Spring Training

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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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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