Pirates sign Harrison to four-year deal

Pirates sign Harrison to four-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed third baseman Josh Harrison to a four-year contract with club options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Pirates Prospect Interview: Elias Diaz

Pirates Prospect Interview: Elias Diaz

After batting .328 last season at Class AA Altoona, 24-year-old Venezuelan catcher Elias Diaz has quickly transformed into one of the most promising and pro-ready prospects in the organization. Diaz will start the season at Triple A Indianapolis. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with the catcher at spring training.

Mercer entrenched as Pirates' shortstop

Mercer entrenched as Pirates' shortstop

Jordy Mercer hit .199 through the first 49 games last season. He bounced back with a .278 batting average, a .333 on-base percentage, 11 home runs and 19 doubles since June 2. Now that Mercer is the incumbent starter at shortstop, he hopes to build on his strong finish. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Mercer.

Harrison Picking Up Where He Left Off In 2014

Harrison Picking Up Where He Left Off In 2014

Success hasn’t spoiled Josh Harrison. The Pirates’ third baseman is fresh off a stunning breakthrough season and reported to spring training assured of a spot. Harrison, however, is preparing like he always has. He insists nothing has changed. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Harrison.

Locke struggling to gain spot in rotation

Locke struggling to gain spot in rotation

Pirates lefty Jeff Locke is struggling to earn the team's fifth spot in the rotation. Locke is battling Vance Worley for the fifth spot and has had an uneven spring. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Locke recently.