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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2019 - 10:36 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – While he’s not played in the field yet in a game setting this spring, Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco says he’s very close as he returns from shoulder surgery in September. “I feel way better then when Spring Training started,” Polanco said. “I started throwing, I...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – He once had the best fastball and slider in the Twins minor-league system, now Nick Burdi is trying to find a final spot in the Pirates bullpen. The Rule 5 Draft pick-up from last year spent most of 2018 recovering from Tommy John surgery before being able to pitch in...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – A late substitution for Starling Marte in center, 21-year-old rookie ball player Jonah Davis hit a pair of home runs in a 7-5 Pirates win over the Orioles. And the 5’10”, 181 pound Davis called the shot. “After that first pitch was a ball, my initial thought was ‘let’...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 5:11 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jung-Ho Kang hit a walk-off grand slam as the Pirates won their fifth straight Grapefruit League game, beating Baltimore 7-5. It was Kang’s seventh hit and sixth homer. “It’s kinda funny how the spring has played out for him,” said manager Clint Hurdle. “He’s had...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 7:59 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – With the weeks dwindling into days and now into hours the Pirates still have to figure out their bench. If healthy, Jacob Stallings will be the back-up catcher, Colin Moran will be a back-up third and first baseman. Then there is still a group, it’s headed by veteran...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 20, 2019 - 4:40 pm
FT. MYERS, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Colin Moran’s two-out single to center ended a two-out, two-run rally by the Pirates to beat the Twins 6-5 Wednesday afternoon. The Bucs closed the gap to one with four runs in the eighth inning. Moran finished with a pair of hits and RBI as Pablo Reyes led off and...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It’s been a topic this spring that with a pitching staff that likes to throw strikes, will the infield defense pick them up. Numbers would tell you that they are middling, the 21 errors during Grapefruit League play is 8th in the National League. The Bucs have also...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 12:49 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It was an eye-opening 17 Grapefruit League games for 2015 Bucs number one pick Ke’Bryan Hayes. The third baseman hit .348 with a pair of homers, drove in nine runs and looked major-league ready on defense. It’s now time for Hayes to refine his game at AAA Indianapolis...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 8:46 am
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Pirates beat the Rays 4-2 Monday behind five shutout innings from Nick Kingham, a 2-run single from J.B. Shuck and RBIs from Pablo Reyes and Jacob Stallings. Before the game, after naming Jung-Ho Gung and Erik Gonzalez regulars at third base and shortstop, the...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 8:37 am
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (93.7 the Fan) – The only spot open in the Pirates starting rotation remains open for right now. Righty Nick Kingham followed up his bad outing against the Braves with five scoreless innings against what was mostly Tampa Bay’s starting lineup in a 4-2 Pirates win Monday. Kingham...
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