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2015 Pittsburgh Pirates season

2015 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • 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
    BB-reference
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    The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates season is the franchise's 129th season as a member of Major League Baseball, 134th season overall, and 15th season at PNC Park. The regular season began with a loss at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds on April 6 and is to conclude with a home game against the Reds on October 4.

    Regular season

    Season Standings

    National League Central

    Template:MLB standings


    National League Wild Card

    Template:MLB standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Record vs. opponents

    2015 NL 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 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 2–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 3–4 4–3 0–0 1–2 1–1
    Atlanta 0–0 0–0 3–4 0–0 0–0 7–2 3–1 2–4 3–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–5 3–2
    Chicago 0–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
    Cincinnati 0–0 0–0 1–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–3 1–5 3–0 0–0
    Colorado 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–3 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 6–3 0–0 0–0 0–0
    Los Angeles 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 2–7 0–0 0–0 3–0
    Miami 0–0 2–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0-0 0–0 0–4 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–2
    Milwaukee 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–5 0–0 0–3 2–4 0–0 0–0
    New York 0–0 4–2 0–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 2–1 5–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–2
    Philadelphia 3-0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–5 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–4 1–2
    Pittsburgh 3–0 0–0 3–4 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2
    San Diego 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–0 0–0 0–0
    San Francisco 3–4 0–0 0–0 3–1 3–6 7–2 2–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–0 0–0 4–1
    St. Louis 0–0 0–0 4–2 5–1 0–0 0-0 0–0 4–2 0–0 3–1 4–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–3
    Washington 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0-0 1–3 0–0 1–2 4–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2


    Season summary

    Game log

    2015 Game Log (27–24)[1]
    Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
    Bold = Pirates team member

    Roster

    Pittsburgh Pirates roster
    Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

    Pitchers
    Starting rotation

    Bullpen

    Closer

    Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders


    Pitchers

    Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders


    Manager

    Coaches

    60-day disabled list


    25 active, 14 inactive

    10px 7- or 15-day disabled list
    Suspended list
    # Personal leave
    Roster and coaches updated May 25, 2015
    TransactionsDepth chart
    All MLB rosters</small>

    Opening day lineup

    Opening Day Starters
    Name Position
    Josh Harrison 3B
    Gregory Polanco RF
    Andrew McCutchen CF
    Neil Walker 2B
    Starling Marte LF
    Pedro Álvarez 1B
    Francisco Cervelli C
    Jordy Mercer SS
    Francisco Liriano SP

    Disabled List

    7-day

    Player Injury Placed Activated

    15-day

    Player Injury Placed Activated
    Brandon Cumpton Tommy John surgery Recovery March 27, 2015 May 16, 2015
    Chris Stewart Right Hamstring March 27, 2015 April 17, 2015
    Justin Sellers Left Heel March 27, 2015 May 19, 2015
    Jaff Decker Left Calf Strain March 30, 2015 April 18, 2015
    Charlie Morton Right Hip April 4, 2015 May 25, 2015
    Andrew Lambo Plantar fasciitis in his left foot May 4, 2015

    60-day

    Player Injury Placed Activated
    Brandon Cumpton Tommy John surgery Recovery May 16, 2015
    Justin Sellers Left Heel May 19, 2015

    Notable achievements

    Awards

    NL Pitcher of the Month

    Statistics

    Batting

    Pitching

    Legend
    • Stats reflect time with the Pirates only.

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

    Transactions

    The Pirates have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015 season:

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

    Trades

    November 11, 2014[4] To Colorado Rockies:

    Shane Carle

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Rob Scahill

    November 12, 2014[5] To New York Yankees:

    Justin Wilson

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Francisco Cervelli

    November 23, 2014[6] To Oakland A's:

    Ike Davis

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    International Signing Bonus Money

    December 1, 2014[7] To Tampa Bay Rays:

    PTBNL or Cash Considerations[Note 1]

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Sean Rodriguez

    December 10, 2014[8] To Philadelphia Phillies:

    Joely Rodriguez

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Antonio Bastardo

    January 27, 2015[9] To Baltimore Orioles:

    Travis Snider

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Stephen Tarpley
    PTBNL[Note 2]

    February 3, 2015[10] To Baltimore Orioles:

    Cash Considerations

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Steve Lombardozzi

    February 4, 2015[11] To Miami Marlins:

    Cash Considerations

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Arquimedes Caminero

    February 5, 2015[12] To Atlanta Braves:

    Bryton Trepagnier

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Edward Salcedo

    April 2, 2015[13] To Milwaukee Brewers:

    PTBNL

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Hunter Morris

    May 10, 2015 To Toronto Blue Jays:

    Cash considerations

    To Pittsburgh Pirates:

    Jayson Aquino

    Notes

    Free agents

    Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
    Dean Anna St. Louis Cardinals November 11, 2014 1 year
    A. J. Burnett[14] Philadelphia Phillies November 14, 2014 1 year/$8.5 million
    Russell Martin[15] Toronto Blue Jays November 17, 2014 5 year/$82 million
    Blake Wood[16] Kansas City Royals November 17, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Brad Lincoln[16] Philadelphia Phillies November 17, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Deolis Guerra[16] Minnesota Twins November 17, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Gustavo Nunez[16] Atlanta Braves November 17, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Jeremy Bleich[16] New York Yankees November 17, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Radhames Liz Toronto Blue Jays November 19, 2014 Minor league contract
    Jacob Brigham Atlanta Braves November 20, 2014 Minor league contract
    Sebastian Valle Philadelphia Phillies November 20, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Ernesto Frieri[17] Tampa Bay Rays November 26, 2014 1 year/$800,000
    Deibinson Romero Minnesota Twins December 1, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Gorkys Hernandez Chicago White Sox December 1, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Wirfin Obispo Milwaukee Brewers December 2, 2014 Minor league contract
    Clayton Richard Arizona Diamondbacks December 3, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Clint Barmes[18] San Diego Padres December 4, 2014 1 year/$1.6 million
    Thomas Field Texas Rangers December 16, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Edinson Volquez Kansas City Royals December 17, 2014 2 year
    Corey Hart[19] Seattle Mariners December 19, 2014 1 year/$2.5 million
    Adam Wilk Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim December 23, 2014 Minor league contract[A]
    Omir Santos Washington Nationals December 29, 2014 Minor league contract
    Nevin Ashley Milwaukee Brewers January 5, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Charlie Leesman Chicago White Sox January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Wilfredo Boscan Boston Red Sox January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Josh Stinson Kia Tigers (KBO League) January 11, 2015 1 year
    Jeanmar Gómez Philadelphia Phillies January 12, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Jarek Cunningham Los Angeles Dodgers January 23, 2015 Minor league contract
    Chris Volstad Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim January 28, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Wilkin Castillo[20] Los Angeles Dodgers January 28, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    John Axford Colorado Rockies February 2, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Rafael Perez Seattle Mariners February 2, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Jake Elmore Tampa Bay Rays February 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]

    Waivers

    Player Claimed from Lost to Date
    Jake Elmore[21] Cincinnati Reds November 7, 2014
    Pedro Florimón Washington Nationals November 20, 2014
    Josh Lindblom[22] Oakland Athletics December 8, 2014
    Preston Guilmet Toronto Blue Jays Decemmber 23, 2014
    Stolmy Pimentel Texas Rangers April 11, 2015

    Signings

    Player Date Contract terms
    Felipe González November 18, 2014 Minor league contract
    Junior Sosa November 18, 2014 Minor league contract
    Marek Minárik November 18, 2014 Minor league contract
    Tyler Sample November 18, 2014 Minor league contract
    Miguel Pérez November 20, 2014 Minor league contract
    Francisco Diaz December 4, 2014 Minor league contract
    Francisco Liriano December 10, 2014 3 year/$39 million
    Radhames Liz December 12, 2014 1 year
    Adrian Sampson January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Gift Ngoepe January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Keon Broxton January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Mel Rojas, Jr. January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Stetson Allie January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Tyler Glasnow January 9, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Antonio Bastardo January 16, 2015 1 year/$3.1 million
    Chris Stewart January 16, 2015 1 year/$1.2 millino
    Francisco Cervelli January 16, 2015 1 year/$987,000
    Josh Harrison January 16, 2015 1 year/$2.8 million
    Jung-ho Kang January 16, 2015 4 year/$11 million
    Mark Melancon January 16, 2015 1 year/$5.4 million
    Sean Rodriguez January 16, 2015 1 year/$1.9 million
    Tony Watson January 16, 2015 1 year/$1.7 million
    Travis Snider January 16, 2015 1 year/$2.1 million
    Jared Hughes January 16, 2015 1 year/$1.1 million
    Josh Wall January 30, 2015 Minor league contract[A]
    Neil Walker February 7, 2015 1 year/$8 million
    Vance Worley February 10, 2015 1 year/$2.45 million
    Vince Deyzel February 12, 2015 Minor league contract
    Pedro Álvarez February 19, 2015 1 year/$5.75 million
    Alen Hanson March 4, 2015 1 year
    Andrew Lambo March 4, 2015 1 year
    Arquimedes Caminero March 4, 2015 1 year
    Bobby LaFromboise March 4, 2015 1 year
    Brandon Cumpton March 4, 2015 1 year
    Casey Sadler March 4, 2015 1 year
    Elías Díaz March 4, 2015 1 year
    Gerrit Cole March 4, 2015 1 year
    Gregory Polanco March 4, 2015 1 year
    Jaff Decker March 4, 2015 1 year
    Jameson Taillon March 4, 2015 1 year
    Jeff Locke March 4, 2015 1 year
    John Holdzkom March 4, 2015 1 year
    Jordy Mercer March 4, 2015 1 year
    Justin Sellers March 4, 2015 1 year
    Nick Kingham March 4, 2015 1 year
    Pedro Florimón March 4, 2015 1 year
    Rob Scahill March 4, 2015 1 year
    Stolmy Pimentel March 4, 2015 1 year
    Tony Sanchez March 4, 2015 1 year
    Willy Garcia March 4, 2015 1 year
    Josh Harrison April 8, 2015 3 year

    Other

    Name Date Details
    Brad Fischer November 5, 2014 Hired to Coaching Staff
    Ramon Cabrera November 24, 2014 Released
    Andy Oliver December 11, 2014 Lost in Rule 5 Major League Draft (to Phillies)
    Luis Urena December 11, 2014 Lost in Rule 5 AAA Draft (to Rays)
    Tyler Waldron December 11, 2014 Lost in Rule 5 AAA Draft (to Cardinals)
    Josh Lindblom December 19, 2014 Released
    Jamey Carroll January 12, 2015 Hired as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations
    Brian Esposito January 15, 2015 Hired as Minor League Manager
    Dru Scott January 15, 2015 Hired as AA Trainer
    Furey Leva January 15, 2015 Hired as AA Strength And Conditioning Coach
    Justin Meccage January 15, 2015 Promoted to AA Pitching Coach
    Kevin Riggs January 15, 2015 Hired as AA Hitting Coach
    Mendy Lopez January 15, 2015 Hired as Dominican League Manager
    Michael Ryan January 15, 2015 Hired as Minor League Manager
    Tom Prince January 15, 2015 Promoted to AA Manager
    Wyatt toregas January 15, 2015 Hired as Minor League Manager
    Michael Clemens January 16, 2015 Released (From R)
    Drew Maggi March 9, 2015 Released (From AA)
    Kevin Ross March 10, 2015 Released (From A)
    Walker Gourley March 11, 2015 Retired (From Adv A)
    Carlos Ruiz March 20, 2015 Released (From R)
    Chris Peacock March 25, 2015 Released
    Ashley Ponce March 26, 2015 Released (From Adv A)
    Nate Baker March 26, 2015 Released (From AA)
    Ryan Beckman March 26, 2015 Released (From AA)
    Zack Von Rosenberg March 26, 2015 Released (From A)
    D.J. Crumlich March 31, 2015 Released (From Adv A)
    Matt Nevarez March 31, 2015 Released (From AA)
    Andrew Dennis April 1, 2015 Released (From R)
    Colter Moore April 1, 2015 Released (From R)
    Raul Fortunato April 1, 2015 Released (From Adv A)
    Remy De Aza April 1, 2015 Released (From R)
    Will Kendall April 1, 2015 Released (From A)
    Danny Collins April 1, 2015 Released (From A)
    Joan Montero April 1, 2015 Released
    Taylor Lewis April 1, 2015 Released
    Dwight Childs April 5, 2015 Released (From AA)
    Miguel Perez April 5, 2015 Released (From AA)
    Stolmy Pimentel April 10, 2015 Waived
    Cory Rhodes April 13, 2015 Released (From R)
    Jonathan Sandfort April 13, 2015 Released (From R)
    Legend
    • A – invited to training camp

    Farm System

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