2013 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2013 Pittsburgh Pirates
National League Wild Card
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Record 94–68 (.580)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Nutting
General manager(s) Neal Huntington
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television Root Sports Pittsburgh
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The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the franchise's 127th season as a member of the National League, 132nd season overall, and 13th season at PNC Park. The regular season began at home with a loss against the Chicago Cubs on April 1 and ended with a win at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds on September 29. In their first winning season since 1992, the Pirates finished in second place in the National League Central Division with 94 wins and 68 losses.

The Pirates earned their 82nd win of the season on September 9, ensuring the team's first winning season since 1992 and ending the longest stretch of losing seasons—20—in North American professional sports history. Although the St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Central Division, the Pirates clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 1992 in one of two NL Wild Card spots on September 23. In the Wild Card Game, the Pirates secured their first postseason win since Game 6 of the 1992 National League Championship Series by defeating the Cincinnati Reds. In doing so, the team advanced to the 2013 National League Division Series, where they were defeated in five games by the eventual National League champion Cardinals, eliminating them from the 2013 postseason.

Five members of the 2013 Pirates were selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game. In addition, team manager Clint Hurdle won the 2013 NL Manager of the Year Award in his third year with the Pirates, center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named NL Most Valuable Player, pitcher Francisco Liriano was named NL Comeback Player of the Year, and third baseman Pedro Álvarez tied for first place in home runs hit in the National League at 36.

Season standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 54–27 43–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0.580 3 50–31 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556 7 49–31 41–41
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 23 37–44 37–44
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 31 31–50 35–46


National League playoff standings[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
(1) St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599
(2) Atlanta Braves 96 66 0.593
(3) Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
(4) Pittsburgh Pirates 94 68 0.580 +4
(5) Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556
Washington Nationals 86 76 0.531 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 81 81 0.500 9
San Diego Padres 76 86 0.469 14
San Francisco Giants 76 86 0.469 14
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 16
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 16
New York Mets 74 88 0.457 16
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 17
Chicago Cubs 66 96 0.407 24
Miami Marlins 62 100 0.383 28


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2013 National League Records
Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–4 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 3–3 7–12 7–12 4–3 2–4 11–9
Atlanta 4–2 5–1 4–3 6–1 5–2 13–6 2–4 10–9 11–8 4–3 1–5 3–4 4–3 13–6 11–9
Chicago 3–4 1–5 5–14 3–3 1–6 4–3 6–13 3–3 3–3 7–12 3–4 4–3 7–12 3–4 13–7
Cincinnati 4–3 3–4 14–5 2–4 4–3 6–1 10–9 4–2 4–2 8–11 3–3 6–1 8–11 3–4 11–9
Colorado 7–12 1–6 3–3 4–2 10–9 3–4 4–2 3–4 3–4 4–2 12–7 9–10 3–4 3–4 5–15
Los Angeles 9–10 2–5 6–1 3–4 9–10 5–2 4–2 5–1 5–2 4–2 11–8 8–11 4–3 5–1 12–8
Miami 2–4 6–13 3–4 1–6 4–3 2–5 1–5 11–8 7–12 2–4 3–4 4–3 2–4 5–14 9–11
Milwaukee 1–6 4–2 13–6 9–10 2–4 2–4 5–1 4–3 5–2 7–12 3–4 5–2 5–14 3–4 6–14
New York 4–3 9–10 3–3 2–4 4–3 1–5 8–11 3–4 10–9 2–5 4–3 4–2 2–5 7–12 11–9
Philadelphia 4–3 8–11 3–3 2–4 4–3 2–5 12–7 2–5 9–10 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–11 7–13
Pittsburgh 3–3 3–4 12–7 11–8 2–4 2–4 4–2 12–7 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 10–9 4–3 15–5
San Diego 12–7 5–1 4–3 3–3 7–12 8–11 4–3 4–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–11 2–4 2–5 8–12
San Francisco 12–7 4–3 3–4 1–6 10–9 11–8 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 11–8 2–4 3–3 6–14
St. Louis 3–4 3–4 12–7 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 14–5 5–2 5–2 9–10 4–2 4–2 6–0 10–10
Washington 4–2 6–13 4–3 4–3 4–3 1–5 14–5 4–3 12–7 11–8 3–4 5–2 3–3 0–6 11–9


Detailed records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen bats against the Nationals on May 3.
  • May 11 – Pitcher Francisco Liriano makes his Pirates debut, striking out nine and allowing one run over 5.2 innings in an 11–2 road victory against the New York Mets. This was Liriano's first appearance of his NL Comeback Player of the Year season.
  • Jason Grilli wins the Delivery Man Award for May, his second of the season.
  • The Pirates finish the month with a win/loss record of 34–21, tied for second in the NL Central with the Cincinnati Reds and 2.0 games out of first.

June[edit]

  • June 11 – Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole makes his awaited MLB debut, in which he strikes out the first batter he faces on three pitches, records a two-run single, and pitches 6.1 innings to earn the win in an 8–2 home victory over the San Francisco Giants.
  • June 24Pedro Alvarez is named NL Player of the Week for the week ending June 23.
  • June 29 – The Pirates, with the best record in MLB, become the first team to reach 50 wins in the 2013 season.
  • The Pirates finish the month on a nine-game winning streak with a win/loss record of 51–30, first place in the NL Central with the best record in the majors.

July[edit]

  • July 7 – Pedro Alvarez (3B), Jason Grilli (P), Jeff Locke (P), Andrew McCutchen (OF), and Mark Melancon (P) are named to the National League All-Star team. The Pirates had not sent five players to the All-Star game since 1972.
  • July 14 – The Pirates enter the All-Star break with a win/loss record of 56–37, second in the NL Central and one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • The Pirates finish the month with a win/loss record of 65–42, first place in the NL Central with the best record in the majors.

August[edit]

  • August 1 – The Pirates win four games out of a five-game homestand, including a double-header sweep, against the St. Louis Cardinals to hold onto first place in the NL Central.
  • August 5Francisco Liriano is named NL Player of the Week for the week ending August 4.
  • August 28 – Recently acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd hits a three-run home run in his first game as a Pirate, contributing to a 7–1 home victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The Pirates finish the penultimate month of the regular season with a win/loss record of 79–56, one game ahead of the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.

September[edit]

  • September 9 – After a four-game losing streak, the Pirates defeat the Texas Rangers on the road to secure their 82nd win of the season and ensure their first winning season since 1992.
  • September 20 – Pitcher Francisco Liriano records the 1,000th strikeout of his career in a 6–5 extra-inning home loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
  • September 23 – The Pirates defeat the Chicago Cubs on the road to secure their first playoff birth since 1992 as an NL Wild Card.
  • September 28 – The Pirates combine to hit six home runs against the Cincinnati Reds, five off of starter Bronson Arroyo, two of which were hit by Neil Walker in an 8–3 victory.
  • September 29 – The Pirates finish the regular season with a three-game away sweep of the Reds to earn home-field advantage in the NL Wild Card game.
  • Gerrit Cole is named NL Rookie of the Month for September, having earned a win in each of his four starts in September, improving his rookie season win/loss record to 10–7.
  • At the conclusion of the season, the Pirates had a win/loss record of 94–68, finishing second in the NL Central behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

Game log[edit]

2013 Game Log: 94–68 (Home: 50–31; Away: 44–37)[2]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Postseason[edit]

Wild Card Game[edit]

Pre-game festivities before the October 1 Wild Card game at PNC Park.
  • October 1 – National League Wild Card game – This game marked the first Pirates postseason appearance since 1992 and the first postseason game ever played at PNC Park. After a scoreless first inning and a half, the Pirates secured the first runs of the game with home runs by Marlon Byrd and Russell Martin in the bottom of the 2nd inning.[3] In the bottom of the third, Pedro Alvarez hit a sacrifice-fly to Shin-Soo Choo, which allowed Andrew McCutchen to score. In the top of the fourth, with Choo and Ryan Ludwick on base, Jay Bruce hit a groundball single to Pirates left-fielder Starling Marte, allowing Choo to score. In the bottom of the fourth, Marte and Neil Walker scored off RBIs. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Russell Martin hit a solo home run. The Reds could only further respond with a Choo home run off of Tony Watson. The Pirates held on to win with Jason Grilli closing the game, setting the Pirates up to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS.[4][5]

Division Series[edit]

  • October 3 – Game one – The Cardinals set a new NLDS record with seven runs in an inning,[6] highlighted by Carlos Beltrán's three-run home run (443 feet), his 15th in post-season play tying Babe Ruth for eighth place on the list. Only Derek Jeter (20) and Albert Pujols (18) among active players had more at the time.[7]
  • October 4 – Game two – The Pirates scored first with two outs in the second inning as Gerrit Cole drove in Pedro Álvarez with a single after Jordy Mercer was intentionally walked. Alvarez hit his second home run of the series in the third, a two-run line drive. The Pirates added to their lead with two runs in the fifth inning as Marlon Byrd drove home Justin Morneau with a double and Russell Martin plated Byrd with a single. The Cardinals finally got on the board with a solo home run from Yadier Molina in their half of the fifth inning. It was his third post-season home run. The Pirates added runs in the seventh inning as Martin plated Byrd again, this time via a sacrifice fly.
  • October 6 – Game three – The Pirates opened up their first non-Wild Card postseason home game in 21 years by scoring two runs in the first inning. The Cardinals would later tie the game in the fifth with a two-out RBI single by Carlos Beltrán. The Pirates responded by scoring the next inning on a Russell Martin sacrifice fly, which was later answered by a Carlos Beltrán home run in the eighth. The Pirates would retake the lead in the bottom of the 8th and win the game by the score of 5-3.
  • October 7 – Game four – Game 4 featured a quality start from St. Louis Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha. Wacha held the Pirates to just three base runners (one hit, two walks) through 713 innings pitched. It was the longest no-hitter length by a rookie pitcher since Jeff Tesreau went 513 innings with no hits allowed for the 1912 New York Giants.[8] Pedro Alvarez broke up Wacha's no-hitter in the eighth with his third home run of the series. Matt Holliday hit a two-run home run in the sixth, providing the Cardinals' margin of victory. Charlie Morton went 523 innings pitched, allowing just two runs.
  • October 9 – Game five – Game 5 pitted Game 1 winner Adam Wainwright against the Pirates' rookie Gerrit Cole. The Cardinals got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning as Jon Jay walked with two-outs and David Freese broke the tie with a two-run home run. The Cardinals added to their lead in the sixth as Jay singled home Matt Holliday to make it 3–0. The Pirates rallied with two outs in the top of the seventh as Justin Morneau, Marlon Byrd and Pedro Alvarez all singled (the last driving home Morneau), but Wainwright was able to get Russell Martin to ground out to end the threat. Entering the bottom of the eighth and with the Cardinals leading 3–1, they put the game out of reach as Matt Adams hit a two-run home run off of Mark Melancon to make it 5–1. They added another run on a Pete Kozma single. Wainwright finished the complete game by striking out Alvarez with two runners on base to end the Pirates' season.

Game log[edit]

2013 Postseason Game Log (3–3)[9]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

2013 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Starling Marte LF
Garrett Jones RF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Pedro Álvarez 3B
Gaby Sánchez 1B
Neil Walker 2B
Russell Martin C
Clint Barmes SS
A. J. Burnett SP

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game[10]

NL Player of the Week

Major League Baseball Delivery Man Award

NL Rookie of the Month

The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award

The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award

NL Comeback Player of the Year

NL Manager of the Year

NL MVP

Milestones[edit]

Statistics[edit]

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

– Denotes player was acquired mid-season.
– Denotes player was relinquished mid-season.

Transactions[edit]

The Pirates were involved in the following transactions during the 2013 season:

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

Trades[edit]

November 28, 2012[26] To Kansas City Royals:

Luis Rico
Luis Santos

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Vin Mazzaro
Clint Robinson

November 28, 2012[26] To Boston Red Sox:

PTBNL (Kyle Kaminska)

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Zach Stewart

November 30, 2012[27] To Baltimore Orioles:

Yamaico Navarro

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Jhondaniel Medina

November 30, 2012[28] To Oakland Athletics:

Chris Resop

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Zach Thorton

December 5, 2012[29] To Detroit Tigers:

Ramón Cabrera

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Andrew Oliver

December 26, 2012[30] To Boston Red Sox:

Joel Hanrahan
Brock Holt

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Mark Melancon
Stolmy Pimentel
Iván DeJesús, Jr.
Jerry Sands

January 9, 2013[31] To Cleveland Indians:

Quincy Latimore

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Jeanmar Gómez

March 20, 2013[32] To Arizona Diamondbacks:

PTBNL or Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

John McDonald

March 29, 2013[33] To Cleveland Indians:

Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Brian Jeroloman

April 24, 2013[34] To Atlanta Braves:

Román Colón

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Cash

May 17, 2013[35] To Washington Nationals:

Brian Jeroloman

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

PTBNL (Brian Bocock)[36]

May 31, 2013[37] To Kansas City Royals:

Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Atahualpa Severino

May 31, 2013[38] To Boston Red Sox:

Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Graham Godfrey

June 10, 2013[39] To Cleveland Indians:

John McDonald

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

PTBNL or Cash

July 12, 2013[40] To Baltimore Orioles:

Tim Alderson

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Russ Canzler

July 31, 2013[41] To Seattle Mariners:

PTBNL or Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Robert Andino

August 18, 2013 To Miami Marlins:

PTBNL or Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Doug Mathis

August 27, 2013[42] To New York Mets:

Dilson Herrera
PTBNL or Cash (Vic Black)[43]

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

John Buck
Marlon Byrd
Cash

August 31, 2013[44] To Minnesota Twins:

Alex Presley
PTBNL or Cash (Duke Welker)

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Justin Morneau

Free agents[edit]

Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Darren Ford[45] Seattle Mariners November 6, 2012 minor-league contract
Jared Goedert[45] Cleveland Indians November 7, 2012 minor-league contract
Ryan Reid[45] Tampa Bay Rays November 9, 2012 minor-league contract
Tim Wood[46] Minnesota Twins November 10, 2012 1 year/$675,000[47]
Eric Fryer[46] Minnesota Twins November 11, 2012 minor-league contract
Dan Meyer Baltimore Orioles November 12, 2012 unknown
Daniel McCutchen Baltimore Orioles November 12, 2012 unknown
Jo-Jo Reyes Los Angeles Angels November 13, 2012 unknown
Nick Evans Los Angeles Dodgers November 19, 2012 unknown
Félix Pie[48] Atlanta Braves November 19, 2012 minor-league contract
Tom Boleska Minnesota Twins November 20, 2012 unknown
Alex Valdez[48] Atlanta Braves November 21, 2012 minor-league contract
Brooks Brown[48] Detroit Tigers November 21, 2012 minor-league contract
David Bromberg[48] Minnesota Twins November 21, 2012 minor-league contract
Erik Cordier[48] Atlanta Braves November 21, 2012 minor-league contract
Luis Sanz[48] Detroit Tigers November 21, 2012 minor-league contract
Jeff Clement Minnesota Twins November 26, 2012 minor-league contract
Russell Martin[49] New York Yankees November 29, 2012 2 year/$17 million[50]
Mike Zagurski[51] Arizona Diamondbacks December 1, 2012 minor-league contract
Drew Sutton Boston Red Sox December 3, 2012 minor-league contract
Kevin Correia[52] Minnesota Twins December 10, 2012 2 year/$10 million[53]
Logan Kensing[54] Colorado Rockies December 11, 2012 minor-league contract
Brandon Boggs[55] Minnesota Twins December 11, 2012 minor-league contract
Dallas McPherson[56] Los Angeles Dodgers January 9, 2013 minor-league contract
Lucas May[57] New York Mets January 10, 2013 minor-league contract
Brad Hawpe[58] Texas Rangers January 17, 2013 minor-league contract
Chad Qualls[59] Miami Marlins January 25, 2013 1 year/$1.15 million[60]
Kyle Waldrop[61] Minnesota Twins January 29, 2013 minor-league contract
Jonathan Sánchez[62] Colorado Rockies February 6, 2013 1 year/$1.375 million[63]
Rod Barajas Arizona Diamondbacks February 8, 2013 1 year/$800,000[64]
Francisco Liriano[65] Chicago White Sox February 8, 2013 1 year/$1 million[66]
Brandon Inge[67] Oakland Athletics February 12, 2013 1 year/$1.25 million[68]
Michael Crotta Washington Nationals February 13, 2013 minor-league contract
Brett Carroll[69] Washington Nationals February 16, 2013 minor-league contract
Román Colón[69] Kansas City Royals February 16, 2013 minor-league contract
José Contreras[70] Philadelphia Phillies February 23, 2013 minor-league contract
Jolbert Cabrera New York Mets March 27, 2013 minor-league contract
Jeremy Farrell Chicago White Sox April 5, 2013 unknown
Mike Colla Tampa Bay Rays June 8, 2013 unknown

Waivers[edit]

Player Claimed from Lost to Date
Chad Beck[71] Toronto Blue Jays January 4, 2013
Zach Stewart[72] Chicago White Sox January 24, 2013
Clint Robinson[73] Toronto Blue Jays March 29, 2013
Hunter Strickland[74] San Francisco Giants April 2, 2013

Signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
Anderson Hernández[45] November 9, 2012 minor-league contract
Kris Johnson[45] November 9, 2012 minor-league contract
Jeff Larish[45] November 9, 2012 minor-league contract
Stefan Welch[45] November 9, 2012 minor-league contract
Wyatt Toregas November 11, 2012 minor-league contract
Philippe Valiquette[75] November 26, 2012 minor-league contract
Charlie Morton[76] November 30, 2012 1 year/$2 million[77]
Jason Grilli[78] December 10, 2012 2 year/$6.75 million[79]
Miles Durham[80] January 4, 2012 unknown
Jeff Karstens[81] January 15, 2013 1 year/$2.5 million[82]
Gaby Sánchez[83] January 18, 2013 1 year/$1.75 million[84]
Garrett Jones[83] January 18, 2013 1 year/$4.5 million[85]
Miguel Pérez January 20, 2013 minor-league contract
James McDonald[86] January 31, 2013 1 year/$3.025 million[87]
Neil Walker[86] January 31, 2013 1 year/$3.3 million[88]
Devin Ivany[89] February 16, 2013 minor-league contract
Alex Presley[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Andrew Oliver[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Bryan Morris[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Chase d'Arnaud[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$493,000[91]
Chris Leroux[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$502,000[92]
Clint Robinson[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Duke Welker[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Hunter Strickland[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Jared Hughes[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$542,500[93]
Jeanmar Gómez[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$500,000[94]
Jeff Locke[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$497,500[95]
Jerry Sands[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Jordy Mercer[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Josh Harrison[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$503,000[96]
Justin Wilson[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$493,500[97]
Kyle McPherson[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Mark Melancon[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$493,500[98]
Michael McKenry[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$505,000[99]
Phil Irwin[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Starling Marte[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$500,000[100]
Stolmy Pimentel[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Tony Sanchez[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Tony Watson[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$505,500[101]
Travis Snider[90] March 1, 2013 1 year/$505,000[102]
Vic Black[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Vin Mazzaro[90] March 1, 2013 1-year contract
Kurt Yacko[103] April 11, 2013 minor-league contract
Jeff Gibbs[104] May 4, 2013 minor-league contract
Gerardo Navarro June 1, 2013 minor-league contract
Jesus Perez June 1, 2013 minor-league contract
Cody Dickson[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 4th round pick ($375,000 signing bonus)
Chad Kuhl[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 9th round pick ($145,200 signing bonus)
Beau Wallace[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 12th round pick
Justin Topa[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 17th round pick
Jeff Roy[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 18th round pick
Brett McKinney[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 19th round pick
Adam Landecker[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 21st round pick
Cameron Griffin[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 23rd round pick
Justin Maffei[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 25th round pick
Michael Fransoso[105] June 13, 2013 Signed 2013 27th round pick
Blake Taylor[106] June 14, 2013 Signed 2013 2nd round pick ($750,000 signing bonus)
Trae Arbet[106] June 14, 2013 Signed 2013 5th round pick ($425,000 signing bonus)
Shane Carle[106] June 14, 2013 Signed 2013 10th round pick ($100,000 signing bonus)
Danny Collins[106] June 14, 2013 Signed 2013 13th round pick
Max Rossiter[106] June 14, 2013 Signed 2013 15th round pick
Henry Hirsch[107] June 17, 2013 Signed 2013 22nd round pick
José Contreras[108] June 17, 2013 minor-league contract
Reese McGuire[109] June 18, 2013 Signed 2013 1st round pick ($2,369,000 signing bonus)
Neil Kozikowski[107] June 21, 2013 Signed 2013 8th round pick ($425,000 signing bonus)
Austin Meadows[110] June 28, 2013 Signed 2013 1st round pick ($3,029,600 signing bonus)
Nick Buckner[111] June 29, 2013 Signed 2013 14th round pick ($135,000 signing bonus)
Billy Roth[111] June 29, 2013 Signed 2013 16th round pick ($190,000 signing bonus)
Will Kendall[111] June 29, 2013 Signed 2013 30th round pick
JaCoby Jones[112] July 1, 2013 Signed 2013 3rd round pick ($612,000 signing bonus)
Jerry Mulderig[113] July 2, 2013 Signed 2013 28th round pick
Adam Frazier[114] July 3, 2013 Signed 2013 6th round pick ($240,600 signing bonus)
Andrew Dennis[115] July 3, 2013 Signed 2013 37th round pick
Buddy Borden[116] July 8, 2013 Signed 2013 7th round pick ($180,400 signing bonus)
Erich Weiss[117] July 10, 2013 Signed 2013 11th round pick ($305,000 signing bonus)
Jeremias Portorreal[118] August 9, 2013 1 year/$375,000
Kelly Shoppach[119] August 12, 2013 minor-league contract
Luis Escobar[120] August 14, 2013 unknown
Kyle Farnsworth[121] August 16, 2013 minor-league contract

Other[edit]

Name Date Details
Hisanori Takahashi October 29, 2012 Released
Dave Jauss[122] October 31, 2012 Hired to coaching staff
Jay Bell[122] October 31, 2012 Hired as hitting coach
Rick Sofield[122] October 31, 2012 Hired as first base coach
Carlos Berroa[123] November 28, 2012 Hired as professional scout
John Kosciak[123] November 28, 2012 Hired as professional scout
Ricky Bennett[123] November 28, 2012 Hired as professional scout
Ron Hopkins[123] November 28, 2012 Hired as professional scout
Elevys Gonzalez[124] December 6, 2012 lost in Rule 5 AAA draft (to Dodgers)
Tom Boleska December 6, 2012 lost in Rule 5 AAA draft (to Orioles)
Ethan Hollingsworth[124] December 6, 2012 claimed in Rule 5 AAA draft (from Royals)
Rick VandenHurk[125] January 5, 2013 Released
Clint Hurdle[126] February 18, 2013 Re-signed to a 1-year contract extension
Wyatt Toregas February 22, 2013 Released
Aaron Poreda[127] March 12, 2013 Released
Brad Hawpe[128] March 23, 2013 Released
Jeremy Farrell[129] April 7, 2013 Released
Alex Valdez[130] April 19, 2013 Released
Jonathan Sánchez[131] May 8, 2013 Released
José Contreras[132] July 18, 2013 Released
Brandon Inge July 30, 2013 Released
Kelly Shoppach[133] August 28, 2013 Released

Draft picks[edit]

2013 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[134]
Round Pick Player Position School Signed
1 9 Meadows, AustinAustin Meadows CF Grayson HS June 28, 2013
1 14 McGuire, ReeseReese McGuire C Kentwood HS June 18, 2013
2 51 Taylor, BlakeBlake Taylor LHP Dana Hills HS June 14, 2013
3 87 Jones, JaCobyJaCoby Jones CF LSU July 1, 2013
4 119 Dickson, CodyCody Dickson LHP Sam Houston State June 13, 2013
5 149 Arbet, TraeTrae Arbet SS Great Oak HS June 14, 2013
6 179 Frazier, AdamAdam Frazier SS Mississippi State July 3, 2013
7 209 Borden, BuddyBuddy Borden RHP UNLV July 8, 2013
8 239 Kozikowski, NeilNeil Kozikowski RHP Avon Old Farms School June 21, 2013
9 269 Kuhl, ChadChad Kuhl RHP Delaware June 13, 2013
10 299 Carle, ShaneShane Carle RHP Long Beach State June 14, 2013

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 Frank Kremblas
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Michael Ryan
A-Short Season Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Dave Turgeon
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Milver Reyes
Rookie DSL Pirates 1 Dominican Summer League Gerardo Alvarez
Rookie DSL Pirates 2 Dominican Summer League Keoni De Renne

References[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ "2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Sortable Schedule | pirates.com: Schedule". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  3. ^ "Meet me in St. Louis! Pirates roll into NLDS after ripping Reds 6-2 in wild-card win". Washington Post. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pirates cruise past Reds in playoff return". USA Today. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pirates advance to NLDS". MLB.com. October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
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