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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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March 22, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (93.7 the Fan) – In his final appearance before he said he will find out Saturday if he made the team, Francisco Liriano went 1.2 innings, allowing three hits, three walks, three strikeouts and a run. His spring ERA is 4.66. If asked, the 12-year veteran said he would not pitch...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jung-Ho Kang had a pair of hits and seemingly no issues at in his first time at shortstop this year as Tampa Bay ended the Bucs five game spring winning streak 3-2 Friday afternoon. Kang got his first single of the spring and followed it up by nearly hitting his...
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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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