Pirates star Andrew McCutchen eyeing another step forward
topped by left-hander Francisco Liriano and right-hander Gerrit Cole. The infield includes veteran second baseman Neil Walker , who hit a career-best 23 homers, and third baseman Josh Harrison, who had a breakout season in 2014. ''We have
Pedro Alvarez and Mark Trumbo win in salary arbitration
second overall pick in the 2008 amateur draft, Alvarez made $4.25 million last year. Pittsburgh beat second baseman Neil Walker in arbitration and lost to right-hander Vance Worley. Trumbo was awarded his $6.9 million request by Howard Edelman
Fantasy Fox: Early listing of top 30 second basemen in 2015
Nationals 3. Jose Altuve, Astros 4. Ian Kinsler, Tigers 5. Brian Dozier, Twins 6. Dee Gordon, Marlins 7. Neil Walker , Pirates 8. Jason Kipnis, Indians 9. Howie Kendrick, Dodgers 10. Chase Utley, Phillies 11. Dustin Pedroia
Valencia wins in arbitration; Walker, Parker go to hearings
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker and Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker took their salary cases to arbitration in what could develop into a winter with the most hearings
Pirates bringing infielder Kang in for physical
His presence would give Pittsburgh flexibility and possibly some needed offensive punch. Jordy Mercer will begin spring training as the starting shortstop and second baseman Neil Walker is coming off a career-high 23 home runs in 2014.
If Pirates sign Kang, then what?
Field 2. Russell Martin – Blue Jay 3. Josh Harrison – 3 rd Base (mostly) 4. Starling Marte – Left Field 5. Neil Walker – 2 nd Base 6. Jordy Mercer – Short Stop Granted, neither Walker nor Mercer were brilliant last season, nor figure to play brilliantly
Pirates win rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang
rights would remain with the Heroes. The Pirates are searching for depth in the middle infield behind second baseman Neil Walker and shortstop Jordy Mercer. Major League Baseball announced Monday that Pittsburgh submitted the high bid.
Walker, Pirates get past Cards
Neil Walker discusses the Pirates getting back on track against the Cardinals after their 6-4 win.
Pirates sneak past Cardinals
Neil Walker talks after the Pirates win over the Cardinals.
Thursday's Sports In Brief
Michael Brantley. The NL team included Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker and Washington's left side of the infield, with Desmond at shortstop and Anthony Rendon at third. McCutchen was