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March 26, 2019 - 9:19 am
Touted prospect Forrest Whitley will start the season in the minors but has certainly showed why he could factor into the Houston Astros' plans at some point.
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 26, 2019 - 5:00 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – First year Pirates hitting coach Rick Eckstein says he’s been blessed to have a very passionate, talented and hard-working group as he has with his new team. A 12 year coach, Eckstein believes the upside is there for every player to improve. “Growth doesn’t happen on...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 25, 2019 - 9:45 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Either way, Jacob Stallings knew something would have to give this Spring Training. The 29 year-old catcher was either going to be on the major league roster or potentially face life with a new team. Stallings was out of minor-league options, but will make this team...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2019 - 4:49 pm
SARASOTA, FL (93.7 the Fan) – The Pirates ended their final Grapefruit League game with a third tie of the spring to finish 14-14-3, final 1-1 with the Orioles on Sunday. The Pirates had two of their fifth starter candidates pitch and still have yet to make a decision on that spot. “There is...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SARASOTA, FL (93.7 the Fan) – While manager Clint Hurdle said on Sunday he’s still working on final roster decisions and has not made a decision on a 5th starter, there is one area he feels good about--his lineup. And while he may mix-and-match a little, we know Josh Bell will hit fourth. “...
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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on Thursday, in Jupiter, Fla.
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March 24, 2019 - 11:58 am
Verlander was great for the Astros after the trade in 2017, going 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA in five starts in the regular season and winning four games in the postseason.
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2019 - 5:02 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – A towering home run from shortstop prospect Oneil Cruz helped a Pirates split-squad beat the Phillies 5-3 Saturday. The 6’6” Cruz started at short, and hit his second homer of the spring off Phillies starter Zach Eflin to break a 3-3 tie. “That ball was hammered,”...
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Jack Labosky, left, and Madi Hiatt pose after purchasing a school bus in Lynchburg, Va.
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March 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life behind.
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (
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March 23, 2019 - 11:17 am
Ace left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a new contract Saturday that guarantees an additional $145 million from 2020 to 2024.
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2019 - 11:14 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – With a deadline on Saturday, the Pirates have committed to keeping lefty pitcher Francisco Liriano and outfielder Melky Cabrera on the roster. That in turn means the Pirates will have to make decisions on the 40-man roster, but not until Thursday. An easy decision...
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