Spring Training

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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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Jeff Hathhorn
March 18, 2019 - 10:03 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – With nearly double the roster size as allowed, the Pirates started trimming their roster Monday morning. Eight were sent to minor league camp with one going straight to AAA. Kevin Kramer was the lone player going to join Indianapolis, but likely many of the others...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 18, 2019 - 9:49 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced third-baseman Jung-Ho Kang and shortstop Erik Gonzalez as regulars to begin the season. That means Colin Moran, who started 110 games for the Pirates last year and 2015 first round pick Kevin Newman will be backups. “...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 17, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Only one more start before it’s for real as Pirates Opening Day starter Jameson Taillon went five innings striking out six in an 8-1 win against the Red Sox Sunday afternoon. “It’s time to start packing up the place and think about getting on the move here,” Taillon...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 17, 2019 - 5:11 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jameson Taillon gave up and unearned run and then drove in a run as the Pirates beat Boston 8-1 on St. Patrick’s Day. “I thought Jameson was really, really sharp today,” said manager Clint Hurdle. "Threw all of his pitches, had a bunch of called third strikes. All of...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 17, 2019 - 12:58 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – No one has played more games for the Pirates this spring than first round pick Will Craig. The 24 year-old is coming off a league-leading 102 RBI with AA Altoona last year while surpassing his pro home run total by 14. “Going up there and looking to do damage every...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
LAKELAND, FL (93.7 the Fan) – As the Pirates faced Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer for the first time since they signed free agent deals with the Tigers, Bucs manager Clint Hurdle said there is no clarity so far as to who the new starting shortstop will be in 2019. Kevin Newman started games instead...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 16, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LAKELAND, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It took until February 23 for two-time All-Star Josh Harrison to find a job, but now the former Pirates do-it-all player is says he’s excited for a fresh start with Detroit. “It’s tough, especially when you know what you deserve,” Harrison said of waiting until Spring...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 16, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LAKELAND, FL (93.7 the Fan) – For shortstop Jordy Mercer, it’s been a rebirth of his career in Detroit as he plays against the Pirates for the first time on Saturday. The 32 year-old Mercer played in only 117 games for the Pirates last season as it became clear they would like to go in a different...
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Jeff Hathhorn
March 15, 2019 - 10:11 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Joe Musgrove made his Grapefruit League debut and the Pirates hit four more homers in a 6-6 tie with Tampa Bay Friday night. Musgrove went four innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. “I felt really good getting some...
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