3 7–6 4–3 5–11 0–3 3–0 2–5 2–2 5–8 5–11
Pittsburgh 4–3 0–2 9–4 4–9 4–2 5–2 4–2 3–10 4–3 3–0 3–3 4–2 6–7 3–4 8–9
San Diego 3–6 4–3 4–3 5–1 7–6 3–8 4–3 1–2 3–3 0–3 3–3 6–6 3–4 3–4 9–11
San Francisco 8–5 5–1 2–2 2–5 4–7 7–6 4–3 1–2 6–1 5–2 2–4 6–6 4–3 1–3 8–9
St. Louis 3–0 4–2 7–5 8–3 2–1 3–4 2–4 7–5 3–4 2–2 7–6 4–3 3–4 5–2 8–12
Washington 4–1 4–9 4–3 3–3 5–1 2–1 6–5 4–2 10–2 8–5 4–3 4–3 3–1 2–5 8–9

Updated for games through August 19, 2014.


Detailed Records[edit]

Updated through August 20, 2014

Roster[edit]

Pittsburgh Pirates roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches



25 active, 15 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster updated August 20, 2014
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters

Opening day lineup[edit]

  •  C – Russell Martin
  •  P – Francisco Liriano
  • 1B – Travis Ishikawa
  • 2B – Neil Walker
  • 3B – Pedro Álvarez
  • SS – Jordy Mercer
  • LF – Starling Marte
  • CF – Andrew McCutchen
  • RF – Travis Snider

Disabled List[edit]

15-day[edit]

Player Injury Placed Activated
Jeff Locke April 10, 2014
Chris Stewart April 19, 2014
Wandy Rodriguez Right knee inflammation April 21, 2014[2] May 15, 2014
Jason Grilli Strained left oblique April 25, 2014[3] May 23, 2014
Russell Martin Strained left hamstring April 26, 2014[4] May 22, 2014
Stolmy Pimentel Right shoulder inflammation May 3, 2014[5] June 11, 2014
Gerrit Cole Right shoulder fatigue June 8, 2014[6] June 28, 2014
Neil Walker Appendectomy June 9, 2014[7] June 24, 2014
Francisco Liriano Strained oblique muscle June 11, 2014[8] July 13, 2014
Clint Barmes Left groin strain July 6, 2014[9]
Gerrit Cole Right lat soreness July 9, 2014[10] August 20, 2014
Andrew McCutchen Fractured rib August 4, 2014[11] August 19, 2014
Stolmy Pimentel Sprained right ankle August 15, 2014[12]
Charlie Morton Right hip inflammation August 17, 2014[13]

Suspensions/fines[edit]

Player Length Date issued Date served Date reinstated
Russell Martin 1 game April 22, 2014[14] May 22, 2014 May 23, 2014
Travis Snyder 2 games April 22, 2014[14] May 9, 2014 May 11, 2014

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

NL Player of the Month

  • Andrew McCutchen (June 2014)

Milestones[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As of August 8, 2014

Batting
Pitching
Legend
  • Stats reflect time with the Pirates only.

– Denotes player was acquired during season.
– Denotes player was relinquished during season.

Transactions[edit]

The Pirates have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014 season:

  • Black line marks the transition between off season and regular season

Trades[edit]

November 18, 2013[17] To Minnesota Twins:

Kris Johnson

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Duke Welker

November 25, 2013[18] To San Diego Padres:

Alex Dickerson

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Jaff Decker
Miles Mikolas

December 2, 2013[19] To New York Yankees:

PTBNL (Kyle Haynes)

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Chris Stewart

December 30, 2013[20] To Texas Rangers:

Miles Mikolas

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Chris McGuiness

March 25, 2014[21] To Minnesota Twins:

Cash considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Vance Worley

March 27, 2014[22] To Arizona Diamondbacks:

Cash considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Keon Broxton

April 18, 2014[23] To New York Mets:

Zack Thornton
PTBNL (Blake Taylor)

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Ike Davis

June 1, 2014[24] To Miami Marlins:

Bryan Morris

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

2014 competitive balance round A pick
(#39–Connor Joe)

June 27, 2014[25] To Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:

Jason Grilli

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Ernesto Frieri

Free agents[edit]

Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Marlon Byrd[26] Philadelphia Phillies November 12, 2013 2 year/$16 million
Collin Balester[27] Texas Rangers November 20, 2013 Minor league contract
Jake Brigham[27] Texas Rangers November 20, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Jay Jackson[27] Miami Marlins November 20, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Josh Kinney[27] Seattle Mariners November 20, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Seth McClung[27] Chicago Cubs November 20, 2013 Minor league contract
Nevin Ashley[28] Cincinnati Reds November 26, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Erik Cordier[29] San Francisco Giants November 27, 2013 1 year
Russ Canzler New York Yankees December 2, 2013 Minor league contract
Brian Bocock Kansas City Royals December 5, 2013 Minor league contract
Garrett Jones[30] Miami Marlins December 9, 2013 2 year/$7.75 million
Edinson Volquez[31] Los Angeles Dodgers December 11, 2013 1 year/$5 million
Doug Mathis Texas Rangers December 12, 2013 Minor league contract
Michael Martínez Philadelphia Phillies December 13, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Justin Morneau Colorado Rockies December 13, 2013 2 year/$12.5 million
Jared Goedert Toronto Blue Jays December 16, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Daniel Schlereth Baltimore Orioles December 18, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Elvin Ramírez Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim December 18, 2013 Minor league contract
Travis Ishikawa Chicago White Sox December 18, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Brandon Mann Washington Nationals December 18, 2013 Minor league contract
Iván DeJesús, Jr. Baltimore Orioles December 19, 2013 Minor league contract
Chris Dickerson Baltimore Orioles January 6, 2014 Minor league contract[a]
Alí Solís Tampa Bay Rays January 6, 2014 Minor league contract
Atahualpa Severino Atlanta Braves January 8, 2014 Minor league contract
John Buck Seattle Mariners January 14, 2014 1 year/$1 million
Michael McKenry Colorado Rockies January 16, 2014 1 year/$750,000
Lucas May Milwaukee Brewers January 30, 2014 Minor league contract
Kyle Farnsworth New York Mets February 3, 2014 Minor league contract[a]
Omir Santos Cleveland Indians February 7, 2014 Minor league contract[a]
A. J. Burnett Philadelphia Phillies February 12, 2014 1 year/$16 million
Brett Carroll Toronto Blue Jays February 18, 2014 Minor league contract
Travis Ishikawa San Francisco Giants April 25, 2014 Minor league contract

Waivers[edit]

Player Claimed from Lost to Date
Jerry Sands Tampa Bay Rays December 23, 2013
Ryan Reid New York Mets December 23, 2013
Brent Morel Toronto Blue Jays February 24, 2014
Josh Wall Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim May 22, 2014
Phil Irwin Texas Rangers May 28, 2014
Wirfin Obispo Atlanta Braves June 1, 2014
Dean Anna Cleveland Indians July 5, 2014
Ángel Sánchez Chicago White Sox July 31, 2014
John Axford Cleveland Indians August 14, 2014

Signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
Anthony Norman November 6, 2013 Minor league contract
Cody Eppley[28] November 26, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Chris Stewart December 2, 2013 1 year
Ralph Henriquez December 5, 2013 Minor league contract
Charlie Morton December 11, 2013 3 year/$21 million
Clint Barmes December 12, 2013 1 year/$2 million
Adam Wilk December 18, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Kyle McPherson December 18, 2013 Minor league contract[a]
Robert Andino January 6, 2014 Minor league contract[a]
Gaby Sánchez January 16, 2014 1 year/$2.3 million
Mark Melancon January 16, 2014 1 year/$2.595 million
Neil Walker January 16, 2014 1 year/$5.75 million
Pedro Álvarez January 16, 2014 1 year/$4.25 million
Travis Snider January 16, 2014 1 year extension/$1.2 million
Vin Mazzaro January 16, 2014 1 year/$950,000
Yao-Hsun Yang February 13, 2014 Minor league contract[a]
Starling Marte March 26, 2014 6 year/$31 million
Nathan Tomaszewski May 13, 2014 Minor league contract
Alex McRae June 11, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 10th round draft pick)
Eric Dorsch June 11, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 15th round draft pick)
Michael Suchy June 11, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 5th round draft pick)
Tyler Eppler June 11, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 6th round draft pick)
Tyler Fillben June 11, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 12th round draft pick)
Taylor Gushue June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 4th round draft pick)
Austin Coley June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 8th round draft pick)
Sam Street June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 16th round draft pick)
Erik Lunde June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 18th round draft pick)
Carl Anderson June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 19th round draft pick)
Nick Neumann June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 28th round draft pick)
Montana DuRapau June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 32nd round draft pick)
Cole Tucker June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 1st round draft pick)
Luis Paula June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 31st round draft pick)
Jess Amedee June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 27th round draft pick)
John Sever June 12, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 20th round draft pick)
Mitch Keller June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 2nd round draft pick)
Trey Supak June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 Comp. B draft pick)
Nelson Jorge June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 7th round draft pick)
Frank Duncan June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 13th round draft pick)
Chase Simpson June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 14th round draft pick)
Michael Clemens June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 17th round draft pick)
Eric Thomas June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 21st round draft pick)
Eric Karch June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 22nd round draft pick)
Palmer Betts June 14, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 36th round draft pick)
Connor Joe June 17, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 Comp. A draft pick)
Jordan Luplow June 17, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 3rd round draft pick)
Kevin Krause June 17, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 9th round draft pick)
Erik Forgione June 17, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 25th round draft pick)
David Andreise June 17, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 30th round draft pick)
John Holdzkom June 24, 2014 Minor league contract
Jerrick Suiter June 26, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 26th round draft pick)
Chris Harvey July 1, 2014 Minor league contract
Gage Hinsz July 9, 2014 Minor league contract (2014 11th round draft pick)
Rafael Pérez July 12, 2014 Minor league contract

Other[edit]

Name Date Details
Jeff Branson November 18, 2013 Hired as hitting coach
Jeff Livesey November 18, 2013 Hired as coach
Evan Chambers December 1, 2013 Died
Charles Cutler December 12, 2013 Lost in Rule 5 AAA draft (to Chicago Cubs)
Roberto Espinosa December 12, 2013 Lost in Rule 5 AAA draft (to Toronto Blue Jays)
Wei-Chung Wang December 12, 2013 Lost in Rule 5 major league draft (to Milwaukee Brewers)
A. J. Morris December 12, 2013 Claimed in Rule 5 AAA draft (from Chicago Cubs)
Felipe Gonzalez December 12, 2013 Claimed in Rule 5 AAA draft (from New York Yankees)
Tyler Sample December 12, 2013 Claimed in Rule 5 AAA draft (from Kansas City Royals)
Brian Esposito January 13, 2014 Hired as minor league manager
Carlo Alvarez January 13, 2014 Hired as sport performance coordinator
Dave Turgeon January 13, 2014 Hired as assistant minor league field coordinator
Edgar Varela January 13, 2014 Hired as minor league manager
Frank Kremblas January 13, 2014 Hired as special assistant to player development
Hector Morales January 13, 2014 Hired as assistant coordinator of mental conditioning
Larry Sutton January 13, 2014 Hired as minor league hitting coordinator
Tom Prince January 13, 2014 Hired as minor league manager
Seth McClung March 19, 2014 Released
Clint Hurdle April 5, 2014 Resigned as manager to a 3-year contract extension
Neal Huntington April 5, 2014 Resigned as GM to a 3-year contract extension
Wandy Rodríguez May 30, 2014 Released
Cody Eppley June 19, 2014 Released
Legend
  • a – Invited to training camp

Draft Picks[edit]

2014 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[32]
Rd # Player Pos DOB and Age School Signed
1 24 Tucker, ColeCole Tucker SS (1996-07-03)July 3, 1996 (aged 17) Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) 6/12/2014
CB A 39 Joe, ConnorConnor Joe OF (1992-08-16)August 16, 1992 (aged 21) San Diego 6/17/2014
2 64 Keller, MitchMitch Keller RHP (1996-04-04)April 4, 1996 (aged 18) Xavier HS (IA) 6/14/2014
CB B 73 Supak, TreyTrey Supak RHP (1996-05-31)May 31, 1996 (aged 18) La Grange HS (TX) 6/14/2014
3 100 Luplow, JordanJordan Luplow RF (1993-09-26)September 26, 1993 (aged 20) Fresno State 6/17/2014
4 131 Gushue, TaylorTaylor Gushue C (1993-12-19)December 19, 1993 (aged 20) Florida 6/12/2014
5 161 Suchy, MichaelMichael Suchy RF (1993-04-15)April 15, 1993 (aged 21) Florida Gulf Coast 6/11/2014
6 191 Eppler, TylerTyler Eppler RHP (1993-01-05)January 5, 1993 (aged 21) Sam Houston State 6/11/2014
7 221 Jorge, NelsonNelson Jorge SS (1995-12-14)December 14, 1995 (aged 18) International Baseball Academy (PR) 6/14/2014
8 251 Coley, AustinAustin Coley RHP (1992-07-14)July 14, 1992 (aged 21) Belmont 6/12/2014
9 281 Krause, KevinKevin Krause C (1992-11-23)November 23, 1992 (aged 21) Stony Brook 6/17/2014
10 311 McRae, AlexAlex McRae RHP (1993-04-06)April 6, 1993 (aged 21) Jacksonville 6/11/2014
Note
  • Age at time of draft.

Farm System[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dean Treanor
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Carlos García
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Tom Prince
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Michael Ryan
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Brian Esposito
Rookie Bristol Pirates Appalachian League Edgar Varela
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Milver Reyes
Rookie DSL Pirates 1 Dominican Summer League Mendy López
Rookie DSL Pirates 2 Dominican Summer League Keoni De Renne

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Singer, Tom; Pianovich, Stephen (June 9, 2014). "Walker undergoes appendectomy, placed on DL". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  8. ^ Singer, Tom; Pianovich, Stephen (June 11, 2014). "Liriano placed on DL with left oblique strain". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
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