2018 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2018 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Nutting
General manager(s) Neal Huntington
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Local radio KDKA-FM
Pittsburgh Pirates Radio Network
(Steve Blass, Joe Block, Greg Brown, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates season will be the franchise's 137th season overall, 132nd season as a member of National League, and 18th season at PNC Park.

Offseason[edit]

January 4 Claimed RHP Shane Carle off waivers from Colorado Rockies and designated RHP Johnny Barbato for assignment.[2]
January 11 Detroit Tigers claimed RHP Johnny Barbato off waivers from the Pirates.[3]
January 13 Traded RHP Gerrit Cole to Houston Astros for 3B Colin Moran, LF Jason Martin, RHP Joe Musgrove and RHP Michael Feliz.[4]
January 14 Designated RHP Shane Carle and SS Engelb Vielma for assignment. [5]
January 16 Traded OF Andrew McCutchen and cash to San Francisco Giants for RHP Kyle Crick, OF Bryan Reynolds, and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.[6]
January 17 Traded RHP Shane Carle to Atlanta Braves.[7]
January 31 Traded cash and LHP Daniel Zamora to New York Mets for LHP Josh Smoker.[7]
February 20 Traded cash to Boston Red Sox for OF Bryce Brentz.[8]
February 22 Traded RHP Daniel Hudson, 2B Tristan Gray, and cash to Tampa Bay Rays for OF Corey Dickerson.[8]

Season standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 45 32 0.584 23–16 22–16
Chicago Cubs 42 33 0.560 2 21–14 21–19
St. Louis Cardinals 40 36 0.526 21–18 19–18
Pittsburgh Pirates 36 41 0.468 9 21–21 15–20
Cincinnati Reds 32 45 0.416 13 17–23 15–22


National League playoff standings[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Milwaukee Brewers 45 32 0.584
Atlanta Braves 44 32 0.579
Arizona Diamondbacks 44 33 0.571


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Chicago Cubs 42 33 0.560 +1
Philadelphia Phillies 41 34 0.547
Los Angeles Dodgers 41 35 0.539 ½
Washington Nationals 41 35 0.539 ½
St. Louis Cardinals 40 36 0.526
San Francisco Giants 40 39 0.506 3
Colorado Rockies 38 40 0.487
Pittsburgh Pirates 36 41 0.468 6
San Diego Padres 35 45 0.438
New York Mets 31 44 0.413 10
Cincinnati Reds 32 45 0.416 10
Miami Marlins 31 47 0.397 11½


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2018 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 0–0 0–0 2–1 5–1 8–4 3–0 1–5 2–5 2–1 6–1 2–1 5–4 2–1 2–5 4–4
Atlanta 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 5–2 0–0 9–3 7–5 0–0 4–3 0–3 0–0 6–4 5–5
Chicago 0–0 2–3 3–6 3–3 2–1 5–2 8–3 4–0 2–1 5–4 0–0 2–1 3–5 0–0 3–4
Cincinnati 1–2 2–2 6–3 2–4 4–0 1–2 1–5 2–1 0–3 4–6 1–2 1–2 1–9 0–3 6–1
Colorado 1–5 1–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 2–4 1–3 6–1 1–2 2–1 7–5 4–3 0–0 3–1 2–3
Los Angeles 4–8 2–1 1–2 0–4 5–1 2–4 0–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 6–3 6–7 0–0 5–1 3–1
Miami 0–3 2–5 2–5 2–1 4–2 4–2 0–4 2–4 3–3 1–2 2–5 4–3 2–1 0–3 4–4
Milwaukee 5–1 0–0 3–8 5–1 3–1 0–0 4–0 4–3 3–3 2–3 3–0 0–0 7–6 0–0 6–6
New York 5–2 3–9 0–4 1–2 1–6 0–3 4–2 3–4 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–3 4–2 2–5
Philadelphia 1–2 5–7 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 3–3 3–3 1–3 4–0 0–0 4–3 4–3 3–3 5–2
Pittsburgh 1–6 0–0 4–5 6–4 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 0–4 1–3 2–1 5–5 0–4 10–2
San Diego 1–2 3–4 0–0 2–1 5–7 3–6 5–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 3–1 5–6 4–3 2–4 1–4
San Francisco 4–5 3–0 1–2 2–1 3–4 7–6 3–4 0–0 0–0 3–4 1–2 6–5 0–0 4–2 3–4
St. Louis 1–2 0–0 5–3 9–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 6–7 3–3 3–4 5–5 3–4 0–0 0–0 4–5
Washington 5–2 4–6 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–5 3–0 0–0 2–4 3–3 4–0 4–2 2–4 0–0 9–6

Updated with the results of all games through June 24, 2018.


Detailed records[edit]

As of games played on June 24, 2018

Game log[edit]

2018 Game Log: 36–41 (Home: 21–21; Away: 15–20)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

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

60-day disabled list

Restricted list

25 active, 15 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 10-day disabled list
dagger Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated June 24, 2018
TransactionsDepth chart

All MLB rosters

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Adam Frazier DH
Josh Harrison 2B
Gregory Polanco RF
Josh Bell 1B
Corey Dickerson LF
Starling Marte CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Colin Moran 3B
Jordy Mercer SS
Iván Nova SP

Disabled lists[edit]

7-day disabled list[edit]

Player Injury Placed Activated
Francisco Cervelli Concussion June 22, 2018

10-day disabled list[edit]

Player Injury Placed Activated
A. J. Schugel Right Shoulder Injury March 26, 2018
Joe Musgrove Right Shoulder Strain April 2, 2018 May 25, 2018
Josh Harrison Fracture of 5th Metacarpal Bone in Left Hand April 16, 2018 May 20, 2018
Enny Romero Left Shoulder Impingement April 26, 2018
Starling Marte Right Oblique Strain May 16, 2018 May 26, 2018
Iván Nova Right Ring Finger Sprain May 25, 2018 June 10, 2018
Richard Rodríguez Right Shoulder Inflammation June 8, 2018 June 18,2018
Michael Feliz Right Shoulder Inflammation June 24, 2018

60-day disabled list[edit]

Player Injury Placed Activated
Nick Burdi Recovery from Tommy John Surgery February 20, 2018

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

National League Player of the Week

National League Rookie of the Month

Transactions[edit]

The Pirates were involved in the following transactions during the 2018 season:

Trades[edit]

November 20, 2017[9] To Toronto Blue Jays:

Gift Ngoepe

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Player To Be Named Later or Cash

December 14, 2017[10] To Philadelphia Phillies:

Future Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Nick Burdi

January 13, 2018[11] To Houston Astros:

Gerrit Cole

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Colin Moran
Jason Martin
Joe Musgrove
Michael Feliz

January 15, 2018[12] To San Francisco Giants:

Andrew McCutchen

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Kyle Crick
Bryan Reynolds
Future Considerations

January 17, 2018[13] To Atlanta Braves:

Shane Carle

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Player To Be Named Later or Cash

January 31, 2018[14] To New York Mets:

Daniel Zamora
Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Josh Smoker

February 20, 2018[15] To Boston Red Sox:

Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Bryce Brentz

February 22, 2018[16] To Tampa Bay Rays:

Daniel Hudson
Tristan Gray
Cash

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Corey Dickerson

April 27, 2018[17] To Chicago White Sox:

Todd Cunningham

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Player To Be Named Later

Free agents[edit]

Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Todd Cunningham[18] Los Angeles Dodgers December 7, 2017 Minor league contract
Richard Rodríguez[19] Baltimore Orioles December 7, 2017 Minor league contract
Bo Schultz[20] Toronto Blue Jays January 5, 2018 Minor league contract
Tyler Jones[21] New York Yankees January 5, 2018 Minor league contract
John Stilson[22] Toronto Blue Jays January 10, 2018 Minor league contract
Linse Carvajal[23] None January 20, 2018 Minor league contract
Yeison Ceballo[24] None January 20, 2018 Minor league contract
Miguel Peralta[25] None January 20, 2018 Minor league contract
Oliver Mateo[26] None January 20, 2018 Minor league contract
Ryan Lavarnway[27] Oakland Athletics January 22, 2018 Minor league contract
Edgar Barrios[28] None January 24, 2018 Minor league contract
Valentin Linarez[29] None January 25, 2018 Minor league contract
Joelvis Del Rosario[30] None January 25, 2018 Minor league contract
Mariano Dotel[31] None January 25, 2018 Minor league contract
Estalin Ortiz[32] None February 3, 2018 Minor league contract
Daniel Nava[33] Philadelphia Phillies February 6, 2018 Minor league contract
Chris Stewart[34] Atlanta Braves February 14, 2018 1 year
Michael Saunders[35] Toronto Blue Jays February 21, 2018 Minor league contract
Kevin Siegrist[36] Philadelphia Phillies February 24, 2018 Minor league contract

Waivers[edit]

Player Claimed from Lost to Date
Nik Turley[37] Minnesota Twins November 6, 2017
Sam Moll[38] Oakland Athletics November 27, 2017
Sam Moll[39] Seattle Mariners November 30, 2017
Engelb Vielma[40] Philadelphia Phillies December 11, 2017
Jordan Milbrath[41] Cleveland Indians December 14, 2017
Shane Carle[42] Colorado Rockies January 4, 2018
Johnny Barbato[43] Detroit Tigers January 11, 2018
Engelb Vielma[44] San Francisco Giants January 18, 2018
Bryce Brentz[45] New York Mets March 26, 2018
Jack Leathersich[46] Cleveland Indians March 27, 2018
Jordan Milbrath[47] Cleveland Indians March 27, 2018
Jesús Liranzo[48] Los Angeles Dodgers April 5, 2018
Enny Romero[49] Washington Nationals April 14, 2018

Signings[edit]

Name Date Details
Felipe Vázquez[50] January 19, 2018 4 years/$22 million

Other[edit]

Name Date Details
Justin Meccage[51] December 1, 2017 Named Assistant Pitching Coach

Farm system[edit]

List of minor leagues staff:[52]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Brian Esposito
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Michael Ryan
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Gera Alvarez
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Wyatt Toregas
Short-Season A West Virginia Black Bears New York–Penn League Kieran Mattison
Rookie Bristol Pirates Appalachian League Miguel Pérez
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Dave Turgeon
Rookie DSL Pirates Dominican Summer League Gavi Nivar

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