Spring Training

Jordan Luplow
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2018 - 10:42 am
Three players with major league experience were sent down on Saturday as the Pirates trimmed their roster by four. Outfielder Jordan Luplow and catcher Jacob Stallings were optioned to Triple A Indianapolis and right-handed relievers Richard Rodriguez and Tyler Jones were reassigned to minor league...
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Steven Brault
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 24, 2018 - 10:11 am
It’s not entirely new for Steven Brault to come out of the bullpen, he did it seven times for the Pirates last year with a near five ERA as opponents hit .306 against him. Brault found out for sure on Friday he’ll be a reliever to start, after hearing about a potential move all off-season. “It’s a...
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Steven Brault
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Steven Brault said he was told at the start of camp he could be moved to the bullpen, on Friday Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Brault and Tyler Glasnow would be long relievers. “Every man out there works in a chain to get the ball to Rivero when we are ahead,” Hurdle said. “When we are not, they...
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Jordan Luplow
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 23, 2018 - 10:58 am
Young outfielder Jordan Luplow came into camp with a shot to not only make the team, but compete for playing time in left field. Then came the trade for Bryce Brentz, then it was the brief Michael Saunders experience, then the trade for Corey Dickerson. Couple this with a slow start and Luplow is...
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Chad Kuhl
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2018 - 10:22 pm
Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl went five and a third innings giving up one earned as the Pirates lost to Toronto 5-4. Kuhl allowed five hits, on a windy night that started at 62 degrees, with a walk and five strikeouts. “Felt really good, felt like the curve ball and slider execution were ok,”...
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Bryce Brentz
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2018 - 2:45 pm
There is an old saying “you can’t hit what you don’t see” and that came to life for new Pirate Bryce Brentz. The 29- year-old came over to the Pirates from Boston in mid-February with the potential to be the starting leftfielder. Brentz hit 31 homers in Triple A last year and was ready to show the...
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Tyler Glasnow
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2018 - 1:15 pm
When asked if Tyler Glasnow has improved, pitching coach Ray Searage said “yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.” That’s five by my count and Searage seemed sincere with each of them. “Very, very happy to see that going on,” Searage said. “We are continuing to make adjustments and finding out things that really...
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Trevor Williams
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2018 - 9:31 pm
Trevor Williams said he thought he would end up pitching the first night game of their schedule, if only because today is his wife’s birthday and he would be working. Williams admitted he was tired and his body clock was off, but went out and struck out eight over five and a third innings as the...
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Josh Bell
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2018 - 12:37 pm
A lot of Spring Training games are filled with guys we’ve never heard of, but they had to get a start somewhere. In the vein, we asked a few of the current Pirates their memories of their first major league game. Some we remember, like Josh Bell’s at bat against Jake Arrieta during a crazy weekend...
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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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