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Neal Huntington
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 20, 2018 - 3:27 pm
One of the perceived battles at the end of camp is for the final bench spot, turns out they may not even have it. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday they may shorten the bench at the start of the season to have a 13th pitcher. “That is another option for us, we may carry an extra...
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Neal Huntington
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 20, 2018 - 10:09 am
With 48 in camp, the Pirates made their biggest roster decisions Tuesday morning, sending 11 to minor league camp. Three go directly to Triple A Indianapolis-infielder Max Moroff, infielder/outfielder Christopher Bostick and Monday’s starter Nick Kingham. Moroff played in 56 games with the Pirates...
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Josh Bell
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 20, 2018 - 7:41 am
With a couple of rocket homers in the last few Spring training games, Josh Bell says he feels really good at the plate with the season starting next week. Bell says he now has a more realistic mentality at the plate. “Not practicing for perfect, but hoping for three out of 10, four out of ten...
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Jose Osuna
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2018 - 5:46 pm
Pirates beat the Twins 11-8 on Monday as Jose Osuna made a couple of web gems at first base and hit his 4th homer of the spring. “He reminds me of Galarraga in the fact that he’s a big man who has quick feet and soft hands,” said manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle added that minor-league staffers have...
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Jacob Stallings
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2018 - 9:49 am
There is no doubt who the Pirates catchers are when camp breaks, but if an injury happens, they are developing a number three. “If something goes down with one of these first two guys, we have no hesitation to bringing Jacob into play.” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of the development of Jacob...
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Mitch Keller
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
The Pirates unveiled their top prospect on Sunday as 21-year-old righty Mitch Keller ran onto the field at LECOM Park in the 7th inning. It was the first time he faced major league hitters, as he was assigned to minor-league camp this Winter. “I was really nervous, very anxious,” said Keller. “It...
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Tyler Glasnow
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 18, 2018 - 6:10 pm
His first start in 11 days and still not knowing where he will be coming Opening Day, Tyler Glasnow was solid in a 2-1 split-squad loss to Boston Sunday afternoon. Glasnow went four and two-thirds, giving up a run on five hits, two walks and six strikeouts. It’s his longest and best performance he’...
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Sean Rodriguez
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm
It’s often you hear from players in Spring Training that they are in the ‘best shape of their life’ as they come back from adversity. This challenges Sean Rodriguez faced last year were not only career, but potentially life changing. Rodriguez and his family were in a near-fatal car accident in...
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Francisco Cervelli
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
Even Francisco Cervelli admits he’d rather homer in a real game, than in two straight Spring Training games. However this may be a sign of changes working out for the oft-injured 32-year-old. Cervelli changed his trainer, his workouts and his diet this off-season and says he feels like a little kid...
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Chad Kuhl
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 17, 2018 - 5:49 pm
Fighting through illness during his last start, Chad Kuhl got a lot of offensive support going four and two-thirds, giving up three runs in a 13-5 Pirates win over Minnesota Saturday. Kuhl gave up eight runs in just over 2 innings against Baltimore in his last outing, which had jumped his Spring...
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