2016 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2016 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, Joe Block, Greg Brown, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates season is the franchise's 135th season overall, the 130th season as a member of National League, and 16th season at PNC Park. The regular season started with a win at home against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 3 and is to end with an away game against the Cardinals on October 2.

Season standings

National League Central

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640 57–24 46–34
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 17½ 38–43 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484 25 38–42 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 30½ 41–40 32–49
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 35½ 38–43 30–51


National League playoff standings

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640
Washington Nationals 95 67 0.586
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537
New York Mets 87 75 0.537
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 1
Miami Marlins 79 82 0.491
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484
Colorado Rockies 75 87 0.463 12
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 14
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 16
Arizona Diamondbacks 69 93 0.426 18
Atlanta Braves 68 93 0.422 18½
San Diego Padres 68 94 0.420 19
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 19


Record vs. opponents

2016 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 5–2 2-5 3-3 10-9 7-12 2-4 3-4 5-1 4-3 1–5 10-9 6-13 4–3 2-5 5-15
Atlanta 2-5 3-3 3-4 1-6 1-5 11-7 2-5 10-9 11-8 3-4 4-2 3-4 2-4 4-15 8-12
Chicago 5-2 3-3 15-4 2-4 4-3 4-3 11-8 2-5 5-1 14-4 4–2 4-3 10-9 5-2 15-5
Cincinnati 3-3 4-3 4-15 5–2 2-5 3-4 11-8 0–6 4–2 9-10 3-4 3-3 9-10 3-4 5-15
Colorado 9-10 6-1 4-2 2–5 7-12 2-5 1-5 6-1 2-5 2-5 10-9 9-10 2-4 4-2 9-11
Los Angeles 12-7 5–1 3-4 5-2 12–7 1-6 5-2 4–3 4-2 2-5 11-8 8-11 4-2 5-1 10-10
Miami 4-2 7-11 3-4 4-3 5-2 6-1 4–2 7-12 9-10 6–1 3-3 2-4 4-3 9-10 6-14
Milwaukee 4-3 5-2 8-11 8-11 5-1 2-5 2–4 2-5 3-4 9-10 3-4 1–5 6-13 4-2 11-9
New York 1-5 9-10 5-2 6–0 1–6 3–4 12-7 5-2 12-7 3-3 4-3 4-3 3-3 7-12 12-8
Philadelphia 3-4 8-11 1-5 2–4 5-2 2-4 10-9 4-3 7-12 3-4 5-2 3-3 2-5 5-14 11-9
Pittsburgh 5–1 4-3 4-14 10-9 5–2 5-2 1–6 10-9 3-3 4-3 3-3 4-3 9-10 2-4 9-11
San Diego 9-10 2-4 2-4 4-3 9-10 8-11 3-3 4-3 3-4 2-5 3-3 8-11 1–6 4-3 6-14
San Francisco 13-6 4-3 3-4 3-3 10-9 11-8 4-2 5–1 3-4 3-3 3-4 11-8 3-4 3-4 8-12
St. Louis 3–4 4-2 9-10 10-9 4-2 2-4 3-4 13-6 3-3 5-2 10-9 6–1 4-3 2–5 8-12
Washington 5-2 15-4 2-5 4-3 2-4 1-5 10-9 2-4 12-7 14-5 4-2 3-4 4-3 5–2 12-8

Through games of October 2, 2016.


Detailed records

Regular season

April

  • April 3 – The Pirates defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the very first game of the 2016 Major League Baseball season
  • April 6 – The Pirates sweep the Cardinals in the first series of the regular season.
  • The Pirates finish the month with a win/loss record of 15–9, second in the NL Central at 3.0 games out of first.

May

Game log

Roster

Pittsburgh Pirates roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers


Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


25 active, 15 inactive

10px 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated May 28, 2016
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
John Jaso 1B
Andrew McCutchen CF
David Freese 3B
Starling Marte LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Gregory Polanco RF
Josh Harrison 2B
Jordy Mercer SS
Francisco Liriano SP

Disabled lists

15-day disabled list

Player Injury Placed Activated
Jung-ho Kang Left Knee Injury March 25, 2016 May 6, 2016
Elías Díaz Right Elbow Strain March 25, 2016 May 19, 2016
Jared Hughes Left Lat Strain March 25, 2016 April 30, 2016
Cory Luebke Right Hamstring Tightness April 14, 2016 May 15, 2016
Ryan Vogelsong Facial Fractures May 24, 2016
Arquimedes Caminero Left Quadriceps Strain May 25, 2016

60-day disabled list

Player Injury Placed Activated
Elías Díaz Right Elbow Debridement May 19, 2016

Statistics

Player

Updated as of games on April 10, 2016

Batting
Pitching

Transactions

The Pirates were involved in the following transactions during the 2016 season:

Trades

November 25, 2015[8] To Arizona Diamondbacks:

Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Allen Webster

December 9, 2015[9] To New York Mets:

Neil Walker

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Jon Niese

December 12, 2015[10] To Philadelphia Phillies:

Charlie Morton

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

David Whitehead

December 17, 2015[11] To Milwaukee Brewers:

Keon Broxton
Trey Supak

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Jason Rogers

December 21, 2015[12] To Detroit Tigers:

Cash Considerations

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Kyle Lobstein

March 27, 2016[13] To Atlanta Braves:

Eric O'Flaherty

To Pittsburgh Pirates:

Cash Considerations

Free agents

Player Acquired from Lost to Date Contract terms
Francisco Diaz New York Yankees November 16, 2015 Minor league contract
Frank Herrmann Philadelphia Phillies November 18, 2015 Minor league contract
Blake Wood[14] Cincinnati Reds November 20, 2015 1 year
Jake Goebbert[8] San Diego Padres November 25, 2015 1 year
J.A. Happ[15] Toronto Blue Jays November 27, 2015 3 years/$36 million
Cole Figueroa[16] New York Yankees December 3, 2015 Minor league contract
Joakim Soria[17] Kansas City Royals December 10, 2015 3 years/$25 million
Juan Nicasio[18] Los Angeles Dodgers December 10, 2015 1 year/$3 million
Ryan Vogelsong[19] San Francisco Giants December 18, 2015 1 year/$2 million
John Jaso[20] Tampa Bay Rays December 23, 2015 2 years/$8 million
Neftalí Feliz[21] Detroit Tigers January 6, 2016 1 year/$3.9 million
Joe Blanton[22] Los Angeles Dodgers January 19, 2016 1 year/$4 million
Antonio Bastardo[23] New York Mets January 22, 2016 2 years/$12 million
Jaff Decker Toronto Blue Jays January 22, 2016 Minor league contract
Corey Hart Toronto Blue Jays February 23, 2016 Minor league hitting coach
Pedro Alvarez Baltimore Orioles March 8, 2016 1 year/$5.75 million
David Freese[24] Los Angeles Angels March 11, 2016 1 year/$3 million

Waivers

Player Claimed from Lost to Date
Andrew Lambo[25] Oakland Athletics November 6, 2015
Guido Knudson[26] Detroit Tigers November 9, 2015
Bobby LaFromboise Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim December 23, 2015
Yoervis Medina[20] Chicago Cubs December 23, 2015
A. J. Schugel Seattle Mariners January 19, 2016

Signings

Name Date Details
Sean Rodriguez[27] December 15, 2015 1 year/$2.5 million
Jeff Locke January 14, 2016 1 year/$3.025 million
Chris Stewart January 14, 2016 2 year/$3 million (contract extension)
Francisco Cervelli January 15, 2016 1 year/$3.5 million
Jordy Mercer January 15, 2016 1 year/$2.075 million
Mark Melancon January 15, 2016 1 year/$9.65 million
Tony Watson January 15, 2016 1 year/$3.45 million
Jared Hughes January 15, 2016 1 year/$2.175 million
Gregory Polanco[28] April 5, 2016 5 year/$35 million (contract extension)

Other

Name Date Details
Aramis Ramirez[29] November 5, 2015 Retired
Matt Ford December 24, 2015 Hired as minor league pitching coach


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dean Treanor
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Joey Cora
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Michael Ryan
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Brian Esposito
Short-Season A West Virginia Black Bears New York–Penn League Wyatt Toregas
Rookie Bristol Pirates Appalachian League Edgar Varela
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Milver Reyes
Rookie DSL Pirates Dominican Summer League Mendy López

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